• 32-bit-Unable to begin installation...error message.


    Hi, all.

    I can successfully boot from DVD, by passing this option to the boot entry:

      
      
    If I don't do this, the installer won't see my DVD after the initial boot screen.  
      
    Everything goes well until I get to one of the services which is trying to start, but fails. The error message I get is:  
      
    See 'systemctl status systemd-login.service' for details. Stopping login service
    

    These repeats several times and then X starts and tells me that something has gone wrong and I have no other option than to reboot.

    I would raise a bug, but an ‘add bug report’ option doesn’t exist on the Bugs site, so I’ve created a seperate forum topic for this.

    I am trying to install on a 32-bit machine, using the 32-bit 2013-05-12 torrent image.

    I note that if I switch to a virtual terminal, I can log in to do ‘antergos-setup’, but this fails with a ‘display’ error, probably because X has started to give me the ‘failed…log out’ message.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Chris.

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  • Hi, all.

    I can successfully boot from DVD, by passing this option to the boot entry:

      
      
    If I don't do this, the installer won't see my DVD after the initial boot screen.  
      
    Everything goes well until I get to one of the services which is trying to start, but fails. The error message I get is:  
      
    See 'systemctl status systemd-login.service' for details. Stopping login service
    

    These repeats several times and then X starts and tells me that something has gone wrong and I have no other option than to reboot.

    I would raise a bug, but an ‘add bug report’ option doesn’t exist on the Bugs site, so I’ve created a seperate forum topic for this.

    I am trying to install on a 32-bit machine, using the 32-bit 2013-05-12 torrent image.

    I note that if I switch to a virtual terminal, I can log in to do ‘antergos-setup’, but this fails with a ‘display’ error, probably because X has started to give me the ‘failed…log out’ message.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Chris.

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  • Did you get this figured out? If not I can offer some suggestions. First thing would be to redownload the iso to rule out corrupt data. With any luck you already finished installation and are happily using Antergos though.

  • Hi, logs. Still no luck with the install.

    I’m using a torrent, so theoretically all the data should be there. Additionally, the dvd boots properly on another machine. I also tried a ddifferent (test) iso, and had the same problems. With this in mind, I suspect it’s related to my hardware, perhaps, although I can install other Arch based distros without any problems.

    Thanks,

    Chris.

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  • That is weird behavior for sure. After it errors out and you switch to another VT could you post the output of

    sudo systemctl status systemd-logind.service
    
  • Hi, and sorry about the late reply…i’ve been a bit busy.

    I got some Squashfs errors, but finally got to the bit where X tries to do something. Whilst trying to configure itself, X alternated between trying to start a session, and going back to the boot messages. One thing that I did notice was something to do with dmi.

    The message said something about systemd-udevd and /devices/virtual/dmi/id, and failing. This was whilst starting to try to start GDM, I think.

    Eventually an error message (X session) screen came up saying 'Something has gone wrong and can’t recover. A button was visible that said ‘log out’, but before doing that, I tied to switch to a VT to try to diagnose (as advised). Unfortunately the keyboard had locked up and all I could do was hit the power button.

    Not sure whether i’m helping here, but I think I probably need to wait for the next release, before I can even boot. This is a shame because the distro looks ‘polished’ and promising.

    Thanks to all for reading this.

    Chris.

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  • That is certainly odd behavior because Antergos is more stable than most. If the devs were going to figure this one out I know they would need logs from Xorg,GDM,session, & journal. One thing you could try is before it reaches the hard crash, switch to another VT. It may take you a couple tries of it pulling you back over to tty1, but usually if you keep pressing CTRL+F2 it will give in and stay there. Then you can copy any relevant logs. That’s all I got though…wish I could be of more help!

  • Thanks, again. I’ll give this a try in the next day or so.

    Cheers,

    Chris.

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  • We may be slowly getting somewhere, now.

    I managed to open a second tty and got the following for the login service:


    <ACTIVE-RUNNING>


    Started login service
    New session 1 of user root
    New session 2 of user root
    Linked /tmp/.X11-UNIX/X0 to /run/user/1000/X11-display
    Removed Session 2
    New session 3 of user root
    New session 4 of user root

    That’s it.

    I don’t seem to have an X session started that I can use.

    I also noticed that for the network service, it briefly said [DEPEND] and something about dependency missing. Never seen this before with other distros as the networking works straight out of the box as eth0 is built into motherboard and is common.

    I looked at dmesg to see whether I could see any graphics information.

    All I could get was that the card is a VIA KM400/400A and that I should slap Via and get them to document the platform.

    I can’t get back to the boot messages, so can’t get any other info, or see what the GDM error message was.

    Does this help?

    Cheers,

    Chris.

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  • Hmmmm… VIA graphic card… the iso is provided with xf86-video-openchrome but maybe you need xf86-video-unichrome?

  • @“faidoc”:2oq5rge6 said:

    Hmmmm… VIA graphic card… the iso is provided with xf86-video-openchrome but maybe you need xf86-video-unichrome?[/quote:2oq5rge6]

    I’ll boot a Manjaro CD and try to see which one it uses.

    Thanks,

    Chris.

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  • Before I do that, can I take advantage of having a usable tty and issue any helpful commands similar to the last, but for the GDM service?

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  • Substituted GDM with the command and a worrying message was

    Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.
    

    Also,

    gdm-autologin- gkr-pam: No password available for user
    

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  • Well, if you have problems with your graphic card then you won’t be able to launch GDM or any graphical interface

  • There is some information about openchrome driver freeze at GDM in the Arch Linux wiki:
    [url:imx9uew9]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Via_Unichrome#Troubleshooting[/url:imx9uew9]

    To enable any of the following options to fix issues, first create a new file 10-openchrome.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/:

    Section "Device"  
    Identifier "My Device Name"  
    Driver "openchrome"  
    EndSection
    

    If your machine freeze at startup (GDM) or after login (slim), try adding the XAA option “XaaNoImageWriteRect”. Note that this only applies if you are using the XAA acceleration method (configured by the “AccelMethod” option). As of 0.2.906, the default acceleration method is EXA.

    Option "XaaNoImageWriteRect"
    
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