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Offline Sashank999

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2020, 06:22:02 AM »
tce-load -i wifi.tcz is not working. dmesg is empty. What should I do now ?
I have also done chmod +rwx * . But nothing happened.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2020, 08:00:22 PM »
Even when I add vga=792 boot code, the startx says "Giving Up. Failed in waitforX" .
Just a small doubt. Why should we use startx instead of just typing Xfbdev or Xorg (they don't load directly, they say that Display is not found) ?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 08:07:54 PM by Sashank999 »

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2020, 10:15:18 PM »
I suggest double-checking that the correct tce folder is being used:
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$ ls -l /etc/sysconfig/tcedir
Next check that a simple desktop is loaded:
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$ tce-load -i Xfbdev flwm aterm wbar
Then, if startx does not work, use the Xfbdev command mentioned several posts earlier and paste the error message here.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2020, 12:25:55 AM »
Well, the tcedir is correct.
When I also add vga=792 to the bootcodes, I get an note that "vga=792 is deprecated. We suggest using gfxterm=...(some blah blah)". I don't know whether it is from grub2 or TCL. But that vga note comes before the line "Loading kernel 5.4.3-tinycore64". It is also disappearing very fast and hence I was unabe to read all of note.

The desktop loads when I add the vga=792 boot code but the aterm is not loaded and also fltk is not loaded(the x icon, maximise and minimise icons were not there on top of windows.). When I do "tce-load -i Xfbdev flwm aterm wbar" it says all are loaded but there is no fltk-1.3 command.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2020, 12:37:35 AM »
Are you using legacy bios or uefi boot? With uefi boot you can set the efifb resolution to your screens optimal resolution and then you don't need the vga=7xx boot code.

Is it possible that you missed out downloading some of the *tcz.dep files (are Xfbdev.tcz.dep, flwm.tcz.dep, etc, all present)?

Note startx performs several housekeeping tasks for the desktop - the Xfbdev command is for troubleshooting only.
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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2020, 12:43:43 AM »
My system is too old and I have only BIOS. No UEFI.
I downloaded all things with the script Rich provided. And hence I am sure that all .dep files are downloaded too.

This time I got another error when I returned back from desktop back to prompt :
Could not init font path element /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/, removing from list!

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2020, 12:54:22 AM »
I now realised that the script did't work as expected. I think it has a few errors. It did not download .dep for adwaita-icon-theme.tcz which has gtk3. Now running the script again for all deps.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2020, 12:56:51 AM »
Did you download the wifi extension and its deps with the script? If so, the elogind extension should have been downloaded.

If the wifi extension works, you can download what is needed with "tce-load -w".

The warning about 100dpi fonts, which can be ignored, would seem to suggest that you using Xorg-7.7 and not Xfbdev. What does this give:
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$ cat /etc/sysconfig/Xserver

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2020, 01:57:08 AM »
It says "Xfbdev".
And also, entering "wifi.sh" says command not found.
Then, I deleted all files in tce.installed folder and the did "tce-load -i wifi". It says that mount is failed : Invalid Argument.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2020, 03:11:35 AM »
Why did you delete the files in /usr/local/tce.installed?

Are you sure you downloaded the extensions from the correct repo - 11.x x86_64?

I suggest you reboot, load only Xfbdev, flwm, aterm and wbar and try again.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2020, 03:41:41 AM »
I deleted files in tce.installed in an hope of installing the extensions again.

Yes. I have downloaded them from correct repo.

That Worked ! Thank You !
The elogind.tcz is actually corrupt download. And hence the error. Sorry and Thank You again.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2020, 04:34:56 AM »
Just asking, why should we use the startx script instead of just making the X Window System itself running ?

And also, which window manager gives that grey color bar on top with different desktops and a clock ?

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2020, 04:50:09 AM »
Take a look at the contents of startx with:
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$ cat /usr/local/bin/startx
If you use the apps gui "tags" function and enter "wm", you get a list of the window managers available.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2020, 09:50:12 AM »
Because the plain X server may confuse users. Inexperienced users may think the machine has hung.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: Tinycore x86 and x64 in a single partition
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2020, 07:44:10 PM »
Oh. So the startx launches all wbar, Xorg, wm and create a clean desktop. Thank You.
This thread can be marked as solved  :D .