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Post#31 by Ed_P » 25 Feb 2018, 18:56

Thank you for trying Porteus and reporting your problems Binary Enigma. :)

Don't feel dumb, many people start with no prior experience. And by reporting and sharing your experience it allows other newbies to learn. :happy62:
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Post#32 by paf » 25 Feb 2018, 20:55

Sorry, but I think that the i586 images still have a problem.
Just tested XFCE.

Now, doing name uname -a the version that appears is 4.15.2-porteus, and a small message (easy to solve) says that the local time zone is not set.

Big issue: no networking because no network interfaces, and doing lsmod, no modules appear...

Possible cause: there is a /lib/modules/4.15.0-rc7-porteus/ folder...

My apologies for complaining...

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Post#33 by fulalas » 25 Feb 2018, 21:40

@paf, usually when network is not working you have mixed kernel module and USB stick/boot folder. Could you check, please? You need to have both coming from the same ISO file.

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Post#34 by ncmprhnsbl » 25 Feb 2018, 21:43

paf wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 20:55
My apologies for complaining...
not necessary, we appreciate your testing and bug reporting :)
paf wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 20:55
Possible cause: there is a /lib/modules/4.15.0-rc7-porteus/ folder...
@brokenman, seems the kernel module rebuild went awry?
Binary Enigma wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 16:30
I didn't know what you mean by frugal, and, after looking it up I am still not sure, but what I did was: Created an ext4 partition (Not sure if it matters but there's another partition first, exFat), extracted files from Porteus-CINNAMON-v4.0rc4-i586.iso into the root of said partition, ran Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
this sounds correct, this is a frugal install (the confusion lies in the word 'extract'. jsouza was referring to extracting the base modules and running it as a 'normal' HD install(not supported))
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25 Feb 2018, 16:30
ran Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com(had to change perms to executable first
sounds like a bug
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Post#35 by jssouza » 26 Feb 2018, 07:03

Binary Enigma, I installed 32bit cinnamon the way you did on virtualbox onto a virtual harddisk, and it seems to work fine after reboot.
Some things I noted:
- Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com was executable. I did not have to change permissions. Could you recheck please?
- porteus.cfg does have changes=/porteus. AFAIK, this was the same even in porteus 3.2.2.
But, since you had to change this to /changes, I assume you have a changes directory? Is this from your older 3.2.2? If yes, could you try booting without your changes and see if the problem still occurs?
Binary Enigma wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 16:30
I apologize for being quite noobish at this stuff
No need to apologize. And yes, the way you installed is definitely a frugal install.

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Cinnamon DE

Attempting to view a ini file in an ISO file Archive Manager gives an error.
Archive Manager wrote:
An error occurred while extracting files.

Setting attribute time::created not supported
Thanks Ed_P, but only ini files? Looks like trying to open any file has this problem :shock:
Upgrading file roller to 3.26 seems to solve it, although nemo-file-roller may have problems with the latest file-roller.. I will look into it.

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Post#36 by bour59 » 26 Feb 2018, 14:54

Porteus-XFCE-v4.0rc4-i586.iso 2018-02-25 12:41
no network interface
iwconfig says only : lo
no eth0

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Post#37 by Binary Enigma » 26 Feb 2018, 23:49

jssouza wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 07:03
- porteus.cfg does have changes=/porteus. AFAIK, this was the same even in porteus 3.2.2.
But, since you had to change this to /changes, I assume you have a changes directory? Is this from your older 3.2.2? If yes, could you try booting without your changes and see if the problem still occurs?
Oh, I was mistaken, in porteus 3.2.2 I have "changes=/", yet it saves changes to /changes (there's where I got confused), but when I left porteus.cfg as it was (with changes=/porteus) in v4, it gave me a notification in the corner saying "Changes are not saved" (This did not happen after the reinstall stated below)

Something that should be noted(isn't quite a bug), when going to the tab "Places" on the cinnamon menu, opening any of
the locations results in errors because it attempts to open folders with Audacious, the way to fix this is simple, right
clicking any folder within nemo, Open With > Other Application... and changing the default application(which is Audacious
for some reason) to "Files"
I just installed Porteus v4 (with cinnamon) once again(hoping that the kernel update helped things), the results aren't all that better:

