I am directly booting from LiveUSB (made using Multisystem) and logging to “guest” user and trying to install from the Icon in Desktop.
I am able to get past the screens till I choose the partition for / and swap. After that a summary of the installation options are shown…In the last 2 lines , I get the error - 1. No Update found 2. GUI Error /var/log …
This is where I am stuck…
If I understand , I should first mount the live cd in a directory and then run installer ? cl-install -d /dev/sda6?
If you have a free partition for the second system. You can download a new ISO file in the directory /var/calculate/linux and install it from the current system. The image can contain a different distribution Calculate Linux, different architecture.
I have a ATI HD6870 1gb graphics card. On new dvd install the “fglrx” drivers didn’t work. Received a black screen on boot after installing to HD with no error message. Then I reinstalled and selected at boot on the livecd the fglrx drivers and they didn’t work on the live CD either. I found Radeon did work for now but are the wrong drivers for my card. I need the correct fglrx drivers for my card.
To boot the Live DVD and get to a screen where you can install Calculate to your hard drive, I suggest that you use the VESA video driver at 1024 x 768 resolution. This will work on virtually any machine. Once you are in the Live DVD environment, you will be able to install Calculate with the fglrx on to your hard drive.
In my first post I stated that neither “fglrx” drivers worked. The only driver that worked was radeon, either driver works. But thank you for your reply.
Also many sound problems, I solved the problems by doing “emerge -e system” and it installed 240 programs. Now I have sound in Chromium and firefox. Also have pulse. Gentoo alsa drivers are masked. Go figure. I don’t understand why Sabayon OS has many updated programs yet many gentoo programs on their servers are very outdated. Firefox 3? Come on now! ahahahahaha Firefox 5 has been out for sometime.
Yes, this is true about being stable. But if they have many program masked, as they do, does that mean these programs are unstable? If not, then why are they masked except for being updated. Then how long does it take them to update these masked programs? Some of them remain masked for weeks. Some of their program are at lest a year old and behind many versions. Gentoo doesn’t even have the latest Firefox 5 available. If that’s not being unstable what is?
I really enjoy Calculate but as the reviews go, you have some catching up to do. With being gentoo based I am unsure as to Calculate development compared with other OS’s availble.
I went to install XBMC but it was masked while Sabayon (gentoo based) has it already installed on their main OS.
As far as stabilty goes, why gentoo and not slackware based?
I will continue with Calculate (gentoo) for now, so don’t switch to Slackware based. ahahahahahahahaha
If the program uses an unstable relationship, then it will also be marked by instability. For example, when a new version of the popular program will require fresh library. They will not be marked stable only because they need this program.
We are quite happy with it. Members get rid of even more minor versions of the re-installation, we also have time to configure the program. After all, we can always test the new version before the appearance of binary packages.
I solved my sound problems. I had my logitech 910 webcam plugged in when installing calculate. Therefore it was using my webcam for sound and “NOT” alsa with my main board internal sound. Even when switching to the MB internal sound, sound would still fail. When I did an “alsaconf” it couldn’t find my sound card.
The other was my video which was plugged into my 22" LCD through HDMI-DVI cable. I decided to switch cables on my ATI HD6870 and LCD to “VGA mode”. After doing this the “fglrx” drivers worked. I had no video problems with other Linux distro using my HDMI_DVI cables.
Just thought you should know in case better fglrx drivers for DVI become available, or there is some instillation error that maybe corrected.
I decided to plug my logitech 910 webcam back and once again I did NOT have alsa sound. I switched the sound back to alsa with the webcam still plugged in but still no sound. I had to unplug the webcam again and reboot for the alsa sound to return.
This doesn’t make for good web conferencing guys. A big problem when I cannot switch sound devices. My webcam has a built in mic and I still use my external speakers for output sound. I only plugin the mic for web conferencing.
I think if I have the webcam plugged in it will not load the alsa drivers on booting. I did alsaconf and sometimes it sees alsa and sometimes not. Regardless, alsa will not work with my webcam plugged in.
Hope you know a fix for this. Thank you.