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Old 12-23-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Slackware installed: XML, file system and internet errors...


Hi. I accidentally killed my Ubuntu install trying to create a partition for Slackware to go onto, and after much hope was lost , I concluded the error was not recoverable.

Well after that, I decided to partition the whole thing for Slackware and install it, using Xfce. The install went with no error.

When I rebooted into Slackware, it told be the file system had been unmounted uncleanly, and did a disk check. After that it "changed file system type" and rebooted with no error.

When I booted into the GUI after logging in as root, I tried to connect to the internet, and couldn't.

I took a stroll through System Setting to configure my internet interfaces, it came up after quite a number of seconds and displayed a "Cannot parse XML ()" error, twice, and I clicked OK. Then it let me into my System Settings and I found that all the setup for networking in the Slackware installer had been reset.

Furthermore, I could not select an interface to configure; there wasn't any there.

Then, I opened a Terminal and ran the lspci command, and it did not show my wireless card, and displayed the incorrect model of my Ethernet adapter.

So now I have booted into Windows as a single, last resort to fixing it, and although unrelated to my question or post, I was distraught that the resizing of the partition that I had done had cause Windows to display its core fonts incorrectly.

Anyway, to get back on subject, the fact that displaying the incorrect model of my Ethernet, and not showing my wireless card at all, has worried me a bit. I'm confident I can find these drivers on the net and figure out how to install them, and then mount Windows to Slackware and go from there; because in the newest Ubuntu Karmic, all of my drivers worked well, out-of-the-box. But the big problems is in the kernels' failure to recognize the devices is scary. My question is what is wrong with the XML and unclean file system unmount errors, and if the aforementioned devices are not recognized, would a properly installed driver matter? There is no physical switch for the wireless adapter to turn it on, on the laptop, and the device is working correctly in Windows, thereby eliminating those possibilities. Also I did the recommended 4.8+ GB install of Slackware, I didn't mess with the packages hardly at all.

In conclusion, I have found Slackware is not very kind to the netbook market.

Please forgive me, I cannot use lspci on Linux and show you what I am talking about. I don't know where to find the system information for Windows, so I will work off my memory. I apologize.

My Acer Aspire One D250-1026:
Intel Atom N270 on the usual integrated ICH7 Intel motherboard and the typical GMA950 graphics card.
The devices that aren't working in Slackware are :
- Atheros ar5007eg wireless network adapter, and
- Atheros/Attansic ar8132 Ethernet card
320 GB 7200rpm HDD.
2 GB RAM.

To repeat my question for clarification, I had an XML parser error trying to configure System Settings -> Network Settings, I had an error on restart that changed the file system, saying that it was unmounted uncleanly, and lastly and most importantly those two internet devices not being recognized by the kernel correctly.

What to do?

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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Perhaps I install Slackware with a newer kernel?
 
Old 12-23-2009, 03:40 AM   #3
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In conclusion, I have found Slackware is not very kind to the netbook market.
I disagree with this, because Slackware works fine on my netbook (also an Acer Aspire One, AOA-150).

Which version of Slack did you install? Perhaps try again with a clean install.

Edit: also, did you check your installation media before burning? Perhaps it was a bad download?

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:44 AM   #4
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I disagree with this, because Slackware works fine on my netbook (also an Acer Aspire One, AOA-150).
Very Nice! Glad it worked for you!
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Which version of Slack did you install?
I use the newest one, Slackware 13.0.
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Perhaps try again with a clean install.
I have, 3 times.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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also, did you check your installation media before burning? Perhaps it was a bad download?
I always do, no matter what. Kind of a second nature after having problems with that before.

Bad download?; definitely not. The torrent (EDIT: isohunt.com) was uploaded by a trusted member, and had several positive comments.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:51 AM   #6
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Strange. Is the filesystem ok now? We need to see that lspci output. If necessary just put the output in a text file on your Windows partition and post it here.
 
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What does your Aspire have for internet adapters?
 
Old 12-23-2009, 03:54 AM   #8
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02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

For the wireless, the ath5k driver is being used.

Edit: I've also requested this be moved to the Slackware forum, since there's probably a better chance of more people seeing it there.

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Strange. Is the filesystem ok now? We need to see that lspci output. If necessary just put the output in a text file on your Windows partition and post it here.
the file system seems to be ok; functioned well using Xfce, after Slackware rebooted.
 
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02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

For the wireless, the ath5k driver is being used.
My Ethernet is Attansic.

However, the ath5k driver, if I remember right, is what Ubuntu used, for the wireless.

Please keep an eye on the thread for a minute or two; I'm going to boot Slackware and post the lspci.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 04:10 AM   #11
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lspci output:
Code:
bash-3.1# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:12 AM   #12
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Did you run lspci under Slackware? If so, it looks like the wireless is there. Can you post output from "lsmod | grep ath5k" and "iwconfig"? I'm confused as to why the Ethernet device doesn't show up, though :/.

Also, I think you may have posted the wrong attachment.
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:13 AM   #13
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Sorry, I was in rush, that is my desktop on Windows.

Here is the error:

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:16 AM   #14
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For what it's worth, I also get the same error when trying to use the same tool in KDE. Perhaps email Patrick Volkerding about this - it may be a bug, but I don't know.
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:17 AM   #15
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hmm, the wireless is there. The ethernet is not, I must've got the two switched. That is the wrong model though... I have the ar5007eg
 
  


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