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Old 06-30-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
textillis
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Neither slackware 14 nor salix will run on my new hardware


I run Mint 14, 64-bit, without problems on a new machine with the following specs:
  1. Intel® Core™ i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz × 4
  2. Dual: Bios/UEFI; hybrid HDD; Intel graphics generic

The Problem
Two linux OS will not run properly on my machine:
  1. Slackware 14.0, 64-bit version
  2. Salix (latest version for 64-bit)


Symptoms:
  1. both Slack and Salix fail to render the gui** properly: patchy quality exhibited: menu items are missing letters, as if something else is trying to render the screen over these items;
  2. both Slack and Salix crash when I launch an application like firefox or thunderbird;
  3. konsole works perfectly in both; not so with terminal emulator, which exhibits same patchy behaviour as explained above at #1.

Question: What element, common to both above-mentioned linux OS, might be responsible for this problem?


Many thanks and big respect in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this for me.

PS
(holding myelf at the ready to re-install everything, since with last install I tried the option of a GPT Partition Table, instead of the straightforward option of Bios, which now means I can't "see" my slack files from my mint install, making it hard for me to produce the kinds of things one would need to really diagnose the problem: ie: var/log/xlog.0; lspci -vnn output; lsusb output etc, etc; though, if someone reading this would like to see a bit of history to this, including xlog.0 and lspci output, please go to
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tx-4175465855/)

** using any and all of the available DE, from KDE to flux, produces the same problems

Last edited by textillis; 06-30-2013 at 01:46 AM. Reason: precision, fuller details
 
Old 06-30-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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Hi, I have an i5-3550 and have no problems. Perhaps our differences will highlight the problem that you are having.

I use traditional bios.
I use nvidia graphics.

After reading your other thread I would tend to agree with them that the problem is with the integrated graphics.

Searching the forum pulls up some useful threads, the simplest potential fix can be found here

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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You don't state why you use a full blown gui when you don't need to. You get the same problems with Salix as in Slackware (Full blown gui ?) I assume Archbang and Mint run fine so it is not a hardware problem. Therefore problem IS with the software and providing you have i5 drivers (see below) possibly lies in the components of X server which are used for the two which don't work properly and/or don't work together with a particular package used in conjunction. As an experienced user your only GUI requirements are a Window Manager, File Manager and Terminal Emulator and as a Slackware user you are perfectly capable of setting this up properly provided you can find the right combination of packages and they are available. So I would try:

1: A minimal Slackware setup using Fluxbox, Thunar and Rxvt with just the minimal X server BUT using GDM instead of XDM or KDM (Fluxbox seems to work best with GDM but that is just an opinion). So you just need Xorg, GDM, Fluxbox, Thunar and Rxvt. That's it. It should narrow down any possible causes of the problem if it still occurs to one of those items and in fact probably just some aspect of the Xorg packages. This is probably a reinstall.

If this completely fails to solve anything at all then just out of curiousity I would try

2: A minimal network installation of Centos 6 with again the same setup as above, Xorg, GDM, Fluxbox, Thunar and Rxvt. This RHEL clone is very stable and the setup above is about as fast as you can get. Not that you probably need it but there is a guide to installing this at http://minimallinux.blogspot.com

I have run this on a variety of machines without any drama whatsoever and I would not expect to have any problems with any of the hardware you are using. Does Slackware have drivers for i5 cpu ? Centos does, some notes on it http://support.reliablesite.net/KB/a...e-i5-3550.aspx

The above seem to be a reasonable approach if you haven't already solved the problem.

All the best.

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Old 06-30-2013, 03:04 AM   #4
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Nice idea and much appreciated.

One major problem looms large: i quote from your highly readable tutorial:

"Make sure you have an ethernet connection as although there is some wireless support, it is not guaranteed. Boot the disk taking the default option of install or upgrade existing."

I'm using a usb dongle to connect wirelessly to internet.

But I'm looking into your other suggestions and your frugal approach to the whole thing interests me, though I must say I'm rather keen on seeing the full power of KDE before dropping my bags and making my final home.

thanks again
 
Old 06-30-2013, 03:16 AM   #5
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You should still be able to load the wireless drivers. If samacs suggestion is not it, then it has to be something in the Xorg/Kde unless BOTH Salix and Slackware are short of i5 drivers.
I would try first suggestion though, you obviously prefer Slack and are able to use your wireless with it, so if you cant fix the KDE you might at least be able to get the Fluxbox/Thunar/Rxvt thing going providing its i5 compatible. In fact now I got on the sublect I might try that on a spare machine. There is LinuxQuestion thread on it also.

