Transporting Porteus

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Transporting Porteus

Post#1 by hitsware » 12 Jan 2014, 19:28

All desktop versions ....
Both fat32 and ext3 ...
several usb sticks ...
Porteus works great on the system (~5 yr old XP)
that I downloaded and installed it with ......
BUT !
When I boot my actual target system (mini-itx atom processor)
with the sticks .....
I get a black screen with mouse arrow only.
Right click brings a menu that says porteus 2.1.1 but only the
turn off and terminal items respond ......
Slax works fine !!!
Any Insights ???????????

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#2 by fanthom » 12 Jan 2014, 19:48

are you saying that the same usb works fine on one PC but does not on mini-itx atom processor system?
please launch terminal and generate 'xpsinfo' raport. also - could you make a photo of what you are getting if possible?
thanks
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#3 by hitsware » 12 Jan 2014, 21:18

> are you saying that the same usb works fine on one PC but does not on mini-itx atom processor system?

precisamundo !

Image

The xpsinfo put the info @ /root/Desktop/psinfo_report.txt
but I get access denied to open it ??? (complete linux newbie here)

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#4 by hitsware » 12 Jan 2014, 23:58

I rebuilt with root as user and it's a different ballgame.
(working at least to some extent)
The report is too long for the forum, but I'll cut it in half or ??
if you want ........

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#5 by phhpro » 13 Jan 2014, 03:25

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#6 by fanthom » 13 Jan 2014, 09:45

@hitsware
really weidr - looks like plain openbox :)
please upload xpsinfo raport to pastebin.com and link here.
thanks

@phhpro
is it the same issue you are experiencing? if yes then we are in troubles.
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#7 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 17:10

Pardon these posts , I'll try something different , report is too big for pastebin .
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#8 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 17:11

bled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#9 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 17:13

e 'org.freedesktop.UPower'
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#10 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 17:21

This is handier :
BUT, this was after changing build to root user.
I know no way to capture report the other way
since the file manager doesn't work .....

http://home.comcast.net/~mnjmiller/psinfo_report.txt

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#11 by fanthom » 13 Jan 2014, 17:44

please check if you have:

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session=/usr/bin/startlxde
in /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
and

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[Desktop]
Session=lxde
in /home/guest/.dmrc (hidden file)

i guess that you have 'Session=openbox' in .dmrc
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#12 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 18:11

Do you mean to go back to guest as user, so that the problem re-occurs ?
Then pull the usb-stick and read the files with another PC ?
As I said, it seems to be working now (root as user) .......

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#13 by fanthom » 13 Jan 2014, 19:26

while logged into working root account please launch lxterminal and paste here output of 'cat /home/guest/.dmrc' command.
thanks
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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#14 by hitsware » 13 Jan 2014, 19:38

guest@porteus:~$ cat /home/guest/.dmrc
cat: /home/guest/.dmrc: No such file or directory
guest@porteus:~$ sudo cat/home/guest/.dmrc
bash: sudo: command not found
guest@porteus:~$ su cat /home/guest/.dmrc
Unknown id: cat
guest@porteus:~$ su cat/home/guest/.dmrc
Unknown id: cat/home/guest/.dmrc
guest@porteus:~$ su
Password:
root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /home/guest/.dmrc
cat: /home/guest/.dmrc: No such file or directory
root@porteus:/home/guest# cat/home/guest/.dmrc
bash: cat/home/guest/.dmrc: No such file or directory
root@porteus:/home/guest#

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Re: Transporting Porteus

Post#15 by phhpro » 14 Jan 2014, 02:10

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