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Old 04-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Trying to install Slackware on an Asus ux21e SSD


I am trying to install Slackware 13.37 on an SSD Asus ux21e.
I have not been successful.
It starts loading and suddenly freezes...
Can anyone help?

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jl
 
Old 04-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Please be more specific:
- At which point does it freeze, when you try to install or when you try to boot the installed system?
- At which point exactly does it freeze, what can you see on the screen?
- What exactly happens (does it really freeze, is the screen going blank, ...)?
 
Old 04-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Please be more specific:
- At which point does it freeze, when you try to install or when you try to boot the installed system?
- At which point exactly does it freeze, what can you see on the screen?
- What exactly happens (does it really freeze, is the screen going blank, ...)?
Thank you for help.

Slackware 13.37 installs no problem. Partitions are: /dev/sda1 > root, /dev/sda6 > home
When it boots, the Slackware logo shows. I don't see the pinguins afterwards, though.
It loads quickly, no time to see what happens (yes it is a SSD laptop!).
However, at one point the screen blanks. It is not totally black. Black but shiny and it stays like that.
I wait. I try to enter "root", then the root password, then "shutdown -h 0". Nothing happen. So the sysem is not working.
I attached pics of the syslog file.
Maybe you can make up something of it...

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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This might be a display problem, since, from my experience, Slackware 13.37 sometimes has problems with the second generation Intel HD graphics. To see if that is the case start the machine and press the Tab key when the bootloader comes up (the Slackware logo). Now type
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Linux nomodeset
and press Enter. If the system starts normal the problem is the device drivers for your video chip.
In that case installing the newer kernel, Mesa and libdrm packages from /testing should help.
 
Old 04-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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This might be a display problem, since, from my experience, Slackware 13.37 sometimes has problems with the second generation Intel HD graphics. To see if that is the case start the machine and press the Tab key when the bootloader comes up (the Slackware logo). Now type
Code:
Linux nomodeset
and press Enter. If the system starts normal the problem is the device drivers for your video chip.
In that case installing the newer kernel, Mesa and libdrm packages from /testing should help.
Thank you for your hint.
I started with the 2.6.37 kernel with "nomodeset" and I could only get a text console with it. X wouldn't start.
So I dowloaded the latest kernel (3.4.0-rc3) from Linus Torvalds.
I compiled it following Alien's advices and installed it:

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding

It did the job!

EVERYTHING is working now. Graphics acceleration, WIFI network adapter, etc...

I am so pleased! Firefox loads in a splitsecond... This machine is so fast! I can't believe!

Best regards,

jl
 
  


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