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Old 11-27-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
nenpa8lo
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Slackware 13.1 black screen


Hi all,

Got my Slack running on vostro 1310 for a while now. But just Today... first for what ever reason my wifi stopped to work (at boot time) even though interface was up as usual, driver was loaded, supplicant has not been touched etc. So I wired up a LAN cable and the at boot time I saw an information from eth0 that packet length is 0 and cannot be parsed (great no network at all). Tried to investigate the problem on a different machine, and one of the suggestions I've found was to set router to no security and see if wireless will connect. I thought that it would be a good idea to reboot the machine to attach to the rooter at boot time and .... surprise .... no eth0,wlan1 tries to connect to the network and then I get a black screen instead of login window!

Would appreciate any help!

EDIT: Slackware is 13.0 - sorry, 13.1 is different laptop.

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Old 11-28-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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I would try booting to a live CD (Knoppix or Slax are both good for this) and seeing whether you can connect. That will help you to rule out hardware.
 
Old 11-28-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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Can you post your /var/log/X.0.log?
 
Old 11-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for reply.

I was able to boot with old Knopix 5.1 and it went into X window ok. However both eth,wlan are not active (did not expect this with such an old knopix version). But it validates the hardware (at least for me). In syslog I've found:
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Nov 28 01:05:54 dutro dhcpcd[3159]: eth0: failed to parse packet
Nov 28 01:06:07 dutro dhcpcd[3159]: eth0: option 43 has zero length
Nov 28 01:06:07 dutro dhcpcd[3159]: eth0: failed to parse packet
Nov 28 01:06:10 dutro dhcpcd[3159]: eth0: option 43 has zero length
Nov 28 01:06:10 dutro dhcpcd[3159]: eth0: failed to parse packet
...
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.3.0
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Copyright(c) 2004-2008 Emulex.  All rights reserved.
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: GDT-HA: Storage RAID Controller Driver. Version: 3.05
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: 3ware Storage Controller device driver for Linux v1.26.02.002.
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: 3ware 9000 Storage Controller device driver for Linux v2.26.02.011.
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Driver 'st' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: ACPI Warning (nspredef-0934): \_SB_.PCI0.SATA.PRT0._GTF: Return type mismatch - found Integer, expected Buffer [20081204]
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: ata1.00: _GTF unexpected object type 0x1
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: ata1.00: _GTF unexpected object type 0x1
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: int32x1    773 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: int32x2    738 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: int32x4    617 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: int32x8    531 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: mmxx1     2382 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: mmxx2     2753 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: sse1x1    1492 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: sse1x2    1984 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: sse2x1    2839 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: sse2x2    3207 MB/s
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: raid6: using algorithm sse2x2 (3207 MB/s)
Nov 28 20:09:11 dutro kernel: VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly on device 8:7.
Nov 28 20:09:33 dutro kdm[2932]: X server died during startup
Nov 28 20:09:33 dutro kdm[2932]: X server for display :0 cannot be started, session disabled
Last two lines would explain the black screen

In Xorg lots of bad things (just like that :/ ) will google mean time.
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File Type: log Xorg.0.log (16.0 KB, 2 views)
 
Old 11-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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Apparently not loading i810 was a kernel issue so I updated to 2.6.31, and have X back up again.
So now to wlan1 and eth0, thanks for help so far.
 
  


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