Boot failures on xfce

So I finally have had a chance to try and test the xfce iso. Unfortunately it seems to keep crashing. Iโ€™m not really able to do any testing on it as itโ€™s not completely booting. Hopefully this video will explain better. Sorry if itโ€™s poor quality.

Anyways, I gave it 4G ram (out of 12G) and 2 cpu cores (out of 4).

Hereโ€™s inxi info on the host machine:

~ >>> sudo inxi -Fxxxzc0
System:    Host: ez-bspwm Kernel: 5.6.12-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
           Desktop: bspwm 0.9.7-2-g342c2e3 info: lemonbar dm: LightDM 1.30.0
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron 580 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis:
           type: 3 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Dell model: 033FF6 v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A05
           date: 05/12/2010
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5 750 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Nehalem
           rev: 5 L1 cache: 256 KiB L2 cache: 8192 KiB L3 cache: 8192 KiB
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21285
           Speed: 2793 MHz min/max: 1200/2668 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2793
           2: 2793 3: 2793 4: 2793
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series] vendor: Dell XPS 8300
           driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:68f9
           Display: server: 1.20.8 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: modesetting
           alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: <xdpyinfo missing>
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.6.12-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.0)
           v: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.6 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:3b56
           Device-2: AMD Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300/7300 Series]
           vendor: Dell XPS 8300 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
           chip ID: 1002:aa68
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.12-1-MANJARO
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel
           port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002a
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57788 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
           vendor: Dell driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: e000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:1691
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-2: virbr0-nic state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 344.68 GiB used: 142.13 GiB (41.2%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 111.79 GiB
           speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: R013 scheme: MBR
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST250LT003-9YG14C size: 232.89 GiB
           speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: DEM1 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / size: 109.53 GiB used: 88.07 GiB (80.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 78.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 61 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1789 fan-2: 1393
Info:      Processes: 216 Uptime: 1d 23h 24m Memory: 11.66 GiB used: 3.79 GiB (32.5%)
           Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash (sudo) v: 5.0.16
           running in: server inxi: 3.0.37

Would love to get an install running to poke around at!

Check sha1sum,
Give more RAM, CPU :wink:
Try live-ISO
Try LXQt-Kwin, i3wm or KDE :slight_smile:

My old AMD PC, Quadcore + HDD boot and install fine the Xfce ISO.
I never test it on Virtualbox.

Maybe Manjaro BSPWM do not like Garuda :smiley:

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try changing graphics settings in virt-manager

try to see if qxl or virtio work

and give hdd space more than 10 gb


Hi :slight_smile:
Use at least 3 cores, I also had issues using only 2 cores.


It was the Video output!

Switching from QXL to Virtio solved it just fine.

Thanks all! I finally get to check this bad boy out.