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Re: MEPIS 10.9.90 beta #2 released - bug reports & feedback

#341 Postby kmathern » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:48 pm

@cookdav,
I'm guessing that your "nVidia NV34 (GeForce FX-500)" is actually a FX5200 which is the same card that I use {inxi -G reports my FX5200 card as a NV34}.

I'm able to use the FX5200 with M11 so know it can be done.

A couple of boot ideas

#1)
Use the Default_no_Xorg_preconfig boot option.
Press the Tab key and add nouveau.modeset=0 to the kernel options
This gets me to the KDM login and KDE4 desktop with the vesa driver having been auto-selected.
The display resolution and refresh aren't the best, but I can fix them later on with sgfxi after having installed to harddrive.

#2)
Use the NVIDIA_Xorg_config boot option.
Press the Tab key and change the drvr=nvidia to drvr=nv.
Again this gets me to to the KDM login and KDE4 desktop, but using the 'nv' driver instead of 'vesa'.
As with method #1, the display resolution and refresh still aren't the best (but imo better than vesa) and you can fix them later with sgfxi.

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.90 beta #2 released - bug reports & feedback

#342 Postby cookdav » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:59 pm

@kmathern:
Oops, a typo...I must have missed the '2' key...your guess is 100% correct...it's an FX-5200!

I tried both your suggestions...the 'nouveau' one looked the closest, but there's more
going on...it is indeed some 'startx' anomoly/problem. On that 'nouveau.modeset=0' one,
the flashing underscore char never re-appears, so it looked like it was gonna take, but
not quite...just get the blank screen raster and then nothing.

@richb:
Right on, Rich...that solved it! (Should have known...as I did see 'kdm' get launched, based
on one of the latter kernel-cmd lines, but for whatever reason, the 'kdm' isn't able to get
the xserver running, whereas the manual launch of startx from run-level-3 solves it!)

[The installer is now happily doing it's thing on the desktop-machine, as I write from the laptop.]

EDIT/update: The desktop-system installed fine and is now working! (I love M11/KDE4.5. Production-quality,
once you get past getting the Live-DVD to boot graphically, so you can do the install! :pint: )

Thanks for the help, guys!
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Re: MEPIS 10.9.90 beta #2 released - bug reports & feedback

#343 Postby Danum » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:23 pm

I ran some memory tests tonight, Mepis 11.0 a clean install and updated, against a squeeze install wth KDE 4.5 and a Liquorix 2.6.37-10 kernel, notice any difference.

Memory Mepis 11.0-32, default updated clean install

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Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program

