Adventures with AntiX and Old Compaqs

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  • #27166
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    NewfieDawg53
    NewfieDawg53

    I debated titling this as “Ping Caprea” but decided to just make a short report. I have been restoring a couple of old Compaq EN812e Deskpro machines to functionality with AntiX over the past two weeks or so. Both machines run the same Intel 815e CPU with 512Mb RAM. Originally they carry the Intel 82815 Graphics chip. Both are equipped with 40Gb Maxtor 5200 rpm PATA hard drives. Other than that there is no differences. In the base configuration, the newest release of AntiX 32bit that would boot successfully was 13.2.1 Luddite. With any newer release required changing the boot parameter by adding xorg=intel to force the newer kernels to use the correct Intel driver for the graphics chipset.
    This past week I scrounged up an “ancient” S3TrioV64+ PCI card to test. I also ordered and today received a newer Intel Radeon 7000 64Mb PCI card.
    If I use the boot parameter xorg=intel, the machines would sucessfully boot to a 17.4.1 release, but not the newest beta 19. After proving that I could boot to the native onboard graphics equipped machine with the 17.4.1 release, I installed that release. The machine that I installed the old S3 card also would not boot to a live desktop with the 19.b3 release. However, when I replaced the S3 card with the newer Radeon 7000 card, and tried booting to Live Desktop it also failed. The boot sequenced hung and stopped at the point that the installed reported “Live restore services: restoring service links”. After 10+ minutes I tried rebooting with the Failsafe Video Option selected (nomodeset and xorg=safe) and HUZZAH! Successfully booted to Live Desktop. Note that previously, the Compaqs completely refused to boot anything newer than 13.2.1 no matter which boot parameter presets were used.
    The newer Radeon 7000 card is recognized as ‘radeon ttn’ under graphics in the boot sequence.
    Anyhow, I now have one Compaq running Antix 17.4.1 and one running AntiX 19.b3 (live). Wow! So old Newfie Dawgs can learn new tricks after all.

    Regards and Thankye Kindly,
    Newfie

    #27233
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Gonna move this to hardware if some inxi -v8 -z reports are thrown into this thread.

    Good job and congrats on learning more about computers also.

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    #27235
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    NewfieDawg53
    NewfieDawg53

    By all means move this to wherever it is best suited.

    $ inxi v8 -z
    CPU~Single core Pentium III (Coppermine) (-UP-) clocked at 863.896 Mhz Kernel~3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp i686 Up~2 min Mem~73.7/500.7MB HDD~40.0GB(7.0% used) Procs~79 Client~Shell inxi~1.9.16 

    Regards and Thankye Kindly,
    Newfie

    #27236
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    NewfieDawg53
    NewfieDawg53

    By all means move this to wherever it is best suited.

    $ inxi v8 -z
    CPU~Single core Pentium III (Coppermine) (-UP-) clocked at 863.896 Mhz Kernel~3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp i686 Up~2 min Mem~73.7/500.7MB HDD~40.0GB(7.0% used) Procs~79 Client~Shell inxi~1.9.16 

    And the ATI 700 info:

    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE] 
               X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI R100 (RV100 5159) x86/MMX/SSE NO-TCL DRI2 GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 8.0.5

    This is from the Compaq that had the 19.b3 Live running. Currently running 13.2.1 Luddite! (gotta love that name)

    Regards and Thankye Kindly,
    Newfie

    #27254
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    caprea
    caprea

    Pretty cool !
    BTW, you made me want to look again on ebay for a charger for an old compaq pressario laptop, which I still have lying around here.
    You know what I’ll do?

