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    Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    All,
    I have been trying to setup a machine in my one garage to use as a basic desktop mostly for web browsing, PDF viewing etc. I am using a old machine I had laying around and hoped to put it back to work.

    I installed Xubuntu 13.04.

    The system is a AMD XP Athlon 1700 and the Motherboard is a ECS K7SEM with 1 Gig of RAM. It does have a wireless card (TPLink TL-WN951N R), a IDE drive 60 Gigs Maxtor.

    Upon First Boot it comes past the Xubuntu splash screen and then just Flashes the screen over and over likes its "Syncing" the graphics/Monitor.

    I tried to troubleshoot this some and I was able to ALT-Ctrl-F1 and open terminal window. For what its worth the latest knoppix Live CD boots fine into X-Windows.

    I am looking to correct this issue, troubleshoot it, or at least find out what's occurring.

    Please help,
    Chris

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    When you installed did you tick to install thrid party software? If you did then a proprietary video driver was also installed and that video driver may be causing this problem. Do you get a Grub boot menu? If not hold down shift when booting to bring up the Grub boot menu and select Recovery mode. You will find it under the Advanced Options sub menu. At the Recovery menu select Resume. That should get you to a working desktop without loading the proprietary video driver. Then look for the Xubuntu utility that allows you to change video drivers and try the open source driver called Nouveau.

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    Please run
    Code:
    sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt
    and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

    We might have a problem with a SIS chipset.
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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    not sure if pc is hanging or just taking forever to install..

    Running a Dell D600 with XP Pro 32b and used wubi to dl and install xbuntu on a 20GB partition and all seems well using "Normal Mode" boot and after installing system and a few other devices it goes from the xfce to what looks just like cmd and last line appears to be hanging on CPU 0 and very top line appears to indicate a kernel debugger failure with cpu, I will admit it has been a long time since I use Linux in any form and have gotten back into android development and wish to relearn Linux for that purpose and figured easiest way was to boot into it when reading Linux for idiots style books and tutorials so I could get hard knowledge, thanks in advance...


    Corey

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    Chris

    I ran into the same issue today(on a Dell Optiplex 7010 with a Radeon HD 7470). In searching for an answer I came across this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/33931...4-boot-problem.

    I downloaded the drivers form AMD and installed them. The first time I booted the machine came right up without me having to go into Grub but the colors were really off. I tried rebooting and when it came back up everything was fine and the colors were correct.

    I've rebooted several times and everything is working well.

    Good luck
    Tom

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    All,
    Give me a few days to let me walk through the above suggestions etc.... as I do not get to be in the garage except for weekends and/or occasional evenings after work.

    I will follow through and post results.

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Please run
    Code:
    sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt
    and post lshw.txt in CODE tags.

    We might have a problem with a SIS chipset.
    All,
    ended up running the lshw command below is its output;
    Code:
    computerdescription: Desktop Computer
    product: 1234567890
    vendor: Uknown Chassis Manufacture
    version: 1234567890
    serial: [REMOVED]
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
    configuration: chassis=desktop
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-firmware
    description: BIOS
    vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
    physical id: 0
    version: 062710
    date: 07/15/97
    size: 64KiB
    capacity: 192KiB
    capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
    *-cpu
    description: CPU
    product: AMD Duron(tm) Processor
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 4
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 6.3.1
    slot: Sockey-A
    size: 950MHz
    capacity: 1200MHz
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
    *-cache:0
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 5
    slot: Internal Cache
    size: 128KiB
    capacity: 1MiB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
    *-cache:1
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: 6
    slot: Internal Cache
    size: 64KiB
    capacity: 1MiB
    capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 1
    size: 1019MiB
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: 730 Host
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32
    resources: irq:0 memory:d0000000-d3ffffff
    *-ide
    description: IDE interface
    product: 5513 IDE Controller
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 0.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
    version: d0
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master
    configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
    resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master
    configuration: driver=sis630_smbus latency=0
    resources: irq:0
    *-network:0
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 1.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1
    logical name: eth0
    version: 82
    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:3 ioport:d400(size=256) memory:cfff7000-cfff7fff memory:cffc0000-cffdffff
    *-usb:0
    description: USB controller
    product: USB 1.1 Controller
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 1.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.2
    version: 07
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ohci bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
    resources: irq:5 memory:cfffc000-cfffcfff
    *-usb:1
    description: USB controller
    product: USB 1.1 Controller
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 1.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.3
    version: 07
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ohci bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
    resources: irq:5 memory:cfffd000-cfffdfff
    *-multimedia
    description: Multimedia audio controller
    product: SiS PCI Audio Accelerator
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 1.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.4
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=snd_trident latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=2
    resources: irq:11 ioport:d800(size=256) memory:cfffe000-cfffefff
    *-pci
    description: PCI bridge
    product: AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master vga_palette
    resources: ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:cfe00000-cfefffff memory:bfc00000-cfcfffff
    *-display UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 630/730 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 31
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm agp agp-2.0 vga_controller cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:cfee0000-cfefffff ioport:bc00(size=128)
    *-network:1
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR922X Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 01
    serial: [REMOVED]
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.8.0-30-generic firmware=N/A latency=168 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    resources: irq:3 memory:cffe0000-cffeffff
    *-scsi:0
    physical id: 2
    logical name: scsi0
    capabilities: emulated
    *-disk
    description: ATA Disk
    product: Maxtor 6Y060L0
    vendor: Maxtor
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: YAR4
    serial: [REMOVED]
    size: 57GiB (61GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000a509b
    *-volume:0
    description: EXT4 volume
    vendor: Linux
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
    logical name: /dev/sda1
    logical name: /
    version: 1.0
    serial: [REMOVED]
    size: 56GiB
    capacity: 56GiB
    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
    configuration: created=2013-09-20 22:29:13 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-10-03 17:50:01 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-10-03 17:50:01 state=mounted
    *-volume:1
    description: Extended partition
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
    logical name: /dev/sda2
    size: 1007MiB
    capacity: 1007MiB
    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
    *-logicalvolume
    description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
    physical id: 5
    logical name: /dev/sda5
    capacity: 1007MiB
    capabilities: nofs
    *-scsi:1
    physical id: 3
    logical name: scsi1
    capabilities: emulated
    *-cdrom:0
    description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom1
    logical name: /dev/cdrw1
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw
    configuration: status=nodisc
    *-cdrom:1
    description: SCSI CD-ROM
    physical id: 0.1.0
    bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/sr1
    capabilities: audio
    configuration: status=nodisc
    
    I was surprised to see it was a Duron Processor and slower then what Expected....I am considering replacing the motherboard as I have a Athlon XP 2200+ processor laying around and this latest issue.

    Not sure if the above will help much but anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    All,
    Tried the Shift key and into the Grub-Recovery and received same issue but instead of blinking/syncing screen getting a blinking cursor....I let it sit for 5 minutes and same blinking cursor.

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    All,
    For the record/knowledge....To my knowledge I did not select anything other than Xubuntu Desktop....

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Re: Xubuntu Install....Booting issue

    Quote Originally Posted by SolomonMan View Post
    All,
    For the record/knowledge....To my knowledge I did not select anything other than Xubuntu Desktop....

    Thanks,
    Chris
    it seems SiS is indeed causing the problem:
    Code:
    *-display UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 630/730 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
    vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: 31
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pm agp agp-2.0 vga_controller cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:cfee0000-cfefffff ioport:bc00(size=128)
    
    if you have another graphics card laying arroung such as AMD or Nvidia use those instead.
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