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# Solved Session not loading, Firefox & vid card driver

Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi everyone again,

Gotta laugh at it all. New computer goes kaboom after two days of diligent tweaking!

1- The now new new computer is doing strange things. The session is not loading at startup. I have to kill the app ever time or else I have the dialogue box saying: Session Loading. But nothing happens.

2- How do I upgrade to the latest Firefox? I tried Control System Manage Package, but it only has FF 45. I'd like at least FF 50. Same thing with the Meta Package, which only has the latest from the MX repo. I'm trying to figure this out right now, as I'm stuck and cannot write from Gmail. It's not taking my keyboard input only there and not in other tabs.

3- Finally, does anyone know how to install the latest AMD Radeon RX-480 video card driver?

Thanks for any help

Here's the inxi results:

Code:
System:    Host: Kernel: 4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.2)
           Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5 dm: slim
           Distro: antiX-15-V_x64-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0 v: x.x
           BIOS: Award v: F2 date: 11/25/2014
CPU:       Octa core AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core (-MCP-) cache: 16384 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 56277
           clock speeds: min/max: 1400/3500 MHz 1: 1700 MHz 2: 3500 MHz
           3: 1400 MHz 4: 1700 MHz 5: 1400 MHz 6: 1400 MHz 7: 1400 MHz
           8: 1400 MHz
Memory:    Using dmidecode: you must be root to run dmidecode
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67df
           bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: vesa
           Resolution: [email protected]
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aaf0
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 chip-ID: 1002:4383
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.0.5-antix.2-amd64-smp
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ce00
           bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip-v4: <filter> ip-v6: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (0.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_DT01ACA2 size: 2000.4GB
           serial: Y6EV2EZAS
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0
           rev: LI00 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 12x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 87G used: 4.1G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           label: antiX15root uuid: 31cf9a86-b0f4-4dba-a82c-0e89fae69ebb
RAID:      No RAID data: /proc/mdstat missing-is md_mod kernel module loaded?
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/ram0 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-2: /dev/ram1 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-3: /dev/ram2 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-4: /dev/ram3 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-5: /dev/ram4 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-6: /dev/ram5 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-7: /dev/ram6 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-8: /dev/ram7 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-9: /dev/ram8 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-10: /dev/ram9 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-11: /dev/ram10 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-12: /dev/ram11 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-13: /dev/ram12 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-14: /dev/ram13 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-15: /dev/ram14 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-16: /dev/ram15 size: 0.02G label: N/A uuid: N/A
           ID-17: /dev/sda1 size: 0.52G
           fs: NTFS label: System Reserved uuid: 385EA85B5EA813A2
           ID-18: /dev/sda2 size: 99.99G
           fs: NTFS label: N/A uuid: 3888AF0088AEBBAE
           ID-19: /dev/sda4 size: 1804.89G
           fs: ext4 label: N/A uuid: 86661b71-6842-4693-acd3-8299528f5823
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 13.4C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 161 Uptime: 34 min Memory: 927.0/16033.2MB
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301 running in roxterm) inxi: 2.3.8


Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
           deb http://antix.daveserver.info/jessie jessie main nosystemd
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
Last edited by 33nicolas on Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:42 pm

I'm busy so a quick self helplink

I'm not sure if 2014 AMD chips are covered. Wait on someone else I guess.

For the Mozilla problem. I'd rename the hidden mozilla folder in /home/username/.mozilla

Then go to https://mozilla.debian.net/

and figure out how to add mozilla debian repo and update to latest firefox using their repo.

Sorry, Best I can do for now. My dogs escaped and I got to go hunt them down.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:40 pm

Tx Roky, good luck with the gogs!

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:37 pm

Distro: antiX-15-V_x64-full Killah P 30 June 2015
You installed from a snapshot of your earlier system? If not, why have you chosen OLD version for a new computer?

The session is not loading at startup. I have to kill the app ever time
what is "the app"?

I tried Control System Manage Package, but it only has FF 45. I'd like at least FF 50.
The mention of "at least" is worrisome here.
Firefox v45.8-esr, because it was an "extended service release", contains all security updates issued up until
the release of v52, so I would choose v45.8-esr or v52.01-esr (nothing in between).

Both "Firefox 52.0.1" and "Firefox ESR 52.0.1" include a fix for the exploit which was recently publicized via the Pwn2Own contest
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/ ... fsa2017-08
(Firefox v50, if downloaded/installed now, will lack this fix plus several others, and it will not receive updates)

If possible, I would choose 52.01-esr, versus v52
* The esr version provides you the option to enable NPAPI plugin support (non-esr does not)
* The esr version provides you the option to disable "signature" enforcement for add-ons
* The esr version, by default, does not enable "Service Workers" functionality
* The esr version, by default, does not enable "Push Notifications"
* The esr version, by default, does not enable "WebAssembly"

possible?
For me, antiX-15-V_x64 is a distant memory.
Someone else might be able to report whether antiX15+ff52 is possible, and what "gotchas" may be expected.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 pm

33nicolas wrote:Tx Roky, good luck with the gogs!



Found em. One at a time.

Monty was covered blood. :( .

Not sure if he was chewed on by a bigger dog or smacked by a car. I got him in healing mode. I get a lot of vet supplies off the internet with mail.

Right now I am gonna throw him in the claw foot bathroom cast iron tub outside of my shop and wash him down. So far. I think most of the blood came from a head wound.


Here is monty

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:08 am

Dang! Hate to see that.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:21 am

skidoo wrote:
Distro: antiX-15-V_x64-full Killah P 30 June 2015
You installed from a snapshot of your earlier system? If not, why have you chosen OLD version for a new computer?

