Re: strange issue with XFCE spin LiveCD

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--- On Sun, 10/4/09, Kevin Fenzi <[email protected]> wrote:

> From: Kevin Fenzi <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: strange issue with XFCE spin LiveCD
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009, 2:46 PM
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 16:25:37 +0000
> (GMT)
> Globe Trotter <[email protected]>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have been trying to install the 64-bit version of
> the XFCE spin
> > from the live install on my shiny new Dell Precision
> using the T7700
> > processor (dual quad-core, 16GB RAM) and have been
> running into one
> > strange problem.
> > 
> > The LiveCD cranks up, and after numerous statements on
> sector errors,
> > comes up seemingly fine. However it freezes when I
> click (or hit
> > return) on Automatic Login. 
> > 
> > My first thoughts on the CD being bad are negated
> perhaps(?) by the
> > fact that the CD boots and installs fine (without any
> apparent) hitch
> > on another 64-bit Thinkpad T-61 (dual-core 4GB RAM).
> Any suggestions
> > on how to figure out what is going on? How can I get
> around this
> > freeze of LiveCD install problem?
> What video card do you have in the problem machine? 
> Try the section for your video card from: 
> and see if any of those help?
> I wonder if it could be the cd reader on that machine as
> well? 
> Do you have a usb key? You could put the live on the usb
> and boot from
> it if so to rule that out. 
> kevin

None of the suggestions in the wiki has worked. Note that I can not install F11 (because I can not get in with the LiveCD). It comes up "fine", but the button for automatic login is not clickable and freezes my machine. 

Here again are the details for the hardware: should I file in bugzilla? Under what component?

Dell Precision Workstation T7400 nSeries

Date   4/29/2009 10:47:42 AM Central Standard Time
Catalog Number   25 Retail rc959554

Catalog Number / Description   Product Code   Qty   SKU   Id
Dell Precision Workstation T7400 - nSeries:
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5482 (3.20GHz,2X6M L2,1600)   T632N   1   [223-5089]   1
Operating System:
FreeDOS™ operating system installation CD   DOS   1   [420-1556]   11
2nd Processor:
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5482 (3.20GHz,2X6M L2,1600)   PR32QC   1   [311-8069]   2
16GB, DDR2 SDRAM FBD Memory, 800MHz, ECC (4 DIMMS)   16G4E8   1   [311-7701]   3
USB Entry Quietkey, No Hot Keys   U   1   [310-7949]   4
Graphic Cards:
512MB PCIe x16 ATI Fire GL V7700, Dual Monitor DVI capable   2ATIV77   1   [320-7357]   6
DVD and Read-Write Devices:
16XDVD AND 16XDVD+/-RW, Data Only   RM16DVD   1   [313-5954]   16
Floppy Drive and Media Card Reader Options:
No Floppy Drive   NFD   1   [341-3414]   10
Internal Chassis Speaker,Dell   INTSPK   1   [313-5938]   18
Hard Drive Configuration:
C9 All SATA drives, RAID 1, 2 drive total configuration   SR12   1   [341-5377]   9
Boot Hard Drive:
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s,7200 RPM Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst Cache™   500ST   1   [341-5355]   8
2nd Hard Drive:
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s,7200 RPM Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst Cache™   500STA   1   [341-5361]   23



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