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Old 06-30-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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That link by Terminator3000 suggests that the BIOS version may be a factor. Is your machine using the latest available BIOS?
 
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:49 AM   #7
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I would also install the latest video drivers (probably Intel ?).
 
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:54 AM   #8
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Just an idea. I have a couple of Intel-based Dell desktop PCs that won't boot Slackware unless I build an Initrd and configure the generic kernel before the initial reboot.
 
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kikinovak View Post
Just an idea. I have a couple of Intel-based Dell desktop PCs that won't boot Slackware unless I build an Initrd and configure the generic kernel before the initial reboot.
THanks, but my installation of slack boots and only when i launch X does it show the problems discussed in my initial post.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 05:27 AM   #10
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I would also install the latest video drivers (probably Intel ?).
But isn't this line of inquiry obviated by the fact that my machine runs Mint 14 perfectly?

Edit: that just shows my profound ignorance and confirms my new-born status (premature, on life-support):
you are suggesting that slackware 14 might not have the driver support for my in-built video card , right?
But wouldn't the fact that the motherboard is released before the release of slack14 put this question to rest?

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Old 06-30-2013, 05:45 AM   #11
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That link by Terminator3000 suggests that the BIOS version may be a factor. Is your machine using the latest available BIOS?
Thanks Allend.
My machine uses megatrend american dual bios/uefi.
I have the setting for "Legacy Only" set to on, out of a possible 3 choices:
  1. UEFI only
  2. Legacy only
  3. UEFI and Legacy

I don't think it is the very latest, as the release date is 8 months old.

Here is output for

Code:
dmidecode
Code:
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.7 present.
75 structures occupying 3091 bytes.
Table at 0x000E96E0.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
	Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
	Version: F12
	Release Date: 10/26/2012
	Address: 0xF0000
	Runtime Size: 64 kB
	ROM Size: 8192 kB
	Characteristics:
		PCI is supported
		BIOS is upgradeable
		BIOS shadowing is allowed
		Boot from CD is supported
		Selectable boot is supported
		BIOS ROM is socketed
		EDD is supported
		5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
		8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
		Serial services are supported (int 14h)
		Printer services are supported (int 17h)
		ACPI is supported
		USB legacy is supported
		BIOS boot specification is supported
		Targeted content distribution is supported
		UEFI is supported
	BIOS Revision: 4.6

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
	Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
	Product Name: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Version: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Serial Number: To be filled by O.E.M.
	UUID: 03DE0294-0480-052A-A406-6E0700080009
	Wake-up Type: Power Switch
	SKU Number: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Family: To be filled by O.E.M.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
	Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
	Product Name: B75M-D3H
	Version: x.x
	Serial Number: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Asset Tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Features:
		Board is a hosting board
		Board is replaceable
	Location In Chassis: To be filled by O.E.M.
	Chassis Handle: 0x0003
	Type: Motherboard
	Contained Object Handles: 0

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 22 bytes
Chassis Information
	Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
	Type: Desktop
	Lock: Not Present
	Version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Boot-up State: Safe
	Power Supply State: Safe
	Thermal State: Safe
	Security Status: None
	OEM Information: 0x00000000
	Height: Unspecified
	Number Of Power Cords: 1
	Contained Elements: 0
	SKU Number: To be filled by O.E.M.

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
	Socket Designation: CPU Internal L1
	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
	Operational Mode: Write Through
	Location: Internal
	Installed Size: 128 kB
	Maximum Size: 128 kB
	Supported SRAM Types:
		Unknown
	Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
	Speed: Unknown
	Error Correction Type: Parity
	System Type: Other
	Associativity: 16-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0005, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
	Socket Designation: CPU Internal L2
	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
	Operational Mode: Write Through
	Location: Internal
	Installed Size: 1024 kB
	Maximum Size: 1024 kB
	Supported SRAM Types:
		Unknown
	Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
	Speed: Unknown
	Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
	System Type: Instruction
	Associativity: 16-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0006, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
	Socket Designation: CPU Internal L3
	Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
	Operational Mode: Write Back
	Location: Internal
	Installed Size: 6144 kB
	Maximum Size: 6144 kB
	Supported SRAM Types:
		Unknown
	Installed SRAM Type: Unknown
	Speed: Unknown
	Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
	System Type: Instruction
	Associativity: 48-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0007, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
	Location: System Board Or Motherboard
	Use: System Memory
	Error Correction Type: None
	Maximum Capacity: 32 GB
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Number Of Devices: 4

Handle 0x0008, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: PS2Mouse
	External Connector Type: PS/2
	Port Type: Mouse Port

