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Old 06-23-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
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Weird Dmesg Output

Hi! Well, at long last I finally managed to Gentoo Linux. However when I
boot up I get a number of strange errors.

These include, but are not limited to the following:

Failed to load generic 3ps/2
Failed to load ochi1394.
Failed to load echi-hcd
Error Starting needed service.
Failed to bring up eth0
Netmount was not started
The dmesg ouput is as folows:

Linux version 2.4.20-gentoo-r5 (root@cdimage) (gcc version 3.2.2) #1 Mon Jun 23 05:03:35 BST 2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fff0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fff0000 - 000000001fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 000000001fff3000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
On node 0 totalpages: 131056
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126960 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 KT400                      ) @ 0x000f6680
ACPI: RSDT (v001 KT400  AWRDACPI 16944.11825) @ 0x1fff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 KT400  AWRDACPI 16944.11825) @ 0x1fff3040
ACPI: MADT (v001 KT400  AWRDACPI 16944.11825) @ 0x1fff6cc0
ACPI: DSDT (v001 KT400  AWRDACPI 00000.04096) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: BIOS passes blacklist
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hdb3 vga=791
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 2131.569 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 4246.73 BogoMIPS
Memory: 511144k/524224k available (1492k kernel code, 10516k reserved, -1804k data, 100k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Proc Config support by
proc config counted 6528 bytes in names
proc config counted 711 bytes in value handles
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU:     After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+ stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20021122
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf9fe0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
    ACPI-0511: *** Info: GPE Block0 defined as GPE0 to GPE15
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: System [ACPI] (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKA] (IRQs 20, disabled)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKB] (IRQs 21, disabled)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKC] (IRQs 22, disabled)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKD] (IRQs 23, disabled)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKA] enabled at IRQ 0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKB] enabled at IRQ 0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKC] enabled at IRQ 0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKD] enabled at IRQ 0
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd8000000, mapped to 0xe0814000, size 1536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=84
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:57c0
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture... no good signature found.
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 89
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe000-0xe007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe008-0xe00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: Maxtor 6Y120L0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: IC35L120AVV207-0, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
blk: queue c0173344, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hda: 240121728 sectors (122942 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=14946/255/63, UDMA(133)
blk: queue c0173484, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdb: 241254720 sectors (123522 MB) w/1821KiB Cache, CHS=15017/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdc: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Partition check:
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p1 p2 p3
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
Equalizer1996: $Revision: 1.2.1 $ $Date: 1996/09/22 13:52:00 $ Simon Janes (
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
IPv6 v0.8 for NET4.0
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 1420k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
megaraid: v1.18 (Release Date: Thu Oct 11 15:02:53 EDT 2001)
megaraid: no BIOS enabled.
DC390: 0 adapters found
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
3ware Storage Controller device driver for Linux v1.02.00.031.
3w-xxxx: No cards with valid units found.
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
Red Hat/Adaptec aacraid driver, Jun 23 2003
Loading Adaptec I2O RAID: Version 2.4 Build 5
Detecting Adaptec I2O RAID controllers...
sim710: No NCR53C710 adapter found.
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
hcd.c: ehci-hcd @ 00:10.3, VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
hcd.c: irq 10, pci mem e09ad000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci-hcd.c: USB 2.0 support enabled, EHCI rev 1. 0
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd400, IRQ 11
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd800, IRQ 11
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xdc00, IRQ 10
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Trying to move old root to /initrd ... failed
Unmounting old root
Trying to free ramdisk memory ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 100k freed
Adding Swap: 498004k swap-space (priority -1)
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,67), internal journal

My kernel config file is included as an attachment below, It was automatically generated by Glis, the Gentoo linux installer. (Just remove the txt extension).

As you will see I have included support in the kernel for all of the options that Gentoo complains are missing. (Although its always possible I missed something. which is kind of why I'm asking for a second opinion).

The biggest problem rightnow is eth0, if I can't get my network up I can't run portage - and without portage, gentoo is useless.

My system is as follows:

Athlon 2600+ CPU,
360GB IDE ATA 100/133 HDD (2x 120GB Internal I x external)
Realtek RTl810BL Onboard nic. (Normaly covered by the 8139too driver)
USB2.0 external 120 gig hardrive
Pioneer DVD-105 DVD-R drive
Onboard VT6306 Firewire
Can anybody figure out what's going on, as I confess I am completely stumped by all this.


Ps here is my Kernel.config: Right Click and select Copy to.

My Kernel Config

Last edited by raid517; 06-23-2003 at 04:37 PM.
Old 06-23-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
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OK. looks like the firewire is choking on something.
Not sure about the Realtek module there. you could try som others from the commandline or search the LQ board.
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im having a problem-when i try to boot linux it says 'not enough free memory <load buffer size>'


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