OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 Running On Samsung Q1EX - Working Configuration - Failed To Get Textmode Console
Sep 4, 2010
I needed to load Linux on a Samsung Q1Ex for a project I'm contracting on, and could not for the life of me get anything to run. Turns out that the video card is a chrome relative, and for some reason, almost every distro out there (I usually use debian for this sort of project - ie, no money, but use SLES at my day job) failed to even get to textmode console. Trying several distros, I finally put it out there and used OpenSuse and voila!, vga was working. After that, I got X running, and many hours later had the mouse working. The key to this device is Windows. I ended up parsing through the registry looking for "touch" and found that the software in use on Windows is eGalaxTouch. A quick google brought up their site where I found several Linux drivers. I used the beta mode drivers to get the mouse working. Here is a more detailed breakdown.
Use OpenSuse 11.3 (I used the full blown disc - its is the only distro I could get to boot correctly as the others all used OpenChrome, while OpenSuse seems to use fbdev - note here that installing the unichrome drivers will actually break X and cause you to have to reboot to get away from the mess on the screen). Use eGalaxyTouch drivers. The pdf's included in the download have step-by-step instructions but the big pieces are the setup.sh script and the serio_raw steps (note if you perform a 'hwinfo --bios | more' you can figure out which /dev/input/event* you're using - for me it was event1 and serio4). Note also to choose PS/2 when executing the setup.sh script provided in their download. eGalax_eMPIA Technology Inc. TouchKit Linux Driver Here is my xorg.conf now:
On the video, just stay with the fbdev and you should be good. So far, I've had KDE, Gnome, TWM all running; and now have my EFL apps running! Woohoo! Next piece of the puzzle is to verify sound, but on the face of it, looks like the system recognized it off the bat. And of course one other note. 11.3 is going to make me a convert!
i been getting errors when trying to use zypper from the console. This happens in 2 pcs, and errors seem to be the same,One has 11.4 + gnome 2, standar installation (with gnome) from 11.4 DVD. The error i get whenever i run something like zypper install xxxyyy.rpm or zypper update is:
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)
I dont know if its related, but the one with gnome 3 constantly gives me (what i think is) a kernel panic when i shut down the system, it happens fast and the text on the screen is not "linear" but spread all over the screen, so i cant read the whole message, but it does say something about glib and corruption.This is actually the first time(s) ibe seen a kernel panic ever since i used ubuntu.
Now i will try to explain my problem.I just installed fresh 11.04 openSuSe 64bit.After doing all the configuration I rebooted and tried to login.Nothing happened.Googled some things, tried ctrl alt f1 and login as root, also tried to login as root, even changed my root password to be sure.Still, nothing happens, except for the thing that everytime I try to login as root it says authentication failed, but if i type my password bad it says bad password.
Reinstalled Debian Squeeze (64bit/gnome) on my Notebook using Netinstall. Everything worked like always but in the setup instead of typing in a root password as asked to i just pressed enter (in the hope of not having to type in a pw in the console later, just having to press enter then)
When i needed rootpw to install some software (using SoftwareDownloader) the normal loginpw seemed to work, but not in the console. ari@HP625:~$ su - Password: su: Authentication failure
I have been using my system for couple of weeks, and normally update software when the icon is displayed on top bar (gnome). Last couple of days there were updates for X, and I am not sure whether that is the cause of my problem. Once bootup, I get the login screen. When enter the password the login screen keep coming back. there is no error about any password issue, or anything. It keeps prompt me to enter the password.
I could login back the following way.
1. ctrl + alt + F1 , and login with the same username/pwd as for X 2.change to root 3.pkill gdm3 4.exit from root to user privilege 5. startx
The system starts X correctly and no login screen is displayed. I could use the system as usual.
The only thing I did custom to my system was upgrading to the latest kernel (2.6.38) using the source. This was to get support for my hardware, but that was about a month ago. I do not see anything in /var/log (X, demesg etc).
am currently using Windows 7 across my networked PCs at home.
I've just received my new Samsung N250 Plus Netbook which comes with Windows 7 Starter (yuk). I read a post on Ebuyer from someone who has installed ubuntu on his N250 so thought I'd give it a go tonight.
