After a few repeated attempts at booting up, I entered at the final command prompt my username and password to see if it would 'take.' It did, but I did not know where to go from there. Solution for the issues : Hopefully an update with a fix, in a day or two. T'was a nifty experience; I had never done that before.
Today that check-listing phenomenon does not show up, but the login command prompt nevertheless appears, after the circle going around the bull disappears. Here's what is displayed: PCLinux OS release 2015 (PCLinux OS) for i586 Kernel 3.15.9-pclos1 on a Dual-processor i686 / tty1 localhost login: result ... I didn't update yesterday ( But two days ago.) The list in Synaptic today shows these updates .. usp=sharing Note : I reinstalled late last year, PCLinux OS 2014.12. At this point, rather than try those commands now and doing something I may regret, I'll await further instruction after the 'fix' has been clearly identified. And I continued my work by using an older install, pclos 2014.08.
Xorg settings can be reconfigured to use the vboxvideo driver after installed as a guest and guest additions added.
Known issues: Net Applet icon on the panel only shows network status up/down and no additional configuration is available.
It's really worn on me that I have to hit the left and right click-pads to select a given option, rather than just tapping the touchpad. Opey Mirror is removed, you'll have to find a new mirror. I have diligently been downloading all updates through Synaptic daily.Yesterday, there were many updates apparently having to do with drivers.you may have KDE or Mate Desktop Environment, or both. And could not boot, unless I used failsafe ("Safe Settings"). If i82875p_edac # is loaded first it will grab the device. # Therefore we disable automatic loading of 82875p_edac. I updated to `dkms-nvidia-current-346.35-1pclos2015. The easy solution ( maybe ) : Reinstall the OS, update dkms-nvidia-current only, in Synaptic. (dkms-nvidia-current will install one dependency : x11-driver-video-nvidia-current : is OK.) Reboot, and the new nvidia module should be accepted. do not accept a gcc, different from the gcc used to build the kernel.The commands should produce some errors to show in a new post here. (Bug 213840) # https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi? id=213840 blacklist i82875p_edac # do not use "Boot Protocol" drivers, we prefer usbhid # and they cause problems when loaded together with usbhid (#37726, #40861) blacklist usbkbd blacklist usbmouse # disable PC speaker by default # pcspkr is the standard driver, while snd-pcsp is the ALSA driver blacklist pcspkr blacklist snd-pcsp blacklist snd_hda_codec_hdmi #hda-nvidia-digital-stereo #blacklist snd_hda_codec_realtek #hda onboard 5.1 surround #blacklist snd_hda_intel #blacklist snd_hda_codec # Prevent conflicts with nvidiabl blacklist nvidia_bl blacklist nvbacklight blacklist mbp_nvidia_bl # End of entries added for nvidiabl← ref. My solution : # apt-get remove gcc-c ( gfortran etc. # rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps \ libgcc1-4.7.2-3pclos2014.i586gcc-cpp-4.7.2-3pclos2014.i586gcc-4.7.2-3pclos2014.i586* ( *gcc*-4.7.2*.x86_64 : No packages was found. `kernel-3.18.1-pclos1-1-1pclos2014 was built with gcc-4.7(.2). → So `dkms-nvidia-current must be updated before updating gcc to 4.9.2 .