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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:09 am    Post subject: New install on Acer laptop Reply with quote

Hi ALL,
I just finished installation on my new Acer laptop. I squeezed the original partition by half and made 3 additional partitions. I followed an AMD64 Handbook and everything went thru fine.
However since I'm not able to boot I figured I misconfigured kernel.

Here is the output of "lspci -v":

Code:
[url]
http://paste.pocoo.org/show/397468
[/url]


Also, when I tried to boot Win7 it went to recovery process loop. It just continuosly comes back to eRecovery Management.

Any idea what I need to do to boot Windows?

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

post
Code:
 fdisk -l
results after booting linux livecd, add one or all of the below menu items to grub.conf and try until one works

If win 7 is on the first partition
Quote:
title Windows 7 on first partition
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


If win 7 is on the second partition because the win7 restore 100MB partiion or a manufacturers recovery partition is present
Quote:
title Windows 7 on second
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1



If win 7 is on the third partition because the win7 restore 100MB partiion and a manufacturers recovery partition are present
Quote:
title Windows 7 on third
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1


can you post a picture of the screen at the end of the failed boot? free photo site, digicam ... post url here
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
Here it is:

http://paste.pocoo.org/show/397500.

I will post the picture later. I need to copy it to the harddrive.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pastebin ate your post, pls try again. they do that from to time to time. Although I don't need it if you have found your windows partition using the trial and error technique.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a kernel panic:
Quote:
Device Drivers --->
< > ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support --->
SCSI device support --->
*** SCSI support type (disk, tape, CD-ROM) ***
<*> SCSI disk support
< > SCSI tape support
< > SCSI OnStream SC-x0 tape support
<*> SCSI CDROM support
<*> Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) drivers --->
--- Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers
[ ] Verbose ATA error reporting
[*] ATA ACPI Support
[ ] SATA Port Multiplier support
*** Controllers with non-SFF native interface ***
<*> AHCI SATA support
< > Platform AHCI SATA support
< > Initio 162x SATA support
< > Silicon Image 3124/3132 SATA support
[*] ATA SFF support
*** SFF controllers with custom DMA interface ***
< > Pacific Digital ADMA support
< > Pacific Digital SATA QStor support
< > Promise SATA SX4 support (Experimental)
[*] ATA BMDMA support
*** SATA SFF controllers with BMDMA ***
< > Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support
< > Marvell SATA support
< > NVIDIA SATA support
< > Promise SATA TX2/TX4 support
< > Silicon Image SATA support
< > SiS 964/965/966/180 SATA support
< > ServerWorks Frodo / Apple K2 SATA support
< > ULi Electronics SATA support
< > VIA SATA support
< > VITESSE VSC-7174 / INTEL 31244 SATA support
*** PATA SFF controllers with BMDMA ***
< > ALi PATA support
< > AMD/NVidia PATA support
< > ARTOP 6210/6260 PATA support
<*> ATI PATA support
< > ARTOP/Acard ATP867X PATA support
< > CMD64x PATA support
< > CS5510/5520 PATA support
< > CS5530 PATA support
< > Cypress CY82C693 PATA support (Very Experimental)
< > EFAR SLC90E66 support
< > HPT 366/368 PATA support
< > HPT 370/370A/371/372/374/302 PATA support
< > HPT 372N/302N PATA support
< > HPT 343/363 PATA support
< > IT8213 PATA support (Experimental)
< > IT8211/2 PATA support
< > JMicron PATA support
< > Marvell PATA support via legacy mode
< > NETCELL Revolution RAID support
< > Ninja32/Delkin Cardbus ATA support
< > Nat Semi NS87415 PATA support
< > Intel PATA old PIIX support
< > OPTI FireStar PATA support (Very Experimental)
< > Promise PATA 2027x support
< > Older Promise PATA controller support
< > RADISYS 82600 PATA support (Experimental)
< > RDC PATA support
< > SC1200 PATA support
< > Intel SCH PATA support
< > SERVERWORKS OSB4/CSB5/CSB6/HT1000 PATA support
< > CMD / Silicon Image 680 PATA support
< > SiS PATA support
< > Toshiba Piccolo support (Experimental)
< > Compaq Triflex PATA support
< > VIA PATA support
< > Winbond SL82C105 PATA support
*** PIO-only SFF controllers ***
< > CMD640 PCI PATA support (Experimental)
< > Intel PATA MPIIX support
< > Nat Semi NS87410 PATA support
< > OPTI621/6215 PATA support (Very Experimental)
< > PC Tech RZ1000 PATA support
*** Generic fallback / legacy drivers ***
< > ACPI firmware driver for PATA
< > Generic ATA support
< > Legacy ISA PATA support (Experimental)
If hangs up at init-early.sh
Quote:
Device Drivers --->
Generic Driver Options --->
(/sbin/hotplug) path to uevent helper
[*] Maintain a devtmpfs filesystem to mount at /dev
[*] Automount devtmpfs at /dev, after the kernel mounted the rootfs
[*] Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmware
[*] Prevent firmware from being built
-*- Userspace firmware loading support
[ ] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary
() External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary
[ ] Driver Core verbose debug messages
[ ] Managed device resources verbose debug messages
If complains about /dev/console see http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-880149.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donate,
I got the machine boot up.
However, one problem remains: sysklogd says that some files are missing. Namely sysklogd/news as an example.
Any idea?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no syskeylogd knowledge here.
suggest new thread with the exact message as title if it will fit
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
Windows 7 shows my video card as "AMD Radeon HD6310 Graphics". What options do I need for the framebuffer? Does it supported by X?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can use the proprietary driver which has good 3d acceleration but no kms support or the open source radeon driver which supports kms but has little 3d acceleration. Right now I find trying to have both drivers available in a single kernel is impossible. Which driver do you wish?
Disclaimer: My top radeon is a hd5770 so no personal experience with 6000 series.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
I want noyuveau. How do I install it and where do I get it from? Is it in gentoo-sources?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reference is here , if you have trouble with it and need help just ask.
As you have a newer card I'd recommend
Code:
nano /etc/portage/package.keywords
and edit to add ( not needed if you are already ~arch, synaptics if a touchpad, choose ~x86 or ~amd64 depending on your architecture )
Quote:
x11-base/xorg-server ~amd64 ~x86
x11-drivers/radeon-ucode ~amd64 ~x86
x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev ~amd64 ~x86
x11-drivers/xf86-input-synaptics ~amd64 ~x86