    #27260
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Guess I’ll post a example of what I need to move to hardware. I like moving successful antix installs in to the hardware section when I notice a thread .

    harry@biker:~
    $ inxi -v8 -z
    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 5.2.3-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 
               info: icewmtray dm: SLiM 1.3.4 Distro: antiX-17_x64-full Heather Heyer 24 October 2017 
               base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
    Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Google product: Parrot v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: Google model: Parrot v: 1.0 serial: <filter> BIOS: coreboot v: 4.0-6588-g4acd8ea-dirty date: 09/04/2014 
    Battery:   ID-1: BATX charge: 30.3 Wh condition: 30.3/37.0 Wh (82%) volts: 17.2/14.8 model: SANYO AL12B32 type: Li-ion 
               serial: <filter> status: Full 
    Memory:    RAM: total: 3.79 GiB used: 1.01 GiB (26.7%) 
               RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    PCI Slots: Permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
    CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron 1007U bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58) 
               stepping: 9 microcode: 17 L2 cache: 2048 KiB bogomips: 5986 
               Speed: 1213 MHz min/max: 800/1500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1479 2: 1174 
               Flags: acpi aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl 
               dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms est flexpriority fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr 
               nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdtscp rep_good sep 
               smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic 
               xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
               Vulnerabilities: Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
               Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
               Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
               Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
               Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: __user pointer sanitization 
               Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
    Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0156 
               Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
               OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
               chip ID: 8086:1e20 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.2.3-antix.1-amd64-smp 
    Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Foxconn driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 0400 
               bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0034 
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
               IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
               IP v6: <filter> scope: link 
               Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
               driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: 0400 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:16b5 
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
               WAN IP: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 14.91 GiB used: 7.15 GiB (48.0%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SSD U100 16GB size: 14.91 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
               speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 6.14 scheme: MBR 
               Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
    RAID:      Message: No RAID data was found. 
    Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 14.91 GiB size: 14.62 GiB (98.01%) used: 7.15 GiB (48.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
               label: rootantiX uuid: ea719934-26e3-4f25-af62-4f54438f456d 
    Unmounted: Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
    USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
               Hub: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0024 
               Device-1: 1-1.1:5 info: Foxconn / Hon Hai type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 0489:e04e 
               Device-2: 1-1.3:4 info: Chicony type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
               chip ID: 04f2:b336 
               Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
               Hub: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0024 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/MX.list 
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
               1: deb http://mxlinux.unc.edu.ar/mxlinux/antix/stretch stretch main nosystemd nonfree
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
               1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
               1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
               2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
               Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
               1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/onion.list 
               No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
    Processes: CPU top: 5 
               1: cpu: 46.0% command: firefox-esr pid: 3244 mem: 328.0 MiB (8.4%) 
               2: cpu: 19.1% command: firefox-esr pid: 3182 mem: 491.7 MiB (12.6%) 
               3: cpu: 4.0% command: xorg pid: 2414 mem: 61.1 MiB (1.5%) 
               4: cpu: 0.5% command: conky pid: 2784 mem: 10.4 MiB (0.2%) 
               5: cpu: 0.5% command: conky pid: 2953 mem: 12.4 MiB (0.3%) 
               Memory top: 5 
               1: mem: 491.7 MiB (12.6%) command: firefox-esr pid: 3182 cpu: 19.1% 
               2: mem: 328.0 MiB (8.4%) command: firefox-esr pid: 3244 cpu: 46.0% 
               3: mem: 76.3 MiB (1.9%) command: firefox-esr pid: 3437 cpu: 0.0% 
               4: mem: 61.1 MiB (1.5%) command: xorg pid: 2414 cpu: 4.0% 
               5: mem: 34.2 MiB (0.8%) command: python pid: 2938 cpu: 0.0% 
    Info:      Processes: 134 Uptime: 21m Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 alt: 6 Shell: bash 
               v: 4.4.12 running in: lxterminal inxi: 3.0.33 
    harry@biker:~
    $ 
    

    See that code box on the tool bar. I hit that first . Looks like nothing happened. But if you look at the button. It switched from code to /code. I paste my inxi -v8 -z readout before I hit the /code button . That is how I keep track of invisible code tags < My eye sight on a chromebook is questionable >

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

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