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Offline johnst1e

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CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« on: November 27, 2016, 08:25:35 AM »
I'm new to tiny core. I have the coreplus 7.2 iso. I want to install to a pentium III laptop which has a Trident Cyberblade XP Ai1 video processor. The laptop is not capable of booting from USB.

I can boot from CD.
I can choose any window manager option from the menu.
The boot messages run up until the message "Core is distributed with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY"
Then it halts showing only a cursor.
If I hit ctrl-C I get the command prompt tc@box:~$  and can navigate the system if necessary.

The problem is my video hardware. Using Puppy Linux Wary if I choose the Xvesa option it comes back with a message that "Xvesa will hang with my hardware you must use Xorg" and if I do it works (with puppy)

I need wireless support so that's why I chose coreplus.
How can I install using Xorg?  Or how can I get Xorg working so I can install?

I can't run the coreplus installer until X is running.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.




Offline polikuo

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Re: CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 08:34:58 AM »
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tce-load -wil Xorg-7.7Should be enough

Offline Misalf

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Re: CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 08:41:25 AM »
If your wifi card is supported, use  sudo wifi.sh  to setup a connection.
Then you could probably just install Xorg in "cloud mode" (extensions will be lost after reboot), as polikuo mentioned, and  strartx .

To install Core to hard drive without a GUI, you can run  tc-install.sh  or install manually (copy core.gz an vmlinuz and load those via any boot loader).
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)

Offline johnst1e

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Re: CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 10:19:59 AM »
Thanks your advice worked.  I got Xorg running.  There are still some Xorg related issues, my trackpad does not recognize a tap as a left-click and movement is a bit erratic.

I added the boot code "core laptop" to the coreplus menu item I selected to get it to load the pcmcia support.
After reaching the stalled cursor and hitting ctrl-C to get a command prompt typing
 sudo wifi.sh
worked and I connected to the internet.
Then I ran
 tce-load -wil Xorg-7.7
and all the Xorg  files downloaded and installed.

Before I could get
 startx
to work I had to find the Xvesa process which was running with
 ps | more
and
 kill -9 pid.of.the.Xvesa. 
Then I could run startx and I got the desktop.



Offline coreplayer2

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Re: CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 12:06:01 PM »
Welcome johnst1e
I added the boot code "core laptop" to the coreplus menu item I selected to get it to load the pcmcia support.
While ymmv I've never needed the " laptop " bootcode on any notebook, so try with and try without.
Also try the Core Book for an explanation of more useful boot codes from here
http://tinycorelinux.net/corebook.pdf

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After reaching the stalled cursor and hitting ctrl-C to get a command prompt typing
 sudo wifi.sh
worked and I connected to the internet.
Then I ran
 tce-load -wil Xorg-7.7
and all the Xorg  files downloaded and installed.
A desktop is not required to install tinycore, see previous post and the Core Book from here
http://tinycorelinux.net/corebook.pdf

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Before I could get
 startx
to work I had to find the Xvesa process which was running with
 ps | more
and
 kill -9 pid.of.the.Xvesa. 
Then I could run startx and I got the desktop.
An easier command to know is:
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pkill X
startx

After install with Xorg to disk I think there are more mouse/touchpad  extensions you can try using Apps

Enjoy  8)

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: CorePlus install needs Xorg because Xvesa can't run
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 12:12:19 PM »
Also after install, be sure to verify  " Xorg-7.7.tcz "  has been added to your onboot.lst and that Xvesa has been removed, so that you start up with Xorg in future.  You may use Apps for that too.