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bug #47901: Graphics fails to start after installation

Submitted by:  Stig Atle Steffensen <stig_atle>
Submitted on:  Wed 11 May 2016 08:14:37 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 4 Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  mipsel Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 15 May 2016 07:23:42 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I pulled the patches, I then pulled the source for the xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion-1.7.6 , applied the patch and built the deb package on the lemote, installed the deb, rebooted, it stops with the blinking text cursor. I have attached my log output. I'm not sure where to go from there, any pointers would be helpful, I'm willing to learn and test more.

(file #37163)

Stig Atle Steffensen <stig_atle>
Sun 15 May 2016 06:48:43 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Sorry, I posted this in the wrong bug (I had multiple windows open and posted in the wrong one.). I'll post it again in the proper topic.

Stig Atle Steffensen <stig_atle>
Sun 15 May 2016 06:46:49 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I tested again, and this time I noticed that it's Wget that segfaults as well.
I have attached a image showing the error.

Stig Atle Steffensen <stig_atle>
Wed 11 May 2016 08:32:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

We had the patches for Parkes [1], but I neglected to integrate them for Ucclia. I have to deal with some other issues first. If anyone wants to start on this, be my guest. First step would be to check if the patches still apply and work.

[1] http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/gnewsense/packages-parkes/xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion/files/head:/debian/patches/

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Wed 11 May 2016 08:14:37 PM UTC, original submission:  

There is a package that causes gNewSense not to show the graphical login or desktop after installation.

The only way to solve it that I currently know of is to manually remove the package named:
after install.

I tested this on a Lemote Longsoon mipsel laptop.

I know this issue is in regular Debian as well.
There was some patches floating around, but I have not tested them yet.

There are links to patches here:
(search for xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion on this page).

I can do more testing if needed.
But until we have it working I think the package should be removed from the default install if possible.

Stig Atle Steffensen <stig_atle>


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file #37163:  Xorg.0.log added by stig_atle (9KiB - application/octet-stream)
file #37160:  wgetsegfault.jpg added by stig_atle (822KiB - image/jpeg - Attached image)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-05-15 stig_atle Attached File- => Added Xorg.0.log, #37163
    2016-05-15 stig_atle Attached File- => Added wgetsegfault.jpg, #37160
    2016-05-11 samgee StatusNone => Confirmed

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