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gentoox freezes with white and black strip on the screen

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:40 am
by linbox
when I try yo install gentoox 3.0a it freezes and I have white and black strips on the screen and the console light alternate green, red and yellow.

I just upgraded my xbox to 128MB and I used evox M7 as a boot bios.
I could not get cromwell2.26 to work either.
I'm not sure if this does not have to do with the additional memory.
Is there a program available to check the memory. If yes where can I get a copy and what is it called?

thanks guenter

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:37 am
by ShALLaX
What xbox version?

It is a xbox version 1.0

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:34 pm
by linbox
Here is also a little more detail on the hardware.
I have an 8GB harddrive and a cheapmod for the bios.
One Issue I might have is space on the E-drive. I do ahve around 2.5GB free because I still have Ed's debian with 2GB installed.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:40 pm
by ShALLaX
Black and white stripes tends to suggest its the ram. Are you sure the RAM is installed correctly?

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:34 am
Quick ??

How did you upgrade the RAM on the XBOX?


how did I upgrade teh memory

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:48 am
by linbox
I bought 4 memory chips (very hard to get by I looked for 3 month to finally find somebody how bought several hundred I was lucky to get the 2nd last set) and hand soldered them onto the motherboard.
There are multible posts about how to solder the surface mounting devices. It's quiet hard and you need a quiet hand.

What so ever back to my original post.
I'm past the black and white stripes on the screen and I found out what it was. I had Ed's debiab 0.41 installed and by default the cd tried to boot it. I thought the harddrive selection on the bottom of the screen was to select the installation target. Ooops my fault.

So the installation is running now and the rootfs is extracting right now.

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:09 am
by ShALLaX
Good good.

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:05 am
by linbox
Now everything is up and running. My ram shows up in gentoox and it really is a BIG performance boost. I would recommend soldering the additional RAM chips any time.

Now I have another question. What packages is gentoox based on? Can I install rpm packages. I would like to install Gimp and I just wanted to know what package I can download or if I have to compile it from scratch?



Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:34 am
by nobspangle
as far as I know gimp is already installed on gentoox 3.0

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:28 am
by ShALLaX
If its not, just try "emerge -s gimp", then "emerge <result>"

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:41 pm
by nobspangle
On second thoughts I don't think it is installed you can get v.1.2.5 by doing emerge gimp if you want 1.3 you will have to do

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mkdir -p /etc/portage 
echo "media-gfx/gimp" >> /etc/portage/package.unmask 
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge gimp