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fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 01:09

I love the new installer! Just have to say that before i begin with anything else :D

Ok, so i did a fresh install to test it and everything installed fine afaik but when i rebooted and tried to sign in to the new install the screen went blank like it was about to bring up the solydx 32 desktop but instead looped back to the sign in. xfce never starts.

any ideas where to begin?
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby MAYBL8 » 19 Nov 2014 01:22

I don't know if I can solve your problem but I know that someone is going to first ask what hardware is in your computer?
Video Card etc.


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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 02:07

amd a6 laptop quad core 6 gigs ram 6520g graphics card with 512 mb ram with a 22 inch monitor/tv connected via hdmi
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby kurotsugi » 19 Nov 2014 04:47

it probably a problem with X. ctrl+alt+f1 will give us a tty and we can try to run startx.

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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 12:14

after the ctrl-alt-f1 i got the terminal which asked me to login
login was successful
startx gave me the following errors

xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to server: resource temporarily unavailable
xinit: server error
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority

after it came back to a command prompt i entered sudo startx and that brought me into x but i am now using my root account which isnt so good.

what next?
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby kurotsugi » 19 Nov 2014 13:13

the installer got wrong owner and group for .Xauthority file.
the proposed solution are

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# first
cd /home/machine
mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.old
touch .Xauthority
chown machine:machine .Xauthority

# if that didn't work, try this one 
cd /home/user
ls -a -lh
chown user:user .Xau*
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... ity-32420/
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=180471

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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 13:43

cd /home/machine ???? no such directory

using cd /home/user then mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.old

no such file


checking fstab

UUID=number hidden /home/user/Downloads ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 2

that 2 seems odd
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 13:52

there is no .Xauthority file
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 13:57

copied all files, including hidden from root home directory to user home directory

then

mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.old
touch .Xauthority
chown user.user .Xauthority

should i do the same for .ICEauthority ?
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 14:20

So essentially, the user home directory was never set up by the install. Copying all the root directory files into the user home directory gave me those files but then all those files are owned by root and can only be run by root and trying to change the permissions with chown or even a root run thunar is problematic because the sym links permissions can not be changed. It seems like the fancy new installer isn't working. yes i can manually create a new user and hope that works out...
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby BobHinds » 19 Nov 2014 19:53

Do you install 201411 replacing a previous installation of SolydX? Just wondering if the previous /home directory was kept in some way and that could be part of the problem. The /home directory is on a separate partition now and before with the previous installation?

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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 19 Nov 2014 20:17

fresh install 201411

means fresh install 201411
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Nov 2014 10:10

Somehow the installer did not finish the installation properly.

Could you first check the md5sum of the downloaded ISO with the one on the product page?

If that's correct, please boot that ISO live again, open a terminal and run this command:

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live-installer
Install as you did before but do not restart!
Check the terminal output for errors.

If you found any errors, post them here.


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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 20 Nov 2014 13:20

user@distro$ md5sum solydx64_201411.iso 3aa74f4fd885495751519abc9c61d3b3 solydx64_201411.iso
user@distro$ 3aa74f4fd885495751519abc9c61d3b3

Ok so that checks out. wasn't worried as i use a bit torrent for these things but it is always proper to check. onto the install
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 20 Nov 2014 14:13

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Re: fresh install 201411

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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 20 Nov 2014 14:33

Well, i hope you see the erroe in all that because i still have no home directory after the reboot.

or at least not one that is functioning properly.
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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Nov 2014 14:36

I don't see anything odd, it all looks good...I'll take a closer look.


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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Nov 2014 14:47

I've been so bold to change the quote in code in your last post. It makes it better readable that way.

I am puzzled by this:

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mount  -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /target/home/lizzi/Downloads
which I think should be:

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mount  -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /target/home
because /dev/sda5 was mounted on /target before that.
I've never seen that before and I don't know how to reproduce that.

How does your /etc/fstab look like?


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Re: fresh install 201411

Postby lizbeth » 20 Nov 2014 15:07

Well, i dont use a seperate home directory. I have found that with multiple installs it is problematic to have the same partition for all home directories. Multiple instances of linux cant all share the same home directory so that would require different user names for every install to keep them seperate so I have for years now mounted a seperate download diresctory on a seperate paertition and can share this with all my installs, keeping my stored files on one directory accessible to all distros. It has always worked for me. I set it up during install if the installer allows me to set up numerous partitions, otherwise (as with solydxk in the past) i have to manually edit fstab.

this is your fstab

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
UUID=fed2b783-766e-4190-85f4-bf51d60bd8d3	/home/lizzi/Downloads	ext4	rw,errors=remount-ro	0	2
UUID=d9937d8a-c0d0-4b78-8046-99c7070799ac	/	ext4	rw,errors=remount-ro	0	1
UUID=593b7682-1f6f-4b7b-a45b-70958b7497e5	swap	 swap	sw	0	0
that 2 is new to me but it seems linux mint is using the same also


it seems in linux mint the root directory is listed first and then my custom directory, in yours the custom directory is listed first and then root. does that matter?

linux mint fstab

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=a5d6f7a0-e4fa-4201-821a-7f3acecf148c /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /home/lizzi/Downloads was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=fed2b783-766e-4190-85f4-bf51d60bd8d3 /home/lizzi/Downloads ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=1c010376-f03d-4d14-a36a-21de32155915 none            swap    sw              0       0
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