[Inx] Inx Digest, Vol 23, Issue 1

marshagilliland at earthlink.net marshagilliland at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 26 08:26:13 PDT 2010

I used the inxusb script and it seemed to work just fine for me.

When elinks is started it throws up 4 errors from the elinks.conf file:
lines:  419, 610, 1115 and 1121

If someone could guide me as to how to capture the error output of CDMP startup, I would be glad to post that as well. When playing a CD, every time I attempt to use keyboard makes CD playback interrupt.


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>   1. inx-lucid-alpha-2 (Peter Garrett)
>   2. Re: inx-lucid-alpha-2 (Yorvyk)
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>Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:16:54 +1000
>From: Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>
>To: inx at lists.inx.maincontent.net
>Subject: [Inx] inx-lucid-alpha-2
>Message-ID: <20100623181654.ac4ff0f1.inx-one at optusnet.com.au>
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>Hello all,
>I've uploaded a new iso, inx-lucid-alpha-2. It is not very different
>from inx-lucid-alpha, but I have made a couple of changes that need
>testing. Links at the bottom of this message, in the forlorn hope that
>people will actually read and act on it ;-)
>I have 'blacklisted' the nouveau driver and the radeon driver, and two
>intel drivers. The reason for this is as follows:
>* Ubuntu Lucid preferentially loads these drivers even on a non-X
>  system. This would be fine, but unfortunately directfb cannot handle
>  the frame buffer that these drivers appear to create. Mplayer can't
>  handle this either. The result without the 'blacklisting' is that
>  mplayer plays video in black and white in a small format, and that
>  links2 -g (a.k.a. xlinks2) runs without directfb, which takes away
>  mouse scrolling, and is slower.
>* I recognise that this is an ugly hack, since the 'native resolution'
>  frame buffer is of course superior to the vesafb frame buffer, but as
>  long as INX is run without X the drivers concerned just cause problems
>  as noted above. Directfb and mplayer don't seem to be able to handle
>  the 'full colour' RGB framebuffer, sadly.
>* Fixed the bug in cdmp that made it unable to recognise the CD
>  (added /dev/sr* to the checks). Cdmp should now play audio CDs.
>* Fixed a couple of issues in the 'inxusb' script that creates a
>  bootable USB of INX. 
>  These are: 
>  - because Lucid is bloated, the INX partition has been upped from 
>    250MB to 300 MB for installing to USB.
>  - 'vol_id' no longer exists, so I re-coded the volume UUID line to use
>    'blkid'
>  With these fixes I was able to create a 'persistent' USB of
>  inx-lucid-alpha-2. The only fly in the ointment here was that
>  for some reason on boot the USB install went into an endless loop
>  checking the floppy drive (/dev/fd0). I told the BIOS that the floppy
>  didn't exist, and then it booted... This is not very satisfactory
>  since the floppy *does* exist, but I thought I'd mention it in case it
>  happens to you. This did not happen with hardy-inxen, so I suspect a
>  bug in 'upstart', or something of the kind.
>Known Issues:
>* Tried to use 'lsb_release' to ID the iso, but got it wrong in the
>  script :/
>* Missing 'patience' game
>* Various places where 'Ubuntu 8.04' is mentioned instead of '10.04'
>Unknown issues:
>* Probably lots ;-)
>******** What I *really, really* need you to test: ********
>* People with nvidia, ati or intel video cards/onboards - please see if
>  mplayer plays in colour (easy way is to go to "Fun & Games" to play
>  "A New Computer"), and check to see if the mouse scroll works with
>  xlinks2. Please include your particular video card in reports (ati,
>  nvidia, intel)
>  ****N.B.***
>  You need to test this from boot on actual hardware, not in
>  a virtual machine like Virtual Box or VMware. Sorry if that's obvious
>  - just covering the bases ;-)
>* Test the 'inxusb' script as above. You can run it from the 'tools'
>   menu - it is under " i: Install Information and Options " - or just
>   run 'sudo inxusb' from the command prompt.
>* If you have the time and patience, try to run as many INX menu entries
>  as you can, to see if they do what they are supposed to do...
>Regarding the blacklisting of drivers - at the moment I don't think
>installing to a hard drive is going to work all that well, if at all,
>but if you used to do a hard drive install and then install
>"ubuntu-desktop" or just "xorg" and so on, X will probably break.
>Of course, doing that is heresy since (*cough*) INX's not X 
>Do please grab the newer iso and test as above. I have an nvidia card,
>and this blacklisting hack Works For Me (tm), but obviously I need
>people to see if it Works For Them (tm) ;-) Ditto the other tests...
>Links for the new .iso :
>Direct links:
>For those new to the list: please report to the list, so that we can
>discuss and/or be aware of issues, whether my ugly hacks do what is 
>expected, and so forth.
>An INX based on Lucid depends on you, since I have only my hardware on
>which to test, and of course we know Linus' Law about "Many eyes"
>making all bugs shallow!
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>Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:15:58 +0100
>From: Yorvyk <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>
>To: inx at lists.inx.maincontent.net
>Subject: Re: [Inx] inx-lucid-alpha-2
>Message-ID: <20100623211558.c928f1cc.yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>
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>On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:16:54 +1000
>Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> * People with nvidia, ati or intel video cards/onboards - please see if
>>   mplayer plays in colour (easy way is to go to "Fun & Games" to play
>>   "A New Computer"), and check to see if the mouse scroll works with
>>   xlinks2. Please include your particular video card in reports (ati,
>>   nvidia, intel)
>Hardware Intel i810
>Attempting to plat "A New Computer" results in no video being dusplayed but, audio can be heard.
>Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec family [theora @ 0x19156c0]Missing extradata!
>Could not open codec.
>VDecoder init failed :(
>Opening video decoder: [theora] Theora/VP3
>VDEC: vo congfig request - 720 x 480 (prefered colorspace: Planar YV12)
>Etc Etc.
>Steve Cook (Yorvyk)
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