Usung Slax 6.1.2 on USB drive with Acer Aspire One D260 netbook.
The boot process hangs on 'Starting up X11 session manager' and remains there forever.
If I ALT+F6 I get the expected 'Welcone to Slax' screen with the login information of root and toor. After I login I run 'startx' however this brings up a screen with;
Fatal server error;
no screens found
init: Connection reset by peer (errno 104); unable to connect to X server
init: No such process (errno 3): Server error
Repeating the process and running xconf first does not help though I do get the message that xconf was sucessful.
The USB install is good as Slax boots on other computers so it seems that the problem is restricted to the Acr netbook.
I hope this is enough information for someone to help me get around this issue.
Thanks for the info. :) I don't like that error. It's familiar to me on newer computers with Slax. Try out Porteus at porteus.org (it has a later copy of X) or see if you can upgrade the X installation--I have experienced this problem on a newer computer model personally and it is no fun. There *are* modules here that just might help you out--I wonder if your Acer is Atom based?--an Aspire One I've worked with booted Slax okay. If nothing else, you could try using Vesa mode at the syslinux menu. And if that doesn't work, I would definitely either plan on investing a lot of time to get X to work right by recompiling, adding modules, or by seeing if reconfiguring it will kick it into gear. Good luck--I know this answer was really generic, but I still hope that it helps you out.
I tried Vesa - no luck.
The Acer has an Atom processor.
I'm not clever enough to recompile or reconfigure X though I will have a look at potreus.org.
I often use bootable USB stick's with other live o/s and they all work fine, it is only Slax that is stubborn, and even then only on the Acer.
Just a follow up...
I tried Portues, a few versions of Puppy and Zen-mini and have come back to Slax.
The other's I tried are good however all suffered from issues mostly depenedency problems with installing applications or being slow and clunky.
I have always like Slax so I'm persevere with this loading problem I have with Slax on my Acer.
"The other's I tried are good however all suffered from issues mostly depenedency problems with installing applications or being slow and clunky."
You need to give each distro a fair run and amount of time to genuinely evaluate it and get used to it's specific behaviour.
When I started with slax 5.1.8 , I too found it buggy and tends to crash. Later when I slowly learn to use it, I overcame the problem of it crashing etc.
I started having the same problem. I have an old hp mini311. slax is on a usb deal. Slax worked fine for a good while, several months. After i did some windows updates and installed some software in windows 7, the slax stopped working. i formatted the usb drive and reinstalled slax from my ISO. no luck. I re-downloaded the iso with no modules. and it still hangs on starting x11 gui. It wont give me a console either, says no console objects found. like maybe it's trying a pxe boot or looking in the wrong directory.
I'm pretty sure it's a computer problem not slax. from some updated graphix firmware or maybe (here's my paranoid theory) there is an onboard embeded system which runs the OS in a sort of vm. and that embeded rtos has been updated.
Hi everyone, I got the same problem. I use Slax 6.1.2
but you can try this :
after you stuck in "'Starting up X11 session manager" , press Alt + F6 , type root and password toor
> cd /etc/X11
> mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.old
> mv xorg.conf-vesa xorg.conf
now you can start Slax but on my Netbook (Toshiba NB520) I just get 800x600 max.