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how i got wobbly on dell 6400 ati x1400... autostart?
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topjohn

Joined: 27 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov 2007, 12:52    Post subject:  how i got wobbly on dell 6400 ati x1400... autostart?
Subject description: here's what i did to finally get compiz on dell 6400 ati x1400... now i just need autostart
 

after few more retries, i've narrowed down a process that works. may not be the best. i used tombh's wnop.iso for install.

1) copied devx_301.sfs and kernel-src_301.sfs to my puppy install partition.
2) rebooted. bootmanager came up and imported devx and kernel-src files
3) installed the ati driver (45meg)
3) edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf. replaced "vesa" with "fglrx"
4) restartx. ctrl+alt+backspace. type "xwin"
5) copied fglrx_dri.so from "/usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so" to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so
6) restartx. ctrl+alt+backspace. type "xwin"
7) then in terminal type "SKIP_CHECKS=yes compiz-manager

so everything is working great. now if someone could help me get this to autostart, i would be so grateful.

thanks to all!
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MU


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 13642
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov 2007, 18:50    Post subject:  

Puppy 3 is using hardwareprofiles.

This technique overwrites manual changes in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I currently experiment in adding a nvidia-driver to Muppy008 beta, the problem is I have no nvidia-card, and so do it "blind".

However, it seems I could disable the hardware-profile like this:

In /usr/X11R7/bin/xwin
around lines 180 I commented some lines:


Code:
#MU removed hardwareprofile to be able to install nvidia-drivers
   esac
#   PROFILECHIP="`echo "$DDCPROBE" | grep '^oem: ' | head -n 1 | cut -f 2-4 -d ' ' | tr ' ' '_' | sed -e 's/[^0-9a-zA-Z]/_/g'`"
#   PROFILEMONITOR="`echo "$DDCPROBE" | grep --extended-regexp '^monitorrange: |^monitorid: |^eisa: ' | head -n 1 | cut -f 2 -d ':' | sed -e 's/ //g' | sed -e 's/[^0-9a-zA-Z]/_/g'`"
#   HARDWAREPROFILE="${PROFILECHIP}${PROFILEMONITOR}"
   #find out if current xorg.conf matches this profile...
#   CURRENTPROFILE="`cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep '^#PuppyHardwareProfile' | cut -f 2 -d '=' | cut -f 1 -d ' '`"
#   if [ ! "$CURRENTPROFILE" = "$HARDWAREPROFILE" ];then
#    #video hardware has changed. either changed monitor or booting different PC.
    #same current xorg.conf as a profiled filename...
#    mv -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.${CURRENTPROFILE}
    #if a previous profiled filename for new hardware, use that...
#    [ -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.${HARDWAREPROFILE} ] && cp -af /etc/X11/xorg.conf.${HARDWAREPROFILE} /etc/X11/xorg.conf
#   fi


Now my xorg.conf keeps the nvidia entry, though I have a SIS card.
This means on my system X will not start, what is intended, as I test a uninstaller for those people, where the nvidiadriver will not work.

For you this change might help to keep the fglrx entry.

Mark
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tombh


Joined: 12 Jan 2007
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Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 06:35    Post subject:  

You're not doing all 7 steps every time you boot are you!?

Step 7 can be setup to be automatic with the following

Code:
echo "yes" > /etc/compizflag.txt


Open up /root/.xinitrc for editing and near the start where it says

Code:
if [ $COMPIZFLAG = "yes" ]; then
   compiz-manager &
   sleep 1
fi


you could add SKIP_CHECKS=yes like this

Code:
if [ $COMPIZFLAG = "yes" ]; then
   SKIP_CHECKS=yes
   compiz-manager &
   sleep 1
fi
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topjohn

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 11:23    Post subject:  

no, don't have to do all seven steps. just the skip_checks part. btw tombh, this post was supposed to be in the other post your helping me with. don't want you to think i'm trying to steal any thunder for getting woblly to work. heheh.
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topjohn

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 12:02    Post subject:  

sooo freakin awesome! actually, i just had to make a slight edit:

your suggestion of:

if [ $COMPIZFLAG = "yes" ]; then
SKIP_CHECKS=yes
compiz-manager &
sleep 1
fi

wasn't working for me. i had to edit to:

if [ $COMPIZFLAG = "yes" ]; then
SKIP_CHECKS=yes compiz-manager &
sleep 1
fi

then it worked! my world is being rocked.. i'm wobbly!

again, tombh, you are a wealth of knowledge and because of your support and the support of others in the forum, i am going to be a puppy user for a long time to come.

enough ass kissing. one other question.... do you know of a way to have puppy save it's pup_save file to a drive other than the install location? i've been told it's not possible, but i thought i had done it once. so many re-installs it's hard to keep track. i basically would like to stop writing to my flash drive and keep settings and changes to hard drive. cheers!
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Caneri

Joined: 04 Sep 2007
Posts: 1580
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 13:23    Post subject:  

I'm Wobbling..Holy Cow....

Thanks tombh and topjohn!!!!!

Just a reboot and I'll see if it still works.

I used the full ati driver and topjohn's directions with the /root/.xinitrc hack.

Be back in a bit with the results after rebooting..EDIT..ok all is well after a reboot and I'm a wobblin'...can I make an remastered iso out of this setup to have a permanent boot cd?

OMG!!!!!! This puppy is REALLY more gorgeous than...well...normal Puppy.
EDIT...I seem to have a lot of cpu usage....a tad slower than standard 3.01...but still faster than you know who.. Laughing

Well done all...and a movin' on up.
Ati Mobility Radeon X1600 256mb ram

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topjohn

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 17:43    Post subject:  

well caneri, tombh get's all the credit. as a matter of fact, i would have never figured out the "skip_checks" if not for your post. wobble on bruthas.
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floborg


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Location: Fort Worth, TX

PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 19:39    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
Puppy 3 is using hardwareprofiles.

This technique overwrites manual changes in /etc/X11/xorg.conf



Is that why xvidtune mods are lost on a rebbot? See my thread:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23094
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MU


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 20:25    Post subject:  

I can't tell you, just try it out.

Wobbly has tweaks, so my conclusion might be correct for Puppy3, but not for wobbly.
I will have a closer look at wobbly in the next days, when I'm offline.

Mark
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