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#51 2013-01-05 18:06:07

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

does smxi install vdpau when installing the nvidia drivers?

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#52 2013-01-05 18:10:52

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

^ Yes


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#53 2013-01-05 21:36:30

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

oh ok, I asked because I'm definitely not getting hardware accel for flash after install

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#54 2013-01-06 04:31:51

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

arclance wrote:

I have been wondering this for a while,
Does smxi setup the 32bit and 64bit nvidia drivers on a 64bit system or just the 64bit ones?
I need this kind of mulitarch setup for some programs on my system and I can't find anything about this in the documentation.

Okay I just went ahead and tried it and the answer to my question is "YES".

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#55 2013-01-15 15:37:47

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

This how-to has helped me several times!!  Thanks  {)
Success with NVIDEA GTX650.

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#56 2013-01-15 16:42:27

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

^ Glad to hear that!


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#57 2013-01-16 13:01:08

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Dude you ROCK! Utter beginner to this stuff and learning tidbits of linux all the time ... poor brain power makes this how-to a must ... big_smile

Seriously ... why is this not stickied yet?!?

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#58 2013-01-16 21:04:46

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

mort wrote:

Dude you ROCK! Utter beginner to this stuff and learning tidbits of linux all the time ... poor brain power makes this how-to a must ... big_smile

Seriously ... why is this not stickied yet?!?

Good question!!!  (... wondering why it hasn't been stuck)

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#59 2013-01-17 00:04:39

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

VastOne wrote:

Thanks hinto

We will find out when a brand new user tests it and succeeds/fails... smile

Well, I`m going to try it in about an hour:)


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#60 2013-01-18 08:05:05

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

I'm following the how-to on a fresh Waldorf install. It all works perfectly until the point where the script tries to download the current nVidia driver; it downloads about 3% and then gets stuck.

This might be because I'm on a wireless connection, so I was wondering if I can download the driver manually and just use smxi (or rather sgfxi) to install it? I've been trawling the smxi website but it doesn't seem to be possible.

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Edit: problem now solved, I just had to be more patient! It took 14 attempts and about 45 minutes but the script finally managed to download the whole driver run file.

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#61 2013-01-21 00:55:45

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Hi, I have installed Waldorf many times on my new Ivy-Bridge pc with HD graphics 4000. Waldorf doesn`t handle my new hardware and I get a lot of errors during boot, like: Failed to enable msi-x, failed to enable AA, drm:intel_dsm_platform_mux_info] *ERROR* MUX INFO call failed, etc.... etc.... It boots up into x and openbox, but freezes randomly when I click on a menu item, a launcher or switching windows, etc...

Therefore I really need a new kernel, and I have tried both siductions and liquorix kernels several times, installed the regular way, and they all fail to boot. Then i tried upgrading to liquorix with SMXI twice, it seems to succeed as it also does when I manually install the kernels. They are present in GRUB, but when I try to boot the new kernels then it parses ELf and does a few steps before it goes into a neverending blank black screen that doesn`t respond to anything. I also tried VSIDO which has a new kernel, but that one goes into the same neverending blank black screen when I`m launching the live-system.

Any advice? Everything works perfect with Ubuntu 12.10-Unity, LM14-XFCE, W7 and W8, but every Debian distro I try, fails. Of course I can choose Lubuntu 12.10 and configure it to be pretty much like Crunchbang, but it`s Ubuntu, not Debian, and it isn`t Waldorf even if I make it look like Waldorf. So what to do? Give up and wait a year or two until Debian supports my hardware?

Now I better click on publish before it freezes again, or correction, I``m now on my W7-pc, so I``m not in a hurry:)

The new Lenovo is running upgrades with a new install of Waldorf. I guess I`ll try everything once more, but someone should take this very seriously, because Ivy-Bridge will very soon be the default in pc`s, and Debian and Crunchbang needs to handle that. It`s not ok to rule with old hardware and suck with new hardware. Normally I would think that it`s me who suck, but after googling a bit then I see that Debian is having serious issues with Ivy-Bridge. I will try the lates Debian-image, and if that one doesn``t fix it, then I guess I`m defeated:D


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#62 2013-01-21 04:46:48

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

ew wrote:

Hi, I have installed Waldorf many times on my new Ivy-Bridge pc with HD graphics 4000.

The new Lenovo


Which laptop do you have from Lenovo?

Mine a T530 Had some issues to start with but with the latest kernel 3.7-1.towo-siduction-amd64 It has been running very smoothly.

I am also running the power saving scripts and can get 6 to 8 hours on the six cell battery

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#63 2013-01-21 23:11:48

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Just a cheap G580 with I5-3210M. I thought it was a bargon, but now I understand why. Well,it works with Ubuntu 12.10 which has a 3.5 kernel... I have tried the towo kernel, but it wouldn`t boot. Now I reinsatlled waldorf from scratch, and upgraded to the lates liquorix kernel, but that wont boot either... It get`s to "waiting for dev to be fully populated", and then it goes black. I belive it`s at the exact point in the boot process that the text normally goes from very big to small(higher resolution), but instead of doing that, it just gets blank on a black screen, and stays that way. Therefore I assume it`s a graphics issue. If it was windows then I would know what to do, but I haven`t got a clue on how to debug graphics issues in Linux. Maybe it isn`t loading the correct driver, or booting with the wrong parameters, but I haven`t got a clue on which driver it should use, and which parameters to boot the kernel. The default is obviously not working....


