Installation - RC6: No desktop

anvilhead - 27.09.2007, 06:19 Uhr
Titel: RC6: No desktop
Hi everybody,

I've just installed RC6 to my hard drive (using the Acritox installer---which, I finally figured out, was the way to install Kanotix---how about that!).

But when I boot, I get only a logon prompt, no KDE. Ideas?

Thanks, a.
anvilhead - 27.09.2007, 06:43 Uhr
Titel: RE: RC6: No desktop
Apparently some people can start KDE by typing "startx" (without quotes). Here's what happened when I logged on and tried it:

xauth:  creating new authority file /home/ander/.serverauth.5370

X Window System Version 7.1.1
Build Operating System: UNKNOWN
Current Operating System: Linux peachopolis 2.6.22-10-kanotix #1 SMP Sat Sep 1 [blah blah... irrelevant stuff skipped]

Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 26 22:21:33 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
     after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Yikes, Chinese.

I'd be glad to post some logs here---but since I get only a command prompt, please tell me the commands to save the logs to a USB drive. (Sorry, I've used other versions of Kanotix, but I haven't had much time to learn more shell stuff. Thanks for your indulgence.)

Here are my system specs in case that helps:

Gateway MX6708 laptop system:
Intel Centrino Core Duo T2300
2GB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
WXGA display (native 1280x800)
Sigmatel high-definition audio
80 GB SATA h/d
Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 3945ABG
Kano - 27.09.2007, 15:36 Uhr
Titel: RE: RC6: No desktop
Well in live mode you could have started it with

screen=auto fglrx

that downloads the 50 mb driver on the fly. But why you could not even use vesa on hd install is not really clear. You might want to add 2 additional cheatcodes like:

hda=none hdc=none
anvilhead - 27.09.2007, 17:52 Uhr
Thanks, Kano... I tried booting the CD with:

screen=auto fglrx

...and it did start to DL the ATI driver (nice!). Unfortunately I don't have time to do a complete reinstall right now, which is what I think you're suggesting---but I'll try as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, another question please, before I reinstall:

When I did the install I posted about here, Acritox asked for two user names. It wasn't completely clear---but as far as I could tell, it wanted an admin name and a regular-user name. So I entered a different admin name (not "Kanotix") and my usual user name.

In the same step, it asked for only one password, after the second name. I assumed that meant that the admin p/w would still be "kanotix", until I changed it later.

When I restarted from h/d (and got only the command prompt), I could log on with the regular user name/password, but when I tried some "sudo" commands, it said I wasn't in the sudo group. Was I supposed to add myself to sudo somehow, before restarting?

I also tried logging in with these user names / passwords:

_ [new admin name] / kanotix

_ [new admin name] / [no password]

_ Kanotix / kanotix

...but none of them worked. What did I miss?
Kano - 27.09.2007, 18:00 Uhr
There was never a pw called kanotix. You enter a root pw (to be entered after su not sudo) and a normal user pw.
anvilhead - 28.09.2007, 03:20 Uhr
Kano, as you suggested, I ran the CD with:
screen=auto fglrx hda=none hdc=none

That didn't work. The ATI driver downloaded and installed to RAM, then X tried a bunch of video modes, but only the X startup remained (black screen with white "X" pointer). I copied all the error messages---so I'll paste them below, in case they're useful to you or you're just curious.

Then I tried adding just the first code:
screen=auto fglrx

And it worked! Wow, what a beautiful, sharp display---and full native resolution (1280x800) without having to specify it. This is the nicest Linux diplay I've ever seen... And sound works, too. I could never get Kanotix's sound to work on a laptop.

From that point, I did the install and it worked fine. Way to go, Kano. Thanks for your help.

Cheers, Andy

- - -

After boot with "screen=auto fglrx hda=none hdc=none":
Done with /KANOTIX/usr/src/fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix_8.41.7-1+2.6.22-10.30+c0.kanotix.1_i386.deb  .
Selecting previously deselected package fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix.
(Reading database ... 107613 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix (from .../fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix_8.41.7-1+2.6.22-10.30+c0.kanotix.1_i386.deb)  .
Setting up fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix_8.41.7-1+2.6.22-10.30+c0.kanotix.1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/fglrx-kernel-2.6.22-10-kanotix.postinst: line 10: 5195 buss error      depmod -a -F /boot/System.map-2.6.22-10-kanotix 2.6.22-10-kanotix

/usr/local/bin/install-fglrx-debian.sh: line 737: 5196 bus error     depmod -a
 Enable Powernow.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 5
Starting atieventsd: /usr/sbin/atieventsd already running.
Executing /etc/init.d/xsession start:

     Starting single X-Window session for User kanotix.
     Please stand by a few seconds while the optimal configuration
     is being determined.

After this session terminates, the system will automatically shut down.

Starting X11.../etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5596 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $XOPTIONS $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null
/etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5627 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $BPP 24 $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null
/etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5660 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $XOPTIONS $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null
/etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5684 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $BPP 16 $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null

Error: No suitable X-Server found for your card.
/etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5710 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $BPP 24 $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null
/etc/init.d/xsession:  line 159:  5726 Aborted     $X $NOLISTEN $NORESET -xf86config "$X_CONF" $BPP 8 $DPI $BR :0 2>/dev/null
Retrying with Server Xorg(vesa)

I then returned to the root prompt and tried "startkde":
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
[ 1922.760000] SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x1fcff
[ 1922.760000] SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block 7f39f33, size 5e07
/usr/bin/startkde: line 77: //.kde/share/config/startupconfig: No such file or directory

Kano - 28.09.2007, 09:43 Uhr
Put your cd into the dustbin.
anvilhead - 05.10.2007, 12:12 Uhr
Er, dude, maybe you didn't read my message closely enough... Your suggestion did work, and beautifully---I'm enjoying the best Linux experience ever.

I posted all that code from my previous failures, just in case it might show something interesting or useful to you. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks again for the help.
anvilhead - 11.10.2007, 06:27 Uhr
Chocolate, anyone...?
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