I tried installing from a new CD I burned but Windows was giving me problems. I used the old Anitx and it worked. I did sudo apt-get update and dist-upgrade and assumed it upgraded it as per the antix mainpage.

The session is not loading at startup. I have to kill the app ever time
what is "the app"?

It's the session that loads up at startup, I'm assuming the user session, desktop session?

I tried Control System Manage Package, but it only has FF 45. I'd like at least FF 50.
The mention of "at least" is worrisome here.
Firefox v45.8-esr, because it was an "extended service release", contains all security updates issued up until
the release of v52, so I would choose v45.8-esr or v52.01-esr (nothing in between).

Absolutely OK for FF 52.01. Just don't know how to install it. :(

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 am

You need to add the following entry in /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/:


So. Antix Control Center > System > Edit Config files

Now you are prompted for password. Xo type it in and hit enter.

I'll put it in Various list. It should be on your tool bar

Your various list should now look like mine < I added the Debian Mozilla Team line with a comment/hash tag myself. For knowing what the repo is for and where it came from>


Code:
# opera
# deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free

# virtualbox
# deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ jessie contrib

# liquorix kernels
# deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main

# Debian Mozilla team
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ jessie-backports firefox-esr


Then follow the instructions from there site after saving changes you just made in Geany and closing it.

Now to move on and install the gpg keyrings

https://mozilla.debian.net/pkg-mozilla- ... .1_all.deb

If you have gdebi installed. Open the download with that. If not. Download the deb and install with dpkg -i command while being in that folder you downloaded it to.

Code:
[email protected]:~
$ cd Downloads
[email protected]:~/Downloads
$ ls
pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring_1.1_all.deb
[email protected]:~/Downloads
$ sudo dpkg -i pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring_1.1_all.deb


I am not going to install it because I roll with 45 esr on my install. After you get done installing the keyring deb.

Code:
sudo apt-get update


There should be no errors if you did the keyring instructions right. @ poor guy reading this. I posted my fix at MX forums and here also. For the Daves gpg key ring error.
https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 09#p409909
post50666.html#p50666

Sorry if my simple instructions are difficult to follow.

Ok. Update is done now with no errors

Install it

Code:
sudo apt-get install -t jessie-backports firefox-esr


Firefox should be closed when all this is going on. If you need a copy of my instructions. Print this page to pdf file and save in your Documents folder.
Firefox Toolbar > Print > left click on print to file in the box window. > Pick a Name > Pick folder to save it to <Buttons>

It don't get no easier than that. Even a cave man like me can do it. :lol:

Monty is feeling puny as I type this out. He is usually a ball of energy. :(

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:52 pm

There's something weird here. It didn't work. I'll try it again.

I see the mozilla Debian option unhashed under various. In fact, I've been trying ti install Palemoon with no success.

Maybe I need to update to Antix 16? I thought I did when I did dist-upgrade.

As far as using FF 52.01, the reasons are many. A few of my addons are acting up and I really, really, really want to watch Netflix from here :)

Thanks for your help. It's really appreciated.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 pm

[code]It don't get no easier than that. Even a cave man like me can do it. :lol:

Monty is feeling puny as I type this out. He is usually a ball of energy. :([/quote]

This caveman is wondering if the stars aren't aligned!

Sorry to hear that about your dog. It's a weird feeling seeing them in a different state.

Re: Session not loading and video card driver

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:15 pm

Yeay! Firefox finally upgraded 52.01 and finally displaying correctly!

Now loading user session and video card.

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:51 pm

@nicolas33
google search "what is apt-get dist-upgrade"
That operation does not do quite what you were expecting

@roky
FWIW, your howto instructions left me with "requires libjson1 and blahblah... but cannot be installed"

I backed up .mozilla dir & installed ff52-esr to check whether
-- Does it respect (preserve) pre-existing custom preferences stated in prefs.js ?
-- Does it, along with apulse, deliver sound playback ?

Sadly, the outcome was NO (dammit!) and no.

It's like... a "date ****" scenario.
On first run, ff52-esr re-enabled "datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled"
and repopulated the "google.safebrowsing" server URLs across various prefkeys
and reset "pdfjs.disabled" to false
and added a new, unwanted, happyshit pref "dom.push.connection.enabled=true"

With pulseaudio installed, youtube HTML5 sound playback worked, but...
(?blame the kernel ?blame 32-bit O/S)
for the first time EVER, I'm noticing nearly 100% CPU load when I move the mouse or attempt to multitask during video playback. So, my takeaway from testing was "technically-speaking, ff52 is working... but is not a keeper, would not be suitable for youtube playback on this machine".

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:06 pm

For pale moon. I made a separate text file in /etc/apt/sources.list/palemoon.list

Notice I named it palemoon list. I saved the file. Deb repo in that file reads as so inside of my made text file.

Code:
deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/Debian_8.0/ /


Save that entry and now close everything.

No key ring installation that I know of is required

@ skidoo

@roky
FWIW, your howto instructions left me with "requires libjson1 and blahblah... but cannot be installed"


Not my problemo bro, because I aint gonna install it :D . But my steps were correct. No? I have no interest in running Firefox 52 in AntiX myself. Just showing how it is done is all.
Firefox being PITA is not my concern, really. I roll with SeaMonkey myself instead.

Now back to installing palemoon.

Code:
sudo apt-get update


Check if it is there now

Code:
apt search palemoon


If it is. Install.

Code:
sudo apt-get install palemoon

Re: Session not loading, upgrading Firefox and video card dr

Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:41 am

Thanks @rokytnji, FF52.01 works now.

I guess I need to update Antix to 16. Working on this now.

# Solved Session not loading, upgrading Firefox & vid card d

Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Session is now loading after upgrading to Antix 16, as well as FF 52.01

Next AMD RX video driver... and a few start up app issues.
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