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Old 07-30-2003, 04:27 AM   #1
thisguyz
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Major Hardware Problems after compile


Ok, I'm an newbie to Slack. I know the basic commands and such, but I don't know all of them or what they do or where to put things generally. When I first installed slack 9.0 (d/l'ed iso from their site and burned it) everything worked fine. I have a USB Mouse (Kensington Mouse-in-a-Box Optical Pro) that worked fine, and I got scrolling to work fine. And my Audigy worked just peachy. Then I went and decided to try and compile a kernel. I had a friend help me with it, and he's a veteran linux user. We got through everything ok and made the new kernel, but now I have niether a mouse nor sound. Everything seems to be setup correctly for the mouse. I have Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" in the XF86Config and Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse". Exactly the same as I had it when I first installed. But I don't get anything. When I reboot I get the block where the mouse is supposed to start right when it boots up but it disappears right away. And I cannot figure out wtf is up with my soundcard. It's supposed the Emu10k1 mod but when I modprobe Emu10k1 it can't find it. But it is in the dir. I'm running Windows atm but I'll post what I get when I reboot in a second. Also KDE ran fine, if a bit slow when I first installed. And now after I compiled the kernel and installed the NVIDIA drivers for it there's a weird matrix'ish green line going horizontally across the middle of the screen any ideas? (Visiontek Xtasy Geforce4 MX 440)
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:44 AM   #2
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eek

OK, first let me apologize for the really really really bad
grammar in that post . As I can't remember what happens
when I try to use my sound card let's just forget about it
for now .
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:17 AM   #3
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Try entering, as root: "dmesg | less" and look for the relevant mouse/sound card information.

Then, post whatever info you have got in this thread. I think you & your friend did not compile the proper modules to make these work...
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:56 AM   #4
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Logfile
Linux version 2.4.21 (root@Desktop) (gcc version 3.2.2) #4 Tue Jul 29 22:39:54 UTC 2003 BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000002fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000002fff0000 - 000000002fff8000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000002fff8000 - 0000000030000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffee0000 - 00000000fff00000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffc0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved) 767MB LOWMEM available. On node 0 totalpages: 196592
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 192496 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=slacknew ro root=341
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1460.485 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 2916.35 BogoMIPS
Memory: 774524k/786368k available (1947k kernel code, 11456k reserved, 672k data, 100k init, 0k highmem) Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes) Inode cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes) Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Buffer-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes) Page-cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ stepping 02
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1460.4488 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 265.5360 MHz.
cpu: 0, clocks: 2655360, slice: 1327680 CPU0<T0:2655360,T1:1327680,D:0,S:1327680,C:2655360>
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb01, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O]
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
i2c-core.o: i2c core module
i2c-dev.o: i2c /dev entries driver module
i2c-core.o: driver i2c-dev dummy driver registered.
i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module
i2c-algo-pcf.o: i2c pcf8584 algorithm module
i2c-proc.o version 2.6.1 (20010825)
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
sis900.c: v1.08.06 9/24/2002
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd800, IRQ 5, 00:07:95:eb:5d:94. ipddp.c:v0.01 8/28/97 Bradford W. Johnson <johns393@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
ipddp0: Appletalk-IP Encap. mode by Bradford W. Johnson <johns393@maroon.tc.umn.edu> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: MAXTOR 6L020L1, ATA DISK drive
hdb: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdc: DM166D DVD-ROM, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 40132503 sectors (20548 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=2498/255/63
hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=4866/255/63
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 44X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Partition check:
hda: hda1
hdb: hdb1 hdb2
cmpci: version $Revision: 5.64 $ time 22:40:00 Jul 29 2003
usb.c: registered new driver hub
host/uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
usb.c: registered new driver usbscanner
scanner.c: 0.4.12:USB Scanner Driver
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: v0.11: USB Printer Device Class driver
usb.c: registered new driver audio
audio.c: v1.0.0:USB Audio Class driver
usb.c: registered new driver midi
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
i2c-core.o: driver i2c msp3400 driver registered.
tvaudio: TV audio decoder + audio/video mux driver
tvaudio: known chips: tda9840,tda9873h,tda9874h/a,tda9850,tda9855,tea6300,tea6420,tda8425,pic16c54 (PV951)
i2c-core.o: driver generic i2c audio driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c tda7432 driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c tda9875 driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c tda9887 driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c TV tuner driver registered.
bttv: driver version 0.7.104 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Host bridge is Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 735 Host
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt848 (rev 18) at 00:0b.0, irq: 12, latency: 64, mmio: 0xcddff000
bttv0: using: BT848A( *** UNKNOWN/GENERIC **) [card=0,autodetected]
i2c-dev.o: Registered 'bt848 #0' as minor 0
tvaudio: found tda9850
i2c-core.o: client [tda9850] registered to adapter [bt848 #0](pos. 0).
tda9887: probing bt848 #0 i2c adapter [id=0x10005]
tuner: probing bt848 #0 i2c adapter [id=0x10005]
tuner: chip found @ 0xc2
i2c-core.o: client [(tuner unset)] registered to adapter [bt848 #0](pos. 1).
i2c-core.o: adapter bt848 #0 registered as adapter 0.
bttv0: detected by eeprom: Hauppauge (bt848) [card=2]
bttv0: Hauppauge eeprom: model=56111, tuner=Philips FI1236 MK2 (2), radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=2
tuner: type set to 2 (Philips NTSC (FI1236,FM1236 and compatibles))
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9875 @ 0xb0... not found
bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA7432 @ 0x8a... not found
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536) IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: AppleTalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 100k freed
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,65), internal journal
NTFS: Warning! NTFS volume version is Win2k+: Mounting read-only
NTFS: Warning! NTFS volume version is Win2k+: Mounting read-only
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
cdrom: open failed.
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.

That's it, the whole kit'n'kaboodle. Not that I understand any of it, but hey, I'm a n00b.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:13 AM   #5
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I suggest taking a closer look at your USB section in the kernel menuconfig/xconfig frontend. Especially important is the USB HID (Human Interface Devices) section, make sure you have it enabled.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:18 AM   #6
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Unhappy All Enabled

I have everything selected under USB HID. And still nothing
works.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:52 AM   #7
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Your mouse does not appear to be detected under the USB header (in your "dmeg"). Try taking a look at /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and see if you USB mouse section is commented out...

That's all I can think of from the top of my head... Sorry if it does not help...
 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:44 AM   #8
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Your USB mouse should be accessed through /dev/input/mice, not /dev/input/mouse. You can check this by typing:-

cat /dev/input/mice

and hopefully you will see some garbled text output onto the screen. If you want your mouse to work on the console, then also change the references in /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm to /dev/input/mice.

If you recompiled your kernel, you should be able to use your original one for now until you work out what went wrong?

I use a NVidia GeForce4 MX 440 (SE) myself (not the same manufacturer), and I tend to use the nv drivers in X, as they will allow me a 1280x1024 desktop, whereas the official nvidia drivers only allow me 1024x768 which looks like a fisher price monitor now I am used to the extra res! I am at work at the moment, so I might be able to offer some more useful advice when I get home.

Also, I am sure you noticed this, but you have to be careful of what options you turn on with regard to USB keyboards/mice. I remember I had a heck of a lot of trouble in 8.1 when trying to recompile the kernel and keep the USB functionality. I've not had to recompile yet with the new 2.4.20, but I can give it a try when I get home and see if I have the same trouble.

Good luck!
 
  


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