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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#46 by Ahau » 19 Jul 2012, 16:08

I'm not sure why nVidia is failing to load for you -- usually this is because the nVidia driver wasn't set up against the right kernel version. You could try manually installing the nVidia driver (download the driver from the nvidia website, log in to text mode, extract the downloaded file, and run the startup script -- you can then use 'changes-time' to create a module) to make sure.

Now that you've narrowed it down to kernel and/or nvidia, I found some more information that seems to match your symptoms:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=143545

It seems like this is a conflict issue between kernel 3.4 and nvidia 302, with a fix coming from nvidia (already in some testing packages).
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#47 by Rava » 21 Jul 2012, 06:56

Ahau wrote:I'm not sure why nVidia is failing to load for you -- usually this is because the nVidia driver wasn't set up against the right kernel version. You could try manually installing the nVidia driver (download the driver from the nvidia website, log in to text mode, extract the downloaded file, and run the startup script -- you can then use 'changes-time' to create a module) to make sure.
I have a running 1.2rc1, and that uses that very nVidia xzm from beny...

md5sums of my currently normal running 1.2rc1:

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95cca9626a27758a9bdcd5202ef73f67  [...]/boot/initrd.xz_Porteus_1.2_rc1_x86_64
f8c4a5781fbb8ffe9d26e642f8db9645  [...]/boot/vmlinuz_Porteus_1.2_rc1_x86_64
151a01c6c605235ef1d6add28477bd4a [...]/porteus/base/000-kernel.xzm
fd0d868168582ffeaaaa2cdc494d622f  [...]/porteus/base/010-nVidia-295.20-porteus-v1.2-rc1-x86_64-1beny.xzm
As you can see, the md5sums match perfectly with my "mixed" test Porteus... As I understand it, my 010-nVidia module just has to fit with vmlinuz, right?
Ahau wrote:Now that you've narrowed it down to kernel and/or nvidia, I found some more information that seems to match your symptoms:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=143545

It seems like this is a conflict issue between kernel 3.4 and nvidia 302, with a fix coming from nvidia (already in some testing packages).
Yup, seems indeed that this is the reason why it won't work..
And according to that forum, nvidia-295.53-2 should work...

I am not able to access the mentioned nv forum on
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=179956
All I get is a "Your administrator has required a password to access this forum. Please enter this password now."
Since when do you need a password to just read in a forum... O___o

Verfasst after 20 hours 59 minutes 41 second:
Since nVidia gave me only the 295.59, I created a 010-nVidia_295.59_1.2_x86_64_Rava.xzm ... but it also has the "screen stays black after resume" error..

I still could upload it when anyone is interested... but when it asked me

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Install NVIDIA's 32-bit compatibility OpenGL libraries?
I replied "NO", so just the 64 bit libraries.

Aside from the suspend/resume it seems to work okay, though...

Is there a trick to see which Linux nVidia drivers there are for downloading from the nvidia site and NOT using that menu that decides for us what we should download?
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Yours Rava

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#48 by smiley » 22 Jul 2012, 13:10

Remix's ( ah those were the days 8)
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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#49 by Sagittarius » 23 Jul 2012, 23:38

@ Ahau, I also have the same problem with Retroval that secipolla mentioned: I downloaded the module and it reported that it was correctly activated but it made no difference to the sound.

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#50 by Ahau » 24 Jul 2012, 01:44

@Sagittarius,

If you are using saved changes or have not rebooted, then this is probably because the ~/.retrovolrc config file has not been refreshed--sorry for not mentioning this in the original instructions for the patch. Please try to remove this file:

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rm ~/.retrovolrc
then, log out of xfce and log back in. If it's still not working, try rebooting, and if it's not working after that, please give me the output of:
amixer controls


And we'll see what I can do for you :)

@Rava,

It took some hunting, but here's nvidia's archive:
64-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_amd6 ... chive.html
32-bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#51 by Hamza » 24 Jul 2012, 10:16

Rava wrote:I am not able to access the mentioned nv forum on
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=179956
All I get is a "Your administrator has required a password to access this forum. Please enter this password now."
The forum's administrator has closed the public access.
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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#52 by Sagittarius » 24 Jul 2012, 17:51

Ahau wrote:@Sagittarius,

If you are using saved changes or have not rebooted, then this is probably because the ~/.retrovolrc config file has not been refreshed--sorry for not mentioning this in the original instructions for the patch. Please try to remove this file:

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rm ~/.retrovolrc
then, log out of xfce and log back in. If it's still not working, try rebooting, and if it's not working after that, please give me the output of:
amixer controls


And we'll see what I can do for you :)

Hi Ahau I rebooted and all is now OK. Thanks! :good:

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#53 by att » 29 Jul 2012, 15:04

I am sorry for being so off-topic, but why are we discussing Porteus 1.2 here, in the "General Chat" section?
I thought that Porteus 1.2 ought to be announced in "Latest Release" .... ? :unknown:

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#54 by Hamza » 29 Jul 2012, 15:19

"Latest Release" is locked for Administrators/Moderators. This topic has been opened to talk about Porteus v1.2 in general, from issue to publication of an article about Porteus v1.2 ... in other words, this topic is for user's feedback about experience on Porteus v1.2
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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#55 by brokenman » 30 Jul 2012, 03:31

Interesting sig Hamza. I know what that is =@ ulimit -u 260 is the remedy.

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#56 by sams » 30 Jul 2012, 18:51

Latest release is working super & is appreciated! I have been working with it a lot and I haven't seen a bug or been stumped to make it do anything, even kinda crazy stuff.

As a nit, I note the following in txz2xzm:

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find $TMPDIR/usr{/local,/}{man,info} -type l -name "*.gz" 2>/dev/null | xargs -r gunzip -f
If I read this correctly, it won't manifest a bug but I think it should look like this?

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find $TMPDIR/usr{/local/,/}{man,info} -type l -name "*.gz" 2>/dev/null | xargs -r gunzip -f
cheers! :beer:

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#57 by fanthom » 02 Aug 2012, 06:41

@sams
correct - fixed now,

(also added unpacking of man pages to dir2xzm - just in case)

thanks
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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#58 by Rava » 14 Aug 2012, 14:02

Dunno if this is the right thread to call a bug in linux-3.4.8-kernel_update-i486-1ftm.tar.gz...

Anyhow, the kernel in boot/vmlinuz is not 3.4.8, but 3.4.4:

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#uname -a
Linux porteus 3.4.4-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 26 03:37:13 UTC 2012 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU           U1400  @ 1.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

# file /lib/modules/3.4.*-porteus
/lib/modules/3.4.8-porteus/: directory

# ls -lo /boot/vmlinuz
-r--r--r-- 1 root 2523536 2012-06-26 16:32 /boot/vmlinuz

# md5sum /boot/vmlinuz
a28bcc069c17e09dbee068c1209929c5  /boot/vmlinuz
I already suspected something like that when I saw the timestamp of boot/vmlinuz in the tar archive...

Anyhow, the NVidia and ATI drivers, are they for 3.4.4. or 3.4.8 ?
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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#59 by bour59 » 14 Aug 2012, 14:22

boot says 3.4.4
and after in vesa-mode porteus hangs up ... french ipl needed

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Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Post#60 by fanthom » 14 Aug 2012, 14:45

@guys

this issue have already been addressed - please check 'Porteus v1.2 update' announcement once again.
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