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#64 2013-01-22 00:00:53

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

You could be hitting this problem which has a fix in 3.7.4.

commit 2372c6ef194f9b31e9e745381be02753515293f9
Author: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
Date:   Wed Nov 14 20:43:31 2012 +0000

    x86/Sandy Bridge: reserve pages when integrated graphics is present
    
    commit a9acc5365dbda29f7be2884efb63771dc24bd815 upstream.
    
    SNB graphics devices have a bug that prevent them from accessing certain
    memory ranges, namely anything below 1M and in the pages listed in the
    table.  So reserve those at boot if set detect a SNB gfx device on the
    CPU to avoid GPU hangs.
    
    Stephane Marchesin had a similar patch to the page allocator awhile
    back, but rather than reserving pages up front, it leaked them at
    allocation time.
    
    [ hpa: made a number of stylistic changes, marked arrays as static
      const, and made less verbose; use "memblock=debug" for full
      verbosity. ]
    
    Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
    Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
    Cc: CAI Qian <caiqian@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

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#65 2013-01-22 01:08:06

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

arclance wrote:

You could be hitting this problem which has a fix in 3.7.4.

commit 2372c6ef194f9b31e9e745381be02753515293f9
Author: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
Date:   Wed Nov 14 20:43:31 2012 +0000

    x86/Sandy Bridge: reserve pages when integrated graphics is present
    
    commit a9acc5365dbda29f7be2884efb63771dc24bd815 upstream.
    
    SNB graphics devices have a bug that prevent them from accessing certain
    memory ranges, namely anything below 1M and in the pages listed in the
    table.  So reserve those at boot if set detect a SNB gfx device on the
    CPU to avoid GPU hangs.
    
    Stephane Marchesin had a similar patch to the page allocator awhile
    back, but rather than reserving pages up front, it leaked them at
    allocation time.
    
    [ hpa: made a number of stylistic changes, marked arrays as static
      const, and made less verbose; use "memblock=debug" for full
      verbosity. ]
    
    Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
    Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
    Cc: CAI Qian <caiqian@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

That actually makes sense,  I`m no linux-expert, but this report doesn`t look as I would expect it too:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3977
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 42
	Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
	Region 2: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 3000 [size=64]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
		Address: fee0f00c  Data: 4171
	Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
		AFCap: TP+ FLR+
		AFCtrl: FLR-
		AFStatus: TP-
	Kernel driver in use: i915

Anyway, I`ve not been offered 3.7.4 before, but I will look for it.


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#66 2013-01-22 01:10:36

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

^ 3.7.4 came out today, look for Liquorix to update to it in the next few days.

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#67 2013-01-23 00:53:49

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

arclance wrote:

^ 3.7.4 came out today, look for Liquorix to update to it in the next few days.

I tried it from Siduction. It wouldn`t boot. But because my PC is working fine with Ubuntu 12.10 and 3.5 kernel, I thought I should try a Siduction 3.5 kernel as a last effort to make it work. I went for this one: 3.5-4.towo.1-siduction-amd64, and it booted fine, and I haven`t had any freezes yet. The only issue so far is that compton is buggy when it`s started as in the default openbox startup-file, but when I put in a delay and start compton 10 seconds behind everything else, then it works fine...

So now I`m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that the freeze issue is gone for good. I`m almost thinking about starting to customize it, but I guess it has to be stable for a few days before I go there... But I will try to install XFCE 4.10... right about NOW:)


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#68 2013-02-05 02:12:42

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Okay, total beginner to linux.  I'm going to give this a go, since it sounds fun!  If I don't respond back in a timely manner, I'm reinstalling the OS.  8o

SWEET!  Thank you, VastOne! 

That was really fun.  At first, I'm like -- look at all the pretty colors.  Then I was hooked on installing tons of stuff.  I had a problem with wine as the dependencies wouldn't allow for a kernel upgrade.  Thankfully, apt-get is really nice and I did a little 'apt-get purge wine' magic and then the kernel worked just fine.  I love how apt-get throws in the little hint of, hey, over here, I see you're having a little trouble -- why don't you try running apt-get -f to see if that helps. big_smile Getting my wine back here in a jiffy though.

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#69 2013-02-27 11:17:59

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

3.7.9 is out and ready to go ... love the simplicity of smxi ... smile

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#70 2013-03-13 03:15:01

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Stupid question probably, but when it says "which graphics card would you like to install the drivers for" (assuming you have SLI) do you have to do it twice, once for each one?

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#71 2013-03-13 03:58:51

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

^ No.  Just make sure to note that the first time installing via smxi the nouveau drivers are not un-installed cleanly ... this leads you back to a black screen when you log back in, which is normal and smxi tells you to expect this

At that screen just ctrl + alt + f1 again and run smxi again to get to the video driver install and install it again

Once it installs, take the option to Start Desktop

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#72 2013-03-13 16:37:52

sexynsmartjenny
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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

I was having blue video problems (my youtube videos turn has a blue background) and I followed your guide to install smxi.  now my desktop is completely ruined.  What do I do to get rid of the thing?

failed to start X server
it is not set correctly

Failed to load module "g1x" (module does not exist)
Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist)
No driver available
Fatal server error:
no screens found

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#73 2013-03-13 16:38:58

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

What do you mean by ruined?  What exactly are you seeing?


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#74 2013-03-13 16:42:52

sexynsmartjenny
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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

VastOne wrote:

What do you mean by ruined?  What exactly are you seeing?

there is no desktop.  i can only access the ttyl now.  I edited my last post, please take a look and please help me! 8.(

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#75 2013-03-13 16:46:15

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Re: How To: smxi Install and Setup

Start smxi again and re run the video drivers portion again and take note that it does in fact install or if it gives you any error messages


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