colour depth problem???... newbie

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colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 08 Nov 2016, 15:24

Hello all,

I am new to this, i had my mother's tower PC asrock P4i65, P4 3ghz 512mb, 10gb HD, integrated video card and had Windows xp , by then i decided to install handy Linux and worked for 2 yrs then i decided to install her handy linux, now lately have tried installed Ubuntu mate and saw that used a lot of memory to process, so now installed Porteus 3.1 mate and was happy to see that Boots everything in 40 seconds with chrome, office etc!

What's not happy if that i seeing pictures and videos with strange color mix, like if had very low colour depth ?

Do you know the solution how to rise it's color depth???

If there is a way but i don't see it, i would upload screen photos of browser and YouTube image and screen shots of system info!

Thanks in advance

Silvio
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby Bogomips » 08 Nov 2016, 19:03

Welcome sgtecnico.

You only have 512M ram? That's cutting it a bit fine for a graphical desktop. Try booting XFCE (minimal gui ram requirement of DEs here) instead, and see if colours improve. Otherwise only other solution is adding another 512M ram. Myself have 1GB ram which reduces to 879MiB, and it's just about manageable on desktops, but on the brink with kde5. :(

P.S. Another solution is a big swap space, as cpu at 3GHz more than three times as fast as mine at 880MHz. So may be able to make up though swapping throughput.
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 08 Nov 2016, 20:13

Hi Bogomips,

Thanks for repling !

I will try to change swap space to 1mb , will google how to !

If not will re install to Xfce version and see if make any difference.

Just a question, might stupid one, can boot usb with porteus XFCE version and copy and paste the image overwrite on harddisk one and boot with new version like ?

Thanks for your support

Silvio

Here's system info for memory , graphics and Xorg.

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MemTotal:         504008 kB
MemFree:            7020 kB
MemAvailable:     243044 kB
Buffers:           63516 kB
Cached:           209960 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:           281592 kB
Inactive:         149848 kB
Active(anon):     166268 kB
Inactive(anon):    33600 kB
Active(file):     115324 kB
Inactive(file):   116248 kB
Unevictable:          32 kB
Mlocked:              32 kB
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HighFree:              0 kB
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SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:        158040 kB
Mapped:           143864 kB
Shmem:             41860 kB
Slab:              43936 kB
SReclaimable:      15444 kB
SUnreclaim:        28492 kB
KernelStack:        2480 kB
PageTables:         3304 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:      252004 kB
Committed_AS:    1395260 kB
VmallocTotal:     512760 kB
VmallocUsed:       15884 kB
VmallocChunk:     494580 kB
AnonHugePages:         0 kB
DirectMap4k:       19712 kB
DirectMap4M:      495616 kB


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GRAPHICS:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 2572
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
   Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
   Memory at ff280000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
   I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
   Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
   Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 1
   Kernel driver in use: i915
   Kernel modules: i915


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XORG INFO:

[   124.431]
X.Org X Server 1.14.5
Release Date: 2013-12-12
[   124.431] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   124.431] Build Operating System: Slackware 14.1 Slackware Linux Project
[   124.431] Current Operating System: Linux porteus 3.17.4-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 12 16:04:56 Local time zone must be set-- i686
[   124.431] Kernel command line: quiet initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus utc BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz
[   124.431] Build Date: 11 January 2014  04:25:55PM
[   124.431] 
[   124.431] Current version of pixman: 0.30.2
[   124.431]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   124.431] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   124.431] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Nov  8 18:49:23 2016
[   124.432] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   124.432] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[   124.432] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[   124.432] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[   124.432] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[   124.432] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
   Using a default monitor configuration.
[   124.432] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   124.432] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   124.432] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   124.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/local" does not exist.
[   124.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/TTF".
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/TTF").
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Type1" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
[   124.433]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   124.433] (==) FontPath set to:
   
