No mouse in Porteus 5.01

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Post#16 by kalo86 » 08 Mar 2024, 00:01

I don't know. This workaround is not the solution because mouse and keyboard are not responsive. It's impossible to use a PC in this way... I will investigate more.

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Post#17 by Blaze » 08 Mar 2024, 10:12

kalo86, not bad if you update to the latest kernel 64bit-ALL-kernel6.8-rc7.tar (I tested it - works fine)

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# All operations must be done as root user!

# replace 000-kernel.xzm
# remove crippled_sources.xzm
# optionally add 06-crippled_sources-NNN-XXbit.xzm
/path-to/porteus/base

# replace vmlinuz
/path-to/boot/syslinux

# reboot Porteus
Anyway add bluetooth cheatcode to your /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
In the /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file scroll down to the LABEL area and to the APPEND lines add the cheatcode.

For LABEL GRAPHICAL

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APPEND changes=/porteus bluetooth
For LABEL fresh

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APPEND nomagic base_only norootcopy bluethooth
If you plan on using any of the other menu options add the cheatcode to their APPEND lines also. :)

Reboot Porteus and test it.
Linux 6.6.11-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Sun Jan 14 12:07:37 MSK 2024 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
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Post#18 by kalo86 » 08 Mar 2024, 16:10

@Blaze,
Thanks for the updated kernel but it did not resolve the issue.
Again, no mouse pointer....
I also used the "bluetooth" cheatcode in configuration at boot, basically no changes.

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Post#19 by kalo86 » 08 Mar 2024, 16:15

According to this source --> https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic. ... 3#AMD-7900:

"If you have an AMD RX 7900 XTX or an AMD RX 7900 XT, you must use at least a 6.0 version kernel, a Mesa version 22.2 or newer, and install the necessary firmware".

Can you please confirm that the Mesa version is 22.2 or newer?

Thanks,
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Post#20 by kalo86 » 08 Mar 2024, 16:30

Ok, maybe I found the root cause...
By running the command glxinfo -B I see that the Mesa version is 21.3.5.
Now it's clear why the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is not fully running on Porteus.
Is there a way to easily update the Mesa to the last version?

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Post#21 by beny » 08 Mar 2024, 16:39

hi try porteux,you have two branch slackware 15 and slackware current and a lot of desktop environments if you use the current download also the devel package i think you like it
go.php?https://github.com/porteux/porte ... ses/latest
if you choose to change you don't have to use the installer but change all the files inside the key and in boot directory left the ldlinux.sys when you are ready reboot

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Post#22 by kalo86 » 08 Mar 2024, 16:48

beny wrote:
08 Mar 2024, 16:39
hi try porteux,you have two branch slackware 15 and slackware current and a lot of desktop environments if you use the current download also the devel package i think you like it
go.php?https://github.com/porteux/porte ... ses/latest
if you choose to change you don't have to use the installer but change all the files inside the key and in boot directory left the ldlinux.sys when you are ready reboot
This is working fine! Thanks!
I was not aware of Porteusx! Where can I get more info about this new distro?
So, the problem was caused by Mesa driver....!

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Post#23 by Ed_P » 08 Mar 2024, 16:59

kalo86 wrote:
08 Mar 2024, 16:48
Where can I get more info about this new distro?
PorteuX
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