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#1 2007-11-30 21:30:10

kenyon
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Registered: 2007-11-30
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hwd hangs

Just installed Arch and so far very impressed. Happy with the CLI and easily got accessing mutt running on my server via ssh-agent. Then decided to install a GUI
Tried pacman -S hwd and then hwd -xa but the system hangs. Left it for about 10 minutes but still no response.
System is P4 3.0GHz, 1GB RAM, NVidia GeForce400 Video card with 128MB

Regards,

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#2 2007-12-01 02:59:53

jacko
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Registered: 2007-11-23
Posts: 840

Re: hwd hangs

if you are trying to setup xorg use

Xorg -configure

instead to create the basic xorg.conf file
then install nvidia drivers
then use the

 nvidia-xconfigure

util to setup xorg.conf for your card.

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#3 2007-12-01 05:43:13

MindlessXD
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Registered: 2007-11-08
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Re: hwd hangs

why has the hwd package not been removed?  it has been broken for quite a while iirc

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#4 2007-12-01 07:45:46

kenyon
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Registered: 2007-11-30
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Re: hwd hangs

X is setup OK thanks but just wondered why hwd didn't work. Obviously broken, as you say.

BTW as a long time Debian user I was very impressed by the installation process but have still to get used to pacman.

Regards,

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#5 2007-12-01 12:18:09

jacko
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Registered: 2007-11-23
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Re: hwd hangs

install yaourt and then u will really love pacman. Make sure to give it an alias for an easier experience.

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#6 2007-12-01 21:13:03

rasat
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Re: hwd hangs

MindlessXD wrote:

why has the hwd package not been removed?  it has been broken for quite a while iirc

It is lshwd which is broken and hwd used it as detect engine. In the new upgrade of hwd (5,2), lshwd is replaced with pciutils and usbutils. To generate a xorg.conf it uses one xorgtable.

In hwd-5.1.2, there is a bug hanging the system. In 5.2 a major script change and things fixed.
http://user-contributions.org/projects/hwd/hwd.html

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