[Lubuntu] Some PC's or LTSP clients stall during boot at a blank, black screen
ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 19:41:31 UTC 2012
On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
> Thanks for having a look at this.
> I didn't detail this fact in this thread, but for the cards that stall at a
> blank, black screen during a normal boot, I can configure LTSP to just boot
> to a shell (successfully) rather than to trying to load ldm, which results
> in the stalled boot. From the sell I can use the commands mentioned in the
> lspci | grep VGA
> sudo lshw -C video
> I can get Lubuntu's identification of the current card and find out if it is
> supposed to be supported (from the next link).
> Although who knows if that supported-cards info will be current. I thought
> I read somewhere about some distros that newer libraries were causing more
> regressions for older video hardware.
Had you a look at the xserver-xorg-video packages? For examples, see below.
> - PCI Matrox Millennium II MGA 2164W (PCI card)
> - Intel 82810E (integrated)
> - An ATI-based AGP card sold as a MIC E-G012-02-1214(B)
> - ATI Rage 128 Pro (AGP card)
> - ATI Rage 128 (AGP card)
> - HP VectaVL PC w/ integrated video, probably either:
> Matrox G250 2X AGP
> Matrox Millennium G400 4X AGP
> Partially Worked (got past the blank, black screen but then failed somehow):
> - Diamond STL III S540 XTRM32M 82 (AGP card)
> - Diamond Spdstr A50 with SiS 6326AGP chip (AGP card)
> - Trident 3DImage 9850 (AGP card)
Have you installed the xserver-xorg-video-trident package?
> - S3 Trio64V+ (PCI card)
Have you installed xserver-xorg-video-s3 for this? And so on.
> - Diamond Viper with Power Weitek 9000/9001 and Oak Technology T9351 chips
> (PCI card)
> - ATI Mach64 (PCI card)
> - eMachines eTower 500i w/ integrated video, probably:
> ATI Rage Pro Turbo 2X AGP
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