My desktop hang!!!
Forum: User Feedback
Topic: My desktop hang!!!
started by: shek196
Posted by shek196 on April 16 2008,01:25Hi All,
I am a newbie in DSL, very interested to learn more about the DSL. I have downloaded a bootable CD to begin with DSL on my laptop. However, the system just hang after I saw a penguin and I can do nothing to it.
My concern is as follow:
1) What version shall I use for the DSL bootable CD.
2) What to enter when the DSL just boot up (as mentioned I saw that penguin).
Thanks in advance and appreciate for any advise!!!
Posted by lucky13 on April 16 2008,02:06You need to know more about your hardware to make it run correctly. Please see the wiki for cheatcodes to help you boot DSL. Let us know what kind of laptop if you continue to have problems.
< http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Cheat_Codes >
Posted by shek196 on April 21 2008,08:38
I had download another DSL to try, but still got the same things happened. I saw a penguin and a boot prompt. Then I key in the words "sudo" but nothing happened. After that i key in "startx" the screen went blank and hang down there.
The laptop i am using is Latitude D610 Dell and the spec is as follow:
Dell Latitude D610 Review Unit System Specs
* Pentium M 760 (2.00Ghz w/ 533Mhz FSB)
* 512MB (2x256) PC3200-DDR2 (400Mhz)
* 14.1" SXGA+ (1400x1050 resolution)
* ATI Mobility Radeon X300 w/ 64MB dedicated RAM
* Fujitsu 60GB HD (5400RPM)
* 8x DVD+/-RW (dual layer)
* Intel Pro 2200 wireless (802.11 b/g)
* Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet; Conexant 56K modem
* SigmaTel C-Major audio
* Extra AC adapter & extra modular battery
Can someone please advise. BTW, I thought DSL bootable CD can be boot and operate on any PC or laptop but this is not the case. I had tried two type of DSL version already but things just don't work.
Can some one please give some advise. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Juanito on April 21 2008,11:47I think this is the dell laptop acpi issue - if you search these forums on "acpi AND dell" you should turn up something like < this post. >
From memory, you could try the boot codes "acpi=off" or "noacpi". You could also try updating the laptops firmware to the latest version on the dell site.
Posted by shek196 on April 23 2008,03:24
Many thanks for the advise, count me as a PC idiots, how to download the firmware. Any procedures to follow?
Any helps will be appreciated.
Posted by Juanito on April 23 2008,03:40You need to go to the < dell support site > and navigate to the downloads section for your laptop.
I believe you will need to use windows to update the firmware - before that though, did you try the acpi=off boot code?
Posted by curaga on April 23 2008,14:46It's called BIOS there
To try the bootcodes, you enter them at the first screen, with the big pic and some text at the bottom.
Posted by shek196 on May 09 2008,16:28
Hi Juanito and curaga,
Thks for the reply, I had tried your method and go to BIOS. However, i cannot found any ACPI inside the BIOS. To make sure I did not miss it, I called my friend to help me and he said he is very surprises because acpi is not there!
could it be that Dell notebook has another name for acpi?
Can someone help? I have been trying DSL for quite sometime. I wish I could get it works on my notebook PC.
Posted by shek196 on May 13 2008,05:25Hi All,
Finally I got it works! This is what I did:
a) Start the PC with the bootable dsl inserted.
b) when prompt appeared at the dsl environment type "dsl acpi=off".
Note: you don't have to go to BIOS to change the acpi setting. That is where I'm loss. Still a big thanks to all and now I am able to explorer into Linus using DSL.
BTW, where can I find some article about how to use dsl, what other wanders can I do with DSL, I find dsl very exciting.
Once again, THANKS!
Posted by Juanito on May 13 2008,05:40See the < DSL Wiki >
Posted by jpeters on May 14 2008,04:38
That was Juanito's suggestion (Apr 23rd). Where to find info on DSL is everywhere, but you have to be willing to read.
BTW/ now your suspend function will also work. Edit /cdrom/boot/grub/menu.lst with "acpi=off" after you grub/install