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Offline curaga

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 07:34:07 AM »
fbdev performance is the same as Xvesa. Xorg might help, the sis driver claims XV acceleration, but buggy hw or driver might interfere.

Certainly worth a try though. Perhaps the cpu is powerful enough to play a dvd on the default Xvesa even ;)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2011, 07:36:27 AM by curaga »
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 03:10:12 PM »
Rich, curaga - many thanks for the fast, informative replies. Much appreciated :-)

curaga: would you happen to have the download link for the Sis driver? I'll give that a go first. A change to PS/2 mouse and keyboard has lightened the load slightly, so Flash has taken another small step towards smoothness, but only on low-res stuff really. Still, better than nothing!

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 05:02:13 PM »
Mmmm, on the SIS site, there's a driver for Redhat from 2002. Is there some way I could use that?

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2011, 05:07:15 PM »
Hi Triophile
I believe the driver curaga is referring to is the one included in  graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz
extension.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 02:00:35 AM »
I mean the one included in Xorg, if you download it from appbrowser you'll get the right one.
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2011, 09:04:00 AM »
Ah, OK, I'll give that a go.

Fingers crossed we have extra speed!

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2011, 10:43:03 AM »
Ah, the black screen of Xorg, followed by 'startx', followed by 'ERROR: Could not map MMIO area' and 'ERROR: SiSMapMem() failed'.

Below that were 'Fatal server error: AddScreen/ScreenInitfailed for driver 0' and 'XIO: fatal IO error 104...'

Is this happening because I have no swap file, or some kind of config or driver problem?

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2011, 10:53:42 AM »
Please post your Xorg.0.log.
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2011, 03:32:01 PM »
How do I get the desktop back, so I can navigate to the Xorg log?

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2011, 10:00:51 PM »
@Triophile: To kill a running (but useless) X server you could give 'Ctrl-Alt-Backspace' a try. Or use 'Ctrl-Alt-F1' which should get you back to the first TTY (which you most likely used to start the X server). Bear in mind that the X server might still be running, so it might be a good idea to ensure that it gets terminated before grabbing the 'Xorg.0.log' file.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 01:04:29 AM »
"echo Xvesa | sudo tee /etc/sysconfig/Xserver
startx"
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2011, 05:05:54 AM »
OK, finally had time for another go at this...

Restarted, got to a black screen with the prompt 'tc@box', then tried 'Ctrl-Alt-Backspace'. No joy there, I'm afraid, and the same for 'Ctrl-Alt-F1'.

curaga: I'm slightly unsure about the syntax in the suggestion in your post. In:

"echo Xvesa | sudo tee /etc/sysconfig/Xserver
startx"

does the unbroken vertical line represent a new line, or should I type the first line in whole? I tried both, but couldn't find the unbroken vertical line character on my British keyboard on a TC install with the default US keymap. I tried typing in:

"echo Xvesa", return.
(Response onscreen was, "Xvesa")
"sudo tee /etc/sysconfig/Xserver", return,
(response was blank line)
"startx"
(response was "startx", still on a black screen, but no desktop).

I tried running TC live in case that would allow me to have a look at the folder that way, but got messages talking about problems enumerating USB device on port 3 (presumably the CD drive I was trying to boot from), and ended up back on a black screen with tc@box again. I'm growing increasingly suspicious there's something wrong with the CD drive...

Anyway, I wiped TC, re-installed XPe, and I'll check the thin client's still working OK, If it is, I'll re-install TC once more, and try the Xorg again. Should I do anything differently this time, or just install Xorg like last time from the appbrowser?

Cheers, Jon.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 05:20:16 AM »
Hi Triophile
The | character is really two short vertical lines end to end with a small gap between them. On my
keyboard it is on the \ key.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2011, 07:03:23 AM »
An alternative way would've been to remove Xorg from onboot.lst and reboot, perhaps using a livecd.

Without seeing the log I can't say much. Which version of Xorg did you use?
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2011, 02:56:40 PM »
Thanks for that, Rich.

curaga, I was trying Xorg 7.6. Would 7.4 maybe be a safer bet? If my CD drive was working properly, I had hoped to take the LiveCD route, but it didn't work for me...

I'll re-install in a min, and have another crack.

Cheers, Jon.