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Hi, After getting too aggravated with Debian on my ipaq, I went to openbsd, in search of something fast, and secure. I went along with the installation instructions on their ...
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- 11-11-2011 #1
Gray screen on boot (openBSD)
After getting too aggravated with Debian on my ipaq, I went to openbsd, in search of something fast, and secure.
I went along with the installation instructions on their website, and it installed and everything. But now whenever I try to boot the computer on it goes through a bunch of script (like usual for linux and BSD distros) but before it gets to the login part, the screen goes gray and the mouse/pointer is there and it can move and everything. But nothing else is there.
If I press the on/off button on the computer it goes back to the script and it says "login" but I can't type anything.
I am starting to think that this ipaq desktop hates me, I never have problems like this with other computers :/
- 11-12-2011 #2
Nevermind, I gave up on openBSD
I installed arch on the computer. It works great!
- 11-18-2011 #3
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- New Zealand
Too late for OpenBSD but it's probably the same issue as FreeBSD - you need to have HAL and DBUS installed plus loaded at boot in order to stop the computer freezing when X starts.
- 11-19-2011 #4
Right now I am satisfied with Arch linux on this computer. But I will probably try to use a BSD later on, and if I have this same issue maybe that will work.
How would I install something when I can't log in or anything though?