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Title: [SOLVED- at last]eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 21, 2009, 07:28:43 pm
Last weekend I tried my luck with the latest 8.10 alpha. I installed it on my core and after having done that part successfully proceeded setting up my MD (eee-box 202)
As I read here before it should be supported out of the box, since the drivers for the nic have been included now, unlike in 7.10. So I had high hopes and didn't expect much of a problem.
Unfortunately I got a "kernel-panic - not syncing" I got past the message "We announce ourselves to the core"...shortly before the kernel-panic I noticed eth0 link down.
I read here in the forum, that there might be some issue with ACPI, so I went to the Bios and changed the value (don't remember if it was enabled or disabled) and tried again-without luck

So does anyone here have a eee-box running successfully with 8.10 and if so- how did you make it?
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on July 21, 2009, 11:17:04 pm
Hi

I have two eeebox (B202) running in my setup.
My core died last week so I have just reinstalled it again. I will be setting up them again.
My only problem I had was the 720p/DVI out put and my IR MCE remote. besides that there was not problems..
I will be doing a step by step tonight if you are interested.
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 22, 2009, 08:17:20 am
that would be interesting...perhaps I can find out, where I went wrong. This friday I'm planning to try another run since my system is a bit fubar, but I'm not sure if I should try 8.10 again. In theory I should get my eee-box running the same way you do..so lets see
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on July 23, 2009, 12:17:15 am
Hi

Ok this is my steps..
This is still a Draft, when I am done I will at it to the LMCE wiki
http://www.it1stop.com/Home/linux/mythbuntu---linuxmce/asus-eebox-setup-with-linuxmce-810
Let me know how you get on.
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 25, 2009, 09:04:40 pm
Well, I got my system up and running in 81.0 now :-) wonders never cease.
I even got my TV-Card running...the only thing there is, I need to find the rest of the stations, but that will sort itself out.

Now the biggest gripe I have is this:
Quote
/init: .: Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init!
Seems to me like I am one of the unlucky ones whose eee-box isn't supported out of the box yet
so I will try the old manual procedure to setup the nic.
I hope it will work, otherwise I'd really like to know what I else could do.

--------------Update-------------
I can't get the box over the above mentioned point....So if anyone knows something...please, some help would be appreciated
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 28, 2009, 08:45:01 pm
I tried a bios update on the eee box (release 1111) because I thought that would help. So now not only does it still not work, the box won't even boot up without a keyboard attached to it, and no option in the bios to be found to change that.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on July 28, 2009, 09:33:51 pm
There should be an option to "ignore errors". I will have a look later on my box and let you know the option..
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on July 28, 2009, 10:03:28 pm
Hi

Ok if you go into the BIOS in the eeebox
then go to Boot -- > Boot Settings Configuration -- > Wait for 'F1' Error
Then Disable that..
I think that will fix it..
Let me know.
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 29, 2009, 09:20:41 pm
one small step for me, one big step for my eee-box :-)
at least I found out how to boot it up again without a keyboard....just switch off the express gate....call me stupid, why I didn't do that earlier already...must have been the nice colors :-)
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: tschak909 on July 29, 2009, 11:26:22 pm
damn it, guys.

Let's actually try to get this working PNP in 0810. Please. The code is available, inluding all the startup scripts...

-Thom
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on July 30, 2009, 01:54:25 am
Hi Thom

I don;t know how we can make this more PNP. Maverick has got a weird problem.
The only think I can think of is to sort of detect if it is a eeebox and apply the xorg.conf file..
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 30, 2009, 08:08:20 am
Trust me, I don't mess it up on purpose. I did a clean install twice, because I thought I missed something or did something wrong..but actually there is not much to do wrong with the procedure as it is: install kubuntu, get the installer,execute the scripts one after another and you're done. In theory this should be enough to get it all started. Thing is...Chris has 2 eee-boxes running nicely...and mine messes up the nic-setup.
So, anything I can do to make it work, I will do within my abilities. Currently this is setup on a separate hdd so I can go back and forth between the releases. I can do a clean install again if that would be required....
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: pigdog on July 30, 2009, 07:40:36 pm
Hi,

Just wondering...

the manufacturer didn't change chipsets on you during the production run?

