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Old 05-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
slaka
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Slackware64 + UEFI - Random freezing


Hey,

I have almost clean install of Slackware64, have installed Flash and some plugins for Firefox.

Problem is that system freezes randomly, can't do anything and can't connect to SSHD since computer disconnects from internet.

I have laptop with UEFI where I use ELILO as bootloader and 'vmlinuz-huge-3.2.29' as kernel (generic gives me VFS:.... unknown block(x,x)).

So, I had this freeze with just only browser running (created profile without any addons, flash enabled tho) + system and another standard stuff (untouched system like I said).

Only thing I have noted, probably meaningless but still: when I do something fast, computer freezes.
For example once it freezed when I changed (very fast) couple times appearance of XFCE, once when I changed theme of emacs very fast couple times. Last time it crashed I was using google search and I very fast corrected what I had typed.



What I have done + notes:
- modprobe -r iwlwifi (not sure what tried to accomplish, still had freeze)
- Googled, all I got is that I should check for faulty drivers and run memtest (will do later even tho Windows is running just fine)

- I read /var/log/messages but couldn't find anything just before freeze.
- Turned 'hardware acceleration' OFF in Firefox preferences.
- [note] I have created my xorg.conf with xorgsetup and at this moment I don't have any xorg.conf -file, freezes in both scenarios with or without configuration file in place.
- [note] Had problems running X as non-root when booting Slackware in legacy mode.
- [note] When enabling legacy mode and booting up Slackware 14.0 32-bit with huge-kernel using ELILO and when starting X, system freezes, when not using legacy mode and trying to start X I get "fatal error no screen found"

