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#1 2007-03-14 11:38:31

satimis
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Registered: 2007-03-03
Posts: 186

New installation

Hi folks,

CD - ftp-0.8-beta2-20070223x86_64


I made a 2nd round reinstalling the captioned OS with HD formatted completely.

Installation went through w/o complaint. 

Packages installed;
Base
xterm
firefox.
xorg


Now I can connect Internet browsing this forum.  Firefox was evoked after starting xterm.

I found following problem.

1) At boot - the font size on text scrolling was normal.  After a while the text became too tiny to read.

2) I tried editing grub.conf to rectify the problem on 1) above but can't find the file "grub.conf".

# cat /boot/grub | grep grub.conf
# find / -name grub.conf
No printout on above.


Please advise where can I fix this problem.  TIA


B.R.
satimis

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#2 2007-03-14 11:44:24

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: New installation

Grub configuration is done in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. Post the file here, someone might be able to help. Have a look at vga=? in the kernel parameters...


Dammit, haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#3 2007-03-14 12:08:55

satimis
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Registered: 2007-03-03
Posts: 186

Re: New installation

Sigi wrote:

Grub configuration is done in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. Post the file here, someone might be able to help. Have a look at vga=? in the kernel parameters...

Hi sigi,

Tks for your advice.


# cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

 
# Config file for GRUB - The GNU GRand Unified Bootloader
# /boot/grub/menu.lst

# DEVICE NAME CONVERSIONS 
#
#  Linux           Grub
# -------------------------
#  /dev/fd0        (fd0)
#  /dev/hda        (hd0)
#  /dev/hdb2       (hd1,1)
#  /dev/hda3       (hd0,2)
#

#  FRAMEBUFFER RESOLUTION SETTINGS
#     +-------------------------------------------------+
#          | 640x480    800x600    1024x768   1280x1024
#      ----+--------------------------------------------
#      256 | 0x301=769  0x303=771  0x305=773   0x307=775
#      32K | 0x310=784  0x313=787  0x316=790   0x319=793
#      64K | 0x311=785  0x314=788  0x317=791   0x31A=794
#      16M | 0x312=786  0x315=789  0x318=792   0x31B=795
#     +-------------------------------------------------+

# general configuration:
timeout   5
default   0
color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue

# boot sections follow
# each is implicitly numbered from 0 in the order of appearance below
#
# TIP: If you want a 1024x768 framebuffer, add "vga=773" to your kernel line.
#
#-*

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda2 ro
initrd /kernel26.img

# (1) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux Fallback
root   (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda2 ro
initrd /kernel26-fallback.img

Another problem here;

- Created user a/c - satimis
- login satimis
- startx failed to start xterm windows, saying;

.....
/home/satimis/.xinitrc:line 9 exec: wmaker not found.

But I found the line "exec wmaker" on ".xinitrc"


Remark:
I haven't configured Xorg yet.


B.R.
satimis

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#4 2007-03-14 12:22:05

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
Posts: 4,017

Re: New installation

Make sure you have windowmaker installed (pacman -S windowmaker), if you want to use it.

Try adding "vga=773" after kernel "/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda2 ro".

Use xorgconfig, xorgcfg or hwd -x (pacman -S hwd first) to configure xorg.

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#5 2007-03-14 15:48:54

satimis
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Registered: 2007-03-03
Posts: 186

Re: New installation

Hi lucke

Make sure you have windowmaker installed (pacman -S windowmaker), if you want to use it.

I got it installed as advised.  Tks.


Try adding "vga=773" after kernel "/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda2 ro".

Did it as advised.  Text scrolling at boot is now easy to read.


Use xorgconfig, xorgcfg or hwd -x (pacman -S hwd first) to configure xorg.

# pacman -S hwd

hwd: not found in sync db

It did not work.


I haven't run "xorgconfi" etc.  Previously I followed;
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg

creating xorg.conf and installing nvidia driver as instructed on the tutorial.  Finally I was compelled to download and install driver on nvidia.com site.  Since then the OS did not work properly.  I erased the OS and made this new installation.


B.R.
satimis

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#6 2007-03-14 15:56:32

fishonadish
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Registered: 2006-11-04
Posts: 121

Re: New installation

satimis wrote:

Use xorgconfig, xorgcfg or hwd -x (pacman -S hwd first) to configure xorg.

# pacman -S hwd

hwd: not found in sync db

It did not work.

hwd is in the extra repository - perhaps you have it commented out in /etc/pacman.conf?

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#7 2007-03-14 16:04:35

satimis
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Registered: 2007-03-03
Posts: 186

Re: New installation

fishonadish wrote:

hwd is in the extra repository - perhaps you have it commented out in /etc/pacman.conf?

# cat /etc/pacman.conf

....

[extra]
# Add your preferred servers here, they will be used first
Include = /etc/pacman.d/extra
...

No.

I saw it upgraded on running "pacman -Syu"


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