lspci for ethernet matches between maverick0815 and the 2 fastie81 has?
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on July 30, 2009, 07:53:57 pm
here is what lspci produced on my box
Quote
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 01, 2009, 01:06:08 pm
Ok, last night I made a clean install - twice actually. When setting up Kubuntu it always recognized my nics in the wrong order. That has never been a problem, since I could later change it in the webadmin of linuxmce. However last night it caused trouble right in the middle of ./mce-install.sh, when suddenly ip-adresses did not get resolved anymore. So I quickly swapped the cables and after I restarted the script it when through. The next problem was with Orbiter-generation for the hybrid. It crashed and went on without actually generating an orbiter, so I got a message, that the config for the orbiter could not be retrieved. I managed to login to the webadmin and enter the required information. it created an orbiter but could not connect to the dcerouter. just out of curiosity at this point I wanted to see what the eee-box would do. interestingly it went past the nic without a problem, but gave me a mount 13 error. since I could not get the orbiter to cooperate I decided to scrap it all again. What I thought was the critical change that might have gotten the eee-box running was, that I did a reboot after the aptitude dist-upgrade (which was not explicitly mentioned in the install instructions, but which made sense since you update the kernel). So I was full of hope and did it all over again, only this time connecting the internetcable to the right nic, so I would not need to restart the script. After the ./post-install.sh was finished, I just shutdown the core and went to bed. This morning I resumed, but now the eee-box just stubbornly does not want to start, no matter what I tried. Someone suggested to me I should update the kernel to 2.26.28, but I do not think this to be a good long term solution, since the final release of LMCE would not be based on this one. I really do not know what I should do. Is there some script I need to run or something...please let me know.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 03, 2009, 09:24:59 am
Hi Guys

Sorry for the delay..
Hope this help
chris

Quote
root@moon44:~# lspci                                 
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)                                                                                           
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 0781
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: pigdog on August 03, 2009, 03:24:13 pm
Hi maverick0815

The only difference I saw was

03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 0781 on fastie81 machine.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 03, 2009, 03:52:05 pm
The RaLink device is probably the wireless adapter...I switched mine off since I updated the BIOS last week. Before this option wasn't available.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 04, 2009, 09:24:27 am
I have done nothing with my wireless...
so that could be it..
I have to give you all an update...

I have reinstalled my core last weekend, this was after the changes that was put on for the HDMI. And of now I can't get my md's to work.. however this is not relating to a kernel panic.

I get an error on the LaunchManager scrip.. I will create a new post for this..
I have had my MD's working on it before with about 3 installs. I only had to do the xorg.conf file.
Will give you updates when I get it sorted..
Chris
 
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 05, 2009, 12:55:07 am
ok got it working again, just needed to install new intel driver..
So I can confirm that it is working on my core..
I just need to get my remote to work again.. download problem..
Let me know if I can help with anything ells ..
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 05, 2009, 07:27:06 am
hmm...I'm beginning to get superstitious. Perhaps I should download Kubuntu again. I downloaded it from a german mirror, maybe there is something up with that. I simply don't know whatelse could cause this.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 05, 2009, 10:06:55 am
you have fully updated kubuntu before you installed lmce??
like system update??
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 05, 2009, 10:10:06 am
I followed the instructions, as they were written down
aptitude update
aptitude dist-upgrade
then I did a reboot, downloaded the script, unpacked it and let them run in the prescribed order
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 05, 2009, 10:16:31 am
o ok..
Well if you fully updated the system then I really don;t know what is going on.
I can just say that it does work.. As I am setting up my second one up now again..
There must be something that we are missing..
Are you planing a re install of your core again at some point?
Cause I think if you send me a log off everything we can have a look and see if I can pick up something before you going on?
That is not that I want to hold your had and saying that you are doing something working. I just want to get you to get it working..
So let me know then we can plan it out.. from step one..
Chris
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 05, 2009, 10:35:59 am
I'd have no problem setting it all up again, if needed. I also want to get the thing going. If we find out what goes wrong on my end, perhaps we can safe some poor sods out there, who might run in the same problem. However I will start by getting another Kubuntu image from an english mirror. I don't know if there is any kind of localisation or deviation from the standard on the german sources.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: fastie81 on August 05, 2009, 11:02:28 am
ok you do that.. then after the install I want you to do this..
Do not update just yet.. just do a clean install.
then after that go to the terminal and type in
sudo su -
aptitude update > update.txt
then when the promp comes back you run this one
aptitude dist-upgrade > upgrade.txt
After this you will find two txt files in /root/ folder..
Send me that two txt files..
Then I can look at that first before you do the lmce install..
In the mean time you can download the new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz
but don't install anything until I get back to you..
Chris

Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 05, 2009, 11:15:33 am
thats fine by me
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: totallymaxed on August 09, 2009, 01:28:40 pm
damn it, guys.