LSMOD
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  279979  16 
snd_seq_dummy           1455  0 
snd_seq_oss            29048  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5620  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                51265  5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device          5228  3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_pcm_oss            39183  0 
snd_mixer_oss          15404  3 snd_pcm_oss
cpufreq_ondemand        6252  4 
acpi_cpufreq            5773  0 
mperf                   1171  1 acpi_cpufreq
freq_table              2475  2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand
lp                      9787  0 
ppdev                   5958  0 
parport_pc             19423  0 
parport                31427  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
fuse                   66626  5 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     24057  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   195474  1 
usbhid                 35615  0 
iwlwifi               199185  0 
snd_hda_intel          23267  4 
i915                  419107  2 
joydev                  9972  0 
asix                   16235  0 
hid                    82876  1 usbhid
snd_hda_codec          81925  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
usbnet                 15482  1 asix
mii                     3987  2 usbnet,asix
processor              25592  5 acpi_cpufreq
psmouse                61704  0 
thermal                 7983  0 
drm_kms_helper         26133  1 i915
drm                   187389  3 drm_kms_helper,i915
video                  11378  1 i915
intel_agp              10864  1 i915
intel_gtt              13833  3 intel_agp,i915
i2c_algo_bit            5319  1 i915
thermal_sys            14578  3 video,thermal,processor
hwmon                   1329  1 thermal_sys
i2c_i801                8044  0 
i2c_core               19978  5 i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915
agpgart                27372  3 intel_gtt,intel_agp,drm
mac80211              227731  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              169025  2 mac80211,iwlwifi
snd_hwdep               6324  1 snd_hda_codec
ac                      3331  0 
snd_pcm                72864  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc          7081  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_timer              18798  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
mei                    32534  0 
rfkill                 15428  2 cfg80211
serio_raw               4389  0 
battery                11171  0 
snd                    57796  16 snd_hda_intel,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss
soundcore               5474  3 snd
evdev                   9574  7 
button                  4529  1 i915
loop                   18192  0 
bash-4.2# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  279979  16 
snd_seq_dummy           1455  0 
snd_seq_oss            29048  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5620  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                51265  5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device          5228  3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_pcm_oss            39183  0 
snd_mixer_oss          15404  3 snd_pcm_oss
cpufreq_ondemand        6252  4 
acpi_cpufreq            5773  0 
mperf                   1171  1 acpi_cpufreq
freq_table              2475  2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand
lp                      9787  0 
ppdev                   5958  0 
parport_pc             19423  0 
parport                31427  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
fuse                   66626  5 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     24057  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   195474  1 
usbhid                 35615  0 
iwlwifi               199185  0 
snd_hda_intel          23267  4 
i915                  419107  2 
joydev                  9972  0 
asix                   16235  0 
hid                    82876  1 usbhid
snd_hda_codec          81925  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
usbnet                 15482  1 asix
mii                     3987  2 usbnet,asix
processor              25592  5 acpi_cpufreq
psmouse                61704  0 
thermal                 7983  0 
drm_kms_helper         26133  1 i915
drm                   187389  3 drm_kms_helper,i915
video                  11378  1 i915
intel_agp              10864  1 i915
intel_gtt              13833  3 intel_agp,i915
i2c_algo_bit            5319  1 i915
thermal_sys            14578  3 video,thermal,processor
hwmon                   1329  1 thermal_sys
i2c_i801                8044  0 
i2c_core               19978  5 i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915
agpgart                27372  3 intel_gtt,intel_agp,drm
mac80211              227731  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              169025  2 mac80211,iwlwifi
snd_hwdep               6324  1 snd_hda_codec
ac                      3331  0 
snd_pcm                72864  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc          7081  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_timer              18798  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
mei                    32534  0 
rfkill                 15428  2 cfg80211
serio_raw               4389  0 
battery                11171  0 
snd                    57796  16 snd_hda_intel,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss
soundcore               5474  3 snd
evdev                   9574  7 
button                  4529  1 i915
loop                   18192  0 
bash-4.2# 
bash-4.2# 
bash-4.2# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  279979  16 
snd_seq_dummy           1455  0 
snd_seq_oss            29048  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5620  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                51265  5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device          5228  3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_pcm_oss            39183  0 
snd_mixer_oss          15404  3 snd_pcm_oss
cpufreq_ondemand        6252  4 
acpi_cpufreq            5773  0 
mperf                   1171  1 acpi_cpufreq
freq_table              2475  2 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand
lp                      9787  0 
ppdev                   5958  0 
parport_pc             19423  0 
parport                31427  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
fuse                   66626  5 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     24057  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   195474  1 
usbhid                 35615  0 
iwlwifi               199185  0 
snd_hda_intel          23267  4 
i915                  419107  2 
joydev                  9972  0 
asix                   16235  0 
hid                    82876  1 usbhid
snd_hda_codec          81925  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
usbnet                 15482  1 asix
mii                     3987  2 usbnet,asix
processor              25592  5 acpi_cpufreq
psmouse                61704  0 
thermal                 7983  0 
drm_kms_helper         26133  1 i915
drm                   187389  3 drm_kms_helper,i915
video                  11378  1 i915
intel_agp              10864  1 i915
intel_gtt              13833  3 intel_agp,i915
i2c_algo_bit            5319  1 i915
thermal_sys            14578  3 video,thermal,processor
hwmon                   1329  1 thermal_sys
i2c_i801                8044  0 
i2c_core               19978  5 i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915
agpgart                27372  3 intel_gtt,intel_agp,drm
mac80211              227731  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              169025  2 mac80211,iwlwifi
snd_hwdep               6324  1 snd_hda_codec
ac                      3331  0 
snd_pcm                72864  4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc          7081  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_timer              18798  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
mei                    32534  0 
rfkill                 15428  2 cfg80211
serio_raw               4389  0 
battery                11171  0 
snd                    57796  16 snd_hda_intel,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss
soundcore               5474  3 snd
evdev                   9574  7 
button                  4529  1 i915
loop                   18192  0
LSPCI
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 0153 (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point Thermal Management Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (rev 24)

Last edited by slaka; 05-05-2013 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
slaka
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Confirmed.

When I press buttons in very fast manner, system freezes.
I have tested this with XFCE appearance, when I change appearance constantly for like 30-60seconds, system freezes.
Also when changing songs in music player.

Connected through SSH with my phone and had live dmesg display, no messages before freeze (only way to debug this I could to think about).

So, since I can trigger this event I need way to log it but I don't know what I need to log and how.
But pretty positive it's driver(module) related because of how bad this freeze is.

And memtest gave me no errors, as expected.

Last edited by slaka; 05-05-2013 at 11:35 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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You should see if -current works better, as the Intel X.Org driver has better Ivy Bridge support. My suspicion is that your issue has more to do with that than with UEFI. As for the problem with booting generic, there was an issue with the kernels in 14.0 and earlier where the generic kernel might enumerate the hard disk devices differently if any of them were on USB. That's also fixed in -current, so there's another reason to give it a try.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by volkerdi View Post
You should see if -current works better, as the Intel X.Org driver has better Ivy Bridge support. My suspicion is that your issue has more to do with that than with UEFI. As for the problem with booting generic, there was an issue with the kernels in 14.0 and earlier where the generic kernel might enumerate the hard disk devices differently if any of them were on USB. That's also fixed in -current, so there's another reason to give it a try.
Running at this moment Slackware64 -current with 3.8.8 huge kernel and everything seems to work just fine.
Thanks.

Last edited by slaka; 05-06-2013 at 07:23 PM.
 
  


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