[   124.433] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   124.433] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
   If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[   124.433] (II) Loader magic: 0x8256480
[   124.433] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   124.433]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   124.433]    X.Org Video Driver: 14.1
[   124.433]    X.Org XInput driver : 19.1
[   124.433]    X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[   124.434] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[   124.435] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:2572:1849:2572 rev 2, Mem @ 0xf0000000/134217728, 0xff280000/524288, I/O @ 0x0000ec00/8
[   124.436] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[   124.436] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[   124.436] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   124.437] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   124.437] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   124.437]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 1.0.0
[   124.437]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 7.0
[   124.437] (==) AIGLX enabled
[   124.437] Loading extension GLX
[   124.437] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
[   124.437] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 1
[   124.437] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
[   124.437] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 3
[   124.437] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 4
[   124.437] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[   124.437] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[   124.438] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[   124.439] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   124.439]    compiled for 1.14.4, module version = 2.21.15
[   124.439]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   124.439]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[   124.439] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[   124.440] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[   124.440] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   124.440]    compiled for 1.14.3, module version = 2.3.3
[   124.440]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   124.440]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[   124.441] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[   124.441] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[   124.442] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   124.442]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.9.0
[   124.442]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   124.442]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[   124.442] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[   124.446] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
[   124.446] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[   124.446] (II) Unloading fbdev
[   124.446] (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
[   124.446] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Chipsets:
   i810, i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G,
   915G, E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM,
   Pineview G, 965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
   GM45, 4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, HD Graphics,
   HD Graphics 2000, HD Graphics 3000, HD Graphics 2500,
   HD Graphics 4000, HD Graphics P4000, HD Graphics 4600,
   HD Graphics 5000, HD Graphics P4600/P4700, Iris(TM) Graphics 5100,
   HD Graphics 4400, HD Graphics 4200, Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 5200
[   124.447] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[   124.447] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[   124.447] (++) using VT number 1

[   124.448] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[   124.448] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[   124.449] (II) intel(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
   "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 15/16
[   124.449] (==) intel(0): Depth 15, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
[   124.449] (==) intel(0): RGB weight 555
[   124.449] (==) intel(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[   124.449] (--) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 865G
[   124.450] (--) intel(0): CPU: x86, sse2
[   124.450] (**) intel(0): Framebuffer tiled
[   124.450] (**) intel(0): Pixmaps tiled
[   124.450] (**) intel(0): "Tear free" disabled
[   124.450] (**) intel(0): Forcing per-crtc-pixmaps? no
[   124.450] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 has no monitor section
[   124.450] (--) intel(0): Output VGA1 using initial mode 1024x768 on pipe 0
[   124.450] (==) intel(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
[   124.450] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
[   124.450] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[   124.450] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
[   124.450] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[   124.450] (II) Unloading vesa
[   124.450] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[   124.450] (II) Unloading modesetting
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): SNA initialized with Almador (gen2) backend
[   124.451] (==) intel(0): Backing store disabled
[   124.451] (==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): HW Cursor enabled
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
[   124.451] (==) intel(0): DPMS enabled
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): Textured video not supported on this hardware
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): [DRI2]   DRI driver: i915
[   124.451] (II) intel(0): direct rendering: DRI2 Enabled
[   124.451] (==) intel(0): hotplug detection: "enabled"
[   124.451] (--) RandR disabled
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_INTEL_swap_event
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context_profile
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_swap_control and GLX_MESA_swap_control
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap backed by buffer objects
[   124.474] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized i915
[   124.474] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
[   124.475] (II) intel(0): switch to mode 1024x768@75.1 on pipe 0 using VGA1, position (0, 0), rotation normal
[   124.517] (II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 270 x 203
[   124.556] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
[   124.556] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[   124.556] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[   124.556] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
[   124.558] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[   124.558] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   124.558]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 2.8.4
[   124.558]    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[   124.558]    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 19.1
[   124.558] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   124.558] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[   124.558] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[   124.558] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[   124.558] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[   124.558] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[   124.558] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input1/event1"
[   124.558] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
[   124.558] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[   124.558] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc104"
[   124.558] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[   124.559] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[   124.593] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event0)
[   124.593] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[   124.593] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[   124.593] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   124.593] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[   124.593] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[   124.593] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[   124.593] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[   124.593] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[   124.594] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0/event0"
[   124.594] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 7)
[   124.594] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[   124.594] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc104"
[   124.594] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[   124.594] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[   124.594] (II) config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[   124.595] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event2)
[   124.595] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[   124.595] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[   124.595] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[   124.595] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[   124.595] (**) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[   124.595] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Vendor 0x1 Product 0x1
[   124.595] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[   124.595] (II) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[   124.595] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input2/event2"
[   124.595] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD, id 8)
[   124.595] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[   124.595] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc104"
[   124.595] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[   124.595] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[   124.596] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/event3)
[   124.596] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[   124.596] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse'
[   124.596] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: always reports core events
[   124.596] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
[   124.596] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Vendor 0x2 Product 0x5
[   124.596] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
[   124.597] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
[   124.597] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found relative axes
[   124.597] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
[   124.597] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Configuring as mouse
[   124.597] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
[   124.597] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[   124.597] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[   124.597] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4/event3"
[   124.597] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" (type: MOUSE, id 9)
[   124.597] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
[   124.597] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[   124.597] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[   124.597] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[   124.597] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[   124.598] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
[   124.598] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[   124.598] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[   126.547] (II) AIGLX: Suspending AIGLX clients for VT switch
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby Bogomips » 08 Nov 2016, 20:39

