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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-users] TDE depends on xorg

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:22:04 -0500
said Curt Howland:

| That is how I would do it, in order to ensure that any hardware issues
| were resolved before putting TDE on the machine. I would not want to
| have anything where I could mistake TDE for causing the error, where
| it was actually an issue of graphics compatibility or such.

while we're at it . . .

in december i built a new machine, which has nvidia graphics instead of the 
previous ATI. moving the drives over went smoothly enough, but booting is 
peculiar: if i just boot from the grub2 screen, it goes along for a bit 
and then locks solid before getting fully booted. if, however, i choose to 
boot in repair mode, which oddly goes into framebuffer and then produces a 
normal text-based screen of choices and select "boot normally," it 
boots . . . normally.

i suppose i could look upon this as a security feature, but i'd just as 
soon fix it. there seems to be a lot of silliness that gets loaded up 
front, such as the framebuffer stuff, for reasons not at all apparent to 
me. ideally, i would have a nice, no-frame-buffer boot, all in text, all 
printed to the screen in nice, pure text mode, until the time comes for 
the starting of X. indeed, if after logging in i had to type startx as in 
the old days, that would be fine. but at this point i would settle for a 
working default boot. any ideas?

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