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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
Don't have a pitcairn. either side though, 5000 and 8000

Cool! :) I hope a midway card should have less driver problems than a newer card? :D You mine/d cryptocurrencies? I'm hoping to, until it gets too difficult, then reassign the card for blender 3D stuff...
Quote:
Code:
wgetpaste /usr/src/linux/.config

You sure genkernel saves the latest config there? judging by the timestamp it appears to be the most recent, however I was saving different compiles in different files and answering 'no' when quitting menuconfig... I'm pretty sure I disabled xfree86 DRM support, but that config seems to be stating it as <m>.. or am I looking at the wrong label?

Anyway, here it is: http://bpaste.net/show/196113/
Quote:
Code:

ls -l /lib/firmware/radeon | grep -i pitcairn | wgetpaste

I should also note that I tried removing al those from the latest kernel compile (that's why the config is blank on these), but when I said "got them back there" I was referring to emerging linux-firmware, apparently they only need to be in that directory you ask above for them to work! (though this always raise in me the suspicion that genkernel is ignoring my orders.. i even issued a make clean after the first time had no effect, just to be sure, only then I unmerged linux-firmware to see if it would pick up fglrx on it's own...)

http://bpaste.net/show/196114/

btw, there is another one (TAHITI) required by that chipset which is not listed there of course, but is also in the dir.
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are you wishing to use radeon or fglrx as driver?

Well, guide [2] seems to suggest fglrx is required for 3D acceleration, no?
If open-source could do it, I'd prefer that of course, but I think I've read somewhere it is slow? I think it might even have been some emerged package message! :lol:

In fact, that was another test I was about to try... maybe the fglrx drivers, being closed, didn't work well with the open source one (some magic init call lacking perhaps? :? ) and required radeon-ucode? (as per option given in [3])
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fglrx and radeon are mutually exclusive, so one or the other.
looking at a couple of reviews of your card suggests it will not yet perform with radeon driver or will perform poorly
both open source radeon and oem fglrx (catalyst) drivers need firmware. recommend
Code:
emerge linux-firmware
If you wish to use genkernel:
Code:
genkernel --menuconfig all
if you are using genkernel to make an initramfs so you can use lvm, raid, crypto, ... include those options also. When menuconfig opens edit to:
Quote:

Device Drivers --->
Graphics support --->
<M> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
< > AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
< > Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
< > SiS chipset support
< > VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration
(2) Maximum number of GPUs
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
< > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[ ] Framebuffer foreign endianness support ----
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
[*] Enable Tile Blitting Support
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
< > Cirrus Logic support
< > Permedia2 support
< > CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support
< > Arc Monochrome LCD board support
[ ] Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support
[ ] IMS Twin Turbo display support
< > VGA 16-color graphics support
< > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
[*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support
< > N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support
< > Hercules mono graphics support
< > Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support
< > nVidia Framebuffer Support
< > nVidia Riva support
< > Intel740 support
< > Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support
< > Matrox acceleration
< > ATI Radeon display support
< > ATI Rage128 display support
< > ATI Mach64 display support
< > S3 Trio/Virge support
< > S3 Savage support
< > SiS/XGI display support
< > VIA UniChrome (Pro) and Chrome9 display support
< > NeoMagic display support
< > IMG Kyro support
< > 3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5 display support
< > 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (sst1) support
< > VIA VT8623 support
< > Trident/CyberXXX/CyberBlade support
< > ARK 2000PV support
< > Permedia3 support
< > Fujitsu carmine frame buffer support
< > SMSC UFX6000/7000 USB Framebuffer support
< > Displaylink USB Framebuffer support
< > Goldfish Framebuffer
< > Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
< > E-Ink Metronome/8track controller support
< > Fujitsu MB862xx GDC support
< > E-Ink Broadsheet/Epson S1D13521 controller support
< > AUO-K190X EPD controller support
[ ] Simple framebuffer support
[ ] Exynos Video driver support ----
[*] Backlight & LCD device support --->
--- Backlight & LCD device support
<*> Lowlevel LCD controls
< > Platform LCD controls
<*> Lowlevel Backlight controls
< > Generic (aka Sharp Corgi) Backlight Driver
< > Apple Backlight Driver
< > Tabletkiosk Sahara Touch-iT Backlight Driver
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8860/ADP8861/ADP8863 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8870 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for LM3630A
< > Backlight Driver for LM3639
< > Backlight driver for TI LP855X
< > Sanyo LV5207LP Backlight
< > Rohm BD6107 Backlight
Console display driver support --->
-*- VGA text console
[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM
(256) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)
<*> Framebuffer Console support
[ ] Map the console to the primary display device
[ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation
[*] Bootup logo --->
--- Bootup logo
[ ] Standard black and white Linux logo
[ ] Standard 16-color Linux logo
[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo
exit menuconfig saving the configuration, allowing the kernel recompile
Edit /etc/portage make.conf to include
Quote:
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics"
synaptics if a touchpad
Code:
emerge xorg-server ati-drivers xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-synaptics twm xterm xclock
aticonfig --initial
reboot, when back up try startx

