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#1 2018-03-17 01:11:50

scorpion26
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problems at the end of install

everything went well till "systemctl start sddm."  it went to a black screen with "-" blinking and stayed that way for 12 hours while i was at work
need help please. i have a 40gb hard drive and an 250 gb external drive that i cannot connect internally to cp.

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#2 2018-03-17 09:42:34

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Re: problems at the end of install

What's you CPU (cat /proc/cpuinfo)? You need SSE2 currently for KDE, Gnome (acutally most of GUI stuff) to work.

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#3 2018-03-17 16:08:46

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Re: problems at the end of install

i redid the install and now got stuck at mkinitcpio -p linux-lts.    i installed xfce4 instead of kde. and installed the linux-lts and linux-lts-headers
when i type mkinitcpio -p linux-lts it throws me an error: unable to writ to /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img please help

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#4 2018-03-17 20:11:42

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Re: problems at the end of install

Frantic reinstalls usually don't help. :-)

I bet the root cause is librsvg having SSE2 opcodes.. and you did not provide me any information about the CPU you are runnig on.

There is a survey at https://bbs.archlinux32.org/viewtopic.php?id=1407, we would like to know what the current distribution of
CPU models is, so we can make a better decision of what to use as a base.

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#5 2018-03-17 21:05:08

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Re: problems at the end of install

Ok, librsvg is fixed, now I get when I execute kwin_x11:

The program requires an X86 processor that supports SSE2 extension, at least a Pentium 4 or newer

So something else is lurking now in kde..

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#6 2018-03-17 21:21:04

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Re: problems at the end of install

SSE2 in qt5-declarative.. let's hope, this is all..

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#7 2018-03-17 21:22:15

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Re: problems at the end of install

/boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img; is your /boot partition mounted? Can you to a 'df -h'?

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#8 2018-03-17 21:24:28

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Re: problems at the end of install

xfce4 should work with the librsvg fix. for KDE and Qt programs wait for qt5-declarative..

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#9 2018-03-21 18:04:20

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Re: problems at the end of install

librsvg and qt5-declarative from testing solve the SSE2 problem. You can give those a try to run KDE/Plasma/SDDM..

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#10 2018-03-24 01:40:59

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Re: problems at the end of install

what is sse2?

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#11 2018-03-24 08:44:25

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Re: problems at the end of install

Google, my friend, google. :-)

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#12 2018-03-25 17:23:26

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Re: problems at the end of install

Ok, can you do:

grep FATAL /var/log/Xorg.0.log
grep ERROR /var/log/Xorg.0.log
lsmod | grep nouveau
pacman -Q | grep video

Check against https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau to see if you have:
- the kernel module loaded for nvidia
- no KMS (no kernel mode settings) in grub/sysconfig
- if you have the correct X11 video driver installed

For me it's hard to debug your problem, as I don't own a Nvidia card..

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#13 2018-03-27 06:32:53

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Re: problems at the end of install

ok so now i have an issue with my video driver. it a nvidia nv34 geforce fx 5200. i installex the "xf86-video-nouveau" it got me into the login screen and desktop. but there is alot of black so icons are black and cant see them. any help would be awesome.

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