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Re: Tails -- wheezy based good, jessie based bad

On 13/03/2016 9:12 PM, Adam Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:02:54 +1100 Andrew McGlashan
> <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
>> Just reporting that I have a couple of older machines that both work
>> well with Tails 1.8.2 -- an old Thinkpad that used to run XP and an
>> old Macbook Pro 4,1 (early 2008).
>> Both machines fail on Tails 2.x -- the Thinkpad gets further than the
>> Macbook Pro.  2.x is based on Jessie.
> This is indeed strange, considering the fact that Jessie works fine on
> both of these models. Are there any suspect Tails-specific
> functionalities which may be the cause?
> When you say "fail", what do you mean? Do they both refuse to boot?
> Blank screen? Stuck on login? What?

Okay, the ThinkPad (TP) T41 machine has a Radeon GPU card, it gets the
first prompt about persistent volume selection and more options okay;
but then proceeds to start up further and fails to bring up the DE with
a message about contacting your administrator.

The Macbook Pro (4,1 -- early 2008).  Fails to get the first prompt that
the TP gets.  I do get ttys 1 through 6, but without any option to
specify a suitable password, it can do nothing.


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