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  • #132939
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    antraY59

      Dear members out there,
      hello from me, Ray, out of northern Germany.
      This is a phantastic Forum, very well maintained and with excellent discipline.
      I write this to share my surprising “install adventure” with antiX23.
      I came to antiX by searching a lightweight distro for my Vaio notebook (2010).
      Speed and functionality where so amazing that i installed it on my PC too:

      $ inxi -Fxz
      System:
        Kernel: 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
          v: 13.2.0 Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.5 Distro: antiX-23_x64-full Arditi del
          Popolo 27 August 2023 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
      Machine:
        Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-MA78GM-S2H v: x.x
          serial: <superuser required> BIOS: Award v: 12b date: 08/17/2010
      CPU:
        Info: quad core model: AMD Phenom II X4 965 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: K10
          rev: 3 cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 6 MiB
        Speed (MHz): avg: 3400 min/max: 800/3400 boost: disabled cores: 1: 3400
          2: 3400 3: 3400 4: 3400 bogomips: 27321
        Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm
      Graphics:
        Device-1: AMD RS780 [Radeon HD 3200] vendor: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
          driver: radeon v: kernel arch: TeraScale bus-ID: 01:05.0
        Display: server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: radeon
          unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: r600 gpu: radeon
          resolution: 1024x768~60Hz
        API: EGL v: 1.4,1.5 drivers: kms_swrast,r600,swrast platforms:
          active: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device inactive: wayland
        API: OpenGL v: 3.3 compat-v: 3.0 vendor: x.org mesa v: 22.3.6 glx-v: 1.4
          direct-render: yes renderer: AMD RS780 (DRM 2.50.0 /
          5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp LLVM 15.0.6)
      Audio:
        Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: Gigabyte GA-770/78-series
          driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2
        Device-2: AMD RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon 3000/3100 / HD 3200/3300]
          driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:05.1
        API: ALSA v: k5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp status: kernel-api
        Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active
      Network:
        Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
          vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: ce00 bus-ID: 03:00.0
        IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
        Device-2: Realtek RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 v: kernel
          port: be00 bus-ID: 04:06.0
        IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
      Drives:
        Local Storage: total: 2.04 TiB used: 5.06 GiB (0.2%)
        ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM048-2E7172 size: 931.51 GiB
        ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD110 size: 931.51 GiB
        ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: SanDisk model: SSD PLUS 240GB size: 223.57 GiB
      Partition:
        ID-1: / size: 742.49 GiB used: 4.92 GiB (0.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
        ID-2: /home size: 688.02 GiB used: 139.2 MiB (0.0%) fs: ext4
          dev: /dev/sdb3
      Swap:
        ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 31.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
          dev: /dev/sdb1
      Sensors:
        System Temperatures: cpu: 28.4 C mobo: N/A
        Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
      Info:
        Processes: 166 Uptime: 1m Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est.
        available: 15.12 GiB used: 509.4 MiB (3.3%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5
        Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1694 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.15 inxi: 3.3.31
      

      In January i made a silly mistake and had to set up my system new.
      In this Forum i read the advice to update & upgrade the live medium and install afterwards.
      I did that. In the live session and my old 21.4 version the display and usb-mouse/keyboard(bluetooth)worked well,
      but in the installed system i got ugly resolution(xrandr-default) and mouse/keyboard would only work after pull out/ plug in.
      Resolution was easy to fix – ‘modprobe’ missing radeon module. But whatever i tried with mouse/keyboard (some problems are also discussed in this forum) nothing worked.
      My first antiX23 tryout was the runit version, so i thought, maybe related to that and took the sysVinit.
      But same result. I tried nearly 4 weeks everything i read and wanted to give up. Then i remembered my old installation
      of antiX21.4: there i didn’t update&upgrade before installation.
      So i did that too with antiX23.
      And that solved my problems: display vga-0, resolution well, usb-mouse/keyboard working prompt.
      I did upgrade with synaptic – all still working well.

      My conclusion:
      When you have only legacy bios and no efi, there is NO need to upgrade before installing.

      • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by antraY59.

      Forget Windows, use Linux!

      #132963
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      rokytnji

        Good success story. Glad things worked out. Not sure why mouse and keyboard would not work though. No mention of what type.

        Here is mine.

        $ lsusb -t
        /:  Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/2p, 5000M
        /:  Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/2p, 480M
            |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
            |__ Port 2: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Wireless, Driver=btusb, 12M
            |__ Port 2: Dev 3, If 1, Class=Wireless, Driver=btusb, 12M
        /:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci-pci/2p, 480M
            |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Hub, Driver=hub/4p, 480M
                |__ Port 2: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
                |__ Port 2: Dev 3, If 1, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
        /:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci-pci/2p, 480M
            |__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Hub, Driver=hub/4p, 480M
                |__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=rtl8xxxu, 480M
        

        Just the mouse is wireless.

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        #133000
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        antraY59

          Sorry, totally forgot lsusb.
          And forgot to tell:
          Mouse is wired,
          Keyboard is wireless
          Here it is:

          $ lsusb
          Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
          Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
          Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
          Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
          Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
          Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1ea7:0066 SHARKOON Technologies GmbH [Mediatrack Edge Mini Keyboard]
          Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
          Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:7269 MosArt Semiconductor Corp. Full-Speed Mouse
          Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
          Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
          Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

          During live session lsmode shows ‘joydev, psmouse’ loaded. So i thought they could be missing.
          I loaded them as well as ‘radeon’, but nothing changed. Another curiosity:
          With modern kernel (6.*) i had to plug out/plug in both – the mouse and the keyboard.
          With legacy kernel (5.*) only mouse.

          • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by antraY59.
          • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by antraY59.

          Forget Windows, use Linux!

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