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Old 01-22-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Won't boot :(

ok, I'm trying to use the DSL live CD on my dads really old rig, specs:

Pentium MMX @ 100mhz :/

it gets to a point then i get this message:

giving up
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error
and then it does nothing.... and i have to reboot any ideas?
Old 01-22-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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Is there any way to, in DSL, run in console mode?
Usually there is some kind of prompt, but I have no experience with DSL.

EDIT: whoops, didn't fully read that quote.
Is it pushing you back to the console where you have control, or rebooting by itself?

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Old 01-22-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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it just leaves at the point where it says: dsl@tty1[dsl1]$

and just sits doing nothing :/ maybe i should F2 and choose a boot mode, i can if i remember correctly.
Old 01-29-2005, 08:18 AM   #4
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Looks to me like DSL can't configure your video card -- can't create the drivers to boot into your windowsmanager(X-server).

I don't remember the command to set it up though the command prompt. :/

Ideas....grab all the info you can on your video card and then find the command to configure it manually. If you don't plan on installing to your hard drive, you'll need to do this every time at boot of the livecd.

Will dig around for the command, but I am sure someone at the forum here can pop up the answer faster than me.


:Edit: BTW, what version of DSL??

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Old 01-30-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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this was with 0.8, i got 0.7 andi think i had more success (can't remember :/) but it didn't recognise the mouse and i was tuck with not being able to do anything.

I have one of the really old mice in a comm port i think (the one with pins, and you put the connecter over the pins) but i tried every comm port with no luck
Old 02-23-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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The console command for X setup is "sudo"

You could also try booting with various options (F2 for list), such as "dsl vga=normal"


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