August 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm #14664
I’ve downloaded th openmamba livedvd-2.0.11 but i cannot get the live session to work!
Here is the synopsis:
1)from the boot screen of 3.4mamba i cannot get a live session: after getting the first few dialogs of setting up I cet a black screen with a little green. This happens for both default 3.4mamba & default mamba-64GB !
2) If i select the no modeset option of vga 1024×768 then when i try to boot the screen justs hangs at that first screen
3) If i choose default openmamba & use tab to add the ‘nomoseset’ option to the kernel arguments then also I am stuck at that screen!
I’ve booted different linux distros, i’ve had to select ‘nomodeset’ and ‘no splash’ for both Ubuntu & fedora but that doesn’t seem to work!
Details about my system:
AMD A4 dualcore processor
AMD Radeon 6xxx series graphics cards
any other information u need i am ready to furnish !
August 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm #21056
can you access a console by pressing CTRL-ALT-F2? If so you might try to generate a system report with the
openmamba-makereportcommand, copy the output file outside someway and attach it here or send to reports @ openmamba.org for me to check.
August 16, 2013 at 4:47 am #21058
sorry for the late reply..I have been trying to get a console finally got it using the following kernel args:
1) 3.4mamba 64Gb- no splash & nomodeset (quiet splash doesn’t work, just like in fedora)
Attached image-1426 gives a screen while the system is booting, i uploaded that just in case it give any insight.
2) Also, 1024×768 ‘no splash & nomodeset’ gives a console and i’ve generated the openmamba-makereport
Both the 1) & 2) consoles gave the same results to openmamba-makereport which is attached in images 1424 & 1425.
Is there anything wrong with the iso burnt? i didn’t do a checksum, BTW !
Since the attachments are large I’m sending them to reports @ openmamba.org
August 16, 2013 at 8:57 am #21059
thanks for taking the time to report the problem and taking the pictures.
Unfortunately the report couldn’t be created because the computer serial number contains ‘/’ which are not escaped by the
openmamba-makereport(now fixed for future releases). You may want to retry running
openmamba-makereportafter editing or deleting the file
BTW image-1426 shows a X crash while detecting the video driver, this may be caused by the ATI proprietary driver, the report should give further details on the problem by including
Also you might try booting the devel (snapshot) livecd or livedvd releases which contain more up-to-date user-space drivers.
August 16, 2013 at 11:09 am #21060
what is the major difference between the livecd & livedvd? Will i get a DE in the livecd from where i can add individual apps later on ?
I want to give the livecd/dvd a try before i try booting up 2.0.11 & delete/edit /etc/sysconfig/machine !
Also, link please for the devel-livecd/dvd.Will downloading ‘weekly snapshot livecd ‘ give me the devel version?
Glad to be of any help in tinkering the project!
August 16, 2013 at 11:17 am #21061
Using the livecd you will start from a minimal installation and later you will be able to install from network all (or part of) the components that are in the livedvd.
Here I recommend livecd just to speed-up and simplify download & test for this basic problem.
From this page you can get any version, yes for the devel version you need to download the latest weekly snapshot:
August 16, 2013 at 11:30 am #21062
one last question! Do i get the livecd i586 or x86_64, my processor is amd 64 !
August 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm #21063
Both should work, i586 is the traditional most complete and tested architecture, x86_64 is recent in openmamba and lacks some packages which may still require porting (this is not a big problem) plus still lacks some 32bit libraries support for some 32bit only non-free software (like Skype).
August 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm #21064
I am downloading this for trial! openmamba-livecd-en-snapshot-20130812.x86_64.iso
August 17, 2013 at 6:38 am #21065
Ok, Using ‘no splash & nomodeset’ I am able to get a live session using the weekly build livecd!
But the system is getting very hot!
How to install fglrx drivers in openmamba?
August 17, 2013 at 8:02 am #21066
I wonder what driver you are using now, is your chip know not to be working with open source modeset driver (radeon)?
Anyway you have to install
xorg-drv-video-fglrx, then check that driver is installed and compiled correctly with
sudo dkms status, then remove
/etc/X11/Xorg.confand reboot (of course this should be done after installing the system or using livecd on a persistent pendrive).
August 17, 2013 at 8:13 am #21067
Actually I have 3 Linux distros in this laptop! Debian, Fedora & Ubuntu…
In all 3 I had to download n install Fglrx drivers, as open source “mesa’ drivers (if i am not mistaken it is called) was overheating my laptop!
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