antiX-19.1 doesn’t launch apps (old laptop)

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    I installed antiX-19.1_386-full.iso to this old laptop (see below). It seemed to work for a brief time period but, after that, no app seemed to could be launched. I could neither open a terminal nor the control-center. No other choice than “PrtSc & reisub” to reboot or press power-button to shutdown. After rebooting, same behavior. I re-installed it twice, but the result was the same. I didn’t have time for more tests, so I installed antiX-17.4.1_386-full.iso and everything is OK. I just inform you about the issue.

    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:
      Host: puppy Kernel: 4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc 
      v: 6.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 
      Distro: antiX-17.4.1_386-full Helen Keller 28 March 2019 
      base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
    Machine:
      Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L10 v: PSL10E-021011GE 
      serial: <filter> 
      Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Satellite L10 v: Rev 1.0 serial: <filter> 
      BIOS: TOSHIBA v: 2.40 date: 06/22/2005 
    Battery:
      ID-1: BAT0 charge: N/A condition: N/A model: N/A status: N/A 
    CPU:
      Topology: Single Core model: Intel Pentium M bits: 32 type: MCP 
      arch: M Dothan rev: 6 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
      flags: sse sse2 bogomips: 2392 
      Speed: 1200 MHz min/max: 600/1700 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 1200 
    Graphics:
      Device-1: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics 
      vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: i915 v: kernel 
      bus ID: 00:02.0 
      Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel 
      unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~60Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 852GM/855GM x86/MMX/SSE2 
      v: 1.3 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:
      Device-1: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM AC97 Audio 
      vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel 
      bus ID: 00:1f.5 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.212-antix.1-486-smp 
    Network:
      Device-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter 
      vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: 3800 
      bus ID: 02:02.0 
      IF: eth1 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
      Device-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network driver: ipw2200 
      v: 1.2.2kmprq port: 3800 bus ID: 02:04.0 
      IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
    Drives:
      Local Storage: total: 55.89 GiB used: 11.14 GiB (19.9%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: DK23EA-60 size: 55.89 GiB 
    Partition:
      ID-1: / size: 52.76 GiB used: 11.13 GiB (21.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
      ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 12.0 MiB (0.6%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
    Sensors:
      System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:
      Processes: 126 Uptime: 1h 54m Memory: 477.1 MiB used: 254.2 MiB (53.3%) 
      Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 
      inxi: 3.0.36
    #32790
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    Hitachi hardrive on pentium M p4 with 512MB of ram. Intel graphics.

    Just guessing here. But maybe AntiX 19 base edition might be in order? Instead of full.

    What happens when you launch from terminal instead of icon or menu?

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by rokytnji.

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    #32803
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    Thanks for the reply, but, as I wrote, I installed antiX 17.4.1 (full) that works fine, so I can’t test antiX 19.1 at this laptop anymore. I just wrote to inform the team about the problem. But, every time the problem occured, I couldn’t find a way to open a terminal.

    #32807
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    Sounds like a corrupted iso download. No mention of file integrity check done on downloaded iso,

    Only guesses though. Hard to tell with your reply details.

    Good luck with 17 on that laptop.

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    #32809
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    Hi andfree,

    I’ve had some difficulty with installing version 19 on a couple of my old computers. But it has all been resolved and I now have antiX-19 running great. I also multi-boot with antiX-17.

    So, I’m sure antiX-19 will work for you. I would try setting it up with a Live USB or a frugal install. Once everything is sorted out you can install to hard drive.

    Even though you have re-installed with antiX-17 you can still install a frugal install of version 19 on the same disk drive. Then you will have both and can use 17 and work on 19 as you find the time.

    Seaken64

    #32813
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    Hi, and thank you both.

    Sounds like a corrupted iso download. No mention of file integrity check done on downloaded iso,

    I always use the “md5sum” command to check any file before installing it. There was not a mismatch.

    I’ve had some difficulty with installing version 19 on a couple of my old computers. But it has all been resolved and I now have antiX-19 running great.

    I’ve had some problems with antiX-19 on a couple of old computers, too. But, in those cases, it was something different; a delay or hang problem, appearing most of the times I booted with wifi turned on or ethernet cable connected. Moreover, the iso installed on those laptops was antiX-19 (not antiX-19.1). I got over those problems by replacing the 4.9 kernel with the 4.4 one. I have written about all of this.

    I would try setting it up with a Live USB or a frugal install.

    I didn’t notice this behavior while running the Live USB, but perhaps I didn’t give it enough time. Maybe I’ll try a frugal install and write again about the issue when I have the time.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by andfree.
    #32915
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    syboksybok

    Hi,

    I assume that

    No other choice than

    means that switching to terminal using e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3 (or other F-key) and exploring the issue from there was also impossible but I wanted to bring it up just for sure.

    Not related comment: Surprised to read about the behavior but I had similar issues with an ASUS motherboard – random freezes/crashes – but the hardware was known to be problematic (especially with some combination of RAM and other components) and it was not issue of antiX.

    #32964
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    Hi,

    I assume that

    No other choice than

    means that switching to terminal using e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3 (or other F-key) and exploring the issue from there was also impossible but I wanted to bring it up just for sure.

    Hi, and thanks for your reply.
    To be honest, I didn’t think to use a key-combo to open a terminal. If I have the time to test antiX-19.1 at this laptop again, I’ll try it.

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