Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby NevilleGoddard » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:41 am

Oh, sorry. :oops:
I thought by your screenshots showed that you had installed GhostBSD but you couldn't get to your desktop. Your screenshots are from a live USB?
In that case check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.
This can be done by entering the command:

ee /var/log/Xorg.0.log

when the boot process stops and the # symbol appears.

Look for something about "Using config file : /some/directory"

If you edit this config file to only have the intel card and not the nvidia card used with (probably) the vesa driver you may get to the desktop.

When you find the info from /var/log/Xorg.0.log press escape and enter to leave the editor and then enter the command:

ee /directory/from/the/logfile to edit the correct config directory. Make the edits and save them. This may get you to the desktop.

I don't like taking "No" for an answer :lol:

Good luck maybe this will work.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se


Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby Kernelpanic » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 pm

NevilleGoddard wrote:Oh, sorry. :oops:
I thought by your screenshots showed that you had installed GhostBSD but you couldn't get to your desktop. Your screenshots are from a live USB?
In that case check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.
This can be done by entering the command:

ee /var/log/Xorg.0.log

when the boot process stops and the # symbol appears.

Look for something about "Using config file : /some/directory"

If you edit this config file to only have the intel card and not the nvidia card used with (probably) the vesa driver you may get to the desktop.

When you find the info from /var/log/Xorg.0.log press escape and enter to leave the editor and then enter the command:

ee /directory/from/the/logfile to edit the correct config directory. Make the edits and save them. This may get you to the desktop.

I don't like taking "No" for an answer :lol:

Good luck maybe this will work.


Yes the screen are referred to the live USB,I'm trying to install it :D

I like your way of thinking ;)
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby Kernelpanic » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 pm

NevilleGoddard wrote:Look for something about "Using config file : /some/directory"

Bad news :cry:
There is nothing like that.No path of some type of configuration file ...
D-a-m-n it want me crazy :D
I'm doing a video of my screen with log file. I'm thinking how could I show it to you
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby NevilleGoddard » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:02 pm

Please do. :D
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby Kernelpanic » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:44 am

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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby NevilleGoddard » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:05 am

OK, thanks.
From what i could see from the video the fbdev module isn't loading and it's loading the vesa driver. I think you want the intel driver. The laptop won't work with just the nvidia card. So you need to get the intel card working.
Try:
pkg install xf86-video-intel

then:

Xorg -configure

This should create an xorg.conf.new file in /root


Edit the file and remove all nvidia references and save. Also try to edit the devices section so it looks like this:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:0:2:0"
EndSection

I hope that's the right BusID number. :?

Type exit and see if this works. :)
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby Kernelpanic » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:57 am

New problem, no way out :D
To do this :
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pkg install xf86-video-intel

I need to be connected to the web.
The problem is that i haven't an ethernet connection but only a wi-fi connection.How can i connect to my wi-fi protected by wpa/psk2 by terminal?
Thanks again for help
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby ASX » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 am

Kernelpanic wrote:The problem is that i haven't an ethernet connection but only a wi-fi connection.How can i connect to my wi-fi protected by wpa/psk2 by terminal?


hmm ... may be easy may be not, depending on your wifi adapter

place something like this in /etc/rc.conf
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create_args_wlan0="country IT regdomain ETSI"
wlans_iwn0="wlan0"
ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"

while my device is supported from iwn module, yours might be different and you need to change the settings accordingly.

EDIT: your device as listed before is supported from iwn ;)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Model Intel Centrino Advanced-N 2230 Bluetooth



The following command may help to identify your hardware:
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pciconf -lv


After you have a working driver, just for test run:
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ifconfig wlan0 scan

That should provide you a list of available networks, if all went well.

Last step is add a few info in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf (namely "SSID" and "wpa key")


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network={
        ssid="YOUR-SSID"
        psk="YOUR-WPA-KEY"
}


and finally restart the network services:
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service netif restart
service routing restart


check again for connectivity:
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ping www.gioogle.com
ping 8.8.8.8


if pinging google.com doesn't work, but pinging 8.8.8.8 does work, you have a dns issue (should not be, but ... just in case).
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby Kernelpanic » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:28 pm

The battle continue ....
root@ghostbsd:~#ifconfig wlan0 scan
ifconfig: interface wlan0 does not exist
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Re: Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 se

Postby ASX » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:30 pm

Kernelpanic wrote:The battle continue ....
root@ghostbsd:~#ifconfig wlan0 scan
ifconfig: interface wlan0 does not exist


My fault: after editing rc.conf and before to scan for network issue:
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service netif restart
service routing restart


or simply reboot
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