Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 61

Thread: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    25,701
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Am I the only one to encounter failures in the 32-bit 11.4 Milestone2 KDE liveCD to boot direct to X ?

    I booted my 32-bit Athlon-2800 with nVidia 8400GS PCI card to the 32-bit 11.4 Milestone2 KDE liveCD and it brought me to a login screen, with the option of user "linux" as the user. But selecting "linux" and trying various passwords (ie <enter> or other possibilities) failed to do a login. I killed the login, and went to run level 3 and logged in to run level 3 as user linux (sucessfully) but 'startx' failed. That happened both without 'nomodeset' and with 'nomodeset' as a boot code.

    I then booted my wife's Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 7400M laptop with the 'killer' Intel 855GM graphics. It booted to X, but there was no mouse cursor. None. The keyboard only partially worked, although every window I opened with the keyboard, was very quickly covered by the plasma on KDE4. Konsoles were only updated after repeated selection (via key navigation) and totally not useable. I could temporary get the plasma hidden windows back, but with seconds it was covered again. In essence, the Intel driver was not useable with this laptop and the 2.6.36 kernel.

    I rebooted and tried the 'nomodeset' boot code. That took me to a login screen, and I had the same problem with this laptop's Intel 855GM (with 'nomodeset') that I had with the desktop with the nVidia 8400GS. ie impossible to start X.

    I don't know if this problem was systemic, or if I was just lucky. ... I do not see any mention (yet) in the annoying bugs. openSUSE:Most annoying bugs 11.4 dev - openSUSE

    So it was a zero out of two for Milestone4 thus far. Not one would run X window.

    I may try a few of our other PCs at home.

  2. Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    I had a similar problem with the 64-bit KDE disk. I can log in to other desktop environments, just not KDE.
    I'm confused...No, wait...Maybe I'm not...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    25,701
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath5000 View Post
    I had a similar problem with the 64-bit KDE disk. I can log in to other desktop environments, just not KDE.
    Hmm ... ok, this weekend I'll download the Gnome liveCD and see how it works.

  4. Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    I was thinking the same thing, or downloading the delta DVD.
    I'm confused...No, wait...Maybe I'm not...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,990
    Blog Entries
    16

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Installed 32 bit M2 kde this AM
    To be honest it worked perfectly, and so far not one issue.
    My openSUSE 13.1 KDE Box
    My Articles
    Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    25,701
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Installed 32 bit M2 kde this AM
    To be honest it worked perfectly, and so far not one issue.
    Installed from DVD ? liveCD ? If liveCD did you first boot to liveCD desktop, or install direct? What hardware ? On your Lap#2 with Intel 965GM ?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,990
    Blog Entries
    16

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Lap 2
    Live cd
    Went to Live desktop
    My openSUSE 13.1 KDE Box
    My Articles
    Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    25,701
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Lap 2
    Live cd
    Went to Live desktop
    Hmmm ... so KDE with 965GM works, but KDE with 855GM (intel and FBDEV driver) or KDE with 8400GS (noveau or nv driver) fails.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,990
    Blog Entries
    16

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Hmmm ... so KDE with 965GM works, but KDE with 855GM (intel and FBDEV driver) or KDE with 8400GS (noveau or nv driver) fails.
    This laptop seems to work with everything I throw at it
    My openSUSE 13.1 KDE Box
    My Articles
    Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Stoney Stanton - England
    Posts
    779

    Default Re: 11.4 Milestone2 X window failed to start from KDE liveCD

    Didn't have too much luck here.

    From the DVD I tried an install (on top of 11.3 updated to 11.4 m1) but couldn't get kde 4 to start (although kde 3 using failsafe worked).

    Tried a fresh install of m2 but again couldn't get kde 4 to start and I then tried an install of m2 on top of a fresh install of 11.3 again without any joy.

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •