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Offline polikuo

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Re: Installing JWM
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2020, 09:38:48 AM »
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tc@box:~$ uname -r
5.4.3-tinycore

You're running 32-bit tinycore
using this repo: http://tinycorelinux.net/11.x/x86/tcz/

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What hardware do you have ?
Lenovo Thinkpad L450

You (most likely) have Intel CPU, and (probably) AMD GPU

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What exactly do you (and I) need to know?

Hardware specs, so we can find out the most suitable drivers for you.

Does your machine have more than 4G of RAM ?
If that's the case, I suggest you switch to 64-bit.
(Since 32-bit operating systems generally don't support RAM more than that, you'll be limit to 4G even if you have more.)

If you're sticking with 32-bit platform
I suggest
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tce-load -i Xorg-7.7 jwm wbar aterm
IIRC, graphics-KERNEL is needed for Xorg now
So you'll also need graphics-5.4.3-tinycore
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tce-load -i graphics-KERNEL
How does your onboot.lst look like ?
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cat /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/onboot.lst

Offline polikuo

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Re: Installing JWM
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2020, 09:42:17 AM »
Can you specify what that means?
I only see a shell with
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tc@box:~$If I exit from that, I am prompted with
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Core Linux
box login:
so from there I can only login to tc again. Within the shell startx is not found.

You're already in what we called "console prompt"

[startx not found] --> you haven't loaded Xprog-7.7

How did you install your system ?

Did you use the official tc-install ?

Offline vltcl

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Re: Installing JWM
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2020, 06:38:36 PM »
I probably messed something up.
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tce-load -wi graphics-KERNEL Xorg-7.7 jwmand then
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exec /usr/local/bin/jwmworked.

BUT:
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tce-load -i graphics-KERNEL Xorg-7.7 jwmwould not work because Xorg-7.7 is not found. Is there a known reason for that?

Hardware specs:
4GB RAM
Intel i3 2GHz
I don't know the GPU, how do I find that out on fresh tinycore install?
Also I will switch to 64bit eventually.

Thank you all.

Offline CNK

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Re: Installing JWM
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2020, 10:44:13 PM »
You run this the first time to download the extensions as well as install them:
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tce-load -wi graphics-KERNEL Xorg-7.7 jwm

Then later you can use:
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tce-load -i graphics-KERNEL Xorg-7.7 jwm

As the extensions are already downloaded, the latter command should now work.

"startx" should work in both cases, or at least it does when I load the extensions that I listed earlier.

If you can't check the specs for your laptop to find the GPU, use the "lspci" command and the model will probably be on the line that says "VGA compatible controller:". Sometimes the model info reported there can be a bit cryptic, though hopefully it'll say something to at least indicate Intel/AMD/Nvidea etc.

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Re: Installing JWM
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2020, 02:05:51 PM »
@CNK you are correct.

lspci | grep VGA gives
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Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09)
I believe this can be marked as solved then.

Offline Rich

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Re: [Solved] Installing JWM
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2020, 02:08:04 PM »
Hi vltcl
... I believe this can be marked as solved then.
Done.  :)

Offline neonix

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Re: [Solved] Installing JWM
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2024, 01:30:44 PM »
Why there is two extensions with name jwm in TC15 x86_64. What is the difference between jwm-full.tcz and jwm.tcz? I think jwm.tcz is broken and menu list and wbar don't work with this one.

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Re: [Solved] Installing JWM
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2024, 02:29:32 PM »
Hi neonix
According to the .info files:
jwm-full.tcz is version 2.2.2
jwm.tcz is version 2.3.7

Offline CNK

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Re: [Solved] Installing JWM
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2024, 03:43:24 AM »
I think jwm.tcz is broken and menu list and wbar don't work with this one.

jwm.tcz works fine for me with TC15 x86_64. I don't use wbar, but my manually-generated menu displays fine. I don't think I've tried jwm-full.tcz.

Offline neonix

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Re: [Solved] Installing JWM
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2024, 03:26:19 AM »
I think jwm.tcz is broken and menu list and wbar don't work with this one.

jwm.tcz works fine for me with TC15 x86_64.
I tried to recreate this problem, and it occurs always when I instal jwm.tcz before Xorg or Xvesa on fresh installation.