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Blarney
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Can't install BLAG on new computer Reply with quote

It hangs just after anaconda starts. Says something about the Intel graphics driver and then the screen goes black.

Specs are Intel quad 2 6600 Intel G31 onboard graphics 2 GB memory.

Do I need a newer BLAG than 70k?

Cheers,
Blarney

jebba
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, without the *exact* error, its hard to know whats going on (and sometimes hard to know with that too).

Though that sounds like a very recent machine. Trying the 90k alphas would be better... (especially if it's a recent intel video).

Blarney
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the G31 is fairly new. Mandriva installed '810 or greater'... Um... where is the 90000 to download?

Cheers,
Blarney

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blarney wrote:
i think the G31 is fairly new. Mandriva installed '810 or greater'... Um... where is the 90000 to download?


ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/90000/en/iso

The latest 64 bit one there, as of this message is:

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/90000/en/iso/BLAG-89999.10003-x86_64.iso

The latest 32 bit one is:
ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/linux/90000/en/iso/BLAG-89999.22222-i386.iso

Your machine is 64 bit, but can run either.

-Jeff

stevo32
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've installed 70k successfully on a G33, which should be similar. Try a text install or go with 90k.

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Blarney
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo32 wrote:
I've installed 70k successfully on a G33, which should be similar. Try a text install or go with 90k.


Finally got around to installing tonight. I've just tried a text install of 70k. Everything seemed to go fine but it won't start X. I just get a text login.

Reading elsewhere I tried editing the xorg.conf to change the driver to Intel but it was there already. It seems to be recognised as a G33 chipset... Is there no Video cli command to help set it up?

I guess I'll have to try 90k.

Cheers,
Blarney

jebba
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

system-config-display
berkbw
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO - you need to find out what is wrong with X. 90K is not likely to help you. You need to tell us about X.
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Blarney
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

berkbw wrote:
IMHO - you need to find out what is wrong with X. 90K is not likely to help you. You need to tell us about X.
b-


Just tried a Fedora 9 install (Came with Linux format mag) and this works ok. I believe BLAG 90k is based on this, so it should work. I'll start downloading...

I'd still like to know why the 70k doesn't install. What do you need to know about X? Bearing in mind that I'm still a relative newb!

Blarney

Blarney
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba wrote:
system-config-display


Tried that and the monitor switched off. Ctrl-alt-backspace got it back...

Pclinuxos reports my graphics as:-
Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Monitor:LG E700B

I got Fedora 9 working and tried copying over the xorg.conf until I noticed it was exactly the same...

Cheers,
Blarney

jebba
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try ctrl-alt-f7 if things just go black. I think sometimes it doest switch for some reason.
Blarney
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba wrote:
Try ctrl-alt-f7 if things just go black. I think sometimes it doest switch for some reason.


Tried that but it remained blacked out. The only way I can log into the 70k gui is to edit my xorg.conf and change the driver to vesa. From there I tried to change the driver to i810 or intel. Neither works for me so its onwards to 90k...

Cheers,
Blarney

datman
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If screen just goes blank on ctrl-alt-f7, check /etc/inittab to be sure that's the tty X is supposed to start on. Some distros I've tried recently had X coming up on F8. Nothing magic about use of F7, just convention.
Blarney
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

datman wrote:
If screen just goes blank on ctrl-alt-f7, check /etc/inittab to be sure that's the tty X is supposed to start on. Some distros I've tried recently had X coming up on F8. Nothing magic about use of F7, just convention.


Thanks for that Jebba. I just installed 90k.... Running sweet at the mo... It's great to be back! Strangely I did have to hit ctrl-alt-F7 to get into X but everything seems ok now...

Cheers,
Blarney

jebba
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blarney wrote:
datman wrote:
If screen just goes blank on ctrl-alt-f7, check /etc/inittab to be sure that's the tty X is supposed to start on. Some distros I've tried recently had X coming up on F8. Nothing magic about use of F7, just convention.


Thanks for that Jebba. I just installed 90k.... Running sweet at the mo... It's great to be back! Strangely I did have to hit ctrl-alt-F7 to get into X but everything seems ok now...


Yes, I'm seeing this all the time in the virtual machine that I'm installing on. I've heard it reported here and there as well. I'm not sure what's causing it. It only seems to happen on the *firstboot* when the firstboot program itself runs and ends (e.g. when you create a user). After that, all subsequent boots are fine. Can you confirm that?

Thanks,

-Jeff

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