 60.0 KiB +   8.0 KiB =  68.0 KiB       acpi_fakekeyd
 68.0 KiB +   7.0 KiB =  75.0 KiB       start_kdeinit
 68.0 KiB +  10.5 KiB =  78.5 KiB       kwrapper4
 80.0 KiB +  11.5 KiB =  91.5 KiB       uml_switch
152.0 KiB +  12.0 KiB = 164.0 KiB       x-session-manag
160.0 KiB +  23.5 KiB = 183.5 KiB       init
156.0 KiB +  49.0 KiB = 205.0 KiB       hald-addon-generic-backlight
176.0 KiB +  42.0 KiB = 218.0 KiB       hald-addon-acpi
172.0 KiB +  50.0 KiB = 222.0 KiB       hald-addon-input
192.0 KiB +  48.0 KiB = 240.0 KiB       hald-addon-storage
208.0 KiB +  45.0 KiB = 253.0 KiB       hald-runner
256.0 KiB +  14.0 KiB = 270.0 KiB       ssh-agent
252.0 KiB +  34.0 KiB = 286.0 KiB       acpid
228.0 KiB +  58.0 KiB = 286.0 KiB       cron
276.0 KiB +  27.0 KiB = 303.0 KiB       dirmngr
276.0 KiB + 109.5 KiB = 385.5 KiB       su
472.0 KiB +  19.0 KiB = 491.0 KiB       ksysguardd
468.0 KiB +  56.0 KiB = 524.0 KiB       bluetoothd
452.0 KiB + 108.0 KiB = 560.0 KiB       getty (6)
548.0 KiB +  22.5 KiB = 570.5 KiB       dhclient
512.0 KiB +  59.0 KiB = 571.0 KiB       kdesud
452.0 KiB + 210.5 KiB = 662.5 KiB       wpa_supplicant
508.0 KiB + 251.0 KiB = 759.0 KiB       avahi-daemon (2)
704.0 KiB + 101.0 KiB = 805.0 KiB       dbus-launch (3)
508.0 KiB + 313.5 KiB = 821.5 KiB       kdm (2)
908.0 KiB +  53.0 KiB = 961.0 KiB       rsyslogd
  1.0 MiB +  30.0 KiB =   1.1 MiB       bash
276.0 KiB + 820.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       udevd (3)
828.0 KiB + 321.0 KiB =   1.1 MiB       polkitd
960.0 KiB + 323.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       console-kit-daemon
  1.2 MiB +  82.0 KiB =   1.3 MiB       nmbd
  1.1 MiB + 244.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB       akonadi_control
  1.1 MiB + 246.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB       cupsd
  1.3 MiB + 224.5 KiB =   1.5 MiB       nepomukserver
  1.3 MiB + 429.0 KiB =   1.7 MiB       NetworkManager                                                                                         
  2.0 MiB + 388.0 KiB =   2.4 MiB       dbus-daemon (4)                                                                                       
  1.4 MiB + 960.0 KiB =   2.4 MiB       smbd (2)                                                                                               
  2.1 MiB + 498.0 KiB =   2.6 MiB       bluedevil-monolithic                                                                                   
  2.2 MiB + 452.5 KiB =   2.7 MiB       kwalletd                                                                                               
  2.3 MiB + 481.0 KiB =   2.8 MiB       kaccess                                                                                               
  2.8 MiB + 105.5 KiB =   2.9 MiB       hald
  2.4 MiB + 621.5 KiB =   3.0 MiB       polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
  2.5 MiB + 590.0 KiB =   3.1 MiB       klipper
  2.3 MiB + 775.0 KiB =   3.1 MiB       akonadi_maildir_resource
  2.3 MiB + 803.5 KiB =   3.1 MiB       akonadi_nepomuk_contact_feeder
  2.6 MiB + 806.5 KiB =   3.4 MiB       akonadi_maildispatcher_agent
  3.2 MiB + 409.5 KiB =   3.6 MiB       kglobalaccel
  3.3 MiB + 361.0 KiB =   3.6 MiB       akonadiserver
  4.2 MiB +   1.0 MiB =   5.2 MiB       kuiserver (2)
  4.5 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   6.0 MiB       akonadi_contacts_resource (2)
  5.3 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   6.5 MiB       konsole
  4.7 MiB +   1.9 MiB =   6.6 MiB       akonadi_ical_resource (2)
  1.4 MiB +   6.0 MiB =   7.4 MiB       klauncher (2)
  6.2 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   7.5 MiB       python2.6
  2.1 MiB +   5.7 MiB =   7.8 MiB       ksmserver
828.0 KiB +   7.1 MiB =   7.9 MiB       kdeinit4 (2)
  7.2 MiB +   7.5 MiB =  14.7 MiB       kded4 (2)
 13.2 MiB +   1.7 MiB =  14.9 MiB       guidance-power-
 16.5 MiB +   1.1 MiB =  17.6 MiB       knotify4
 22.0 MiB +  82.5 KiB =  22.1 MiB       mysqld
 21.2 MiB +   2.2 MiB =  23.4 MiB       kmix
 22.6 MiB +   3.1 MiB =  25.7 MiB       kwin
 28.4 MiB +   3.2 MiB =  31.6 MiB       krunner
 40.2 MiB +   4.4 MiB =  44.6 MiB       plasma-desktop
 56.8 MiB + 608.0 KiB =  57.4 MiB       Xorg
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                        367.0 MiB

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Squeeze With KDE 4.5 and Liquorix 2.6.37-10 kernel.

