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I can run peppermint 8 (newest one), 32 bit from a flash drive with one small headache (defaults to headphones with amplifier and have to change it to headphones without amplifier to get sound to work).

It is only after I install it to the hard drive is when I lose graphics drivers and it defaults to 640x480 (and still have to fix the sound but only once for that).

I have tried numerous other versions of 32 bit linux and they all seem to have the same problem - runs fine from flash drive but once installed, loses graphics driver.


Computer is a laptop - Gateway MX3228 (1.5 Ghz Celeron, VIA chipset 60 gb hard drive 1gb ram.)

I need a solution to keep the installer from destroying the graphics driver or a EASY way to get and install the once from the flash drive.

I am not very good at all with command line.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 04:46:00 pm by crazysquirrel »

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 08:25:29 pm »
Can you open a terminal and post the output from running this command
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inxi -Fz
(remembering Linux commands are case sensitive, so that's a capital F)

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lshw -C display
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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 01:14:31 pm »
I cannot do screenshot as the info was from another computer.

The following is running off flash drive:


Mobo: Gateway Model:N/A Rev1. 73.08
BIOS: Phoenix v: 73.08 dte: 03/10/2006
CPU: Single Core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB Speed 1496 MHz (max)

Graphics: Card: Via CN700/P4m800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 Graphics [S3 Unichrome Pro]

Display Server: X.org: 1.19.5 drivers: vesa (unloaded fbdev)

Resolution: 1024x768@61hz

GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 128 bits)

GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2

cannot run lshw -C display when using flash drive - demands a password I do not have as it requires super user to do accurately.

Running it without SU and showing the additional info:

bus info pci@0000:01:00:0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
configuration: latency=64 mjngnt=2

Hope you do not need the memory resources. a lot to type by hand.

(SUDO this one) lshw -C display
 returns much of the same other information except it also says *-display UNCLAIMED


Following is after install and running:

screen too big and it won't let me pause or stop the display.

Display Server: X Org 1.19.5 drivers: fbdev (unloaded vesa)
Resolution: 640x480

From what I can tell the other vid card info is the same. But I cannot verify it as the screen scrolls too fast.

lshw -C display returns much of the same other information except it also says *-display UNCLAIMED

Hope I got enough info. Hard to do when having to boot from flash drive first then from install and hand copy all the information.
Please excuse capitalization if it doesn't look right.

From what I can tell everything is the same except for screen resolution which the install refuses to let me change.

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:20:54 pm »
hand copy all the information.

Can you not get on the internet from a live USB?

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 01:52:03 pm »
yes I can but will not log into any of my accounts from any computer other than this one for security reasons.

Hard copy?
To fix a video problem, no information is necessary on the sound card, network adapter, etc.
Why do you need all that??

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 02:00:28 pm »
I see. Why not copy the info to a text file? It seems needless to be typing it out.

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 02:03:35 pm »
not that easy to do unless I email the info.

I am fixing that computer for an old lady and doing it for free. I can't spend a lot of time doing it.

The information is what I posted less the extraneous stuff like sound card and etc.

I tried getting updates for it on the install thinking there would be a fix but to no avail.

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 02:06:54 pm »
I see. Why not copy the info to a text file? It seems needless to be typing it out.

That is one reason I do not like linux very much - too much typing, remembering to do proper syntax, remembering the syntax, lack of sufficient GUI's, etc.

But at least it is not Windows....

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 02:10:52 pm »
The exact same installer that peppermint uses many others use and I get the exact same problem from each - OR - a warning that there is no video acceleration and to only use it for troubleshooting. Even Ubuntu has this problem with video.

There is a bug in the installer. I just need a work around or fix so I can select screen resolutions and such.


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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 02:12:00 pm »
This is not a Linux thing. Nobody would usually be typing that stuff at all. Just use a USB stick to copy the text file.

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 02:14:09 pm »
I cannot fit 2 usb sticks side by side on that laptop. Not enough physical room.

Do you have a solution to the problem for me?

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 02:15:25 pm »
Without wishing to be harsh, I would just use the internet. Why is that a security problem for you?

Or save the text file on the hard drive until you can get it onto another USB stick.

If you mean the video drivers, sorry, no. I don't know the answer to that but one of the other members probably will be able to help.
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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 02:18:24 pm »
That one does not have enough security for my issues. I use only public wifi. The one I am at now is severely prone to hacking.
This computer is set up with better security and keeps 99% of them out.

Not to mention the criminals running the free wifi can't keep their noses out of people's personal internet business.

But none of that has anything to do with my problem.


Got a fix for me?

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 02:21:31 pm »
Without wishing to be harsh, I would just use the internet. Why is that a security problem for you?

Or save the text file on the hard drive until you can get it onto another USB stick.

If you mean the video drivers, sorry, no. I don't know the answer to that but one of the other members probably will be able to help.

Not to worry I won't take your comments in a bad way. I understand what is typed isn't what people intend to mean (body language and voice tones.)

I learned that long ago when I used to use chat program. So I try to take it how I think it was intended. and not how I feel about the words.

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Re: Works fine from flash drive BUT not after installed.
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 02:27:06 pm »
What's the output from at least:
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inxi -G
preferably from both a liveUSB session, and the installed version.
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