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Old 12-29-2014, 12:24 AM   #1
vitalstrike82
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Can SLAX run on this asus model UX303LN


Hi all,

I am not sure if this is the correct forum to post questions on SLAX. I am not able to find a dedicated forum for SLAX, therefore i decided to post my questions in this forum since SLAX is derived from slackware.


I tried to run SLAX Version 6 & 7, but non of them could display the KDE console on the screen. Instead a black screen is display after successful booting of SLAX commands.

Just to check if my asus model is suitable for SLAX?

Below are some of my hardware of my machine:

Code:
System Type	x64-based PC
Processor	Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2601 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date	American Megatrends Inc. UX303LN.204, 1/9/2014
BIOS Mode	UEFI
PNP Device ID	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A16&SUBSYS_167D1043&REV_0B\3&11583659&1&10
IRQ
Code:
IRQ 0	System timer	OK
IRQ 1	Keyboard Device Filter	OK
IRQ 4	Intel(R) 8 Series SMBus Controller - 9C22	OK
IRQ 8	System CMOS/real time clock	OK
IRQ 12	ASUS Touchpad	OK
IRQ 16	Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant Driver	OK
IRQ 18	Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework PCH Participant Driver	OK
IRQ 22	High Definition Audio Controller	OK
IRQ 23	Intel(R) 8 Series USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 - 9C26	OK
IRQ 4294967286	Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260	OK
IRQ 4294967287	Intel(R) Management Engine Interface 	OK
IRQ 4294967288	Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)	OK
IRQ 4294967289	Intel(R) HD Graphics Family	OK
IRQ 4294967290	NVIDIA GeForce 840M            	OK
IRQ 4294967291	Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller	OK
IRQ 4294967292	Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9C18	OK
IRQ 4294967293	Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #4 - 9C16	OK
IRQ 4294967294	Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #1 - 9C10	OK
Display
Code:
Name	Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
PNP Device ID	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0A16&SUBSYS_167D1043&REV_0B\3&11583659&1&10
Adapter Type	Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description	Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Adapter RAM	(2,080,374,784) bytes
Installed Drivers	igdumdim64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igdumdim32,igd10iumd32,igd10iumd32
Driver Version	10.18.10.3910
INF File	oem8.inf (iHSWM_w81 section)
Color Planes	Not Available
Color Table Entries	4294967296
Resolution	3200 x 1800 x 59 hertz
Bits/Pixel	32
Memory Address	0xF7400000-0xF77FFFFF
Memory Address	0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
I/O Port	0x0000F000-0x0000F03F
IRQ Channel	IRQ 4294967289
I/O Port	0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port	0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address	0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd64.sys (10.18.10.3910, 3.65 MB (3,824,272 bytes), 2/9/2014 5:48 PM)
	
Name	NVIDIA GeForce 840M
PNP Device ID	PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1341&SUBSYS_167D1043&REV_A2\4&71494E&0&00E4
Adapter Type	GeForce 840M, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description	NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Adapter RAM	(2,147,483,648) bytes
Installed Drivers	nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version	9.18.13.3302
INF File	oem11.inf (Section306 section)
Color Planes	Not Available
Color Table Entries	Not Available
Resolution	Not Available
Bits/Pixel	Not Available
Memory Address	0xF6000000-0xF70FFFFF
Memory Address	0xE0000000-0xF1FFFFFF
Memory Address	0xF0000000-0xF1FFFFFF
I/O Port	0x0000E000-0x0000EFFF
IRQ Channel	IRQ 4294967290
Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (9.18.13.3302, 12.11 MB (12,697,032 bytes), 18/10/2014 1:37 PM)
Thanks for the inputs
 
Old 12-29-2014, 01:49 AM   #2
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Based on the info you've posted above...
There's no reason I can find, that Slax shouldn't be working OK...

Regarding what version of Slax used, is it 7.0.8?
And since you didn't mention it... Is it 32-bit or 64-bit Slax?
 
Old 12-29-2014, 02:24 AM   #3
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It seems that you have hybrid graphics or Optimus technology, that could confuse the X server somehow. We could check if you attach or provide a link to /var/Xorg.0.log to your next post. Show also your /etc/X11/xorg.conf if any.

Sometimes your firmware (BIOS or UEFI) allows you to choose to set the graphic card using either Optimus (allow switching on the fly), discrete or integrated graphics. If that is the case, try "discrete only" or "integrated only" See also this how-to.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 02:26 AM   #4
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Code:
Installed Drivers	nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version	9.18.13.3302
INF File	oem11.inf (Section306 section)
Color Planes	Not Available
Color Table Entries	Not Available
Resolution	Not Available
Bits/Pixel	Not Available
Memory Address	0xF6000000-0xF70FFFFF
Memory Address	0xE0000000-0xF1FFFFFF
Memory Address	0xF0000000-0xF1FFFFFF
I/O Port	0x0000E000-0x0000EFFF
IRQ Channel	IRQ 4294967290
Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (9.18.13.3302, 12.11 MB (12,697,032 bytes), 18/10/2014 1:37 PM)
Is SLAX using windows drivers?

jlinkels
 
Old 12-29-2014, 03:18 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlinkels View Post
Is SLAX using windows drivers?
Obviously vitalstrike82 gathered that information from Windows and that gives some clues, so that's good.

@vitalstrike82: if not already done try starting Slax without graphical desktop as explained in this page. This could allow you to provide information I requested.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 12-29-2014 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 04:19 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vitalstrike82 View Post
Hi all,

I am not sure if this is the correct forum to post questions on SLAX. I am not able to find a dedicated forum for SLAX, therefore i decided to post my questions in this forum since SLAX is derived from slackware.
The two are not the same. A Slackware solution may or may not work for you.
And I find it hard to believe that you are unable to find the SLAX forum. Search google for "slax forum" and you'll find http://slax.org/forum.php . LQ does not have a forum for SLAX because everyone who uses SLAX discusses her issues on that official forum.
 
Old 12-29-2014, 05:11 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
Obviously vitalstrike82 gathered that information from Windows and that gives some clues, so that's good.
I didn't even know that Windows could provide that information.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valstrike82
but non of them could display the KDE console on the screen.
The error is not completely clear to me.
KDE = graphical desktop.
Console = black screen (terminal) with white characters, no GUI
KDE konsole = terminal in a KDE window

So what is displayed and what not? Please confirm.

Since usually the KDE graphical environment gives problems, for the moment I assume the GUI is not displayed.

Can you boot any live distro with any other desktop except KDE?

Can you get into a terminal with CTRL-ALT-F1?
If so, please provide
- the output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log
- the output of lspci -v -v (only the paragraphs with VGA info)

Start with blacklisting the nvidia drivers.
Create a file in /etc/modprobe.conf
name: nvidia-blacklist.conf
contents:
Code:
blacklist nouveau
blacklist nv
blacklist nvidia
(Any Slack expert, please correct this blacklist instruction for Slack)

My presumption is that KDE does not play nicely with the new Intel VGA adapter if the Intel GPU is being used. OR Nvidia is activated, and KDE does not play with that one. Althought with the latter (Nvidia GPU) the logon screen usually is shown and KDE crashes only after logon.

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