[blag-users] "X server failed to start"

pinmaritim at riseup.net pinmaritim at riseup.net
Fri Oct 7 16:30:30 CDT 2016


Harsha Godavari
hi

Try Trisquel 6 still supported (not for too long)

http://cdimage.trisquel.info/trisquel-images/

There is also Dragora

http://dragora.org/repo.fsl/doc/trunk/www/overview.md

;-)

regards

On 07/10/2016 22:55, Harsha Godavari wrote:
> Hi Tristan:
>                Thanks for your response and suggestions. I realise
> Blag147 is outdated and not going receive much help at this point.
> Here is my experience with these other  distros.
>
> Gnewsense v4.0:
>                             I downloaded the 32 bit version, live cd.
> It has two components (686 & 486). The 686 requires PAE and will not
> boot on my system (Acer Travelmate 2400, ). The 486 version loads,
> boots and gives an error message,"something has gone wrong ,please log
> out and try again" So I click on "OK" now the screen freezes with a
> message,"something..... call a system adminstrator" .It locks up
> solidly and the only way to shut it down is to literally unplug it
> from the wall (the power switch does not work any more).
>
> Connechaetos v14.2
>                            This too requires PAE but gives an option
> to load an alternative kernal. This boots up fine but the touch pad,
> no longer works :-)  I am not a great fan of keyboard short cuts. It
> might work if I installed a PS2 style mouse....
>
> Freed Ora
>                   This might be a thing to try but I am a little wary,
> since I am not a programmer. Building a working system is a little
> scary. Besides I just want use this computer for messaging or a little
> bit of 'googling" and don't want to build a new house :-)
>
> regards
> harsha godavari
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From: *pinmaritim at riseup.net
> *To: *"BLAG Linux And GNU User Discussion" <blag-users at blagblagblag.org>
> *Sent: *Friday, October 7, 2016 6:56:44 AM
> *Subject: *Re: [blag-users] "X server failed to start"
>
> Harsha Godavari
>
> Hi
> Blag 14K is just outdated and no longer rreceives any updates  ;-)The
> project has come to a halt or  ''stalled'' for moment and this of course
> is very sad and rather frustrating...
>
> gNewSense Ucclia works very well on old hardware
> (i have one gNsewSense netinstall with LXDE on a pentium M 1Go,
> gNewSense is based off  *Debian GNU/Linux 7 “Wheezy” an LTS Release,
> Supported Until May 2018
> previoiusly i ran another gNewSense for one year steady and it was super
> rock stable)
> *
> Downloads
> http://archive.gnewsense.org/cdimage/
>
> The main site has been experiencing some issues
> http://www.gnewsense.org/index.html
>
> Another solution is
> https://connochaetos.org/wiki/home
>
> ConnochaetOS is a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distro for x86 computers
> with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. “Fully free”
> means, that ConnochaetOS does only contain free software and no
> proprietary, non-free software, blobs or firmware. Non-free parts of the
> upstream distros were removed and - where possible - replaced by free
> counterparts. ConnochaetOS retains full backwards compatibility with
> Slackware and Salix OS.
>
> This distribution is not in the FSF f distribution list but is Free as
> in Freedom
> a fork of ConnochaetOS exist
> http://delicate-linux.net/
>
> You can also install Fedora 24/25,& then install Libre Kernel and
> install icecat there are some threads
> http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/freed-ora.en.html
>
> Bests regards
> Tristan
>
>
> On 07/10/2016 03:17, Harsha Godavari wrote:
> > Hi Tristan:
> >                 Thanks for your suggestion,however there is one snag
> > Trisquel does not run on non-PAE CPUs. It even refuses to boot and
> > suggests booting with the parameter "force PAE" but does not provide
> > any place for that parameter to be passed on to the kernal.
> >
> > Unfortunately this CPU (Intel Centrino)  while  PAE capable, is not
> > flagged as such. Therefore many Linux-distros which look for that flag
> > won't run on this laptop.
> >
> > I am interested in finding a small distro with low resource
> > requirements to prevent the thousands of PII & PIII computers that are
> > contributing the enormous E_Waste, especially in the poorer countries.
> >
> > regards
> > harsha godavari
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > *From: *pinmaritim at riseup.net
> > *To: *"BLAG Linux And GNU User Discussion" <blag-users at blagblagblag.org>
> > *Sent: *Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7:34:28 AM
> > *Subject: *Re: [blag-users] "X server failed to start"
> >
> > Harsha Godavari
> >
> > hi
> > i would recommend you install Trisquel 7 instead
> > Tristan
> >
> >
> >
> > On 04/10/2016 15:01, Harsha Godavari wrote:
> >
> >     Hi Erik:
> >                  Thanks for your response. I am afraid that I am still
> >     stuck at the same place. I will try reinstalling and see what
> happens.
> >
> >     BTW it seems someone is working on Blag2400 and  "they" have a
> >     beta version ,somewhat buggy . So they are struggling with it. Saw
> >     something to that effect in one of the forums (developers?). So
> >     there is hope.
> >
> >     regards
> >     harsha godavari
> >
> >    
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >     *From: *"Erik Grun" <egnun at fsfe.org>
> >     *To: *blag-users at blagblagblag.org
> >     *Sent: *Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:47:56 AM
> >     *Subject: *Re: [blag-users] "X server failed to start"
> >
> >     Hello Harsha,
> >
> >     Am 19.09.2016 um 18:18 schrieb Harsha Godavari:
> >
> >     > I would appreciate any help solving this problem. Thanks for
> >     your help.
> >
> >     as the 140k release is based on Fedora 14 and thus quite outdated
> >     (Fedora 24 is the current version^^), I recommend trying a newer
> >     release.
> >     Your problem is probably already fixed in one of the newer versions.
> >
> >     Unfortunately I can't provide you with a download link.
> >     (I haven't found one myself yet.)
> >
> >
> >     Greetings,
> >
> >     -- Erik
> >
>
>
>
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