Today, I tried the beta version of Elive. I'm really sorry if I can't get any result on it because it just doesn't run. Out of many options, the regular live boot will give me black screen with no output. As for Safe mode or anything with problematic mode gave me some graphical error output upon running it, and cannot get in the desktop, stuck in terminal mode.
Can you put this on the a separate thread and mention that its version and betas status.
apparently your system is running and only the Xserver (startx) is having trouble for some reason. This thread is better kept to the topic it initially had.
Take a look around the forum using the search option ..... I recall hearing/reading others with similar problems.
To see all the hardware parameters on your machine use:
Some had luck through using an external monitor, where apparently the first display wasn't recognized correctly and it looks your monitor isn't either.
No, that shouldn't be needed as 3.0 Stable is Jessy based and 3.7 is Buster (and Kernel version 5.2). The thread there, might indicate the origin of the issue, though.
I just want to mention the discovery I got just now.
I have a Macbook Air 8GB and a damaged ASUS 4GB laptop at home, Here are the results:
-stable: blackscreen with "boot error" written <-right after select which to BOOT
-beta: successfully get into the desktop, no problem with anything. brightness working. one thing i dont understand is that, when i use "free" on terminal, it shows i only have 2gb ram, with 0 swap.
-stable: graphic error on regular live boot, not trying the other yet
-beta: successfully get into the desktop, with "ndivia" option on boot selection, brightness working.
I dont have any spare monitor, neither at my workplace or home.
as i can see, every machine has its own problem, lol.
It means swap probably wasn't created ... or found.
If you know for certain that there is a swap partition available on your HD you can activate it with: "sudo swapon /dev/sdaX" where X is the partition number. Remember you are using the Live version, installing gives more options to accessing HDs and frees more RAM.
A macbook is a special beast and as it has sufficient RAM (the Asus too): I'd use the 64bit iso for that.
Stable does not support UEFI, that will be the boot problem. It requires switching to "legacy mode" in the BIOS.
First and foremost we'll need to look at "/var/log/org.0.log" for errors and/or start another instance of X from a virtual TTY to see what what errors (if any) crop up there.
I'll sum up the actions:
Go to a virtual TTY by hitting Ctrl + Alt + F2.
Normally you should already be logged in as the "eliveuser".
Check Xorg.0.log for errors with: "less /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep EE" and check what errors are there.
Start a second X Session with the command: "startx -- :1" (watch the white spaces there!) and see if that starts up X normally. If not, you will be confronted with error messages so see if they differ from the previous ones.
Good bug hunting.
Oh yes, do run the "inxi -Frnz"`command again. that way we can compare if Elive sees the same hardware as Mint.
Well, not quite. I was hoping you had a black screen but a working X nevertheless ...... apparently not.
The output there recommends checking "/home/eliveuser/.local/share/xorg/xorg.2.log" we might want to see what's up in there.
Use Shift + PagUp or PagDown for that.
Or, pipe the the out put through "less", letting you read with PageUp or Down and exiting with q
To save typing effort, recall the previous command with key "arrow up", or start typing "inx" and it will autocomplete to your last used command by using "arrow left" and then adding "| less"
Thus: "inxi -Frnz | less"
But clearly inxi shows that X is not running. We already knew that.
The output also seems to tell you are "root" there which puzzles me
Does the command "whoami" tell you, you are "root" or "eliveuser"?
If it says "root" you might try a "telinit 3" and see if it will go to a graphicall shell but I suspect you'll be dropped in the same console again.
Another thing to try (grasping at straws here) is:
"su eliveuser" --Contrary to popular belief "su" does not mean "super user" but "switch user" .... with no user specified it defaults to "root".
and then the "xstart""startx" command again (root normally shouldn't be getting a GUI)