sgtecnico wrote:I will try to change swap space to 1mb , will google how to !
You are joking?! You need 1GiB: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Swap

Also please put all long output in code blocks, Makes it easier to read. Please see your post how it's done, as I'll be editing it shortly.
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 08 Nov 2016, 21:06

Hi Bogomips,

thanks for yr reply and bugging you !

I found the page and coping and pasteing on LXTerminal but looks that not working the commands.

I have created and installed system as guest ,it will act as root, right ?

if so , the same password toor ?

Thanks for yr help

Silvio
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby Bogomips » 08 Nov 2016, 23:16

Hi Silvio

No problem. :) If we are talking swap space, I just made one couple of days ago:
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guest@porteus:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=b2/swap bs=1M count=1024
guest@porteus:~$ 1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.0 GiB) copied, 1211.68 s, 886 kB/s
guest@porteus:~$ chmod 600 b2/swap
guest@porteus:~$ sudo chown root b2/swap
guest@porteus:~$ ls -lh b2/swap
-rw------- 1 root users 1.0G Nov  5 16:57 b2/swap
guest@porteus:~$ sudo /sbin/mkswap b2/swap
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 1024 MiB (1073737728 bytes)
no label, UUID=165b93ab-7841-4b92-914a-02336e371812
guest@porteus:~$ sudo /sbin/swapon b2/swap
guest@porteus:~$ sudo /sbin/swapon -s
Filename            Type      Size   Used   Priority
/dev/sda11                                partition   130044   127188   -1
/dev/sda7                                 partition   530108   202848   -2
/home/guest/b2/swap                       file       1048572   0   -3
b2/swap was the swap file. If you cannot use sudo, then execute as root, pw=toor. For guest pw=guest. If using a swap file, when you run probably need Boot Parameter (cheatcode) cliexec in porteus.cfg file. Can edit this in at the boot screen for your test run by pressing Tab Key. Then (in above case it would be full path) add on
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" cliexec=swapon~/home/guest/b2/swap" 
(without quotes). The full path for your file, you will get from output of swapon command, as above.

Don't hesitate to ask if stuck. :)
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 08 Nov 2016, 23:29

Hi Bogomips,

Thanks for yr instructions, I will try them tomorrow and will let you know.

Thanks again , good night

silvio
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 11 Nov 2016, 13:17

Hi

I am lost on the last part ! on configure fstab !