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 Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program

 60.0 KiB +   7.5 KiB =  67.5 KiB       acpi_fakekeyd
 68.0 KiB +   6.5 KiB =  74.5 KiB       start_kdeinit
 68.0 KiB +  10.0 KiB =  78.0 KiB       kwrapper4
116.0 KiB +  22.0 KiB = 138.0 KiB       portmap
124.0 KiB +  30.0 KiB = 154.0 KiB       anacron
152.0 KiB +  11.5 KiB = 163.5 KiB       x-session-manag
148.0 KiB +  21.5 KiB = 169.5 KiB       atd
160.0 KiB +  24.0 KiB = 184.0 KiB       init
152.0 KiB +  44.0 KiB = 196.0 KiB       hald-addon-generic-backlight
168.0 KiB +  46.0 KiB = 214.0 KiB       hald-addon-input
180.0 KiB +  39.0 KiB = 219.0 KiB       rpc.statd
176.0 KiB +  46.0 KiB = 222.0 KiB       hald-addon-acpi
180.0 KiB +  48.0 KiB = 228.0 KiB       hald-addon-storage
196.0 KiB +  40.0 KiB = 236.0 KiB       hald-runner
256.0 KiB +  13.5 KiB = 269.5 KiB       ssh-agent
228.0 KiB +  51.5 KiB = 279.5 KiB       cron
288.0 KiB +  26.5 KiB = 314.5 KiB       acpid
332.0 KiB +  53.0 KiB = 385.0 KiB       kerneloops
416.0 KiB +  11.0 KiB = 427.0 KiB       dhclient
324.0 KiB + 129.0 KiB = 453.0 KiB       su
432.0 KiB +  45.5 KiB = 477.5 KiB       exim4
496.0 KiB +  68.0 KiB = 564.0 KiB       dbus-launch (2)
468.0 KiB + 105.0 KiB = 573.0 KiB       getty (6)
480.0 KiB + 115.0 KiB = 595.0 KiB       bluetoothd
444.0 KiB + 164.5 KiB = 608.5 KiB       wpa_supplicant
516.0 KiB + 250.0 KiB = 766.0 KiB       avahi-daemon (2)
664.0 KiB + 156.0 KiB = 820.0 KiB       modem-manager
496.0 KiB + 335.5 KiB = 831.5 KiB       kdm (2)
260.0 KiB + 602.0 KiB = 862.0 KiB       udevd (3)
928.0 KiB +  43.0 KiB = 971.0 KiB       rsyslogd
824.0 KiB + 345.0 KiB =   1.1 MiB       polkitd
964.0 KiB + 231.5 KiB =   1.2 MiB       cupsd
952.0 KiB + 286.0 KiB =   1.2 MiB       console-kit-daemon
  1.1 MiB + 224.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       akonadi_control
756.0 KiB + 597.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       klauncher
  1.3 MiB + 238.5 KiB =   1.5 MiB       nepomukserver
  1.3 MiB + 510.0 KiB =   1.8 MiB       NetworkManager
  1.5 MiB + 347.5 KiB =   1.8 MiB       dbus-daemon (3)
  1.8 MiB + 381.5 KiB =   2.2 MiB       kuiserver
  1.5 MiB + 851.0 KiB =   2.3 MiB       ksmserver
  2.3 MiB +  28.5 KiB =   2.4 MiB       bash
  2.0 MiB + 421.0 KiB =   2.4 MiB       kwalletd
  2.0 MiB + 427.5 KiB =   2.4 MiB       kaccess
  1.1 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   2.4 MiB       kio_trash (2)
336.0 KiB +   2.2 MiB =   2.5 MiB       kdeinit4
  2.0 MiB + 618.0 KiB =   2.6 MiB       akonadi_vcard_resource
  2.0 MiB + 656.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB       akonadi_maildir_resource
  2.1 MiB + 545.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB       polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
  2.2 MiB + 490.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB       klipper
  2.6 MiB +  95.0 KiB =   2.7 MiB       hald
  2.2 MiB + 684.0 KiB =   2.9 MiB       akonadi_maildispatcher_agent
  2.3 MiB + 727.5 KiB =   3.0 MiB       akonadi_nepomuk_contact_feeder
  2.9 MiB + 361.5 KiB =   3.2 MiB       kglobalaccel
  3.1 MiB + 217.5 KiB =   3.3 MiB       kerneloops-applet
  3.3 MiB + 329.0 KiB =   3.6 MiB       akonadiserver
  3.4 MiB + 669.5 KiB =   4.0 MiB       korgac
  3.3 MiB +   1.4 MiB =   4.8 MiB       kded4
  4.0 MiB + 988.0 KiB =   4.9 MiB       knetworkmanager
  3.8 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   5.0 MiB       akonadi_contacts_resource (2)
  4.0 MiB +   1.6 MiB =   5.6 MiB       akonadi_ical_resource (2)
  5.8 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   6.9 MiB       konsole
  6.2 MiB +   1.6 MiB =   7.7 MiB       kmix
  8.4 MiB +   3.0 MiB =  11.4 MiB       kwin
 12.9 MiB +   2.6 MiB =  15.5 MiB       krunner
 16.6 MiB +   1.0 MiB =  17.7 MiB       knotify4
 22.2 MiB +  81.5 KiB =  22.3 MiB       mysqld
 23.4 MiB +   3.5 MiB =  27.0 MiB       plasma-desktop
 22.2 MiB +   5.2 MiB =  27.3 MiB       nepomukservicestub (7)
 31.2 MiB + 252.5 KiB =  31.5 MiB       virtuoso-t
 40.5 MiB + 169.0 KiB =  40.7 MiB       Xorg
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                        300.8 MiB

