12.23 i386 clean install problem
Several issues. First, this is a clean installation on somewhat older hardware, but should still be functional...
Intel P4 2.3Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM
nVidia GeForce FX5200 AGP (this is the backend only)
SiL 3114 SATA RAID Controller (fakeraid)
Highpoint RocketRaid 1640 SATA fakeraid
4x320GB SATA hard Drives (WD)
1x HVR-1600 (NTSC and ATSC hybrid card)
1x pcHDTV 5500
Ok..so first issue...setup doesn't like either fakeraid setup...the highpoint or the SiL controller. I figured I would use the fakeraid RAID 1+0 and setup would just install to a /dev/mapper/ volume like previous versions, but whenever I have a BIOS RAID setup on the card (either card) installation segfaults while detecting storage devices. So I booted off of TRK 3.3 and shredded the drives to remove any previous BIOS settings (shred -n0 -z /dev/sda...b...c...d) and did a clean install trying to setup linux software raid...
Chose custom partitioning...created a RAID1 set with 200 MB for /boot (and 2 spares) created native swap space of 512mb on each spindle for a total of 2 GB swap space (not raided...I figured linux swap would be more efficient without the raid) and then created a software RAID 10 volume in the remaining space on all drives mounted at /...
Install finishes fine, but it won't boot...freezes at a black screen after post. I suppose it's possible that I'm missing something stupid with the software RAID setup...but what?
FINALLY...I blew the drives away again and just did a fresh clean install...default partitioning and "Use Entire Drive" (odd...it seems to create a /dev/mapper/ volume)....upon boot...after getting the blue progress bar crawl...I get a black screen...blinking cursor...no graphics...
Wierd..I hit CTRL-ALT-F2 and get to a secondary shell and can login as root...no graphics though. Maybe I forgot to select the nVidia Legacy Graphics (Geforce 5) so I blow it ALL AWAY AGAIN by shredding the drives and doing a default install with default partitioning and *MAKE DOUBLE SURE* to select the right nVidia drivers....and I get the exact same case.
So I manually edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver to "nv" from "nvidia" and REM out all of the compisiting and aiglx stuff so it *should* be using just the default X11 generic nv drivers....reboot...same deal - no gui
Now I'm lost...do I need something newer than a GeForce fx5200 to run the backend? It's a backend only that handles the recordings and doesn't display video at all....
Thanks in advance -