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 Post subject: does not start X on AMD Geode LX
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:46 pm 
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I am trying Antix for my Solar powered PC (Alix.1c - needs only 7W) - it is a Geode LX 800 Processor with integrated FPU and AMD Geode CS5536 Chipset

I tried all possibilities - failsave, vesa ... X is not starting - is there a possibility to install it in Text mode?


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Just from a quick search, I don't see any reason why Antix would not boot into X. I would guess that it was just a bad burn. Maybe try to reburn the cd at a slower speed, 4X and retry.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:58 pm 
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It is not a problem of the CD - the CD boots fine into X on deifferent Computers - I tried it already on 10 different ones


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Try using the nogui cheatcode.

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I have not tried this and don't know if it will work but....If you are at a login prompt try to login with user--demo, password--demo. If you get logged in su to root with password--root. If you are still ok type minstall and see if it will give you a text base install. Who knows it just might work?????

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this is the output, when I start it normal - in failsaif mode - I do not see anything, it is only black

Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) Module already built-in
c000:0282: A2 Illegal extended X86 OPCODE!

(EE) VESA(O): Set VEB Mode failed!

Fatal server error:
AssScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining


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if I type minstall - I get

minstall: cannot connect to X server


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it is a bit strange -

with puppy I cannot use xorg, but Vesa - but it seems, that it is something different the xorg with the vesa module

is there a possibility to download the amd module of xorg? with wget? I will try this


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Try changing vesa to fbdev at grub/menu
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xdrvr=fbdev

Or set the monitor resolution to something else.
You can do this by editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Or dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

What does the Puppy xorg file look like?

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There is no grub menu jet, because I am on the console after booting the CD - I can modify xorg.conf - so I tried to use aptget, but this does not work, because apt-get update loads everything, but does not extract it - so the easiest would have been "apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-amd".

I do not find the address of the antiX repository to get "xserver-xorg-video-amd" - to install it with ipkg - where shall I take it from?


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There is a grub menu when booting from the livecd. When you choose your options, type xdrvr=fbdev for the default one.

You should be able to
apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-amd

from the Debian repos that antiX uses in /etc/apt/sources.list

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Dunno if this will help, I just bought alinutop2 that runs Ubuntu 6.10 :s on the AMD Geode . I'm not that confident yet so I wouldn't try installing any other distro (it's streamlined to minimise writes on the internal flash etc).

Here's my xorg.conf

http://dotfiles.org/~n2j3/Linutop2_n2

It does use an amd module so i'm guessing what anti said is right.

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the good news - I can start X with xdrvr=fbdev

but apt-get update is not working:

I am root - outputs

W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opend

@n2j3

I have a good xorg.conf - it is from Archlinux - until now it is the only distro with a pertect setup - even xubuntu is not setting up my HP LP2065 Monitor correctly

What I have running until now is

Fluxbuntu
Archlinux
VectorLinux Light
Puppy

Unil now I like Vector Light with Fluxbox best - it is the quickest, but i hope AntiX will be at least the same ...

PS: Ubuntu 6.10 I really can not immagine ???? - it must be really slow


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and now the bad news

quite a lot of fatal errors on booting and it hangs up on the line

Begin: Waiting for root file system .......

Alert! does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
Check your root= boot argument (cat /proc/cmdline)
Check for missing modules (cat /proc/modules), or device files (ls /dev)


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It does seem that there is a problem with the burn to get those errors.
Did you burn at low speed (x4)? and DAO mode?

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