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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 6:28 am    Post subject: Firmware reset... and booting becomes a mess?? Reply with quote

hey,

the hinges of my TiBook cracked (apparently not that unusual?) and i had them fixed. which took about 5 business days, plus they had to, or accidently did, reset the firmware. which killed off the dualboot and it took me a while to blame the firmware reset. anyhow, this seems to be sorted out...

now that yaboot is back on track, the kernel boots... and it's a mess. first thing off, it can't compute the module dependencies and it warns me about that. hence, alsa fails and then shorewall (requires ip_tables).

[edit] i noticed that the system clock was set back to the 1970, does that cause the trouble with the dependencies? if yes, why? however, ntpd doesn't sync
Code:
 3 Jan 01:26:01 ntpd[3421]: synchronized to LOCAL(0), stratum=5
 3 Jan 01:26:01 ntpd[3421]: kernel time sync disabled 0041
erm, kernel module too??

[edit(2)] nope, the clock is ok, still i have those dependency problems.

cheers,
jens :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Firmware reset... and booting becomes a mess?? Reply with quote

_savage wrote:
i noticed that the system clock was set back to the 1970

That's pretty funny, the old Apple Epoch used to be January 1st, 1904. With Darwin I guess we now share the Unix Epoch of January 1st, 1970 :lol:

_savage wrote:
nope, the clock is ok, still i have those dependency problems.

Run
Code:
modules-update
and show us the errors.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Firmware reset... and booting becomes a mess?? Reply with quote

DiskBreaker wrote:
Run
Code:
modules-update
and show us the errors.

there you are
Code:
root@tigger ~ # modules-update
Error: the current /etc/modules.conf is not automatically generated.
Use "modules-update force" to force (re)generation.
root@tigger ~ # modules-update force
Error: the current /etc/modules.conf is not automatically generated.
force specified, (re)generating file anyway.
Error: the current /etc/modprobe.conf is not automatically generated.
force specified, (re)generating file anyway.
Error: the current /etc/modprobe.devfs is not automatically generated.
force specified, (re)generating file anyway.
root@tigger ~ # modules-update
root@tigger ~ #

is everything alright now? what happened here, and does it have anything to do with the firmware reset?

cheers,
jens
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Firmware reset... and booting becomes a mess?? Reply with quote

_savage wrote:
is everything alright now? what happened here, and does it have anything to do with the firmware reset?


well it all seems to work again... but what happened? and os-x is still skrewed and can not mount anything. (for the thread related to this mounting problem, check http://forums.osxfaq.com/viewtopic.php?t=10289)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, my TiBook hinge cracked yesterday. How much did it cost to fix, or was yours covered under warranty/AppleCare?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amitofu wrote:
Heh, my TiBook hinge cracked yesterday. How much did it cost to fix, or was yours covered under warranty/AppleCare?


i didn't have apple care, no. and apple doesn't really take any responsibility for their poor design which is, IMHO, pretty lame. anyway, at the apple store they told me that it will cost about $600 plus labor (usually another $100). way out of proportion for a hinge. so i hopped on eBay, and there they sell the hinges for $85 a pair. if you dare, try fixing it yourself ;-) maybe http://www.mcj.de/MAIN_PowerBookG4hinge.html will give you an idea what you're up to.

i took mine to http://www.allmac.com/ and they had it fixed in 5 business days. they did a nice job, actually, and i payed $399 (plus the tax). it's a load of money, i know, but since i didn't want to mess with my display, slip, break it and what not, i figured i should leave it to the people with the right tools and experience. you may also want to check these guys: http://www.powerbookresq.com/detail.php?prodID=P009742

but they'll reset the firmware ;-)

hope this helps,
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