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Users / Re: Black screen after starting X-Server
« on: November 17, 2007, 10:32:35 pm »
New try... I deleted the MD from the core and started from new. After installing and booting I get into the avWizard by pressing the button "2" on my keyboard.

Step 1: VGA is not working, the connector seems to be DVI. (that's why I have to press "2" to enter the wizard). I've chosen DVI with 1280x800.

Step 2: Static images

saving...creating...booting... the nVidia logo is there, now the X, now a black screen with the mouse, now the LMCE Launch Manager...uhuhuhhh...

I think the whole problem was my impatience. After finishing the avWizard I thought my laptop was stuck (I had some errors on the screen) and I just stopped it the hard way.

One step further... now it can't regenerate the skin for the orbiter... but that's the next step.

Thanks for your help

Users / Re: Black screen after starting X-Server
« on: November 17, 2007, 07:26:24 pm »
Xorg.0.log shows no errors... only something about a missing fontpath

Xorg.1.log shows errors while trying different resolutions with different frequencies.

On the core I changed the connector for my MD to VGA... for testing (the resolution is correct). Black screen again (no more white bar). Starting the AVwizard again doesn't work... or I can't see it. Pressing 1 or 2 on the keypad doesn't work. The MD tries to change but gets back to the black screen. Maybe I messed something up with my initial AVwizard settings.


Maybe I just delete the MD and start from zero...

Users / Re: Black screen after starting X-Server
« on: November 17, 2007, 06:05:36 pm »
Hi Andrew

Thanks for your help. No the AVwizard didn't run (or I couldn't see it VGA vs. DVI) the first time I booted my MD.
Using AVWizard-Entry from the Wiki I was able to set up my AV-settings.

Only problem: I couldn't adjust the volume.

Now after rebooting I get a black screen with a white bar... Is DVI really the correct choice for my laptop monitor? I was the only one the AVwizard accepted.


Users / [solved] Black screen after starting X-Server
« on: November 17, 2007, 07:41:31 am »

My MD gets stuck while booting, I see the outputs and at the point where X-Server starts the screen gets black. Looking at the logs I can see, that X-Server had been started. Checking syslog, dmesg and pluto-log for my MD shows no errors, same for the logs on the core. Maybe I missed the correct log.

I have an nVidia GF5200 in my MD (Inspiron 8600). No problems Installing Kubuntu as OS on my Laptop, the nVidia-driver works fine. I already had a look at But didn't try it. The solution in Display_Drivers is for the core? I don't won't to mess it up, because it seems to run properly.

Any hints where to start?


Users / Re: networkboot fails "bcm43xx_microcode4.fw"
« on: November 13, 2007, 01:18:12 pm »
Thanks for the hint. Of course... I had to do the same thing when I installed kubuntu on my laptop. sometimes ...

thank you very much

Users / [solved] networkboot fails "bcm43xx_microcode4.fw"
« on: November 12, 2007, 08:44:57 pm »
Hi all

while booting my laptop (MD) via network i get the following error:

Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode4.fw" not available or load failed.

this just after the MD monitoring service mdadm had been startet.

this are the last entries of syslog on the core:
Nov 12 20:12:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[20925]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:13:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[21682]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:14:03 dcerouter atftpd[18381]: atftpd terminating after 300 seconds
Nov 12 20:14:03 dcerouter atftpd[18381]: Main thread exiting
Nov 12 20:15:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[23338]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:17:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[24963]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Nov 12 20:18:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[25830]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:20:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[27426]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:21:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[28163]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/
Nov 12 20:24:01 dcerouter /USR/SBIN/CRON[30620]: (root) CMD (/usr/pluto/bin/

i asume this is the driver for my networkcard (bcm4306).

any ideas or tips where to start?


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