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Old 06-02-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Slackware hang ups


I install slackware 10.1 to a friend, it's a fresh install well when we login to KDE, and try to open some CD slackware just hang up, freezes it doesn't work the mouse or keyboard don't work nothing and I have no idea what could be happening.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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hi there,
how do you mean : "and try to open some CD "
what do you do, and what kind of cd is it ( data or music ) ?

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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Sorry, what I mean when I say try to open some CD, is when I try to run any music CD or Data CD, whatever slackware hangs up and don't work anymore. the keyboard too stop to work and the mouse, I try to run the CD from a CD Device icon that I put in the Desktop to my friend. So she don't have to open a konsole, mount the stuff and try to manage it there, she is very newbie in Linux so make this feel more windows to her it's the best way.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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well...it shouldn't hang....
does ctrl-alt-backspace do anything ( should log out of X ),
or ctrl-alt-F6 ?

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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No the keyboard stop to work when this happend, everything stop to work. So I decide to reboot slack with no X server running, and try to mount the CD in the black mode screen, it give me a big error message. And at the end I copy this:

<0> kernel panic: fatal exception in interrupt
in interrupt handler - not syncing

the same error was showing when I was trying to install it, I fixed it with ide=nodma but now its not working anymore.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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ah...you ve got to add smth. to your lilo.conf file.

add a line that says " append="ide=nodma"

like this :

-----------
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image =
root =
label =
append="ide=nodma"
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
-----------

then save the file, and run " lilo " ( all done as root ).

i guess that will work, but it will also disable dma for your HD.
so try the line : " append="hdc=nodma"
( for "hdc" fill in your cd-device , could be hdb or hdd )

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Great idea egag I think as you that it will work. Let me try out and see what happend, if it doesnt work guess I would have to compile a new kernel or maybe create some initrd image.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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this has nothing to do with an initrd image; you only need that
to load modules before you mount the HD.
normally you compile all you need to read from the HD into the kernel.

i think it has to do with the drive .
do you have the drive spec.'s and the mobo ?

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:49 PM   #9
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Hi, well I modify lilo.conf just to see if the cdrom drive work well, and when I reboot to tested it lilo didn't show anything more than error message of numbers like this:

9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

So I have to enter in safe mode with slack rescue disk and edit lilo.conf again and put it back as it was, so I did get to login again to slack, but my friend told me she don't want any system that doesn't let her play any compact disk so I just delete slack off (believe me it hurt to me more than anything, cause I love Slack ) and I put her Knoppix which is working great until now. She had an IBM box, and I still don't know why slack didn't recognize her cdrom device, but at least she is now happy with Knoppix another one join the linux world.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:54 PM   #10
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too bad...
next time better

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