edit to correct typos (or brain burps)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
fglrx and radeon are mutually exclusive, so one or the other.

yet they include the same files as the open source firmware we listed above. But then again you say the firmware are required... or is there some other firmware there which are not in the radeon one?
Quote:
When menuconfig opens edit to:

I'll list below the only things that changed, maybe it helps others later:

1) AGP.. I have no agp, indeed, do you think this might have been interfering?
2) max number of gpus, 16->2 (:?: shouldn't interfere?)
3) Enable tile blitting support
4) low level LCD controls, m->y, the backlight one was already {*} (what does curly brackets mean?apparently no way to disable completely?)
5) generic backlight driver, m->n
6) Scrollback Buffer Size, 64->256
7) disable Map the console to the primary display device , ie y->n
8) disabled both lower res logos
Quote:

Edit /etc/portage make.conf to include
Quote:
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics"
synaptics if a touchpad
Code:
emerge xorg-server ati-drivers xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-synaptics twm xterm xclock ati-config --initial
reboot, when back up try startx

cool, i have no touchpad, so all this was already set. I'm also omitting synaptics from the emerge command... i also omitted twm (im using openbox, hope im not saying(and doing) something stupid here), xterm (using qterminal), xclock (not sure what razorqt uses)...

also i thought that --initial was a aticonfig option? and sure enough emerge complains about it, so im omitting it as well.. oh, I think you've meant as a separate command _after_ the emerge? (since ati-config/aticonfig is not a valid atom either, and is included in ati-drivers) I ran the command anyway but it still not detecting the device.

I've noticed something, while Xorg was reinstalling, it said "disabling acpi" patch... it was during "preparing source", so maybe acpi will be enabled after installation, since according to [2] some cards may need it. (I had already added acpi to the rc-update boot, as ordered by the message from portage)

Sidenote about all this emerging, wouldn't a --changed-use --deep @world do all this more cleanly?

Done!

Testing startx....

it starts : )

didn't notice anything unusual (though didn't read any logs either).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry aticonfig morphed into ati-config, aticonfig --initial needed its own line, brain required hard reset

excessive emerging: twm, xterm, xclock provide something to start if the intended GUI fails and the xserver falls through. ati-drivers need to be specifically re-emerged for every new kernel version and (sometimes) new xorg-server. xorg-server & evdev may need to be specifically re-emerged for a new kernel version, based on past (bad) experiences, may no longer be true.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
sorry aticonfig morphed into ati-config, aticonfig --initial needed its own line, brain required hard reset
lol : )
Quote:
excessive emerging: twm, xterm, xclock provide something to start if the intended GUI fails and the xserver falls through. ati-drivers need to be specifically re-emerged for every new kernel version and (sometimes) new xorg-server. xorg-server & evdev may need to be specifically re-emerged for a new kernel version, based on past (bad) experiences, may no longer be true.
I see... thx for explaining : )