My main concern is whether my wi-fi card (Broadcom 802.11n according to windows) will work when I remove windows and install ubuntu. I intend to use the netbook for internet use only while working abroad.
Is it possible to test it works by running ubuntu from my USB stick first (without removing windows 7)?
under the console 7 (ctrl+alt+f7), I have a virtual win xp, and I run some music and apps in it.. but, when I switch to any another console, it just shuts up.. also, when I log in as a root under console 2 and go back to console 7, sound card also shuts up..
I have a Macbook Pro 2,66 Ghz (June 2009) and i also use a Samsung T240HD-Screen. The Mac has a MiniDisplayport und i use a converter to HDMI. I don't get a signal on the external screen. It is displayed in the X-Server-Settings and i can configure it (Resolution, Twinview, Position and so on) but when i go to the GPU-Section all the Information in the section of den T240HD-screen is "unknown". Nvidia Driver Version: 190.53
it's my first day of trying to figure out Linux, and I now understand why it's been largely used by the geek community.I've tried to install both xcdroast and 7zip using the console and failed miserably both times.7zip doesn't have a ./configure and xcdroast just gives me errors that I don't understandI think I need a package manager?
I am trying to install a driver for my scx4200. Ubuntu found this driver automatically but openSUSE 11.4 (64bit) does not. I have the manufacturers Cd with a Linux folder on it but if I run "autorun" in terminal it says permission denied. I have copied the files to a new folder on my hard drive but do not know how to run "autorun" in terminal with sudo. I switched to openSUSE because Ubuntu 11.4 kept freezing. SUSE does seem much better.
I'm on a T42 laptop with a Samsung ML-1740 attached on my USB port. I installed the printer with the tool and everything seemingly went okay. Won't print, tho. I read somewhere on fedora's pages (prob the forum) that someone had a similar prob and it was a matter of loading foomatic, whatever that was, then retrying the load. It worked for them. Anyone aware of this?? Or is this a simple fix? I used the recommended driver for ML-1740 listed in the GUI.I have to reboot, I'll try to get a printout from troubleshooting.
Tried to install Gnome after the minimal server (console based) install.I would like to install a graphical GUI now What to do? wich packages? tried zypper gnome-desktop (or something similar) but it wasn't enough.
Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: installing package xen-4.0.0_21091_06-0.1.1.x86_64 needs 27MB on the /boot filesystemI seem not to be able to change the size of the /boot, but 11.2 loads okay but not 11.3There only 19MB left from 66 and I can't make it bigger, I hope there is someone thathas seen this. I would like to see some of the update with XEN.
when i upgraded to slackware-current few days ago i tried to create packages with src2pkg and i get this:
Checking for Makefile rule: 'install' Okay Checking support for DESTDIR (or similar) - Found DESTDIR Installing using DESTDIR - Using: make DESTDIR=/tmp/xf86-video-intel-2.10.901-i486-1 install Notice - Possible error running 'make install' FATAL! Running make install has failed with error: 1 Try using INSTALL_LINE 'make -i install' Exiting...
is it because of i have slackware 32bits i installed src2pkg successfully on slackware 13 but on slackware-current if i remove it and do src2pkg --setup i get error something like cannot live without it every time. when wanting to create src2pkg-helpers.
but i want to know what im doing wrong ?
before i created packages successfully. i execute src2pkg as root
For those who need or want to install the latest ATI proprietary driver (Catalyst 11.2) right after a fresh 11.4 install - and might not look for solutions in the development subforum.In order to compile the module, I installed the kernel sources and the pattern devel_basis. I normally use most packages in this pattern, so I install it by default from other scripts. While running atiupgrade on a fresh install, I was surprised by the number of packages getting installed with that pattern.Please report if it doesn't work. (like aticonfig initial failed to add a fglrx section for some reason).Take a look at the atiupgrade thread in the development forum: Upgrading ATI driver with atiupgrade.
Having downloaded 11.4 Gnome, finding it did not install I bought it on DVD from ebay, when trying DVD installation my PC is displaying: There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/lib/Gconf-sanity- check - 2 exited with status 256, I would like to install this rather then just run it off disk
I developed a java application to organize the articles and notes for what I need for my work reports. The path appear in a jlist component and by clicking on I'd like the file opened. The application works fine in /home side.
