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 Post subject: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:05 am 
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From the title itself, that's my problem. Trying to install on an amd proessor w/ via graphic.
Here's what I did so far:
- Boot the latest peppermint 4 32 bit using grub4dos iso mapping from an external hd NTFS.
- lived cd iso boot normally and display the desktop but after awhile, garbled screen w/ horizontal lines. And cant do anything.

If this is already been solved, please point me or give me a link.
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:17 am 
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Bump.
Any help here please.


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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:31 am 
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Hi vaikz

That sounds like a hardware issue to me

Do you have another graphics card you can try ?




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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:02 am 
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Can we try to get a handle on the exact graphics chip and driver in use .. caan you open a terminal and post thee output from running this command:
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sudo lshw -C display

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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:06 am 
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here's the result:
sh-4.1# lshw -C display
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: K8M890CE/K8N890CE [Chrome 9]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 mingnt=2
resources: memory:b0000000-bfffffff(prefetchable) memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:feaf0000-feafffff(prefetchable)

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sad to say, dont have one.


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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:39 am 
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Is this a problem with a LiveCD, or with Peppermint after installation ?

If "LiveCD", how much RAM do you have ?

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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:03 pm 
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livecd, i haven't installed yet.
no problem with ram, i had 2 gb.

do you think its a problem with video card or screen resolution or refresh rate?
it's working fine when i boot with puppy. any other ubuntu based distro, same results.


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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Well the drivers used on the Live session are going to be the default vesa drivers as *hopefully* opposed to the openchrome drivers in a "proper" installation.

That said, the vesa drivers are usually pretty stable for most (if not all) cards.

Might be interesting to do a "Proper" installation .. possibly to an external HDD or a USB stick if the system can boot from a USB stick .. and see what happens with the openchrome driver.

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 Post subject: Re: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:43 pm 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
Well the drivers used on the Live session are going to be the default vesa drivers as *hopefully* opposed to the openchrome drivers in a "proper" installation.

That said, the vesa drivers are usually pretty stable for most (if not all) cards.

Might be interesting to do a "Proper" installation .. possibly to an external HDD or a USB stick if the system can boot from a USB stick .. and see what happens with the openchrome driver.


I'm booting off from usb hdd or stick. The only diff is I'm using grub4dos iso mapping.

I tried already adding xforcevesa acpi=off nomodeset, still the same results.

Livecd booted fine and went through the desktop,
its that after a couple of minutes this will be the desktop.
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 Post subject: Re: Livecd display problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Yeah I get that .. what I'm saying is that in a "LIVE" environment installing/loading the openchrome driver either:-

a) won't be possible
or at best
b) will be adding another layer of complexity to memory management .. so even if it's possible wouldn't be a reliable way to know what the outcome would be after installation.

As far as I'm aware there's no way to reliably load other graphics drivers in a "live" environment .. even a persistent one .. same goes for the kernel.

So I can't currently think of a way round this beyond creating a "proper" installation on a different PC (possibly by moving the HDD to the other PC, then moving it back)

Then we could make sure the openchrome drivers were being utilised.

Have you tried any other Ubuntu based distro's ? maybe Lubuntu .. or Peppermint 3 ?
do they have the same issue ?

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