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donahue,
I read the link you provided.
I'm guessing I don't need the code in listing 2.4 as its for older cards, right?. All I need is to install the configuration package and select appropriate kernel option.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wherever I said nouveau I should have said radeon, I will go back and edit, sorry!!
2.3 is intel you do not need
2.4 is nvidia you do not need
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donahue,
Listing 2.4 is for a nouveau card. According to your question I need a support for it.
However I also need listing 2.5 as it deals with ATI cards.

So here is my confusion.

Thank you.
P.S. Also there are options for framebuffer support. Do I need this?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wherever I said nouveau I should have said radeon, I will go back and edit, sorry!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
Building kernel fails with the following:

Code:

make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'firmware/radeon/PALM_me.bin', needed by 'firmware/radeon/PALM_me.bin.gen.o'. Stop.


Any idea?

Also I turned on framebuffer option with the ATI driver.
Is there abything I need to add to grub.conf?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Also I turned on framebuffer option with the ATI driver.
Use no framebuffers with radeon/kms. quoting the guide:
Quote:
Support for frame buffer devices --->
(Disable all drivers, including VGA, Intel, nVidia, and ATI)

Sounds like the firmware blobs are not incorporated in the kernel config:
Code:
emerge radeon-ucode

Code:
cd /usr/src/linux;make menuconfig
Edit menuconfig
Device Drivers --->
Generic Driver Options --->
Quote:
[*] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary
(radeon/PALM_me.bin radeon/PALM_pfp.bin radeon/SUMO_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary
(/lib/firmware) Firmware blobs root directory


Select "() External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary" a dialog box opens.
Copy and paste
Quote:
radeon/PALM_me.bin radeon/PALM_pfp.bin radeon/SUMO_rlc.bin
onto the blank line in the dialog and enter.
A new line will appear "(firmware) Firmware blobs root directory" Select it and another dialog appears. Backspace to clear it and type in or copy and paste
Quote:
/lib/firmware
enter; the line "(/lib/firmware) Firmware blobs root directory" will appear.
exit menuconfig saving the configuration, ensure /boot partition is mounted (if you have one), recompile and recopy the kernel.
Code:
emerge radeon-ucode

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
I just missed the "/lib/firmware" step... ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
After following the advice and installing xorg, I tried to run "startx". After all standard messages, I got:

Code:

.............
Primary device is not PCI
(EE) Failed to load module "vesa" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consukt the The X.Org Foundation support
     at http://wiki.x.org
  for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.


Any idea?

I can try to manually configure X, but I'm afraid that it won't help.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
emerge pciutils wgetpaste
lspci -k
post the output
Code:
wgetpaste /usr/src/linux/.config
wgetpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log
post the url's returned
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE,
Kernel config: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/401354
xorg.log: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/401355
Device list: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/401357.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paste bin ate the device list, pls retry
Code:
lspci -k | wgetpaste

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so far: kernel config needs
Quote:
Device Drivers --->
Graphics support --->
-*- Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
so that xorg can identify monitor capabilities.

recommend ensure /boot mounted, reconfigure and recompile and recopy kernel.

the log shows no attempt to load radeon. results of
Code:
 lspci -k | wgetpaste
of great interest
Code:
emerge --info | wgetpaste


Code:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf~
if file not found, that's ok
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK,
here it is:

http://paste.pocoo.org/show/401403

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