Still no luck with the driver though... also, changed xorg.conf device section's driver to "fglrx" and it still crashes. :( Startx works if I keep it at "radeon" but then 3D acceleration fails (glxinfo can't access the device)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your kernel is configured as I suggested fglx should work with a xorg.conf generated by aticonfig --initial. radeon should not work.
If your kernel is configured for radeon, radeon should work with no xorg.conf using the builtin automatic script. fglrx should not work.
conclusion: the kernel being loaded is configured for radeon.
if you have a separate /boot partition that does not mount automatically at boot time (noauto in fstab), you may have kernels on the nominal /dev/sda1 and kernels on the nominal /dev/sda3. We have all forgotten to mount /boot partition before copying a manual kernel or running genkernel.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is not separate boot partition. There is 1 swap, 1 root and 1 home. (sdb1,2 and 3)

Could it be I forgot to make clean before compiling?

Could it be genkernel is somehow ignoring stuff, or placing the kernel elsewhere because there is already one there with the same name? uname -a gives the right timestamp though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
zcat /proc/config.gz | wgetpaste
Code:
 will give the config of the running kernel. post url please

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here it is:

http://bpaste.net/show/196455/

Also, something very suspicious is showing up after genkernel finishes compiling bzImage...

it says:
Code:

* Updating module dependencies for 3.12.13-gentoo ...
depmod: ERROR: fstatat(3, 3.10.25): No such file or directory                  [ ok ]
 * Adding module to moduledb.
Switching to xorg-x11 OpenGL interface... done
Switching to amd OpenCL interface... done


I believe 3.10.25 was the version of the liveCD...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had assumed that you were booting the installed on the hard drive gentoo system.
the kernel presented is indeed the cd's.
this may be with the cd booted and chrooted into the hard drive or just with cd booted.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
I had assumed that you were booting the installed on the hard drive gentoo system.

I am! :o
Quote:

the kernel presented is indeed the cd's.

I did use genkernel so it would replicate the liveCD (as per the handbook) so it would detect all hardware and modules, because a wireless card wasn't getting it's driver, which is supposed built-in and actually worked during installation.
So they may look very similar, are you sure they are identical? if it was exactly that kernel, then the wireless should work, no? (uname -r also says it's 3.12.13-gentoo)

But that was only as a base for further modifications, All those changes you suggested, are they not there? :? This is looking systemic.. 2 devices not getting their drivers. (although I did the same process to get the firmware for radeon in, and fglrx does appear under available drivers in lspci ever since I've emerged ati-drivers)
Quote:
this may be with the cd booted and chrooted into the hard drive or just with cd booted.

I have no cd drive in this box, I used unetbootin to get Gentoo here, but it is even on another harddrive (still connected though, sda, but I boot directly into sdb, with it's 3 partitions as per above)
I'm assuming genkernel generates the same name over and over. Could it be otherwise and thus my assumption that I need not change the bootloader is mistaken?

I've found the culprit of the error above, I believe:
Code:
# find / -iname *3.10.25*
/usr/portage/metadata/md5-cache/sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.10.25
/usr/portage/metadata/md5-cache/sys-kernel/aufs-sources-3.10.25
/usr/portage/sys-kernel/aufs-sources/aufs-sources-3.10.25.ebuild
/usr/portage/sys-kernel/gentoo-sources/gentoo-sources-3.10.25.ebuild
/lib64/modules/3.12.13-gentoo/3.10.25

that last line is suspicious, listing it the thing starts to blink red and white :o
Code:
# ls -l /lib64/modules/3.12.13-gentoo/3.10.25
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Mar 15 15:21 /lib64/modules/3.12.13-gentoo/3.10.25 -> /lib/modules/3.10.25

I'll delete that and try recompiling... do you have any suggestions before I do this? (it takes about 1 hour or so to complete)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
eselect kernels list
yields?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

# eselect kernels list
!!! Error: Can't load module kernels
exiting
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from installed system or chroot
Code:
emerge portage-utils gentoolkit
eselect kernel list

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same error?! :o

Full message:
Code:
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

 * GNU info directory index is up-to-date.

