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Old 09-20-2014, 01:59 AM   #1
Ayloxs
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dmidecode returning an error in Ubuntu 14.04 terminal


I've seen a handful of posts from people with this issue, yet almost no answers to go along with. When I type "dmidecode" (with or without options), all appropriate information is displayed, but always with this at the end:

Code:
Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop.
While poking around for an explanation, I noticed that when I type "man dmidecode" and scroll down to the list of DMI types, there is a blank line between entry #32 and #33. Seeing as the invalid entry length of '0' is the perceived issue, I'm wondering if that blank line represents the invalid entry...or if I'm in the right ballpark with this.

I'm guessing that:

A) Whomever typed up the manual for dmidecode accidentally pressed ENTER an extra time, or

B) The blank line represents an instance of unexpected format from the actual DMI table.

Any insight regarding an explanation or a remedy would be appreciated.

To be clear, my command line, straight from the factory, dispalyed as "user@host-model#-Invalid-entry-length-(0)-DMI-table-is-broken-Stop.:~$". That is not the issue I'm addressing. I posted a fix for that issue here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...op-4175501435/
 
Old 09-21-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
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dmidecode returning an error in Ubuntu 14.04 terminal
No issues here, 2 different Intel core 2 computers :
Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bits, release version : OK.
Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bits, updated : OK.
Ubuntu 14.04 - 32bits, updated : OK.

They all end with a text like this :
Code:
Handle 0x004F, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
End Of Table
.. May be the Ubuntu setup is picky with small harmless hardware failures / oddities ?


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Last edited by knudfl; 09-21-2014 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2014, 05:49 PM   #3
Ayloxs
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hmmm

Thanks for the reply. I don't see any adverse effects, it's just bothering me since my setup is so close to "perfect". I may need to learn to accept it. Hrumph. : )

Edit: Here's the last lines I get, since there are more than yours at the end. Not sure if it makes a difference.

Code:
Handle 0x0025, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
End Of Table

SMBIOS 2.7 present.
29 structures occupying 1275 bytes.
Table at 0x7F351010.

Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop.

Last edited by Ayloxs; 09-21-2014 at 10:07 PM. Reason: Adding to the code I originally included
 
  


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