In /root side I get this message error:
"GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon." I work in KDE (OpenSuse 11.4). Why I need a configuration tipically of GNOME?
Trying to set to native resolution of 1360x768 with error "Failed to get size of gamma for output default":
Code: Select allerik@DRAGON:/var/log$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1360 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 61.00* 800x600 61.00
Found these lines in /var/log/kern.log stating "unknown Kepler chipset":
Code: Select allJul 26 17:35:34 DRAGON kernel: [ 15.510099] nouveau ![ DEVICE][0000:03:00.0] unknown Kepler chipset Jul 26 17:35:34 DRAGON kernel: [ 15.510148] nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:03:00.0] unknown chipset, 0xb06070b1 Jul 26 17:35:34 DRAGON kernel: [ 15.510191] nouveau E[ DRM] failed to create 0x80000080, -22 Jul 26 17:35:34 DRAGON kernel: [ 15.510419] nouveau: probe of 0000:03:00.0 failed with error -22
Google search yielded this bug, which affected GT 730 graphics cards, apparently patched in Linux 3.19:
Assuming this is the problem, does this mean I have to upgrade to Testing or install proprietary drivers?
I turned on my laptop at work this morning and it booted up into console mode! Rebooting and booting into Failsafe Mode do nothing...
It reports that it has reached Runlevel 5, but I can't get into the GUI. I have tried to run "startx" which works (Sort of) but I have no mouse or keyboard control. Same goes for if I run "sax2 -r -m 0=radeon" and I have to hard power off the machine to get out of there.
If I try to load the vesa driver, it fails and the SaX.log tells me:
(II) VESA(0): Totl Memory: 256 64KB banks (16384kB) (EE) VESA(0): No matching modes (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
I have renamed the xorg.conf file and rebooted, but come to the same place...
Nothing reports to have failed on bootup, so I have no clue where to start trouble shooting. It does tell me though that there were "Skipped features: boot.cycle". Is this the problem area?
i'm using opensuse 11.3... sometimes i listen to a music from videos.. but, when i switch to another console (ctrl+alt+f1-5), music stops.. why? what will happen with other applications (database, etc) that work in a background?
I have just recently switched from Gnome to KDE in 11.2 since there was some sort of major KDE update that fixed the issues I had been having with KDE. Ever since, I have not been able to get miro to load. I try to run it and all I get is the bouncing logo, then nothing. When I try to run Miro in terminal, I get this:
solomon@linux-yz7i:~> miro ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.150:/org/participatoryculture/dtv/OneTime: dbus.etop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote applicge bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connect PyNotify support disabled on your platform.
And it will sit there for eternity or until I close the terminal window. When I run Miro as root, I get this:
linux-yz7i:/home/solomon # miro Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/miro.real", line 48, in <module> upgrade.upgrade() File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/miro/plat/upgrade.py", line 77, in upgrade if client.dir_exists("/apps/democracy/player") and not client.dir_exists("/apps/miro"):
glib.GError: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
I have an Acer Aspire One, Model PAV70 that had Windows 7 Starter on it. I booted Ubuntu 10.10 from a USB HDD and then formatted the Acer drive with Ubuntu. I then started installing Ubuntu on the newly formatted HDD and got an error near the end of the install. It said, "apt configuration problem, an attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the cd failed." After this happened the system locked up and I had to reboot. Now I get a black screen with a white blinking cursor. I can't get the system to recognize anything. What can I do?
CPU Type: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 CPU Speed: 1.66GHz System BIOS Version: V3.05(DDR2) VGA BIOS Version: Intel V2001
I am looking for a solution to administer my remote server running SUSE LINUX 10.1 (X86-64) - Kernel 184.108.40.206-4-smp. I have made changes to server and is able to see the boot process and also able to login to system through serial console.
My question, will I be able to administer the server through serial console incase if my root partition is corrupted and system has gone to maintenance shell(or root shell).
Also is there way to go directly to maintenance shell from grub(not talking about single user mode). I want to go maintenance shell where / partition is not mounted.