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Offline GasparB123

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Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« on: June 28, 2021, 08:09:50 PM »
Hello, maybe I'm asking for a bit too much here :P

I have a Pentium III 933 Mhz with 512 Mb of RAM, and I'm trying to install Tiny Core, to try and bring it back to life. I downloaded CorePlus (I'm from Argentina so I use a Non-US Keyboard), and burned it on to a CD. It burned and verified without issue, and I put it in the old computer. Neither of the first 8 options work (All that involve a graphic interface). It starts doing it's thing and then it stops with a "failed to waitforx" error and it goes to a command line.

I know a bit of Linux, but I'm no expert. If anyone could give me a hand, it would be much apreciated. Any and all questions that you may need to know, I'll do my best to answer them.

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
Hi GasparB123
Welcome to the forum.

After you get  "failed to waitforx" , do you get a GUI if you enter  startx ?

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 08:29:02 PM »
Hi GasparB123
Welcome to the forum.

After you get  "failed to waitforx" , do you get a GUI if you enter  startx ?

Thanks for the welcome. It's good to be here :)

Unfortunatley I get a blinking cursor for a while and then it repeats the "failed to waitforx" error

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 08:45:25 PM »
Hi GasparB123
Does this produce any messages:
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`head -n 1 .xsession`Those little  `  characters enclosing the command are  backticks.  They are usually on the  ~  key in the upper left
corner of the keyboard.

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 08:55:11 PM »
Hi GasparB123
Does this produce any messages:
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`head -n 1 .xsession`Those little  `  characters enclosing the command are  backticks.  They are usually on the  ~  key in the upper left
corner of the keyboard.

It returns this message (attachememt).



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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 09:33:19 PM »
Hi GasparB123
What does this return:
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Xvesa -listmodes

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 10:40:04 PM »
Your GPU is not vesa compatible, its bios seems buggy. That's highly weird for something as recent as a P3, what graphics card is it?

You will need to install Xorg and a suitable driver.
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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2021, 06:53:38 AM »
Hi GasparB123
What does this return:
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Xvesa -listmodes

It returns this (sorry, it seems the command line says more but it passes by to quickly, this is all I manage to see)(attachment)

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2021, 06:56:05 AM »
Your GPU is not vesa compatible, its bios seems buggy. That's highly weird for something as recent as a P3, what graphics card is it?

You will need to install Xorg and a suitable driver.

I don't know about that, it's using the motherboard integrated graphics, an SiS 530/630 if I recall correctly.

How would I go about installing Xorg and drivers??

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2021, 08:25:58 AM »
Hi GasparB123
Try it like this:
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Xvesa -listmodes 2>&1 > modes.txtThen attach the  modes.txt  file to your next post.

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2021, 09:25:33 AM »
Sis, ouch. They are one of the worst possible graphics, even on Windows the drivers were terribly buggy. On Linux they're worse, and we haven't even had them in the repo after 4.x it looks like.

The best course of action would be to find an used PCI graphics card from a different vendor. Some old Radeon or even Rage or Matrox.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2021, 02:43:05 PM »
Sis, ouch. They are one of the worst possible graphics, even on Windows the drivers were terribly buggy. On Linux they're worse, and we haven't even had them in the repo after 4.x it looks like.

The best course of action would be to find an used PCI graphics card from a different vendor. Some old Radeon or even Rage or Matrox.

I hope I can find one. Here in Argentina, it's kind of hard to come by PCI graphics cards.

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2021, 03:00:12 PM »
Hi GasparB123
Try it like this:
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Xvesa -listmodes 2>&1 > modes.txtThen attach the  modes.txt  file to your next post.

The txt file is empty :(

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2021, 04:48:47 PM »
Hi GasparB123
You are absolutely right. I messed up the command. Try it like this:
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Xvesa -listmodes > modes.txt 2>&1

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Re: Can't install due to "falied to waitforx" error
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2021, 06:44:54 PM »
Hi GasparB123
You are absolutely right. I messed up the command. Try it like this:
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Xvesa -listmodes > modes.txt 2>&1

Here are the full results in the attachment (sorry, couldn't move the file to a usb drive, so here are more photos):