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rdh61
October 20th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Hi,

I have freshly installed Lubuntu 13.10 on an old Advent laptop (1000 MB RAM) which was previously running Ubuntu 12.04. I changed because I felt Unity was a bit heavy for this machine and was quite slow. The installation appeared to have carried through successfully (in fact it told me it had).

However, the new installation does not boot successfully. After the splash screen I get an endlessly repeating black screen with the following:

* Starting LightDM Display Manager (OK)

* Stopping Send an event to indicate plymouth is up (OK)

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Many thanks.

mrgs
October 21st, 2013, 12:59 AM
Please run


sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt

and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

rdh61
October 21st, 2013, 07:47 AM
Please run


sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt

and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

Thanks for your answer. Please could you tell me how to do that, since my OS won't load? Do I use the live CD? If so, is it simply a question of opening a terminal and typing the above code?

Sorry about the idiot questions, but I've learned that what must seem obvious to the technically savvy often isn't so straightforward to me!

mrgs
October 21st, 2013, 09:59 AM
Do I use the live CD? If so, is it simply a question of opening a terminal and typing the above code?

Yes and yes.

rdh61
October 22nd, 2013, 07:17 AM
Here is lshw.txt:


computer
description: Desktop Computer
version: 1.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=[REMOVED]
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: To be filled by O.E.M.
vendor: To be filled by O.E.M.
physical id: 0
version: 1.0
serial: [REMOVED]
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
physical id: 0
version: 080011
date: 02/07/2006
size: 64KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.13.8
slot: CPU 1
size: 1500MHz
capacity: 1500MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 400MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe up bts
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 5
slot: L1-Cache
size: 32KiB
capacity: 32KiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 6
slot: L2-Cache
size: 1MiB
capacity: 1MiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 27
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GiB
capacity: 3GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: PartNum0
vendor: Manufacturer0
physical id: 0
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM0
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM SDRAM [empty]
product: PartNum1
vendor: Manufacturer1
physical id: 1
serial: [REMOVED]
slot: DIMM1
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32
resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-e3ffffff
*-pci
description: PCI bridge
product: AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
resources: ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:dfe00000-dfefffff memory:cfd00000-dfcfffff
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:d0000000-d7ffffff memory:dfee0000-dfefffff ioport:cc00(size=128)
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] LPC Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 25
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: SiS961/2/3 SMBus controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=sis96x_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:0 ioport:c00(size=32)
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 5513 IDE Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.5
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: HTS424040M9AT00
vendor: Hitachi
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: MA2O
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 37GiB (40GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=41c40640
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 13GiB
capacity: 13GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-09-18 15:02:54 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 23GiB
capacity: 23GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 1913MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-logicalvolume:1
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
capacity: 21GiB
*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD RW AD-7560A
vendor: Optiarc
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /cdrom
version: DX06
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /cdrom
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime signature=524909a3 state=mounted
*-volume UNCLAIMED
description: Hidden HPFS/NTFS partition
physical id: 1
capacity: 688MiB
capabilities: primary bootable hidden
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Modem
product: AC'97 Modem Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.6
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.6
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm generic cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
resources: ioport:e400(size=256) ioport:e000(size=128)
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: SiS7012 AC'97 Sound Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 2.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.7
version: a0
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=64 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
resources: irq:18 ioport:e800(size=256) ioport:ec00(size=128)
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:20 memory:dfffd000-dfffdfff
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: USB 1.1 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
version: 0f
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:21 memory:dfffe000-dfffefff
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: USB 2.0 Controller
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 3.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:03.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
resources: irq:23 memory:dffff000-dfffffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: 91
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:19 ioport:d800(size=256) memory:dfffc000-dfffcfff memory:dffc0000-dffdffff
*-scsi
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:3
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: Windows FAT volume
vendor: mkdosfs
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
logical name: /media/ADATA
version: FAT32
serial: [REMOVED]
size: 7508MiB
capacity: 7509MiB
capabilities: fat initialized
configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=ADATA mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=999,gid =999,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharse t=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remou nt-ro state=mounted




Thanks.

mrgs
October 23rd, 2013, 08:06 AM
It seems we have another problem with SIS graphics.

If you want to use Lubuntu, which is a good choice for a somewhat weak computer, there are workarounds but I have never tried installing myself.

Second-best option is to try Xubuntu 12.04.

rdh61
October 23rd, 2013, 08:25 AM
Hi, I've gone back to the 12.04 version of Lubuntu, which works fine. Thanks for your help.

mrgs
October 23rd, 2013, 09:53 AM
12.04 of Lubuntu is unsupported and hence a security risk. Xubuntu 12.04 is supported through april 2015.

rdh61
November 5th, 2013, 08:01 PM
12.04 of Lubuntu is unsupported and hence a security risk. Xubuntu 12.04 is supported through april 2015.

Hmmm... distressing that Lubuntu support is so short-lived. Have taken your advice and installed Xubuntu 12.04. Thank you.

mrgs
November 6th, 2013, 12:32 AM
You are welcome.

Lubuntu is maintained by a few volunteers. Until now there has simply not been enough hands for keeping a long term support release running, but it might change with 14.04.