Let's actually try to get this working PNP in 0810. Please. The code is available, inluding all the startup scripts...

-Thom

We have the Eee Box working PnP now Thom under 0710 & 0810. I will check with Uplink on Monday whether those changes were committed to the svn (I thought they had been)...if you see him online mention it to him ok?

All the best

Andrew
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 10, 2009, 02:25:38 pm
That sounds great. I have just reinstalled kubuntu 8.10 did the aptitude updates as well as aptitude dist-upgrade.

So if you guys give me a green light, I will continue the install.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on August 24, 2009, 09:27:03 pm
Just 30 minutes ago I finished another install from the scratch. I really was hopeful, when I came back from my vacation, as I  read about the huge update. I am truly sorry to report, that the problem remains the same for me
At first it seemed as if it might be okay:
Quote
r8169: eth0: link down
r8169: eth0: link down
r8169: eth0: link up
then a few lines later this:
Quote
IP-Config: no response after 60 secs- giving up
/init: .: line 1: can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
So...I don't know..perhaps I'm just stupid, or something...if I can provide any information...logfiles or whatever, please tell me and I will provide it.
thanks
-------------------------------------------
since nobody seems to have any idea what causes this, I will start changing the hardware in my core soon. Right now I'm acquiring a new mainboard -asus m2n sli deluxe- it has two nvidia nics onboard, so I'm hoping to bypass any confusion with eth0 and eth1. Other than that I'planning of putting a athlon 7750+ x2 2 gbyte ram and a nvidia9400gt in it. That should settle me for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on September 06, 2009, 05:38:45 pm
While I don't have my new hardware yet, I thought I would give the update a try.
I did the apt-get update and the apt-get upgrade, reboot, deleted the image for the eee-box and started the box....and got exactly the same result
Just to make sure, I did the fresh install from scratch...but nothing changed. I still get the infamous kernel-panic.
I'm still open for suggestions
In case this is of any interest, here is what lspci says on my core, which is otherwise running 7.10:
Quote
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8385 [K8T800 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:05.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 RAID bus controller: American Megatrends Inc. MegaRAID (rev 02)
00:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
00:08.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
00:08.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
00:08.4 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [IR Port] (rev 05)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

interestingly I can ping the md from the core....
Title: Re: [SLOVED- at last]eee-box 202 and lmce 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on September 25, 2009, 12:47:45 pm
Guys, what can I say....break out the champange bottles.
but I must also apologize for the confusion I caused.
Yesterday I had all my new components together and did a total makeover on my server. Since I also had some strange connectivity issues with my n810 and my accesspoint, I decided to deactivate everything and start from scratch there too.
Much to my amazement the eee-box worked nicely, until I switched on my AP. I didn't take long to realize what was up. The eee-box and the AP wanted to use the same IP-address. I didn't have this kind of issue under 7.10, otherwise I would have found out much earlier. I must add, that the ability to see the dhcp-leases in the admin-website helped a lot with this issue. However, I think it would help even more, if we were able to enter static IP's into the dhcp-server, so that problems like that don't occur again. I can imagine several scenarios, where I would need to assign a static IP's, an access-point is only one of them.

The only other issue I have is, that once in a while when booting the eee-box it doesn't start the orbiter, but crashes back to the tty1.
Title: Re: [SLOVED- at last]eee-box 202 and LinuxMCE 8.10
Post by: alx9r on November 01, 2010, 05:01:17 pm
The only other issue I have is, that once in a while when booting the eee-box it doesn't start the orbiter, but crashes back to the tty1.

Did you ever overcome this maverick?  I have the exact issue with my eee box running snapshot 23359.  eee box is entirely plug and play until it gets to 'Starting Device XX Onscreen Orbiter' where it crashes back to tty1 which reads "moonXX login:"
Title: Re: [SOLVED- at last]eee-box 202 and LinuxMCE 8.10
Post by: maverick0815 on November 01, 2010, 07:59:19 pm
its been quite a while with this one...I eventually got a asrock330 -ion based. I think however in the end I did get it running...like I said, it's been a while since then.