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: Keyboard
	External Connector Type: PS/2
	Port Type: Keyboard Port

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: TV Out
	External Connector Type: Mini Centronics Type-14
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2A2A
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: COM A
	External Connector Type: DB-9 male
	Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2A2B
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: Video
	External Connector Type: DB-15 female
	Port Type: Video Port

Handle 0x000D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J3A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB1
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J3A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB2
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J3A1
	Internal Connector Type: None
	External Reference Designator: USB3
	External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
	Port Type: USB

Handle 0x0010, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9A1 - TPM HDR
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0011, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9C1 - PCIE DOCKING CONN
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2B3 - CPU FAN
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J6C2 - EXT HDMI
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0014, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J3C1 - GMCH FAN
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0015, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J1D1 - ITP
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9E2 - MDC INTPSR
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9E4 - MDC INTPSR
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0018, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9E3 - LPC HOT DOCKING
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0019, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9E1 - SCAN MATRIX
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J9G1 - LPC SIDE BAND
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J8F1 - UNIFIED
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J6F1 - LVDS
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2F1 - LAI FAN
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J2G1 - GFX VID
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x001F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
	Internal Reference Designator: J1G6 - AC JACK
	Internal Connector Type: Other
	External Reference Designator: Not Specified
	External Connector Type: None
	Port Type: Other

Handle 0x0020, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J6B2
	Type: x16 PCI Express
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Long
	ID: 0
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:00:02.0

Handle 0x0021, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J6B1
	Type: x1 PCI Express
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Short
	ID: 1
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:00:1c.0

Handle 0x0022, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J6D1
	Type: x8 PCI Express
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Short
	ID: 2
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:00:01.0

Handle 0x0023, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J7B1
	Type: x16 PCI Express
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Short
	ID: 3
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:00:03.0

Handle 0x0024, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J8B4
	Type: x1 PCI Express
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Short
	ID: 4
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:00:1c.7

Handle 0x0025, DMI type 9, 17 bytes
System Slot Information
	Designation: J8B3
	Type: 32-bit PCI
	Current Usage: In Use
	Length: Short
	ID: 6
	Characteristics:
		3.3 V is provided
		Opening is shared
		PME signal is supported
	Bus Address: 0000:14:1e.0

Handle 0x0026, DMI type 10, 6 bytes
On Board Device Information
	Type: Video
	Status: Enabled
	Description:    To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle 0x0027, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
OEM Strings
	String 1: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle 0x0028, DMI type 12, 5 bytes
System Configuration Options
	Option 1: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle 0x0029, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
System Boot Information
	Status: No errors detected

Handle 0x002A, DMI type 34, 11 bytes
Management Device
	Description: LM78-1
	Type: LM78
	Address: 0x00000000
	Address Type: I/O Port

Handle 0x002B, DMI type 26, 22 bytes
Voltage Probe
	Description: LM78A
	Location: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x002C, DMI type 36, 16 bytes
Management Device Threshold Data
	Lower Non-critical Threshold: 1
	Upper Non-critical Threshold: 2
	Lower Critical Threshold: 3
	Upper Critical Threshold: 4
	Lower Non-recoverable Threshold: 5
	Upper Non-recoverable Threshold: 6

Handle 0x002D, DMI type 35, 11 bytes
Management Device Component
	Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Management Device Handle: 0x002A
	Component Handle: 0x002A
	Threshold Handle: 0x002B

Handle 0x002E, DMI type 28, 22 bytes
Temperature Probe
	Description: LM78A
	Location: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x002F, DMI type 36, 16 bytes
Management Device Threshold Data
	Lower Non-critical Threshold: 1
	Upper Non-critical Threshold: 2
	Lower Critical Threshold: 3
	Upper Critical Threshold: 4
	Lower Non-recoverable Threshold: 5
	Upper Non-recoverable Threshold: 6

Handle 0x0030, DMI type 35, 11 bytes
Management Device Component
	Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Management Device Handle: 0x002A
	Component Handle: 0x002D
	Threshold Handle: 0x002E

Handle 0x0031, DMI type 27, 15 bytes
Cooling Device
	Temperature Probe Handle: 0x002E
	Type: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Cooling Unit Group: 1
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Speed: Unknown Or Non-rotating
	Description: Cooling Dev 1

Handle 0x0032, DMI type 36, 16 bytes
Management Device Threshold Data
	Lower Non-critical Threshold: 1
	Upper Non-critical Threshold: 2
	Lower Critical Threshold: 3
	Upper Critical Threshold: 4
	Lower Non-recoverable Threshold: 5
	Upper Non-recoverable Threshold: 6

