failsafe install

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    planning to install on lenovo laptop i3-5010u/4gb/120gb ssd
    wih integrated intel graphics
    currently running antix15, kernel 4.2.1

    antix17-386-full boots to black screen and freezes

    but it boots fine with failsafe option

    will it install fine?
    any sugestions what do i need to do to install it?

    still have to backup stuff, but i want to know before what im up against

    System:    Host: lenovo Kernel: 4.2.1-antix.3-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
               Distro: antiX-15.1_386-full Killah P 18 February 2016
    Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 80EW v: Lenovo B50-80
               Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo B50-80 v: No DPK Bios: LENOVO v: A8CN47WW(V3.00) date: 07/14/2015
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-5010U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
               clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 2100 MHz 3: 2100 MHz 4: 2100 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics
               Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) x86/MMX/SSE2
               GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.2.1-antix.3-686-pae
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: f0:76:1c:69:8c:a7
               Card-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 34:de:1a:de:76:05
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (65.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSC2BW12 size: 120.0GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 15G (54%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: 45.0C
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 138 Uptime: 1:08 Memory: 475.5/3964.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.31
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    Sure it will install fine in failsafe boot. I’ve done it before on previous versions because of iffy graphics chips like my savage chip.

    Backup just like normal during a live session. Reboot back using safe graphics. Run the installer.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by rokytnji.

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    Before you install, run the live iso again using the default boot choice and add this cheat at the menu.


    I got this info from the arch wiki. It *might* help

    arch wiki

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by anticapitalista.

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    Good info anti! I’m gonna try that on my system at home and see if I can use either that code or something similar – and I’ll check the arch wiki to see what this is all about. I WAS having issues where I was having to boot into failsafe mode. Can’t remember if I fixed ’em or not, but if not, I’ll see what these codes (and any others) are about and give it a try. Thanks!

    In my case, my system is a Dell Inspiron 5558. Prior releases of antiX never had any issues at all. But I was messing around with the boot loader and I think it messed ME up! 😉 Last time I was on, all seemed to be well, but if I’m still encountering GUI (run level 5) issues, I’ll see if a specific boot code helps my situation too.

    Brian Masinick


    adding i915.enable_execlists=0 does nothing

    is there a way to watch a console instead of seeing the desktop? to help me identify the problem, in this case(computer freezes)

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    is there a way to watch a console instead of seeing the desktop? to help me identify the problem, in this case(computer freezes)

    Use the boot parameter “3” (no quotes). That will boot to runlevel 3 which doesn’t start X.

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    it boots to text mode login, but i cant see whats wrong since it doesent load the video driver

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