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Postby organic io » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:33 am

Indeed Chotoro, it uses the realtime kernel.

I spoke to soon again though, it shat out last night while I was installing K3B, and when I booted back up, it did the same thing that vanilla 9.04 was doing a week ago... After I login, it starts to display the taskbars, but the desktop wallpaper never loads, none of the icons work, and I can't do anything.

A week and 3 Linux installs later, I'm back where I started.

I wonder if installing a different desktop would help? Maybe gnome isn't playing nice with some of my hardware? I will try that tonight from the command prompt

Whatchoo think chunter?
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Postby shadowbane » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:17 pm

Could be a ram based problem. Make sure your ram is in well and run the memtest program by selecting it in the grub menu or off the CD
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Postby organic io » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:36 pm

I already did that a few weeks ago. Ram checked out just fine. 0 errors after 1 cycle of all the tests. I didn't think it necessary to let it run any longer than that
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Postby chunter » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:34 pm

That's a good point, RT kernels are more likely to catastrophically seize than the conventional ones ;) (because a process can take over control of things and accidentally not give it back)
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Postby organic io » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:40 am

Well.. I installed xubuntu and it seems to be functioning ... For now. Not too bad of an interface either. Weĺl see. :)
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Postby organic io » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:24 am

I spoke too soon.... again. I have wasted probably another 5 hours since then. It seems that I am too stupid to figure out how to both 1) install 3d support for nouveau, and also figure out dual monitor support with nouveau, even with a GUI xorg.conf editor, and messing around with the xorg settings manually.

I also tried multiple times to install different (unsupported) nvidia binary drivers manually, but they all failed for some reason or another.

Did some reading and apparently the nvidia proprietary drivers + rt kernel = bad... So I just installed the non-rt kernel and weŕe good to go. Kind of defeats the whole purpose of running ubuntu studio... But oh well. At least I can use my computer ....

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Postby chunter » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:02 pm

organic io wrote:Did some reading and apparently the nvidia proprietary drivers + rt kernel = bad... So I just installed the non-rt kernel and weŕe good to go. Kind of defeats the whole purpose of running ubuntu studio... But oh well. At least I can use my computer ....

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Make sure you get it working on a single monitor first if you're having trouble; keep in mind that you can probably still use ubuntu studio (without the RT kernel) if you finagle a setting or two, just as I can use RT kernels without installing studio at all, or how I am using LXDE in conjunction with KDE's apps... well, you get the picture.
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Postby organic io » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:44 am

Yeah I mean basically I'm running xubuntu
It's all so modular, the distro doesn't mean anything except for right after you install it.
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