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Old 03-21-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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dmesg repeats "Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found."


I have searched google and this forum plus others with the quoted string in the topic without any useful results.
This is a new install of slackware 11 on my homebuilt sempron 2600. I'm using the 2.6.18 kernel from the slackware 11 dvd and have the nvidia driver installed successfully. Hotplugging doesn't work though but since the only output dmesg gives is "Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found." repeated over and over it doesn't help much.

/var/log/syslog shows this:

Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c02e35b5>] kobject_add+0xb5/0x100
Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c02e361b>] kobject_register+0x1b/0x40
Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c0131880>] mod_sysfs_setup+0x40/0x90
Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c0132d50>] load_module+0xa70/0xba0
Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c0132ef2>] sys_init_module+0x42/0x160
Mar 21 21:44:42 darkstar kernel: [<c0102ee7>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Mar 21 21:44:47 darkstar kernel: sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
Mar 21 21:44:47 darkstar kernel: sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: kobject_add failed for usb_storage with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c02e35b5>] kobject_add+0xb5/0x100
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c02e361b>] kobject_register+0x1b/0x40
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c0131880>] mod_sysfs_setup+0x40/0x90
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c0132d50>] load_module+0xa70/0xba0
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c0132ef2>] sys_init_module+0x42/0x160
Mar 21 22:47:39 darkstar kernel: [<c0102ee7>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Mar 21 22:47:44 darkstar kernel: sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
Mar 21 22:47:44 darkstar kernel: sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
Mar 21 22:48:04 darkstar kernel: FAT: invalid media value (0x01)
Mar 21 22:48:33 darkstar kernel: FAT: invalid media value (0x01)
 
Old 03-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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have you tried other kernels ?
 
Old 03-21-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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I remember this from a while ago, but I'm not sure. I believe it is a problem with the computer attempting to find laptop pluggable devices. These are in the PCMCIA-CS package. Since you are running a sempron, I assume its a desktop. If you are running a desktop, you won't need this package installed. I think the other person solved it by just removing this package.

But of course, if it is a laptop, please don't remove the package.

I found the other thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=2455162

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:41 AM   #4
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chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia
 
Old 03-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by duryodhan
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia
I came across that in my search and it doesn't do a thing to change the output from dmesg.


I will look into the other idea (removing pcmia package) when I get home. Thanks for that.
 
Old 03-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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rigelan, Thanks for your help. I read the thread and checked /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia but it wasn't/isn't executable. So I have no idea what the problem is.
Would trying a newer kernel be of any help-and which kernel can I use with minimun fuss?
Thanks!
 
Old 03-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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might wanna consider compiling your own (maybe removing the PCMCIA support and Intel ISA PCIC if it exists)
 
Old 03-27-2007, 08:59 AM   #8
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muy difficult

I don't understand why this is so hard
After changing to a 2.6.19 kernel I get a kernel panic. I then re-installed the 2.6.18 kernel from testing but it's still giving me a kernel panic.
I've been using linux/unix a long time and I can generally sort stuff out. No matter what I do with grub or menu.lst my install is now unbootable unless I use the slackware install disc to boot with. I'm using a livecd to type this (pclinuxos)
I'm not a real fan of that distro but-it works.
I can't understand why slack is such a pain on so many levels-and I've used it since I began with linux 6 years ago. I can get a 2.6.x kernel working in slack 10.2 but it's a mess in 11.
I realize this is a rant-I'm giving up for now. Thanks for trying to help.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 09:23 AM   #9
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What kinds of errors does it give you ? What does it say before it panics ?
 
Old 03-27-2007, 09:42 AM   #10
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Thanks for wanting to help-believe it or not I've spent quite a bit of time in different forums helping too.
Since I can install 10.2 with the 2.6 kernel but 11 is NG I can't believe this is just me-but maybe it is.

There are no obvious differences in the startup messages.
Just the normal startup messages and then:
"kernel panic -not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3-1)"

I'm about to replace the slackware (hd0,0) install with something else-I'm currently multi-booting 5 distros.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 10:05 AM   #11
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To solve the VFS panic, you need to have the filesystem and hardware chip support available at the time of the root mount.
That generally means compiled into the kernel, or in the initrd if you use one.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 01:27 PM   #12
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To solve the VFS panic, you need to have the filesystem and hardware chip support available at the time of the root mount.
That generally means compiled into the kernel, or in the initrd if you use one.
Since it worked or at least booted with the 2.6.18 kernel before I installed a later kernel and then re-installed the 2.6.18 what part of filesystem support could be the problem? I'm using reiserfs, noinitrd BTW.
 
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well, check the .config for the kernel and see if you have reiserfs support built in ... if not, I can guarantee you that it won't boot.

Code:
CONFIG_REISERFS_FS=y
Think about it ... during boot, first your bootloader loads the kernel into RAM. Then the kernel boots and tries to access the HDD, but the HDD is formatted in reiserfs and kernel doesn't support it, thus it can't read the disk and cannot load any modules because it can't mount the disk. In case you have reiserfs support as a module ... too bad, the kernel can't mount the HDD.

Another way to solve this is an initrd, which holds the modules that you need to boot so they can be loaded into RAM without the need for HDD access.

Is the disk a SATA, if so, make sure that is also compiled in.

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:27 AM   #14
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I checked the 2.6.19 kernel and it does have reiserfs support-I don't know if I will compile a new kernel or not it could be worth it since I do want rw support for hfs+.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #15
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I recompiled the kernel but something when wrong now it sounds like it's starting up-after selecting my slack install thru the grub menu, but there is no startup output and no other terminal windows from alt+ctrl+f1-12 keys.
 
  


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