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Running Live-CD on a Toshiba Satellite gives error

21 August 2017 - 10:37 PM



Before the desktop is supposed to appear, I get a forever loooping error (about a dosen lines) that have a lot of numbers followed by:

[  271.916615] [drm:i9xx_check_fifo_underruns] *ERROR* pipe B underrun


The lines doesn't stay long enough on screen so I get the chance to write down the full error lines.

Also, since I never get to the desktop I cannot run any commands to get the hardware specs.


Try to boot and choose xforcevesa mode, see if that changes anything.

Goes like: First appears something that looks like severe screen tearing. Then a blinking marker at upper left corner. Long pause - new white sreen that looks completely messed up. Not close to look like nothing.

That is the best way I can describe it. Cannot read any symbols or possible error messages.


What I can say - I just installed Salix Fluxbox 14.1 and I can tell for sure that the computer works.


How to add shortcut to terminal to menu / desktop

20 August 2017 - 05:42 PM



I want to like to know how to add a shortcut to terminal to the menu - the one that appear when left-click on desktop.


Also, I would like to know how to add a shortcut to a folder to desktop. Would like to have a terminology icon on desktop if possible.


I just couldn't figure out how to do this in Bodhi.




Browse/open/view/save webp images

14 August 2017 - 09:26 PM



The last two years since I discovered the webp file format, I have taken many of those less important images in my photo album and converted them from jpg to webp because it may ocupy only a fraction of disk space.


After I began to install Linux on my computers, the one big problem seems to be that no programs that offer browsing through images, support webp file format.


I have read somewhere in the past that it should exist an extension/plugin for Gimp so that is capable to read and save webp images, but so far I cannot find it.



Any ideas how to solve this (so I don't have to stuck with windows)

Error message when trying to reboot or power off after system update

13 August 2017 - 10:31 PM

Hi forum.


I cannot ost the exact text of any errormessage because it may kill Midori and I loose all my text. I go short version because it's late and I already wasted a lot of time trying to give most info as possible, just to see it getting lost.


Well - System Updater didn't close when it finnished. So after 2 hours I closed the window.

When I tried to reboot or shut down, I get an error message saying it cannot (Need to post once and then close Midori first to provide full text).


Then I opened System Updater again, and now it tells me that the system is fully updated. That is ok, I closed the System Updater again.

But I still getting the error messages when trying to reboot or shut down. I'll try rebooting using Terminal and see what happens, or if any error messages occurs.




I was able to reboot using sudo reboot.


Ok, big issue occur now after reboot:

In menu --> System, most of the choices is now deactivated.


I cannot Hibernate, Suspend, Reboot OR Power off. All those options are grayed out!  :(

What gives?


Umm when I think over, That was the reason why I didn't installed Linux Mint xfce - because from the live-cd those options was all grayed out.


In short: This update went bad  :wacko:

PCMIA card with USB2 and FIrewire - pen drive not detected

13 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

Hi forum.


I have an old Acer Travelmate 630 (made in 2002) that doesn't have USB2 ports, only 2 usb1 ports.


Therefore I got a pcmia card (also several yers ago, around 2004/2005) that have 2 USB2 ports and 2 FW ports. Problem is - when I plug in any USB pen drives to the usb2 port of the pcmia card, it is not detected.

It doesn't matter if I insert the pcmia card before boot, or if I plug it in while Bodhi is running, same result.


Is this possible to fix ?


I'm not sure about the brand and model number of the PCMIA card is, I'm still a novice about Linux commands, but the lshw -businfo say this:

sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ sudo lshw -businfo
Bus info          Device      Class          Description
                              system         TravelMate 630
                              bus            TravelMate 630
                              memory         110KiB BIOS
cpu@0                         processor      Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.
                              memory         8KiB L1 cache
                              memory         512KiB L2 cache
                              memory         1536MiB System Memory
                              memory         1GiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
                              memory         512MiB DIMM DRAM
pci@0000:00:00.0              bridge         M1671 Super P4 Northbridge [AGP4X,P
pci@0000:00:01.0              bridge         PCI to AGP Controller
pci@0000:01:00.0              display        NV11M [GeForce2 Go]
pci@0000:00:06.0              multimedia     M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio
pci@0000:00:07.0              bridge         M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge
pci@0000:00:08.0              communication  M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
pci@0000:00:0a.0  enp0s10     network        RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethern
pci@0000:00:0b.0              bus            VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 O
pci@0000:00:0f.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@1             usb1        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
usb@1:1                       bus            USB HUB
usb@1:1.1                     input          USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse
usb@1:1.4         scsi2       storage        DataTraveler 112
scsi@2:0.0.0      /dev/sdb    disk           7748MB SCSI Disk
scsi@2:0.0.0,1    /dev/sdb1   volume         7388MiB Windows FAT volume
pci@0000:00:10.0              storage        M5229 IDE
pci@0000:00:11.0              bridge         M7101 Power Management Controller [
pci@0000:00:13.0              bridge         OZ6933/711E1 CardBus/SmartCardBus C
pci@0000:00:13.1              bridge         OZ6933/711E1 CardBus/SmartCardBus C
pci@0000:00:14.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@2             usb2        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.0              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@3             usb3        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.1              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@4             usb4        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.2              bus            USB 1.1 Controller
usb@5             usb5        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.3              bus            USB 2.0 Controller
usb@6             usb6        bus            EHCI Host Controller
pci@0000:02:00.4              bus            M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller
                  scsi0       storage
scsi@0:0.0.0      /dev/sda    disk           60GB Hitachi HTS54106
scsi@0:0.0.0,1    /dev/sda1   volume         761MiB EXT4 volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,2    /dev/sda2   volume         13GiB EXT4 volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,3    /dev/sda3   volume         1953MiB Linux swap volume
scsi@0:0.0.0,4    /dev/sda4   volume         39GiB Extended partition
                  /dev/sda5   volume         2540MiB Linux filesystem partition
                  /dev/sda6   volume         5721MiB Linux filesystem partition
                  /dev/sda7   volume         31GiB Linux filesystem partition
                  scsi1       storage
scsi@1:0.0.0      /dev/cdrom  disk           CD-RW  CRX800E

At the time the command was executed, the PCMIA card was mounted, but no usb pen drive plugged into it. And I use an old 4 port USB1 hub to reduce wear on the computers two only usb ports.




I realized that I should had the usb pen drive connected to the PCMIA card in the first place. Well, the USB@6 have to be the USB port on the pcmia card, so here I go moving the usb drive to that usb port:

sprinterdriver@TravelMate:~$ sudo lshw -businfo | grep 'usb@6' -A1 -B2
usb@5             usb5        bus            OHCI PCI host controller
pci@0000:02:00.3              bus            USB 2.0 Controller
usb@6             usb6        bus            EHCI Host Controller
usb@6:2                       storage        DataTraveler 112
pci@0000:02:00.4              bus            M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller

What is weird is that it looks like OS can see the usb drive, but it cannot mount it automatically, and I don't know how to mount it manually - if possible.