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Gloria live cd problem

Postby grond on Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:00 pm

Hello all,
Not sure if this has been addressed elsewhere at all, but I'm having trouble getting the live cd to boot into x. The system goes thru post, I get the Linux Mint splash screen with the crawl-bar and then end up at an insightful quote above a "mint@mint" prompt. I figured I was just being an idiot (a good bet on any day) and tried the download again, re-burning new disc. Same problem. md5sum checks out OK. This is odd because I also wanted to try the XFCE community version of Gloria (which of course is Felicia), which worked just fine. Any ideas? Oh, and btw I'm somewhat new to Linux so...be gentle.

Thanks for any help!
=P
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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby richyrich on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:55 pm

Hi, and welcome! :)
To be able to help you, need to know more info, please post your hardware specs. If you have one of the Mint versions running, open the terminal, type in the green text below, hit enter. Then you can copy & paste the output back here.

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lspci


thats ( L S P C I ) all in small caps. :)

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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby Alpha-Geek on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:36 pm

Have you tried starting in "compatibility mode"?
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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby grond on Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:21 pm

Here goes!

mint@mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a4)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev f4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f3)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev f3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] (rev a1)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] (rev a1)
05:07.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
05:0a.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
05:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
05:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)

Alpha, sorry, I should have mentioned that I tried compatibility mode and got the same outcome. Thanks again guys!
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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby richyrich on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:40 pm

Well, I think I see a culprit to your problem.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] (rev a1)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GT/GTO] (rev a1)
05:07.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)


X is having a hard time with your multiple vga cards!
Is the ATI card onboard? Can it be disabled?

Searching the *buntu/Mint forums / bug reports, I found that to install Jaunty/Gloria the members had to remove all but the Primary card, install went fine, then they installed the NVidia Restricted drivers, rebooted to make sure all was okay, then they shut down to re-install the secondary card, worked fine from then on!

Must be something in X or the kernel, as the members stated that it worked out-of-the-box on previous versions! :roll:

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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby grond on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:19 pm

Awesome Richard thanks!

Strange that the xfce version doesn't have any problem with three video cards =)
Gonna try yanking out the ATI, then giving it another shot....I'll let you know how I make out

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Re: Gloria live cd problem

Postby richyrich on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:24 pm

Yea, that's what the others said too! :? but the Xfce version is version 6, 7's not out yet.
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