System stuck at booting process with blank screen

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  • #120459
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    rickbel123

      antiX-23_386-full.iso

      When I put my usb the first Anti-X screen is loaded (gfx-cpio).

      If I choose the first option antiX-23 386-full (boot options: quiet splasht disable=lxF), it starts to load the kernel, it arrives at the following screen (with AntiX 23 (Arditi del Popolo)) then stuck on blank screen for 5 minutes; then I stopped and tried again with xorg=safe; the same thing as before happened.
      Then I tried choosing the option failsafe and it stops at the same point but not with a blank screen but with a white screen that slowly changes to a black screen with some white around (see attachments).
      I tried also vesa=off and vcard=menu
      Vcard menu gives
      1) VIA technologies K8M800/K8N800/K8NK800A S3 UniChome Pro
      0) Quit/disable

      If I choose 0) it goes in vcardmode off but it is stuck again at the same point.
      If I choose 1) then prints on the screen:
      Newly selected video card VIA ecc…
      Setting Xorg bus-id to 0000:01:00.0 press enter
      I press enter and then it goes to the strange white screen slowly to black (see attachments) .

      My video card is K8M800 S3 Unichrome Pro.
      Laptop an old Packard Bell (E6300) with AMD Sempron 3000+ 800 Mhz, 512 MB RAM. On it I have installed a Fedora 13 but now it became impossible to use lacking support.

      I’ve found that this card works (with some problem) in linux with some driver:

      https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=pci:1106-3108-1849-3108
      I thinks it is the “via” driver, is it in AntiX?
      https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenChrome
      This is for ubuntu.
      https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Via_Technologies
      and this for archlinux

      I’ve seen (by Alt-f1) that Xorg loads the vesa driver, but clearly it dosen’t work in my case!
      I need some help or should I change my distro? But this laptop is quite old and with very low specifications…

      #120465
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      abc-nix

        Hi, rickbel123

        There is a Brazilian user, @marcelocripe, who helps people with old computers to migrate to Linux, mainly to antiX Linux. He has created a remastered ISO for antiX 23 full for 32bits with the Linux Kernel 4.4 with the aim to get computers with VIA and SIS graphic chips to boot and work with a graphical environment.

        Take a look at this thread: Remasterização do antiX 23 Full de 32 e 64 bits com o Kernel 4.4.0-296

        You can download the ISO of said snapshot he shares in this thread and see if it works and boots for you to a graphical environment. In said thread you can read how well his efforts are doing with similar systems as described before.

        #120470
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        anticapitalista

          antiX-21 supposedly works out of the box with openchrome driver.
          You could try that.
          The thread is antiX-19 but should apply to antiX-21

          https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/how-to-make-openchrome-driver-work-with-antix-19/#new-post

          Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

          antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

          #120499
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          rickbel123

            Thanks the “brazilian solution” worked for me. I have to use minimal-icewm (it seems to me the less “expensive”, isn’t it?).
            The system is by the way very very slow… especially with firefox, which browser could I install that is less expensive (but for this issue I should open another thread on software, maybe?)

            Thanks a lot.

            Riccardo

            #120504
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            marcelocripe

              Hello rickbel123.

              Welcome to antiX Linux and the Forum.

              I don’t know how to write in English and send my texts translated by the internet translator. I hope you can understand everything. If your native language is not English, please translate my original Portuguese language text in Brazil directly into your language with the help of internet translators that you will get a much better result.

              Please read my real welcome in the Welcome to antiX Linux and the forum (antiX 23) and Welcome to antiX Linux and the forum (antiX 19, 21 and 22) thread.

              Note: I ask you not to call the antiX 23 remastered ISOs a “Brazilian solution”. I’m just trying to continue the efforts that Xecure has made for me and other users, Brazilian or not, with ISOs pseudo-antix-19 legacy bet3 com Kernel 4.4.0-264 . The objective is to help people who need a very old Kernel to be able to start with graphics mode on computers that have SIS, Via, etc. video cards. The creator of antiX (the anticapitalista), BobC and abc-nix instructed me to find ways to remaster antiX 23 with Kernel 4.4.0-296. Without them, I would not have been able to remaster the antiX 23 ISOs. Therefore, the antiX 23 remastered ISOs are for all users from all parts of planet Earth.

              marcelocripe
              (Original text in Brazilian Portuguese language)

              – – – – –

              Olá rickbel123.

              Seja bem-vindo(a) ao antiX Linux e ao fórum.

              Eu não sei escrever em idioma Inglês e envio os meus textos traduzidos pelo tradutor da internet. Eu espero que você consiga compreender tudo. Ceu idioma com a ajuda dos tradutores da internet que você obterá um resultado muito melhor.

              Por favor, leia a minha verdadeira boas-vindas no tópico Seja bem-vindo (a) ao antiX Linux e ao fórum (antiX 23) e Seja bem-vindo (a) ao antiX Linux e ao fórum (antiX 19, 21 e 22).

              Observação: Eu peço a para não chamarem as ISOs remasterizadas do antiX 23 de “solução brasileira”. Eu apenas estou tentando continuar os esforços que o Xecure fez por mim e pelos outros usuários, brasileiros ou não, com as ISOs pseudo-antix-19 legacy bet3 com Kernel 4.4.0-264. O objetivo é ajudar as pessoas que precisam de um Kernel muito antigo para conseguirem inciar com o modo gráfico nos computadores que possuem as placas de vídeo SIS, Via, etc. O criador do antiX (o anticapitalista), o BobC e o abc-nix me instruíram a encontrar meios de remasterizar o antiX 23 com o Kernel 4.4.0-296. Sem eles, eu não teria conseguido remasterizar as ISOs do antiX 23. Por tanto, as ISOs remasterizadas do antiX 23 são para todos os usuários de todas as partes do planeta Terra.

              marcelocripe
              (Texto original em idioma Português do Brasil)

              #120506
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              rickbel123

                Sure, it’s for all over the world, excuse me. I was in a hurry and I wrote so only because the solution was presented as “from a brazilian user”.

                But your right: no matter where we come from or where we live. I will refer to this solution as: pseudo-antix-19 legacy bet3 com Kernel 4.4.0-264

                Bye,
                Riccardo

                #120512
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                abc-nix

                  Thanks the “brazilian solution” worked for me. I have to use minimal-icewm (it seems to me the less “expensive”, isn’t it?).
                  The system is by the way very very slow… especially with firefox, which browser could I install that is less expensive (but for this issue I should open another thread on software, maybe?)

                  Thanks a lot.

                  Riccardo

                  That is great, @rickbel123
                  I suggest you try running seamonkey on your installation. It is the web browser that comes with antiX base and is lighter thatn firefox.

                  Also, when you get it installed, you could try installing kernels with longer support, like 4.19, just to see if you can boot to a graphical environment. Worse case scenario is rebooting to the working 4.4 kernel and removing the 4.19 kernel installed.

                  Hopefully it will run faster once antiX is installed.

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