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Old 04-23-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
swinchen
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Strange error messages on boot after swaret --upgrade


Hi everyone.

I would love to show you the output of /var/log/syslog but unfortunately for some reason none of these boot errors got logged, so I will explain what I did.

I installed swaret, modified the version in swaret.conf = current, and did a "swaret --update" then a "swaret --upgrade".

Next I included the kernel by editing swaret.conf again.

I ran "swaret --upgrade" followed by "lilo"

Well now when I boot a few pages of "insmod failed...." errors scroll by. Here are couple odd lines from my syslog... but there is a LOT more than this that scrolls by on boot.

23 19:31:22 WinchenbachS-1 kernel: kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Apr 23 19:31:22 WinchenbachS-1 last message repeated 2 times

and
23 19:32:19 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or directory
Apr 23 19:32:25 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-10-134

If you have any advice as to what I did wrong, or how to get it to log the entire boot process it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,

Sam
 
Old 04-24-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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To get output from boot process, you should run dmesg (preferably soon after you boot).

You can pipe it to a file. eg.:

Code:
dmesg > my_dmesg_output.txt
...to save it in a file called my_dmesg_output.txt.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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Ok.. I didn't see the error when I ran dmesg, so I rebooted and looked at
the error again. It turns out it was the same module that what failing over
and over again (.../drivers/net/irda/via-ircc.o.gz - any idea what this is?)
so I added that to the blacklist. That took care of that problem... while
I was at it I also commented out the section of rc.M that loads the PCMCIA
stuff.. because that was giving a error as well. Another problem fixed.
Now I have the following problems remaing:

===== On Boot =====
Apr 23 22:11:03 WinchenbachS-1 kernel: kmod: failed to exec
/sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Apr 23 22:11:03 WinchenbachS-1 last message repeated 2 times

Apr 23 22:11:03 WinchenbachS-1 kernel: FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
Apr 23 22:11:03 WinchenbachS-1 last message repeated 2 times

Apr 23 22:11:03 WinchenbachS-1 kernel: usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod
0x45e/0x47) is not claimed by any active driver.

Apr 23 22:46:20 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:23:48 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:23:53 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:25:59 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:26:03 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:26:50 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:26:54 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:27:33 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:27:38 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:28:02 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:28:08 WinchenbachS-1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-10-134
Apr 23 23:35:39 WinchenbachS-1 dialog: /dev/gpmctl: No such file or
directory
Apr 23 23:36:12 WinchenbachS-1 dhcpcd[313]: terminating on signal 15

===== Problems With X =====
1) If I run x as root, the sound works fine. If I run x as a normal user I
get an error saying I don't have permission.

2) If I run x as a regular user and do a "glxinfo" X quits and gives this in
the log:

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.

(II) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=8, fd=77, pd=2


3) I get the following errors in X log:

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/WinchenbachS-1:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing
from list!
*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.


(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/").

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)

(WW) RADEON(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum

Lots of messages like this (I dont think they are bad... just probing to see
what resolutions are supported):
(WW) (1600x1200,MAG XJ810) mode clock 202.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 200MHz


Thanks for the help!

Sam
 
Old 04-24-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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What kernel version are you using anyway? Naming your kernel without including its version is not recommended, it can get confusing when you have a few kernels around and all of them are named Winchenbach-Something.

For your sound issue, try chmod 777 /dev/dsp as root.

I'm not sure about your Radeon issues though, my nvidia card works flawlessly under Linux

Once you provide your kernel version, perhaps I could help with your APM/ACPI issues.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 01:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Azmeen
What kernel version are you using anyway? Naming your kernel without including its version is not recommended, it can get confusing when you have a few kernels around and all of them are named Winchenbach-Something.


That is just the host name... something the school does.
Code:
root@WinchenbachS-1:~# uname -a
Linux WinchenbachS-1 2.4.26 #6 Wed Apr 14 16:31:11 PDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
So I am using Kernel 2.4.26



Quote:
For your sound issue, try chmod 777 /dev/dsp as root.
Hmm, I dont think that is it.

Code:
root@WinchenbachS-1:~# ls -l /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 4 Apr 23 17:37 /dev/dsp -> dsp0

Quote:
I'm not sure about your Radeon issues though, my nvidia card works flawlessly under Linux

Once you provide your kernel version, perhaps I could help with your APM/ACPI issues.
Yeah, I have a TNT2 Ultra in my other box... nvidia did a really good job on their driver... I like it a lot, and it is easy to install. I wish ATI would release a driver for X 4.4.0
 
  


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