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Offline mmrr

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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 02:00:05 PM »
thanks yr patience

when i enter 'startx'.....

i get a  blinking cursor at bottom of tinyx device dependent usage list...

then comes---'error: could not open display'

i try again, same result

still at tty1,,,, tcbox: ~$

after i entered sudo su, then entered startx,
which gave resolution and mouse choices,
then crashed

i'm reading about linux command line
i was reading about the xorg extension to see how hard to set up it might be
[where i read about sudo su]
target machine has card and cable connection to a live ethernet,
could that be reached by the command line?


cheers, mm
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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2009, 08:40:08 AM »
well i was able in textmode to get a look at .xsession, only shows xfbdev,

i guess that's okay, seemed like i had to sudo su to get there and now i'm

stuck in s-user mode, 'root@box' prompt, so i reran:

echo "Xfbdev -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null &" > .xsession

echo jwm >> .xsession

startx

this time i didn't get the list of dependencies after 'startx'

the prompt just returned for next command but i didn't have one...

i'm not too worried about being su in ram

but would like more guidance, is it xorg time?, target machine uses xorg in another os,

[this waiting makes me think the xfbdev process is coming to a close]

i see 3 sizes of xorg file in repository, not clear which to choose

can the tc textmode use the potential internet connection to bring xorg in to play?

cheers,mm

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« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 09:37:41 AM by mmrr »

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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2009, 10:05:23 AM »
Quote
well i was able in textmode to get a look at .xsession, only shows xfbdev,

i guess that's okay, seemed like i had to sudo su to get there and now i'm

stuck in s-user mode, 'root@box' prompt, so i reran:

echo "Xfbdev -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null &" > .xsession

echo jwm >> .xsession

startx

You should not run TC as root.
Having root@box is wrong.

Having only Xfbdev in .xsession indicates that you failed to include the quote marks around the first echo command.

You should boot your system as previously discussed:
tinycore vga=788 textmode tce=hda2 restore=hda2

Then at the
tc@box:~$ prompt enter the following two echo commands:

echo "Xfbdev -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null &" > .xsession

echo jwm >> .xsession

You can check if the full Xfbdev command is there by typing:

cat .xsession

If it is then type

startx

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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2009, 10:55:21 AM »
okay, entered two echo commands
then cat .xsession,
reply is over 2 lines, first line is the part inside the quotes, second line 'jwm'
then the prompt, enter 'startx'

'error: could not open display'
comes at the bottom of a 2page list of switches
ending with about a dozen under the title
'tiny x device dependent usage:' last is 'vtxx'

i've/we've been here at least three times

if you look at the piece you quoted you will see
that the text includes the quote marks you say i've omitted
at prompt...
tell me how to get out of rootbox without rebooting, please
tell me if can access internet in textmode, please
what about me trying xorg? 
if you have more code for me to try, i'm willing to enter it
obviously you're busy, it's a great thing happening here,
if there's a more suitable forum, please tell me about it cheers, mm

« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 02:10:26 PM by mmrr »

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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2009, 03:51:55 PM »
How are you booting to root? How did you "install"?
You must have some persistentcy with .Xauthority not owned by user tc
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Re: tc partial boots then freezes
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 07:28:16 PM »
thanks,

not booting to root, to tc@box

only install i know about is installing fbdev file

i lost previous rootbox when i powered off

i'd like to know how to get out su without powering-off

anything i did su in a ram session dies when the session dies

no? unless some form of save function is active...

please give me some answers to my questions
please tell me where to get code to give tc to see if it will access the internet
via the ethernet[d-link dfe-690txd] card and/or the wireless[airlink awlc3026]
i looked on the install cd's--same windos xp driver for both --Mrv8000c.inf--

please tell me why we are not talking about xorg, if i can see it works i'll happily
shut it down to resume this particular piece of problem-solving if you think it
would be useful.

mm

« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 09:07:48 PM by mmrr »