[gobolinux-users] New install - boot, 'startx', freeze.

Lucas C. Villa Real lucasvr at gobolinux.org
Fri Apr 3 08:14:03 NZDT 2015


Hi Mark,

That's good news. Did you choose the Full installation profile?

Lucas

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 4:26 AM, Mark Filipak <markfilipak.linux at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Lucas,
>
> There's been a development.
>
> I booted to the live CD and this time I was able to find and install the
> VBox Guest Addtions. I can tell that the install worked because mouse
> integration worked -- I could drag the mouse into & out of the VM
> without having to hit the guest home key (right-ctrl).
>
> With the VBox Guest Additions installed, I then installed Gobo fresh
> with reformat.
>
> What's new:
> Whereas when I booted previously and submitted "startx" I got a large
> gray window with only an immovable mouse cursor in the center, now when
> I submit "startx" I stay at a command line, and I get this response:
> =====
> root at NewMachine ~]startx
> xauth:  file /Users/root/.serverauth.1229 does not exist
>
> /usr/bin/X: error while loading shared libraries: libnettle.so.4: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
> xinit: giving up
> xinit: unable to connect to X server: Network is unreachable
> xinit: server error
> root at NewMachine ~]_
> =====
> '/Users/root/' has 9 dotted file & 7 dotted directories & 'Desktop', but
> it does not have '.serverauth.1229' (whatever that is).
>
> I can't tell whether this is progress or not.
>
> - Mark.
>
>
>
> On 03/31/2015 09:02 AM, Lucas C. Villa Real wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> >
> > I'll have to install VirtualBox on my side to reproduce the problem.
> > This week is a very busy one for me, but I will do my best to give you
> > some advice on how to work around that issue soon.
> >
> > Lucas
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Mark Filipak
> > <markfilipak.linux at gmail.com <mailto:markfilipak.linux at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> >
> >     Hey Lucas,
> >
> >     In addition to what I wrote below (especially see the end of this
> >     message == end of previous message), I have this:
> >     =====
> >     lspci
> >     00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma]
> >     (rev 02)
> >     00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA
> >     [Natoma/Triton II]
> >     00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE
> >     (rev 01)
> >     00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH
> >     VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
> >     00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit
> Ethernet
> >     Controller (rev 02)
> >     00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox
> Guest
> >     Service
> >     00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97
> >     Audio Controller (rev 01)
> >     00:06.0 USB controller: Apple Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
> >     00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
> >     00:0d.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM
> (ICH8M/ICH8M-E)
> >     SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
> >     -----
> >     The above matches what 'lspci' outputs in my Linux Mint VM (which
> works
> >     fine).
> >     BTW, I'm running the latest VirtualBox.
> >     I don't want to give up on Gobo, but I'm pretty clueless. - Mark.
> >     =====
> >
> >     On 03/26/2015 10:44 PM, Lucas C. Villa Real wrote:
> >     -snip-
> >     > The thing about Gobo trying to sniff out the VM is because Xorg's
> >     > automatic configuration either hangs when probing certain drivers
> or
> >     > produces settings that will not work when the host is under QEMU
> (at
> >     > least that is what my experience has shown). For that reason, we
> ship a
> >     > default xorg.conf that QEMU deals with just fine.
> >
> >     "...default xorg.conf" ?????
> >
> >     dingdingdingdingdingdingdingdingding
> >
> >     I installed Gobo all 3 ways. I kept notes. The following is from my
> >     notes:
> >     =====
> >     Original '/System/Settings/X11/xorg.conf'...
> >
> >     -- Selecting the "Base" package doesn't install X, so
> >     '/System/Settings/X11/' is empty.
> >
> >     -- Selecting the 'Typical' package doesn't install
> >     '/System/Settings/X11/xorg.conf'.
> >
> >     -- Selecting the 'Full' package doesn't install
> >     '/System/Settings/X11/xorg.conf'.
> >     =====
> >     Bottom line: Unless I create 'xorg.conf', it doesn't exist.
> >
> >     > Now, I remember facing a similar problem before: the mouse would
> just
> >     > not work on QEMU for some weird reason. However, I noticed that by
> >     > forcing Udev to get device events from the kernel one more time
> >     > ("udevadm trigger"), the input device would then be discovered.
> >
> >     Ahhhh.... I remember something similar in VMware many years ago. It
> was
> >     not sniffing the VM. It was sniffing the (virtualized) hardware.
> Lord...
> >     I can't remember the details. All I remember is that a VMware client
> >     needed to do some sort of mojo to get the (virtualized) hardware to
> >     work. VMware eventually was able to fix that at the virtual end
> instead
> >     of at the OS-driver end, but I can't remember how they did it.
> >
> >     > Two simple things that you can do are:
> >     > 1) type 'udevadm trigger' in the console
> >     > 2) type 'gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t imps2' and check that the cursor
> >     > moves in the console
> >
> >     Re #1: What's supposed to happen?
> >     Re #2: The tty console has no mouse, so how can I move it?
> >
> >     I did the 2 steps above and took a screen shot here:
> >     http://markfilipak.com/GoboLinux.png
> >
> >     The cursor didn't do anything special.
> >
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Lucas
> > "If you're looking for a reason I've a reason to give: pleasure, little
> > treasure"
> >
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-- 
Lucas
"If you're looking for a reason I've a reason to give: pleasure, little
treasure"
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