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 Post subject: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia Laptop
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:08 pm 
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I tried booting initially from USB (AntiX 16-386 Full), and in UEFI mode it did just booted to Windows 10. I'm not impressed by the UEFI, and Windows is super slow considering the i7-6700HQ processor and nVidia graphics.

So I changed the BIOS setup to Legacy mode and if I do an F12 it allows me to select the USB to boot from. If I take the video safe mode it does come up, but the screen is funky. The bottom bar is very tiny but the letters displayed look normal so they don't fit, and my conky has large lettering but is too far to the right so half of it has fallen off the screen. If I go into control center the resolution says 3840 x 2160.

Any ideas what to do to adjust the screen? I don't really need that good of resolution, I guess.

What would be the best AntiX version to try on it?

Should I hard wire it and try the AntiX 17 network version?

I see it only finds 1.8 gb of the 8 gb memory. Next week my 8gb upgrade will arrive, so I'm thinking I probably should be running a 64bit version?

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 Post subject: Re: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia La
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Errrr. No inxi report. No link to laptop review. Nothing to say here. My 16 gig of ram is seen on 32 bit by the way.

Code:
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.10.1-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.3) Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 2347DS2 v: ThinkPad T430
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 2347DS2 UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: G1ET41WW (1.16 ) date: 05/25/2012
Battery    BAT0: charge: 27.9 Wh 99.8% condition: 28.0/56.2 Wh (50%) model: SANYO 45N1001 status: N/A
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3320M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1208 MHz 2: 1208 MHz 3: 1215 MHz 4: 1441 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.1-antix.1-686-smp-pae
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth2 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (22.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545032A7 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.6G used: 5.0G (70%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 68G used: 3.5G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 2:00 Memory: 382.6/15936.6MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.3.8

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 Post subject: Re: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia La
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:04 pm 
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thriftee wrote:
I tried booting initially from USB (AntiX 16-386 Full), and in UEFI mode it did just booted to Windows 10. I'm not impressed by the UEFI, and Windows is super slow considering the i7-6700HQ processor and nVidia graphics.

So I changed the BIOS setup to Legacy mode and if I do an F12 it allows me to select the USB to boot from. If I take the video safe mode it does come up, but the screen is funky. The bottom bar is very tiny but the letters displayed look normal so they don't fit, and my conky has large lettering but is too far to the right so half of it has fallen off the screen. If I go into control center the resolution says 3840 x 2160.

Any ideas what to do to adjust the screen? I don't really need that good of resolution, I guess.

What would be the best AntiX version to try on it?

Should I hard wire it and try the AntiX 17 network version?

I see it only finds 1.8 gb of the 8 gb memory. Next week my 8gb upgrade will arrive, so I'm thinking I probably should be running a 64bit version?


you shouldn't need safe mode, I would think the open source nvidia drivers will work, and you'll be happier with the 64 bit anyway, as you can't install the 32 bit in UEFI mode.

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 Post subject: Re: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia La
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, my bad, I should have thought to copy those to the flashdrive

rokytnji wrote:
Errrr. No inxi report. No link to laptop review. Nothing to say here. My 16 gig of ram is seen on 32 bit by the way.


When it was in UEFI mode it went straight to Windows 10 without asking anything and had no option to boot from anything other than that

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497197,00.asp

Code:
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.4.10-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.3)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-16_386-full Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 7559 v: 1.0.4
           Mobo: Dell model: 0H0CC0 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 1.0.4 date: 10/05/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 60.8 Wh 100.0% condition: 60.8/64.9 Wh (94%)
           model: SIMPLO Dell status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20737
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 900 MHz 3: 3231 MHz
           4: 2033 MHz 5: 2807 MHz 6: 1885 MHz 7: 2076 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 191b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 139b bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.org 1.16.4 driver: vesa
           tty size: 80x28 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Intel Device a170 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.10-antix.1-486-smp
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Device 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: wlan1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Atmel usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1015.6GB (1.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 15.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.5G used: 12M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: /home size: 504M used: 206M (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/loop1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 1:29 Memory: 173.1/1847.6MB
           Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.3.0

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antiX16 386 Full running from 4 gb USB flashdrive partition with full persist
1-Dell D620 2gb RAM
2-HP DV9917 4gb RAM 500gb HD, 32gb SSD
3-Dell E5540 8gb RAM
various older machines


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia La
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:42 pm 
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thriftee wrote:
Thanks for the replies. Yes, my bad, I should have thought to copy those to the flashdrive

rokytnji wrote:
Errrr. No inxi report. No link to laptop review. Nothing to say here. My 16 gig of ram is seen on 32 bit by the way.


When it was in UEFI mode it went straight to Windows 10 without asking anything and had no option to boot from anything other than that

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497197,00.asp

Code:
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.4.10-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.3)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-16_386-full Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 7559 v: 1.0.4
           Mobo: Dell model: 0H0CC0 v: A00
           Bios: Dell v: 1.0.4 date: 10/05/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 60.8 Wh 100.0% condition: 60.8/64.9 Wh (94%)
           model: SIMPLO Dell status: Full
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20737
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 900 MHz 3: 3231 MHz
           4: 2033 MHz 5: 2807 MHz 6: 1885 MHz 7: 2076 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 191b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 139b bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.org 1.16.4 driver: vesa
           tty size: 80x28 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Intel Device a170 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.10-antix.1-486-smp
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Device 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: wlan1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Atmel usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1015.6GB (1.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM014 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 15.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.5G used: 12M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: /home size: 504M used: 206M (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/loop1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 1:29 Memory: 173.1/1847.6MB
           Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.3.0


*some* UEFI implementations can't boot from usb3 ports, so try a USB2 port when you hit your F12 for a boot menu.

You may have better luck with the 64 bit one as well, especially if you use the antiX live-usb-maker tool to make the usb stick.

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 Post subject: Re: Help w/Antix on Dell Inspiron 15-7559 UHD UEFI nVidia La
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Well, all the USB's are USB3.0. I guess I'm ok with how it boots, not optimal, but at least it boots.

PS I found an old post of Roky's and it solved the screen resolution problem. xrandr works it looks to show what is avalable and switch the resolution.

xrandr

xrandr -s 800x600

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