- I can log in with any user, it logs in with guest by default(like it did in 3.2.2), "Users and Groups" in settings works;
- Notification tells me that cinnamon is in software rendering mode on computers where it used to run without it (I thought it was just work computers but my home one has it too);
- The desktop itself doesn't work, shortcuts added don't show up, can't right click or drag around (This was probably there last time but I didn't notice);
- Internet still doesn't work, but in a different way, now it doesn't show ethernet or adapters at all:
bour59 wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 14:54
Porteus-XFCE-v4.0rc4-i586.iso 2018-02-25 12:41
no network interface
iwconfig says only : lo
no eth0
Same but instead of "no eth0", it says "no wireless extensions"

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Post#38 by ncmprhnsbl » 26 Feb 2018, 23:58

paf wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 20:55
Big issue: no networking because no network interfaces, and doing lsmod, no modules appear...

Possible cause: there is a /lib/modules/4.15.0-rc7-porteus/ folder...
confirmed
bour59 wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 14:54
Porteus-XFCE-v4.0rc4-i586.iso 2018-02-25 12:41
no network interface
iwconfig says only : lo
no eth0
see above..
there has been mistake made with the kernel module on the i586 ISOs..
thank you for your patience while it's fixed .. normal service will resume shortly :sorry:
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25 Feb 2018, 12:42
Very sorry. Corrected now.
partly , see above
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Post#39 by Ed_P » 27 Feb 2018, 04:34

jssouza wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 07:03
- porteus.cfg does have changes=/porteus. AFAIK, this was the same even in porteus 3.2.2.
I think there is a different file with 4.0.
brokenman https//forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7561 wrote: New configuration file at porteus/porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg
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Post#40 by jssouza » 27 Feb 2018, 05:22

Ed_P wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 04:34
jssouza wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 07:03
- porteus.cfg does have changes=/porteus. AFAIK, this was the same even in porteus 3.2.2.
I think there is a different file with 4.0.
brokenman https//forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7561 wrote: New configuration file at porteus/porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg
Ed_P, we are talking about /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
Binary Enigma wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 23:49
- Notification tells me that cinnamon is in software rendering mode on computers where it used to run without it (I thought it was just work computers but my home one has it too);
- Internet still doesn't work, but in a different way, now it doesn't show ethernet or adapters at all:
There is a mismatch between the kernel version and the modules version. So neither your graphics driver nor your network driver is loaded and hence the above problems.
uname -a gives 4.15.2-porteus while /lib/modules has 4.15.0-rc7-porteus. AI for brokenman.
Binary Enigma wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 23:49
- The desktop itself doesn't work, shortcuts added don't show up, can't right click or drag around (This was probably there last time but I didn't notice);
Checked this logged in as guest and it works. Is this when you are logged in as root? This is upstream. Cinnamon developers have disabled logging in as root.

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Post#41 by Ed_P » 27 Feb 2018, 06:52

jssouza wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 05:22
Ed_P wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 04:34
jssouza wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 07:03
- porteus.cfg does have changes=/porteus. AFAIK, this was the same even in porteus 3.2.2.
I think there is a different file with 4.0.
brokenman https//forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7561 wrote: New configuration file at porteus/porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg
Ed_P, we are talking about /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
It is my understanding that the latter has been replaced with the former. Are you saying 4.0 has two .cfg files!!
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Post#42 by jssouza » 27 Feb 2018, 06:57

Ed_P wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 06:52
Are you saying 4.0 has two .cfg files!!
Yes, porteus.cfg is for configuring syslinux the bootloader.
The .sgn file from earlier has been replaced by a .cfg file, which is used to configure porteus (with cheatcodes). It's just that both have the same extension.

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Post#43 by Ed_P » 27 Feb 2018, 07:14

hmmm but changes that can be made to the syslinux one, basically the boot menu, can be made to the new one. Specifically the location of the changes file. And then the question of which one gets used when on EFI vs BIOS systems.
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Post#44 by jssouza » 27 Feb 2018, 07:33

Ed_P wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 07:14
And then the question of which one gets used when on EFI vs BIOS systems.
Does not matter EFI or BIOS. But if you mean which has higher precendence, from /mnt/live/finit it looks like porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg is checked first, hence has first preference.

brokenman, finit in initrd has the function value() defined twice.

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Post#45 by Ed_P » 27 Feb 2018, 14:15

In 3.2.2 the REFInd.conf file is the menu used on EFI systems and the porteus.cfg file on BIOS systems. The new 4.0 cfg file I thought was making for just 1 file to be used on either system. But in looking at the porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg file that certainly is not a menu file.
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