Handle 0x0033, DMI type 35, 11 bytes
Management Device Component
	Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Management Device Handle: 0x002A
	Component Handle: 0x0030
	Threshold Handle: 0x0031

Handle 0x0034, DMI type 27, 15 bytes
Cooling Device
	Temperature Probe Handle: 0x002E
	Type: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Cooling Unit Group: 1
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Speed: Unknown Or Non-rotating
	Description: Not Specified

Handle 0x0035, DMI type 36, 16 bytes
Management Device Threshold Data
	Lower Non-critical Threshold: 1
	Upper Non-critical Threshold: 2
	Lower Critical Threshold: 3
	Upper Critical Threshold: 4
	Lower Non-recoverable Threshold: 5
	Upper Non-recoverable Threshold: 6

Handle 0x0036, DMI type 35, 11 bytes
Management Device Component
	Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Management Device Handle: 0x002A
	Component Handle: 0x0033
	Threshold Handle: 0x0034

Handle 0x0037, DMI type 29, 22 bytes
Electrical Current Probe
	Description: ABC
	Location: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x0038, DMI type 36, 16 bytes
Management Device Threshold Data

Handle 0x0039, DMI type 35, 11 bytes
Management Device Component
	Description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Management Device Handle: 0x002A
	Component Handle: 0x0036
	Threshold Handle: 0x0034

Handle 0x003A, DMI type 26, 22 bytes
Voltage Probe
	Description: LM78A
	Location: Power Unit
	Status: OK
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x003B, DMI type 28, 22 bytes
Temperature Probe
	Description: LM78A
	Location: Power Unit
	Status: OK
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x003C, DMI type 27, 15 bytes
Cooling Device
	Temperature Probe Handle: 0x003B
	Type: Power Supply Fan
	Status: OK
	Cooling Unit Group: 1
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Speed: Unknown Or Non-rotating
	Description: Cooling Dev 1

Handle 0x003D, DMI type 29, 22 bytes
Electrical Current Probe
	Description: ABC
	Location: Power Unit
	Status: OK
	Maximum Value: Unknown
	Minimum Value: Unknown
	Resolution: Unknown
	Tolerance: Unknown
	Accuracy: Unknown
	OEM-specific Information: 0x00000000
	Nominal Value: Unknown

Handle 0x003E, DMI type 39, 22 bytes
System Power Supply
	Power Unit Group: 1
	Location: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Model Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Revision: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
	Max Power Capacity: Unknown
	Status: Present, OK
	Type: Switching
	Input Voltage Range Switching: Auto-switch
	Plugged: Yes
	Hot Replaceable: No
	Input Voltage Probe Handle: 0x003A
	Cooling Device Handle: 0x003C
	Input Current Probe Handle: 0x003D

Handle 0x003F, DMI type 41, 11 bytes
Onboard Device
	Reference Designation:  Onboard LAN
	Type: Ethernet
	Status: Enabled
	Type Instance: 1
	Bus Address: 0000:00:19.0

Handle 0x0040, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0007
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: Unknown
	Data Width: Unknown
	Size: No Module Installed
	Form Factor: DIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
	Bank Locator: BANK 0
	Type: Unknown
	Type Detail: None
	Speed: Unknown
	Manufacturer: [Empty]
	Serial Number: [Empty]
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: [Empty]
	Rank: Unknown
	Configured Clock Speed: Unknown

Handle 0x0041, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0007
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 4096 MB
	Form Factor: DIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelA-DIMM1
	Bank Locator: BANK 1
	Type: DDR3
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: 1600 MHz
	Manufacturer: Kingston
	Serial Number: 67302687
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: 99U5474-023.A00LF 
	Rank: 1
	Configured Clock Speed: 1600 MHz

Handle 0x0042, DMI type 20, 35 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x000FFFFFFFF
	Range Size: 4 GB
	Physical Device Handle: 0x0041
	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0047
	Partition Row Position: Unknown
	Interleave Position: 1
	Interleaved Data Depth: 2