!!! existing preserved libs:
>>> package: x11-libs/libdrm-2.4.46
 *  - /usr/lib64/libdrm_radeon.so.1
 *  - /usr/lib64/libdrm_radeon.so.1.0.1
 *      used by /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-7.2.0)
Use emerge @preserved-rebuild to rebuild packages using these libraries
neintendo64 ~ # eselect kernels list
!!! Error: Can't load module kernels
exiting


preserved libs for radeon, could that be related to the driver problem? I think I got that too on that excessive emerge of before...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leave off the s
Code:
eselect kernel list
sorry
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no prob. : )
here:
Code:
# eselect kernel list
Available kernel symlink targets:
  [1]   linux-3.12.13-gentoo *
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify, I didn't upgrade from 3.10.25 either. That version is probb the one I have a driver of that wireless card for (vermagic), so that symlink may have been just a last desperate attempt at compiling the thing or trying to shove some pre-compiled driver up 3.12.13 kernel :oops: I mean, it was manually created and nothing other than 3.12.13 is there. (it's a fresh install)

the symlink target didn't exist anymore (if ever did), so that's why genkernel was complaining of fstatat file/dir not found and thus would not cause problems nor a recompile would resolve anything, unless.... genkernel quits/panics/give up some step if it sees any error?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about
Code:
emerge --sync
emerge gentoo-sources
eselect kernel list
eselect kernel set <highest number in list>
genkernel --menuconfig all

Edit menuconfig:
Quote:
Device Drivers --->
Graphics support --->
<M> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
< > AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
< > Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
< > SiS chipset support
< > VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration
(2) Maximum number of GPUs
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
< > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[ ] Framebuffer foreign endianness support ----
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
[*] Enable Tile Blitting Support
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
< > Cirrus Logic support
< > Permedia2 support
< > CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support
< > Arc Monochrome LCD board support
[ ] Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support
[ ] IMS Twin Turbo display support
< > VGA 16-color graphics support
< > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
[*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support
< > N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support
< > Hercules mono graphics support
< > Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support
< > nVidia Framebuffer Support
< > nVidia Riva support
< > Intel740 support
< > Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support
< > Matrox acceleration
< > ATI Radeon display support
< > ATI Rage128 display support
< > ATI Mach64 display support
< > S3 Trio/Virge support
< > S3 Savage support
< > SiS/XGI display support
< > VIA UniChrome (Pro) and Chrome9 display support
< > NeoMagic display support
< > IMG Kyro support
< > 3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5 display support
< > 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (sst1) support
< > VIA VT8623 support
< > Trident/CyberXXX/CyberBlade support
< > ARK 2000PV support
< > Permedia3 support
< > Fujitsu carmine frame buffer support
< > SMSC UFX6000/7000 USB Framebuffer support
< > Displaylink USB Framebuffer support
< > Goldfish Framebuffer
< > Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
< > E-Ink Metronome/8track controller support
< > Fujitsu MB862xx GDC support
< > E-Ink Broadsheet/Epson S1D13521 controller support
< > AUO-K190X EPD controller support
[ ] Simple framebuffer support
[ ] Exynos Video driver support ----
[*] Backlight & LCD device support --->
--- Backlight & LCD device support
<*> Lowlevel LCD controls
< > Platform LCD controls
<*> Lowlevel Backlight controls
< > Generic (aka Sharp Corgi) Backlight Driver
< > Apple Backlight Driver
< > Tabletkiosk Sahara Touch-iT Backlight Driver
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8860/ADP8861/ADP8863 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8870 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for LM3630A
< > Backlight Driver for LM3639
< > Backlight driver for TI LP855X
< > Sanyo LV5207LP Backlight
< > Rohm BD6107 Backlight
Console display driver support --->
-*- VGA text console
[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM
(256) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)
<*> Framebuffer Console support
[ ] Map the console to the primary display device
[ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation
[*] Bootup logo --->
--- Bootup logo
[ ] Standard black and white Linux logo
[ ] Standard 16-color Linux logo
[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo

exit menuconfig saving the configuration, allowing the kernel to recompile

update grub.cfg or grub .conf for the new kernel
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try your new config changes tomorrow. : ) Thanks. The stuff below is after deleting the symlink.

