Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 18 Dec 2014, 23:26
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Bugs ( Submit bugs )
My X Server keeps crashing
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [14 Posts]  
Author Message
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 07:25    Post subject:  My X Server keeps crashing  

OK so at seemingly random times, sometimes while running apps, othertimes during periods of inactivity, the X Server goes away and I am left staring at a command prompt.

I have no idea of how to begin to troubleshoot this, and could really use some help.

I am using Slacko 5.3 on an ASUS A52F. Ran smoothly without this problem happening at all for months and then recently it started. Now happens once or twice a day.

If I can't get to the bottom of it, I'm afraid I will have to go back to using a small Fedora USB install instead. I can't have the basic structure of the OS falling apart for no good reason.

All help much appreciated.

Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
slenkar

Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 214

PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 13:55    Post subject:  

try slacko 5.4 it has some fixes for intel cards,
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 19:32    Post subject:  

Is there a way to upgrade, or to just install the new drivers or whatever?

I don't want to have the ball-ache of downloading a new ISO, burning it, running the live system and making a new USB install just for the sake of a couple of files.

Thanks. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 5482
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec 2012, 23:14    Post subject:  

How is Slacko installed?
Frugal or full?

_________________
I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 08:02    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
How is Slacko installed?
Frugal or full?


Full install to an 8GB USB.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
slenkar

Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Posts: 214

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 12:29    Post subject:  

try doing a frugal install, you can use grub4dos to install iso's without burning a cd

heres my menu.lst for precise 5.4.1:

title precise 5.4.1
root (hd0,5)
kernel /precise-5.4.1/vmlinuz psubdir=precise-5.4.1
initrd /precise-5.4.1/initrd.gz

you download the iso and unzip it to the directory on the right partition
the line that says 'root' tells the PC what partition to use

I unzip the iso in windows, as I dont know how to do it in puppy :/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 12:48    Post subject:  

OK I installed a clean full version of Slacko 5.4 and so far the X Windows has not crashed. However, I now have other problems with permissions on NTFS drives, and the INCREDIBLY slowness of the savefile being written from RAM to disk. Previously it took 10-20 seconds. Now it takes forever.

I am losing patience with Puppy tbh. I prefer stuff to just work rather than having to tinker with it endlessly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 4422
Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 15:04    Post subject:  

consentient wrote:
bigpup wrote:
How is Slacko installed?
Frugal or full?


Full install to an 8GB USB.


You are mistaken!

Puppy does not work as a "full install" to usb devices.

Full installs also do not have save files.

_________________

Inspiron 700m, Pent.M 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram.
Msi Wind U100, N270 1.6>2.0Ghz, 1.5Gb ram.
Eeepc 8g 701, 900Mhz, 1Gb ram.
Full installs

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 5482
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec 2012, 01:16    Post subject:  

Quote:
OK I installed a clean full version of Slacko 5.4 and so far the X Windows has not crashed. However, I now have other problems with permissions on NTFS drives, and the INCREDIBLY slowness of the savefile being written from RAM to disk. Previously it took 10-20 seconds. Now it takes forever.

Slacko 5.4 is at the cutting edge of Puppy development.
An older version of Puppy may work better for you.

About your new re-installation.
Prier to the new install.
Did you completely delete all the old files from the USB drive?
Better yet reformat?
What format was used?
Completely removed old save files from drive?
What save option are you using when asked?
Save to file or save to partition?
Are you making a save file and booting using it before installing any additional programs?
Specific details on how you did the re-install.

_________________
I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked

Last edited by bigpup on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 01:42; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 5482
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec 2012, 01:37    Post subject:  

Quote:
I am using Slacko 5.3 on an ASUS A52F. Ran smoothly without this problem happening at all for months and then recently it started. Now happens once or twice a day.

This could be caused by the save file getting corrupted.

The boot option

puppy pfix=fsck

Will check the save file and correct any problems.

_________________
I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2012, 23:13    Post subject:  

How do I edit the boot options?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 5482
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 03:40    Post subject:  

consentient wrote:
How do I edit the boot options?

If you are booting from a USB drive.
At the boot screen hit F2 key.
Option screen will show and has info on how to use boot options.

_________________
I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
consentient

Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 15:11    Post subject:  

I get no boot screen. Only text saying stuff like "loading puppy" etc...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
Posts: 5482
Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 16:31    Post subject:  

I am confused?

Explain again. Puppy is installed on what?
How was it installed?
What program was used for install process?
Do you see a boot menu, at boot, that you select from?

I was under the impression you boot from a USB flash drive install of Puppy.
If it was installed by using the Puppy universal installer, you should see a boot screen with option to hit F2 key. (Screen will appear for 2 or 3 seconds).

_________________
I have found, in trying to help people, that the things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
When I was a kid I wanted to be older.... This is not what I expected Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [14 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Bugs ( Submit bugs )
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0931s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0054s) ][ GZIP on ]