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Old 11-25-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
Stomatella
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Are these Kernel errors cause for concern?


Can anyone help me decipher this log entry?

WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector...: 3 Time(s)
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6...: 1 Time(s)

The thing is, here's my partition info:

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Disk /dev/hda: 15.3 GB, 15393079296 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1871 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 523 4096575 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 524 778 2048287+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 779 1871 8779522+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 79656 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 2032 1024096+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb2 2033 79656 39122496 83 Linux
---------

There is no hdc. Why the Kernel complaint? Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:53 PM   #2
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hdc: probably cdrom/dvd drive. Many reasons can cause this error, unreadable cd in drive, for example.

vesafb0 : problems initializing framebuffer. Hard to say why (info about your graphic card should help).
 
Old 11-26-2004, 01:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help, Mara! Can you suggest a way in which I might obtain useful information about the video (it's onboard)?

Regarding the HDC error: might NO disk in the optical drive cause the error?
Thank you again.

Rob
 
Old 11-26-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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Onboard video, so
cat /proc/pci
should give all the info. The command shows all devices (pci and agp), in fact, so the list may be long. Look for video card entry, you should find it easily. If not, please post output (removing obvious cases you can find like NIC etc).

hdc: I'm not 100% sure (don't have such messages in my logs), but it seems to be possible. The error would be serious with hard disks, with cdroms it's not very important.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:02 AM   #5
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Hi Mara,

I don't see any indication regarding which device is which. Here's the output:

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Class 0600: PCI device 8086:7124 (rev 3).
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
Class 0300: PCI device 8086:7125 (rev 3).
IRQ 11.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xfbffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xffa80000 [0xffafffff].
Bus 0, device 30, function 0:
Class 0604: PCI device 8086:2418 (rev 2).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=2.
Bus 0, device 31, function 0:
Class 0601: PCI device 8086:2410 (rev 2).
Bus 0, device 31, function 1:
Class 0101: PCI device 8086:2411 (rev 2).
I/O at 0xffa0 [0xffaf].
Bus 0, device 31, function 2:
Class 0c03: PCI device 8086:2412 (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
I/O at 0xef80 [0xef9f].
Bus 0, device 31, function 3:
Class 0c05: PCI device 8086:2413 (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
I/O at 0xefa0 [0xefaf].
Bus 0, device 31, function 5:
Class 0401: PCI device 8086:2415 (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
I/O at 0xe800 [0xe8ff].
I/O at 0xef00 [0xef3f].
Bus 1, device 8, function 0:
Class 0200: PCI device 1317:0985 (rev 17).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=255.Max Lat=255.
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd8ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xff8cfc00 [0xff8cffff].
 
Old 12-09-2004, 04:28 PM   #6
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After looking onto certain databases it looks that the graphic card entry is
[code] Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
Class 0300: PCI device 8086:7125 (rev 3).
IRQ 11.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xfbffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xffa80000 [0xffafffff].[/code[
and the card is Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (Intel's, build-in).
The right driver for it is i810 (standard, included).
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
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Wow. Thanks! I'd be curious to know how you found that info....

I swapped out the optical drive for another (I've got a lot of spare parts around), and got the same error, but the drive seems to work fine once the system has booted. I'm just going to ignore the hdc error I suppose.

Anyway, is there any chance that the vesafb error is caused by fact that I don't have a monitor plugged into this box? (I interact with it through SSH and occasionally VNC.)

Last edited by Stomatella; 12-12-2004 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 07:00 AM   #8
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Stomatella

Did you ever figure yout a solution?

I have the same error in my syslog.

-------------------- Kernel Begin ------------------------

WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6...: 2 Time(s)

---------------------- Kernel End -------------------------


My system also has an onboard video card with no monitor attached to it.
output of cat /proc/pci is:

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Class 0600: PCI device 8086:1130 (rev 4).
Bus 0, device 2, function 0:
Class 0300: PCI device 8086:1132 (rev 4).
IRQ 11.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x44000000 [0x47ffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x40400000 [0x4047ffff].
Bus 0, device 30, function 0:
Class 0604: PCI device 8086:244e (rev 2).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=6.
Bus 0, device 31, function 0:
Class 0601: PCI device 8086:2440 (rev 2).
Bus 0, device 31, function 1:
Class 0101: PCI device 8086:244b (rev 2).
I/O at 0x2460 [0x246f].
Bus 0, device 31, function 4:
Class 0c03: PCI device 8086:2444 (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
I/O at 0x10c0 [0x10df].
Bus 0, device 31, function 5:
Class 0401: PCI device 8086:2445 (rev 2).
IRQ 11.
I/O at 0x1400 [0x14ff].
I/O at 0x1800 [0x183f].
Bus 2, device 8, function 0:
Class 0200: PCI device 8086:2449 (rev 1).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=66. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x40000000 [0x40000fff].
I/O at 0x1080 [0x10bf].
Bus 2, device 10, function 0:
Class 0200: PCI device 10b7:4500 (rev 48).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=10.Max Lat=10.
I/O at 0x1000 [0x107f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x40100000 [0x4010007f].

any advice is much appreciated.

thanks
N.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 02:40 PM   #9
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norbi99, in your case the right driver is also i810. Do you use it?
 
  


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