There I fixed... :) only the error message unfortunately :cry:
it was that symlink, but this time genkernel said different stuff, about modules, and sounded generaly happier (kernel compiled successfully, copying stuff over, etc.. I dont remember that when the error appeared, but it's just an impression)

Anyway, no change.. also tried removing the kernel option in the bootloader (I'm using syslinux btw) about video=vesafb, which the handbook "suggested"...

A slightly disturbing message from genkernel was:

>> Not installing firmware as it's included in the kernel already (CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y)...

perhaps disabling it would help? It's not a new message though... (maybe explains the wireless problem too?)

I'll try your new config changes tomorrow. : ) Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got around to doing it today! : )

since there were no changes to config, I simply loaded last config, made sure the changes were there and did save before quitting.

Still no luck though.. radeon still listed as driver in use, startx works with "radeon" option.

about the commands:
-- same preserved libs listed after "emerge gentoo-sources" command. (dunno if relevant, but it's radeon stuff)

-- eselect had only 1 kernel again, did issue eselect set as well anyway;


:idea: What if I don't use genkernel to compile the kernel? Does the last initramfs still works, or will I have to regenerate it?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from installed or chroot
Code:
zcat /proc/config.gz | wgetpaste
ls -l /boot | wgetpaste
wgetpaste /boot/grub/grub.conf
wgetpaste /boot/grub/grub.cfg
eselect kernel list | wgetpaste
post url's pls
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://bpaste.net/show/196663/
http://bpaste.net/show/196664/
http://bpaste.net/show/196665/
http://bpaste.net/show/196666/

As I said, I use syslinux (extlinux in this case), hope this is not a problem. There is a lot of comments in that file too, for I was trying to use UUIDs and LABELs to boot but couldn't make it work. Booting the other hard disk (hd0) doesn't work either.

To summarize that bootloader file, the 1st menu option boots the genkernel one, the 2nd is a fallback without radeon or anything that i know to work in case i need to fix the 1st one (happened a lot :( ), there is a commented out option, then there is the out of order hd0 one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the kernel configuration used by the running kernel before you edited menuconfig is identical to the kernel configuration used by the running kernel after you edited menuconfig. editing has had no effect on the kernel that you are booting. the date times of the initramfs, system.map, and genkernel show that you are recompiling. BUT the booted kernel is not an edited configuration recompiled version

did you try to do:
Code:
emerge --sync
emerge gentoo-sources
eselect kernel list
eselect kernel set <highest number in list>
genkernel --menuconfig all
as suggested in my Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:12 pm post? If not please try, adding another kernel to / boot is harmless. If you tried, was there a problem?
if you do the steps above; edit in menuconfig to (adds wifi support):
BTW if I show a [ ] or a < > for an item, it may mean that I think that it may be harmful if enabled. At the least, I think enabling that item wastes some time and bytes.
Quote:
-*- Networking support --->
-*- Wireless --->
--- Wireless
<M> cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
[ ] nl80211 testmode command
[ ] enable developer warnings
[ ] cfg80211 regulatory debugging
[ ] enable powersave by default
[ ] cfg80211 DebugFS entries
[*] cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility
<M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
Default rate control algorithm (Minstrel) --->
[ ] Enable mac80211 mesh networking (pre-802.11s) support
[ ] Export mac80211 internals in DebugFS
[ ] Trace all mac80211 debug messages
[ ] Select mac80211 debugging features ----
<M> RF switch subsystem support ----

Device Drivers --->
[*] Network device support --->
[*] Wireless LAN --->
<M> Realtek 8180/8185 PCI support