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.90 beta #2 released - bug reports & feedback

#344 Postby qtech » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:57 pm

I've developed an issue with python since the last round of updates. CPU stays pegged at 50% on one core. The process isn't using much memory (9mb). Occurs immediately after logging in but does not happen every time.

Suggestions?

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#345 Postby Stevo » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:53 am

Does "top" in the terminal show the guilty process?

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#346 Postby qtech » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:54 am

Stevo wrote:Does "top" in the terminal show the guilty process?


Sure enough does: hp-systray

HP hasn't burned me since my Windows days. Guess they had to make up for it where they could... :p

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#347 Postby zeeone » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:30 pm

Here I am again, late blooming. I have tried the live 32 bit disk on an old AMD slot A machine, will not boot.

Tried on a single core AMD 64 with a 21" CRT monitor, it booted up, #2 does not like my ATI card.

Tried on my Quad four AMD 64 with 28" digital monitor, it only would boot in the default mode, the rest went into lockup. #2 does not like the ATI card.

I now have #2 loaded on the Quad four in 32 bit mode. Things run slow and jerky.
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#348 Postby kmathern » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:28 pm

zeeone wrote:Here I am again, late blooming. I have tried the live 32 bit disk on an old AMD slot A machine, will not boot......

I think the boot failure on the AMD slot A machine is because it doesn't support SSE instructions. See a similar thread here: viewtopic.php?p=258650#p258650

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#349 Postby zeeone » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:42 pm

kmathern wrote:
zeeone wrote:Here I am again, late blooming. I have tried the live 32 bit disk on an old AMD slot A machine, will not boot......

I think the boot failure on the AMD slot A machine is because it doesn't support SSE instructions. See a similar thread here: viewtopic.php?p=258650#p258650


Yes that one is for a socket A CPU, mine is older than that one. This was a test more for the thread for "What should be the minimum stuff for M11 to run with" or something like that. I think richb is going crazy keeping up with these two threads. I am just reporting back, I have lots of older machines to try M11 on.
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Re: MEPIS 10.9.90 beta #2 released - bug reports & feedback

#350 Postby richb » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:45 pm

zeeone wrote:
kmathern wrote:
zeeone wrote:Here I am again, late blooming. I have tried the live 32 bit disk on an old AMD slot A machine, will not boot......

I think the boot failure on the AMD slot A machine is because it doesn't support SSE instructions. See a similar thread here: viewtopic.php?p=258650#p258650


Yes that one is for a socket A CPU, mine is older than that one. This was a test more for the thread for "What should be the minimum stuff for M11 to run with" or something like that. I think richb is going crazy keeping up with these two threads. I am just reporting back, I have lots of older machines to try M11 on.

It has been interesting, :eek:
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