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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
Talking about Kernel 2.6.33, my wireless card iwl3945 stopped from working.

I contacted my intel guy and I'm waiting for a reply.

I had no dmesg error or anything else.

Weird bug, because with the kernel 2.6.32 everything is working :P


I have the same exact card and I am using it without issue on my system, both with 2.6.33 and 2.6.33.1. Did you try 2.6.33.1? What userland utility are you using to manage the wireless connection? I am using Wicd on KDE 4.4.1.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a new option inside the kernel 2.6.33 :

You need to have CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT=y

I'm gonna try that tomorrow.

The intel guy wants me to try that and post the result :P
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it works out better for you than it has so far for the broadcom-sta.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to thank gtomy for his recent donation to the site. The "Above and Beyond" page is coming. The main graphic is being produced even now.

Lots of new goodies are set to show themselves at the site this April. Keep those eyes peeled.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear that :P
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm now into the fourth draft of the eight settings page. It's clocking in at well over 3500 lines of html code. The ninth page is done, but I don't want to release this out of sequence. I hope to have page eight done well before May.

I'm pumped about it. I also may have a chunk of change coming soon...hopefully enough to put the site up on an outside server so it can have real speed. Cross your fingers.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I'm at it, it appears it was a good Friday for kernel sources. Well, it was more like a good Thursday if you check the date at kernel.org. Anyone who went there on the first knows that getting new source wasn't quite in the cards. Nice April Fool's joke, guys...assuming that there's at least one kernel dev that both uses Gentoo, and comes to my thread. :SHRUG:

Anyway, I've just uploaded the .configs for 2.6.31.13, 2.6.32.11, 2.6.32-gentoo-r8 and 2.6.33.2 in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly me, I should have double checked kernel.org last night.

I had read that the .27 kernels were to be completely phased out. Apparently, that is not the case. Right there on the page was 2.6.27.46 ready and waiting since the first. Oops.

I uploaded the .config for 2.6.27.46 in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. I also cheated a bit with the home page. I decided that it was better for all if I just tacked that bit of information to last night's updates. It's good to be the king... :roll:

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae wrote:
... It's good to be the king...


.. dependent of course on how happy the subjects are... :thumbs up:

Nice work pappy, and BB my friend. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you can do whatever you want and when you want it :P

Good work my friend :P
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not anything I want, but it is nice to have full control of my own idea. I know I'm very lucky in the fact that few get to that point. Of course, it was as much hard work as it was luck...and the work continues even now.

I personally think Ayn Rand would be smiling if she could see this. While I'm no Hank Rearden, I think she'd appreciate my efforts.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae wrote:
Hmm...I'll be interested to see if it is the zen-sources.

Cheers,
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update...

reinstalled both mem sim and config'd gentoo-sources.

after running gentoo-sources-2.6.33 for over a week, no page allocation failure errors.

i'm going to start fresh with zen, new seed and see if the issue persists.

thanks all
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just uploaded the .configs for 2.6.33-gentoo-r1 and 2.6.33-tuxonice-1 in both x86 and x86_64. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At long last, I've finished the settings pages 8 and 9. Page 8 covers device drivers. It's quite long, containing all 2,271 device symbols. Page 9 covers firmware drivers and file systems. Page 10 is in first draft status. More on it to come.

Come on down to the site and see the new settings information. The failover site will be updated as soon as I post this message. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae wrote:
At long last, I've finished the settings pages 8 and 9. Page 8 covers device drivers. ...

Kewl! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah...I'm really happy about having the pages up. I've been working on page 8 for some time. I'm glad it is up for everyone's use.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pappy,
I saw your new page 8. I was have been struggling with IDE, SATA, PATA and such lately. My hard drive is a sata, while my dvd drives are ide drives.

I did find out what can happen if you mix those on the same system. Automount for the DVDs stop working, or at least in my case that was the problem.
I posted my results in this thread: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-6244620.html#6244620

So those messages at the end of emerge can be useful, also for hunting for faults in the kernel config... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely. The contents of /var/log/dmesg are great for finding problems. /var/log/messages does the same basic thing with a lot more detail. Trying to troubleshoot without them is painful at best.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the fun part is when you kernel panic during the boot, before /var/log/messages gets written to disk, and after you push reset, your dmesg is gone too. :evil:

That's when you start using the process of elimination. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moriah,

Then you use a serial or network console, so you can capture the console output
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But a serial console has to be configured in the bios, and you have a serial port on the box for it to work.

I have not seen a network console option. How does one set that up? I take it only certain BIOSes have it, and so you would have to configure the ip address and possible the gateway for it to work.

I have an iPEPS on my KVM switch, but it is basicly a video relay, with no provision for recording, other than perhaps tcpdump. :x

It's times like these when you really appreciate the old ASR-33 teletype console on the PDP-8's and PDP-11's. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried again, this time with gentoo-2.6.32-r3 and I run into exactly the same problem:
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The biggest snag I've run into is that my keyboard does not function after I boot (into console mode) so there is not much I can do except hit the big red switch. I'm using a pretty vanilla Logitech wireless usb keyboard & mouse.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pappy,

I tried the new DRM_RADEON_KMS in 2.6.33-r1 with a GeForce 4 MX Series card, and xorg-server-1.7.6.
It caused such bad performance that I disabled it, and rebooted as fast as I could.

Now all is well again. :)

EDIT: It's not a GeForce 4 MX Series card. What was I thinking. 8O
It's a Radeon Xpress Series (RS480).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last two xf86-video-intel drivers have forced me to rethink moving up much further with xorg-server. Xf86-video-intel-2.0.9 worked without KMS...and a lot faster. The last two have not really been all that impressive. Considering that xorg-server-1.8.0 reeks of instability, I'm really thinking I might be at a stopping spot with xorg-server...at least with this machine.

Bummer. The intel video drivers were getting better there for a while. Now they're starting to suck again. Can't they every fix something and have it stay fixed?

Oh well. For the moment, I can deal with the irritation of KMS. I'm just waiting for all the groovy things that KMS promises to actually start to happen. So far, it's a lot of hype, but not much else.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried using seeds twice with a 2.6.30-zen11-x86_64-07 seed and a 2.6.32-gentoo-r3-x86_64-07 seed. Both times the keyboard did not work when I booted into console mode. For linux-2.6.32-gentoo-r3 I copied .config from linux-2.6.30-gentoo-r5 and ran "make oldconfig". I did a diff to see what had changed and it looked reasonable so I built it and installed it and it just worked.

I've got an ASUS M4A78 PLUS motherboard. I suspect the problem is with USB_OHCI_HCD which my config has but the seed config does not. I rechecked the suggestions from http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl (after giving it the output from lspci -n) and it does not list ohci-hcd.

I believe this is a serious failure mode. The seeds don't have USB_OHCI_HCD turned on and the Debian HCL site doesn't list the ohci-hcd driver so anyone with a motherboard like mine ends up with a kernel that is dead in the water (no keyboard or mouse).

I left a report at the Debian HCL site because I believe that is where this problem should be fixed. Again, with my motherboard, following the instructions to a "tee" leads to a system that is dead in the water. Until the Debian HCL site is fixed, one work-around would be to suggest that people run:
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$ lspci | grep OHCI
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller

and instruct them to add the ohci-hcd module (CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD=m) to their config if the get any matching lines.
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