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Month: November 2012

Re: [trinity-users] A functional TDE distribution...

From: Patrick Serru <patrick@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:09:10 -0500
Le vendredi 16 novembre 2012, Francois Andriot a écrit :
> Le 16/11/2012 19:19, Patrick Serru a écrit :
>>       Hi all, hello François
>>       I must admit that it is not easy to have to re-learn everything. I
>> do not know Debian :-/ . I want towards Debian or Fedora. Oss 10 + Yast
>> was so easy!
>>       There are some questions I ask in this list: how to take a screen
>> resolution higher IN CONSOLE MODE? My screen seems about 40 lines of 80
>> columns at startup instead of the usual ~ 150 columns (kernel parameters
>> at boot: vga = 0x31A)!
>>       Graphics mode was achieved by "startx" and not "init 5" ... How do
>> I log in graphic mode (TDM?). While Trinity was started, back on a
>> console (Ctrl + Alt + F3, for example), the keyboard is not "listening"
>> except Ctrl + Alt + Del. Fortunately, because my screen did not like the
>> frequencies used by XOrg in 1280x1024: black-out! (-: See, Calvin). I
>> guess I have to visit XOrg to find out how to do this ...
>> I can not ask all my questions about Debian on this list. It does not
>> lack, however!
>>         Read you soon!
> Hello,
> which OSS version were you running exactly ? 10.x or 11.x ?
> About the console video mode, I think the "vga" option and framebuffer 
> stuff are obsoleted by the "KMS" feature.
> KMS is supposed to switch your console to the best resolution available.
> If your computer does not support it, I think you can disable it by 
> adding the "nomodeset" kernel parameter in grub.conf . If you do so, the 
> "vga=" parameter should work again.
> As you seem to already know, the KDM automatic startup should be enabled 
> if you use the correct runlevel.
> In Fedora, in order to have Trinity's kdm started automatically in 
> runlevel 5, you must add a variable in a config file.
> In file (it does not exist by default):
>    /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> Add the following line (without spaces):
>    DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/trinity/bin/kdm
> Then restart the service with command:
>    service dm restart
> There must be a corresponding setting in Debian but I do not know it.
> Francois
Passing by Debian before installing Fedora17:
Slávek wrote 50 times: REBOOT after the packet modification.
Thus, the console is correct, and now the login screen is Trinity's. But X 
is always wrong!

      François: I speak of 10.3 because it is the last distribution I 
installed "normally". I installed the 11.1 that I currently use in an 
emergency. I do not know because I have not gone into detail, because its 
use is only temporary.

      Installing Fedora 17 went well. I noticed the similarity of the 
installer, with that of Debian. I ordered a minimum installation. So, I had 
to look for wget! Thus, the line indicating how to search with Yum had been 

       Once many Trinity packages installed, I rebooted :-) But this went 
wrong and it ended up with a "Ctrl D to continue". Usually, I get a "Ctrl D 
to reboot" when I'm wrong when editing /etc/fstab. Look at fstab: Ha 
horror: UUID while! I wonder how humans can deal with theses UUIDs… I 
concluded that administrators must identify the disks otherwise. Anyway, I 
left things such as the installer left it. I try a "startx": X has not 
started and I do not know why.

      I do not know the tool to add software (equivalent to yast). Too bad, 
because I have installed a small window manager and Firefox. I will search 
on Internet…

       In fact, I came back here to read the mail:

> In file (it does not exist by default):
>    /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> Add the following line (without spaces):
>    DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/trinity/bin/kdm
> Then restart the service with command:
>    service dm restart

       I'm going to try that. I am not optimistic! If it still does not 
work, I re-install down from the "Trinity-F17 live CD" on a mini partition, 
and then copy it all files from this mini partition on the "big" Fedora! It 
will boot, I hope! And if that does not work: I go back to Windows!

Thank you for all,