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  • #60936
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    Installed antiX on the dev/sda1 ext3 partition. When enabled in the menu, GRUB tried the first and second items, but in both cases a black screen was displayed. When I pressed the computer shutdown button, for a short moment the screen with the console for entering the login, and then the computer turned off.

    #60937
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    Try to change splasht entry in boot parameter line to
    splash=v

    or remove the word splash completely from the line while starting.

    #60938
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    screen
    BENQ FP95G LCD Monitor
    1280×1024
    60 Hz

    #60939
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    anon
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    Where can I find this setting?

    #60940
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    Hi, anon.

    Installed antiX on the dev/sda1 ext3 partition.

    1. What version of antiX? For example “antiX 19.4 base x64 runit with 4.19 kernel”. We need to know the antiX edition you installed.
    2. With installed, you mean that you already booted with Live USB/DVD before installation and it booted and worked OK? Was this installation on the same computer as the one you are trying to boot?

    When enabled in the menu, GRUB tried the first and second items, but in both cases a black screen was displayed.

    3. So, you arrive at Grub, which installed properly. Or is this the GRUB menu from a different distro also installed on the same system?

    When I pressed the computer shutdown button, for a short moment the screen with the console for entering the login, and then the computer turned off.

    4. What are the specs on your computer? This may be important. If you could post the inxi -Fxz output that you see on antiX Live USB/DVD, it may help.
    5. If while on the black screen you press the keys Control+Alt+F1, do you see the terminal? And if you Control+Alt+F7 can you get back to a log-i window?

    I think this could be related to a graphical driver, but because we don’t know enough about the antiX version, your experience in Live and the computer hardware, it is very difficult to find a possible solution.

    When you have time, please provide a bit of info, even if you cannot answer all questions, at least we can start with something more concrete.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Xecure. Reason: Fixed typo, where I wrote F6 instead of F7
    #60945
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    1. antiX-19.3_x64-base
    2. yes. yes.
    3. GRUB installed correctly
    4. ibb.co/VC15LSM
    5. I’ll check it out now

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    5. I can’t get back to a log-i window.
    I managed to see the terminal. ( Control+Alt+F1 )

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    I managed to see the terminal. ( Control+Alt+F1 )

    If possible, run this in the terminal (after logging in as your username):
    inxi -Gxxx
    What I am more interested is in the driver information. For example, on my system:

    $ inxi -Gxxx
    Graphics:
      Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics 
      vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
      chip ID: 8086:0166 
      Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 620M/630M/635M/640M LE] 
      vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
      chip ID: 10de:0de9 
      Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: modesetting 
      unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
      OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) 
      v: 4.2 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes

    What I want is the driver information for the device and for xorg. In your system it is probably something like:
    Device: NVIDIA N520 [GeForce GT 520/XXXX] vendor: MSI driver: nouveau
    Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: nouveau

    I suspect that driver=vesa or something worse (none)

    EDIT:
    Now that you are in terminal, edit slim to set autologin just to see if the problem happens only in SLIM or even in a logged-in system:
    sudo nano /etc/slim.conf
    And change the lines with:

    auto_login          yes
    default_user        user

    where user is where you write your username (if not already there).
    Control+O to save, COntrol+X to exit nano.
    Then you reboot and see what happens.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Xecure. Reason: EDIT: change slim to autologin
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    I removed the sign “#”
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    did
    auto_login yes
    default_user root

    then save file.

    this did not fix the problem

    #60955
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    screen
    ibb.co/D44kdTc

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    Device: AMD Pitcairn XT [Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition] driver: N/A
    If you load the radeon driver
    sudo modprobe radeon
    See if Control+Alt+F6 or F7
    starts slim. If it doesn’t, do from Terminal
    sudo slim
    or
    sudo startx

    If it finally boots add the radeon module to file the /etc/modules

    # start radeon driver
    radeon

    So that the radeon module loads at boot time.

    It is strange it isn’t starting automatically. Does anyone have an idea why?

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Xecure.
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    it turned out to run:
    sudo startx

    I write in the terminal:
    sudo modprobe radeon

    terminal:
    modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ‘radeon’: invalid argument

    added lines
    # start radeon driver
    radeon

    the problem remained

    #60966
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    this did not fix the problem

    #60969
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    There is either a different kernel on your system or antiX 19.3 didn’t install properly (or the ISO was corrupted).
    See this, that proves that the radeon module is already there in the antiX kernel for antiX 19.3 base
    https://gfycat.com/blondvaluableblackandtancoonhound
    I recommend you install again, this time using antiX 19.4 and maybe even the edition with kernel 4.19. Also, before installing, check what graphic driver it uses on LIVE, so we can try match it again if there is any graphical problem again on the installed system
    inxi -Gxxx

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    I recorded version 19.4 on a flash drive and started the computer, then the download stopped at the line ” start X”,

    then I restarted the system with the splash=v parameter, the result was the same: the boot stopped at the “start X” line, then ( after a couple of minutes ) the yellow dots and the “start X” line disappeared.

    I write in the terminal:
    sudo startx

    then

    inxi -Gxxx
    the terminal writes: ibb.co/VwdmsvN

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