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New Peppermint 8 instalation freezing on HP 2133
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:11:22 am »
Hi! I've got an old HP 2133 on which I installed the latest Peppermint version. I had to fix an issue where the resolution was smaller than 1024x600 (the native resolution of the display), so I installed xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (following this answer from askubuntu). Now the system simply freezes whenever it gets to the login screen: mouse doesn't work, no keyboard input. Is there any solution for this? (I don't mind reinstalling the system if necesary).

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Re: New Peppermint 8 instalation freezing on HP 2133
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 09:34:34 am »
Hi catalinux,

Carry out a re-install and this time try the additional drivers within Peppermint and see if that offers you alternative drivers to fix your screen res

If your screen display is still not working correctly come back here for further advise.

You can also provide the terminal output from

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inxi -Fz
when you have reinstalled the OS.

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Re: New Peppermint 8 instalation freezing on HP 2133
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 08:10:46 am »
Reinstalled. Still no rezult.

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 inxi -Fz
System:    Host: anamaria-HP-2133 Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 2133 v: F.03
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3030 v: KBC Version 07.14
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68VGU Ver. F.03 date: 06/27/2008
CPU:       Single core VIA C7-M (-UP-) cache: 128 KB
           speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: VIA CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: fbdev (unloaded: vesa)
           Resolution: 640x480@73.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: ALSA v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: tg3
           IF: enp7s3 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (5.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9120817AS size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 61G used: 4.3G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.88GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 153 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 318.5/1755.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: New Peppermint 8 instalation freezing on HP 2133
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 10:07:18 am »
I think you might have to call this one a loss my mate, the openchrome drivers (which are really your only option) are VERY old and haven't received updates in years.

There may be some things you can try such as disabling DRI
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenChrome
but I wouldn't expect to get very far with that machine .. even if you do it's likely to be seriously slow and clunky.
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