From yr page to create swap https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Swap

I manaed to follow step by step on Manually - Swap file creation

On finall stage, edit fstab to add an entry for the swap file:
/etc/fstab
/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0

I found a lot of fstab searching

/usr/include/fstab.h
/usr/man/man5/fstab.5
/usr/man/man8/fstab-decode.8
/etc/fstab
/etc/udev/rules.d/10-porteus-fstab-update.rules
/mnt/live/memory/images/changes-161108.xzm/etc/fstab
/mnt/live/memory/images/changes-161107.xzm/etc/fstab
/mnt/live/memory/images/changes-161106.xzm/etc/fstab
/mnt/live/memory/images/05-devel.xzm/usr/include/fstab.h
/mnt/live/memory/images/003-mate.xzm/sbin/udev-fstab-update
/mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/etc/udev/rules.d/10-porteus-fstab-update.rules
/mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/sbin/fstab-decode
/mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/sbin/udev-fstab-update
/mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/usr/man/man5/fstab.5
/mnt/live/memory/images/001-core.xzm/usr/man/man8/fstab-decode.8
/mnt/live/memory/changes/etc/fstab
/mnt/live/etc/fstab
/sbin/udev-fstab-update
/sbin/fstab-decode

On etc/fstab content is here below, whose I have inserted the bold italic line below to indentify it and saved seccion, right?

# Do not edit this file as fstab is recreated automatically during every boot.
# Please use /etc/rc.d/rc.local or sysvinit scripts if you want to mount/unmount
# drive, filesystem or network share.

# System mounts:
aufs / aufs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
devtmpfs /dev devtmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

# Device partitions:

# Swap partitions:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g comment=x-gvfs-show,user,noatime,nodiratime,suid,dev,exec,async 0 0

/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0

# Hotplugged devices:
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 11 Nov 2016, 13:36

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guest@porteus:~$ # mkswap /dev/sda2
guest@porteus:~$ # swapon /dev/sda2
guest@porteus:~$ UUID=<UUID> none swap defaults 0 0
bash: UUID: No such file or directory
guest@porteus:~$ UUID=<sda2> none swap defaults 0 0
bash: sda2: No such file or directory
guest@porteus:~$ lsblk -no UUID /dev/sda2
lsblk: /dev/sda2: not a block device
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$ # fallocate -l 1G /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$
guest@porteus:~$ # chmod 600 /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # mkswap /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # swapon /swapfile

what I have done on terminal window
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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby sgtecnico » 12 Nov 2016, 15:19

Any volunteer to check what made wrong following the terminal commands?

And if i take hd out and gpart a Linux swap 1gb, what would the command to activate the partition?


Thank-you in advance

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Re: colour depth problem???... newbie

Postby Bogomips » 12 Nov 2016, 17:38

sgtecnico wrote:
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guest@porteus:~$ # mkswap /dev/sda2
guest@porteus:~$ # swapon /dev/sda2
guest@porteus:~$ UUID=<UUID> none swap defaults 0 0
bash: UUID: No such file or directory
guest@porteus:~$ UUID=<sda2> none swap defaults 0 0
bash: sda2: No such file or directory
guest@porteus:~$ lsblk -no UUID /dev/sda2
lsblk: /dev/sda2: not a block device
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$ # fallocate -l 1G /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=G count=1
guest@porteus:~$
guest@porteus:~$ # chmod 600 /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # mkswap /swapfile
guest@porteus:~$ # swapon /swapfile

what I have done on terminal window
Hi, please use code blocks for output. Makes it easier to read. Please see http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php? ... 06e#p47319

  1. It makes no sense to make a swap file on the live system, as the only space available to you is in RAM, but you are strapped for RAM which is why we are making a swap file int the first place.
  2. You cannot mix fish with fowl:
    1. Either follow the terminal output from when I made my swap file or that from the link, but not mix them up! The terminal output resulted in a swap file being made on this system.
    2. Either make a swap file or a swap partition, but you seem to be mixing them up

Swap Files are made on Partitions which have a Real Filesystem, preferably on Hard Disk Partitions. Assuming sda2 has a filesystem. If not change partiton number accordingly. Following are the statements to make a Swap File on sda2. Copy and paste them into a Superuser terminal.
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dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/sda2/swapfile bs=1M count=1024
chmod 600 
/mnt/sda2/swapfile
mkswap 
/mnt/sda2/swapfile
swapon 
/mnt/sda2/swapfile
# Verify
swapon -s
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