Graphics support --->
<M> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
< > AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
< > Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
< > SiS chipset support
< > VIA chipset support
-*- VGA Arbitration
(2) Maximum number of GPUs
[ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
< > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
--- Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[ ] Framebuffer foreign endianness support ----
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
[*] Enable Tile Blitting Support
*** Frame buffer hardware drivers ***
< > Cirrus Logic support
< > Permedia2 support
< > CyberPro 2000/2010/5000 support
< > Arc Monochrome LCD board support
[ ] Asiliant (Chips) 69000 display support
[ ] IMS Twin Turbo display support
< > VGA 16-color graphics support
< > Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
[*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support
< > N411 Apollo/Hecuba devkit support
< > Hercules mono graphics support
< > Epson S1D13XXX framebuffer support
< > nVidia Framebuffer Support
< > nVidia Riva support
< > Intel740 support
< > Intel LE80578 (Vermilion) support
< > Matrox acceleration
< > ATI Radeon display support
< > ATI Rage128 display support
< > ATI Mach64 display support
< > S3 Trio/Virge support
< > S3 Savage support
< > SiS/XGI display support
< > VIA UniChrome (Pro) and Chrome9 display support
< > NeoMagic display support
< > IMG Kyro support
< > 3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5 display support
< > 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics (sst1) support
< > VIA VT8623 support
< > Trident/CyberXXX/CyberBlade support
< > ARK 2000PV support
< > Permedia3 support
< > Fujitsu carmine frame buffer support
< > SMSC UFX6000/7000 USB Framebuffer support
< > Displaylink USB Framebuffer support
< > Goldfish Framebuffer
< > Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
< > E-Ink Metronome/8track controller support
< > Fujitsu MB862xx GDC support
< > E-Ink Broadsheet/Epson S1D13521 controller support
< > AUO-K190X EPD controller support
[ ] Simple framebuffer support
[ ] Exynos Video driver support ----
[*] Backlight & LCD device support --->
--- Backlight & LCD device support
<*> Lowlevel LCD controls
< > Platform LCD controls
<*> Lowlevel Backlight controls
< > Generic (aka Sharp Corgi) Backlight Driver
< > Apple Backlight Driver
< > Tabletkiosk Sahara Touch-iT Backlight Driver
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8860/ADP8861/ADP8863 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for ADP8870 using WLED
< > Backlight Driver for LM3630A
< > Backlight Driver for LM3639
< > Backlight driver for TI LP855X
< > Sanyo LV5207LP Backlight
< > Rohm BD6107 Backlight
Console display driver support --->
-*- VGA text console
[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM
(256) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB)
<*> Framebuffer Console support
[ ] Map the console to the primary display device
[ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation
[*] Bootup logo --->
--- Bootup logo
[ ] Standard black and white Linux logo
[ ] Standard 16-color Linux logo
[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean the last 2 had no difference or since we started? :?

As I noted in my message, there were no difference between the last and the previous config... at least I see none, if I'm mistaken can you, please, point out what option did I miss?

Yes, I try to make sure every <> or [] is exactly as you listed there.

The first one we tried had those 8 differences I listed above, are those differences there?

I did issue all those commands. No problems, except perhaps as I said, the "preserved libs" for radeon, is this relevant?

No need for wifi, I just noted as it could be systemic and help resolve the opengl problem. it's caused enough problems on other threads. :?

edit: I just noticed NONE of the changes had effect.. I did suggest genkernel was ignoring them somehow. Perhaps genkernel takes it's input from .config and not from the file name the user is editing and just saved? I think I tested this hypothesis before, but I'll try again. Thanks.

edit 2: retrying commands... it is strange though, because when I increased the buffer size for dmesg, the log did increase in size.. perhaps the problem somehow is only on initramfs? but then the config would change....

edit 3: genkernel says its using config from /etc/kernel/<kernel name> and it loads all those previous options we dont want :( hopefully saving it as .config it will notice and replace that, or maybe we have to delete that if something fishy happened that prevents it from looking elsewhere?

edit 4: Compiling... I'll report back in 1 hour... :roll:
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