Black Screen after fresh install on Pentium 4 System

Hey, I used the netinstall i586 tumbleweed image (Processor is from 2001, only 32-bit).

Installation went fine, however upon boot I get these errors:

[drm:i915_gem_init_stolen [i915]] * ERROR* confilct detected with
usb usb4-port7: over current condition

So I don’t see the login manager, instead black screen. However I can switch session and login in terminal.

So first of all, is the line break intentional or are these two separate isssues?

Second, I looked in the BIOS and saw that one of the Intel usb hosts shared an IRQ with the VGA controller, so I disabled that usb host - but no avail.

Any clues?

hp d530 SFF
Intel Pentium 4 @ 2,4 GhZ, Stepping F29
80 GB HDD, partitioned by the installer.

What video card??

I’m using the integrated one (on the motherboard).

Can’t find any information about it right now.
However I checked the [Hardware] section during install and it was recognized …

Does not mean you have the right driver

try starting with nomodeset

At grub boot press e find line starting linux go to full end of line (it wraps) enter a space and nomodeset press F10 to continue boot

Ok, nomodeset did work. However system is utterly slow… :frowning:
How can I find the appropriate driver?

My lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
05:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5782 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
05:09.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg (rev 01)

Well the chip set is over 15 years old. Like asking why the VW does not run like a Ferrari

The Intel driver is built into the kernel not too much you can do there. . KDE and Gnome are pretty resource intensive try a lighter desktop. Get all updates perhaps add a NVIDIA or AMD video card

You said earlier “Does not mean you have the right driver”, so my question now was: How do I find the right driver?

I guess “nomodeset” is some kind of fallback and hence the sluggishness.

PC has only AGP slot, so even if I would add a dGPU, it wouldn’t be much newer…

…I’m running debian jessie and KDE on a i386 Pentium mobile with 1700 MHz from 2003 (OK, has an old NVIDIA quadro FXgo700 graphics card :slight_smile: ). First try: old graphics card (from trash box?). Could solve driver problem and improve performance of GUI.

OK at that point did not know what graphics you had.

Intel that old may not be supported any longer and since the Intel driver is built in to the kernel not much can be done about it. Adding another (even old) NVIDIA or AMD card will allow at least some experimentation with drivers. Of course if they are also too old they may have dropped from support also:P

Slowness may not be entirely do to drivers. 1Gig memory is a bit light for KDE and Gnome these days so try another Desktop there are several available.

Yeah, I also thought about RAM - once I get the system running I would spend it some RAM (4 GB) - which I need to buy however.

Same with AGP Card, I don’t have one lying around unfortunately…

The thing is I got this PC for free and I want to donate it to a workshop, where I’m volunteering, so I do not want to spend that much money.

So regarding the driver for the intel integrated, there is nothing I can do/try?

Not that I know maybe some one else has an idea

Probably switch the acceleration since it’s probably a 965 card…

Add a file called 20-intel.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ with;

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "AccelMethod"  "uxa"

Reboot without the nomodeset and see how that goes.

Ah, no that didn’t help, same error:

[drm:i915_gem_init_stolen [i915]] * ERROR* confilct detected with

Is there a way to get some more info about this error. I mean conflict detected with - what?


Pull the RAM in the system and reseat, also in the BIOS is there an option to reset the IRQ’s etc? Is there a Video RAM setting for the GPU?

thanks all for the help, but as of yesterday the PC is dead… :frowning:

MB Led is off, Power supply stays off, even if “hand circuited”.

bb PC, regarding the fuss maybe it was even for the better, putting some old tech to sleep now. RIP.