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Broken Xorg in Fluppy
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heywoodj

Joined: 15 Mar 2009
Posts: 72

PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 08:41    Post subject:  Broken Xorg in Fluppy
Subject description: Can't quite fully boot through to X
 

I have been using Fluppy-013 for a couple of years on a full install on my HP/Compaq nx6325 laptop(1.6 GHz, 1GB). I was trying out the Audacity 2.0 pet when the system froze. After a hard reboot, all seems well until starting X, where it hangs, similar to http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1288475011&t=76782.

I have run e2fsck and on reboot, when I'm not in a repeated xorgwizard cycle, I get at best, a quick flash of the gray "successful X setup" type screen with the "X" in the middle, followed by a hanging black screen.

I have tried renaming /etc/X11/xorg.conf to force a new xorg.conf to be built.
I have also tried copying the entire /etc/X11 folder from a Live CD boot of Fluppy. Either way, the best case is a flash of gray screen followed by black screen, but usually the xorgwizard cycle.

If xvesa is selected in xorgwizard, I get dumped to the prompt.

I'd rather not reinstall but unless I can resolve this, that's what needs to be done.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Thx.
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ally


Joined: 19 May 2012
Posts: 863
Location: lincoln

PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 08:49    Post subject:  

** deleted - didn't read the full install bit.... **
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don570


Joined: 10 Mar 2010
Posts: 3385
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 16:54    Post subject:  

The same thing happened to me when trying a Lucid version of
Audacity 2. I was able to boot up I believe since I'm still using the
same full install of fluppy but I can't run video clips.


My only suggestion is trying to switch your video driver as well.
There is a log that you can read --->/var/log/Xorg.0.log
It might explain what file can't be loaded by xorg.

Exchanging a video driver shouldn't be hard to do
if you can boot up with a CD.

I am currently using the 'nv' driver because I have a nvidia graphics card
and fluppy12. 'nouveau' driver began to be used in fluppy13.
fluppy13 also began to use fbcon.ko with nouveau driver

Intel graphics card used 'intel'


I'm not at my home computer but here's where to look

The Xorg drivers can be found in
/usr/[X11R7/]lib/xorg/modules/drivers
/usr/[X11R7/]lib/xorg/modules/drivers-alternate
/usr/lib/x/drivers-alternate
/usr/lib/x/drivers-backup
dependent on Puppy Subversions .

The kernel drivers can be found in
/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau
/lib/modules/2.6.33.2/kernel/drivers/video/console
/lib/modules/2.6.30.9-i586-dpup005-Celeron2G/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidiafb.ko.gz
for instance .
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rjbrewer


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

PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 17:04    Post subject:  

A good full install fix:

Boot your original install media.
Run the full install again;
choose upgrade not wipe.

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heywoodj

Joined: 15 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013, 07:15    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:


My only suggestion is trying to switch your video driver as well.
There is a log that you can read --->/var/log/Xorg.0.log
It might explain what file can't be loaded by xorg.

...

I'm not at my home computer but here's where to look

The Xorg drivers can be found in
/usr/[X11R7/]lib/xorg/modules/drivers
/usr/[X11R7/]lib/xorg/modules/drivers-alternate
/usr/lib/x/drivers-alternate
/usr/lib/x/drivers-backup
dependent on Puppy Subversions .

The kernel drivers can be found in
/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau
/lib/modules/2.6.33.2/kernel/drivers/video/console
/lib/modules/2.6.30.9-i586-dpup005-Celeron2G/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidiafb.ko.gz
for instance .
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Thanks for your input. I've gotten a little closer, I got the " ignore or cancel" window to come up after trying the Xorg drivers, but then still the repeating xorgwizard cycle.

Ironically, the /var/log/Xorg.0.log was missing though the directory and other files were there.

rjbrewer wrote:
A good full install fix:

Boot your original install media.
Run the full install again;
choose upgrade not wipe


I was thinking of doing this but was afraid to lose my customized settings, desktop icons, etc.
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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013, 14:48    Post subject:  

heywoodj wrote:

rjbrewer wrote:
A good full install fix:

Boot your original install media.
Run the full install again;
choose upgrade not wipe


I was thinking of doing this but was afraid to lose my customized settings, desktop icons, etc.


I've been doing it for a few years now without ever losing
my settings.

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

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