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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Hmm... sounds interesting to try to get the backlight working on my laptop as well.
Can you tell me how to put this into command in the grub2-configuration (I have multi-boot with also Ubuntu... so grub2)? I tried to put it behind the line with codes but no effect.


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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:16 pm 
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I'm not sure about grub2, but I believe linux mint uses grub 2 as well, and I added the line right before the dashes at the end of the mint kernel line. you will have to remove any "nomodeset" code if you've been using that. Note that this is for intel graphics.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Thanks dolphin_oracle. Do I understand correctly that your brightness controls are working on Mint but not on antiX? If so, can you (did you) try removing nomodeset and adding:
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video.brightness_switch_enabled=1 video.use_bios_initial_backlight=0

If you find a combination that works, maybe we could add an "HP laptop" menu option.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:47 pm 
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sorry if I was as clear as mud. the controls are working fine now. my kernel line in grub looks like this.

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kernel /boot/vmlinuz-3.6.11-antix.1-486-smp root=/dev/sda5 quiet video.use_bios_initial_backlight=0


it actually boots up fine without any codes at all, its just the backlight is off by default. I never thought to try the brightness controls to raise the backlight. That works too.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Thanks again dolphin_oracle. I will try adding an "F4 Options" option labelled "HP Laptop" that contains "video.use_bios_initial_backlight=0" but does not contain "nomodeset". The biggest difficulty will be creating a new help page to explain this option. Does adding:
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video.brightness_switch_enabled=1
hurt anything? if not, then I will include that option as well in the same entry.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:41 pm 
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it doesn't hurt anything, but it doesn't work on its own either.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
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video.use_bios_initial_backlight=0 sets the backlight to maximum. I then use xbacklight -set 70 to set it to 70% (my preferred brightness).

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
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dolphin_oracle wrote:
it doesn't hurt anything, but it doesn't work on its own either.

This article indicates someone needed it for their HP laptop. Since it doesn't seem to hurt I figured I would add it (famous last words). The author appears to be technically competent so I believe him.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:59 am 
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That's probably a good idea. I see author of the post you linked has a radeon video card in his box so it might be necessary in some cases.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Fresh install

Code:
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.6.11-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-13-beta2-pt1_386-full Ahmad Sami 24 March 2013
Machine:   System: manda product: Intel powered classmate PC version: Gen 1.5L
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: CM94515A.86A.0024.2008.0715.1716 date: 07/15/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Core CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192.01
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ec00 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 63.3GB (10.4% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: KingSpec_KSD size: 63.3GB
Partition: ID: / size: 59G used: 6.2G (11%) fs: jfs
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 104 Uptime: 1:03 Memory: 250.3/2015.5MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.37) inxi: 1.8.45


Mic,Camera,Wifi,Touchpad Tap, Sound, usb auto mount,wallpaper changer, XMMS,mhwaveEdit,gnome-mplayer,youtube in browser, mplayer and GTK youtube viewer, e-yi, e-yi, O, all working OFTFB.

Too cool for skool. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:33 am 
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Finally got some time to dl the beta, could not get wireless to work, the firmware pkg (firmware-ipw2x00) is missing from /lib/firmware, multiple entries in start->applications->system luckybackup 2 entries, start>applications>preferences gparted 2, synaptic 2, windows wireless 2. This is running on a live-cd, otherwise just a beautiful running OS. Will update when I install.

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inxi -F
System:    Host: antiX1 Kernel: 3.6.11-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-13-beta2-pt1_386-full Ahmad Sami 24 March 2013
Machine:   System: Dell product: Inspiron 700m version: -1
           Mobo: DELL SYSTEM model: 0D9593 Bios: Phoenix version: A07 date: 03/20/06
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (sse sse2) clocked at 1800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
           X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:0f:1f:b1:7f:1c
           Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (-) 1: id: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHT2080A size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 4.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 85.0C mobo: 58.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 93 Uptime: 3:49 Memory: 184.3/991.6MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.34
[email protected]:~


edit: Found a workaround to getting my wireless working on livecd if anyone is interested let me know
2edit: System>Shells>Root Terminal gives Error From Roxterm

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Error connecting to dbus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
then clicking ok on error msg, roxterm pops up, but when trying a root command such as:

Code:
# iwconfig
bash: iwconfig: command not found
[email protected]:~
# ifconfig
bash: ifconfig: command not found
[email protected]:~
:?:




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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:03 pm 
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going along with OHH's multiple entries, not all of them work. for instance, in my machine only I've got 3 entries for synaptic in applications / preferences but only the 3rd synaptic entry works. the other two do not. same type of thing with gparted. this is with installed system.

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 Post subject: Re: antiX-13 full flavours available for public testing.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:38 pm 
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The issue of multiple entries is fixed for next beta.

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