Handle 0x0043, DMI type 4, 42 bytes
Processor Information
	Socket Designation: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
	Type: Central Processor
	Family: Core i7
	Manufacturer: Intel
	ID: A9 06 03 00 FF FB EB BF
	Signature: Type 0, Family 6, Model 58, Stepping 9
	Flags:
		FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
		VME (Virtual mode extension)
		DE (Debugging extension)
		PSE (Page size extension)
		TSC (Time stamp counter)
		MSR (Model specific registers)
		PAE (Physical address extension)
		MCE (Machine check exception)
		CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
		APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
		SEP (Fast system call)
		MTRR (Memory type range registers)
		PGE (Page global enable)
		MCA (Machine check architecture)
		CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
		PAT (Page attribute table)
		PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
		CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
		DS (Debug store)
		ACPI (ACPI supported)
		MMX (MMX technology supported)
		FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)
		SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
		SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
		SS (Self-snoop)
		HTT (Multi-threading)
		TM (Thermal monitor supported)
		PBE (Pending break enabled)
	Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
	Voltage: 1.1 V
	External Clock: 100 MHz
	Max Speed: 7000 MHz
	Current Speed: 3400 MHz
	Status: Populated, Enabled
	Upgrade: Other
	L1 Cache Handle: 0x0004
	L2 Cache Handle: 0x0005
	L3 Cache Handle: 0x0006
	Serial Number: Not Specified
	Asset Tag: Fill By OEM
	Part Number: Fill By OEM
	Core Count: 4
	Core Enabled: 1
	Characteristics:
		64-bit capable

Handle 0x0044, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0007
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: Unknown
	Data Width: Unknown
	Size: No Module Installed
	Form Factor: DIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelB-DIMM0
	Bank Locator: BANK 2
	Type: Unknown
	Type Detail: None
	Speed: Unknown
	Manufacturer: [Empty]
	Serial Number: [Empty]
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: [Empty]
	Rank: Unknown
	Configured Clock Speed: Unknown

Handle 0x0045, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0007
	Error Information Handle: Not Provided
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 4096 MB
	Form Factor: DIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelB-DIMM1
	Bank Locator: BANK 3
	Type: DDR3
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: 1600 MHz
	Manufacturer: Kingston
	Serial Number: 7326DF85
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: 99U5474-023.A00LF 
	Rank: 1
	Configured Clock Speed: 1600 MHz

Handle 0x0046, DMI type 20, 35 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00100000000
	Ending Address: 0x001FFFFFFFF
	Range Size: 4 GB
	Physical Device Handle: 0x0045
	Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0047
	Partition Row Position: Unknown
	Interleave Position: 2
	Interleaved Data Depth: 2

Handle 0x0047, DMI type 19, 31 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
	Starting Address: 0x00000000000
	Ending Address: 0x001FFFFFFFF
	Range Size: 8 GB
	Physical Array Handle: 0x0007
	Partition Width: 4

Handle 0x004C, DMI type 131, 64 bytes
OEM-specific Type
	Header and Data:
		83 40 4C 00 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
		F8 00 49 1E FF FF FF FF 01 20 00 00 01 00 08 00
		F1 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 C8 00 FF FF 00 00 00 00
		00 00 00 00 66 00 00 00 76 50 72 6F 00 00 00 00

Handle 0x004D, DMI type 13, 22 bytes
BIOS Language Information
	Language Description Format: Long
	Installable Languages: 7
		en|US|iso8859-1
		de|DE|iso8859-1
		ru|RU|iso8859-5
		ko|KR|unicode
		ja|JP|unicode
		zh|CS|unicode
		zh|CT|unicode
	Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1

Handle 0x0052, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
End Of Table
 
Old 06-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #12
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In fact now I got on the sublect I might try that on a spare machine. T
That is mighty nice of you Terminator; mucho gratias.

I'm still waiting to receive, process and organize all these responses before making a move.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #13
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Your BIOS version is F12, with the latest being F14 (changes to improve USB device compatibility). I expect that the cause of the problem is not the BIOS version though, as the F12 version appears to be the next to last stable version. I would _not_ advise trying a BIOS upgrade at this stage.

Looking back at the original thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tx-4175465855/ , I am unclear on whether you have tried the libdrm and intel driver packages from /testing in Slackware 14.0
 
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:54 AM   #14
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But isn't this line of inquiry obviated by the fact that my machine runs Mint 14 perfectly?

Edit: that just shows my profound ignorance and confirms my new-born status (premature, on life-support):
you are suggesting that slackware 14 might not have the driver support for my in-built video card , right?
But wouldn't the fact that the motherboard is released before the release of slack14 put this question to rest?
I had to update my Intel drivers on Slackware 14.0 and my Intel card is much much older.
 
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #15
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If I was to take a final shot seeing as everything needs to be digested (which means that some of the less labour intensive suggestions have maybe not been tried) and assuming we dont think it is a motherboard/graphics drivers issue then I would go with the minimal install Fluxbox logging in with GDM. With that you could even cut out xorg completely and use Xvesa. I know it is not KDE but sometimes it is best to start light. More checking on the driver issue is probably needed though.
 
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