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Month: November 2014


From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:04:49 +0000
Hi Guys, David,

I've downloaded and burnt a CD from exegnu-jessv-20141125.iso.  Its 
fine, checksum matches.  So I thought that I would try it as a live 
CD on this, my usual machine.

The CD boots up as I would expect except for a couple of things.  
After all the boot process, I'm left with a text screen with a list 
of boot processes, which never finishes.  The last item refers to 
IPV6 and a blank line.  Pressing enter gives me a prompt at which if 
I enter "startx"  takes me to a totally black screen.  I minute later 
I get the start screen for "exegnu" as a panel in the top left corner 
of the screen.  After this screen has finished I'm left with the 
normal taskbar at the bottom and a totally black background.

I cannot get anything from any mouse button on this background, I can 
however access items from the normal menu and the icons on the 
taskbar.  Locating the screen menu items, whilst it allows me to go 
through the settings, does nothing.  Curiously the "Scan rate" box 
shows zero and is not changable.

Everything else seems to function as I would expect.

The machine is a 3Ghz intel P4 dual core, 1.5Gb ram, on board 64Mb SIS 
661 Graphics,  SIS 661FX chipset, SIS 7012 sound,  SIS 900 Ethernet.

Best Regards: