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mejborn

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Acer Revo - kernel panic
« on: June 18, 2009, 08:46:19 pm »
Hi all,

First of, i know that Acer Revo is being testet in Linuxmce and properly isnt fully supported. With that said, iam trying to pxe boot my Acer Revo, as my first MD.

It reaches a point where it says:

[ 18.904282] NET: Registered protocol family 17
ipconfig: no devices to configure
/init:  .: 1: Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
[   18.907868] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemtped to kill init!

Anyone that knows what the problem might be?

Best regards.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 09:36:12 pm »
I'm not familiar with the Revo, but that error is a missing NIC driver.  Find out what NIC is in that thing and get the appropriate driver.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 10:03:36 pm »
A lspci says:

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b2)
00:03.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.2 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)
00:03.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.5 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
00:08.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)
00:0b.0 SATA controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller (rev b1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 087d (rev b1)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

Maybe a dumb question but where should I install/put the driver when I finds it?  ::)

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 10:18:52 pm »
Hi,

There is the unrecognized NIC wiki...

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC

... and since the chipset is fairly new you are probably in that situation.

However,  I chased my tail for about two weeks trying to figure out why RTL8139 chipsets (PXE ROM-O-Matic booting) did the whole kernel panic thing.

The system worked fine until alpha 2.15 but after the snafu and reloading I couldn't get these old chipsets running.

Finally I went into /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg and edited the default boot script to remove acpi=off.

The machine booted, created what I needed and then I edited the script back to original.

My Core/hybrid using a SIS900 and RTL8169 plus another MD using the Nvidia MCP51 chipset were fine.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 10:22:31 pm »
I can read on the forum that 8.10 fully supports the Acer Revo, should I just reinstall my core with 8.10 beta to get it working?

If thats the easiest way I'll do that, I'am going to install 8.10 at some time anyway.

How do I get the 8.10 beta? do I edit the sources.list or download it some where?

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 10:30:14 pm »

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 10:38:08 pm »
Thank you, I'll install it tomorrow and see if that helps on my new Revo  :)

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 10:39:44 pm »
Hi,

Here's the wiki.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2


Here's the procedure I follow when I re-install.  Please check your procedure against this to make sure a step was not omitted


                                             Installation of LinuxMCE-0810 alpha2

 
Procedure:

   1. Install Kubuntu 0810 (Intrepid Ibex).


   2. After Kubuntu software has been installed perform a reboot (follow instructions on screen).


   3. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
    
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
 
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during the kubuntu installation.)


   4. To see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is 2.6.27.7-generic
  

   5. Run aptitude update and aptitude dist-upgrade to get the latest Kubuntu updates.

      Enter...

      apt-get update
      apt-get dist-upgrade


   6. If required (Nvidia card installed), enable the most recent NVIDIA restricted (video) driver.

      This can be done by

      a) selecting the hardware icon on the task bar and activating the recommended version.

      b) navigating via the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Hardware Drivers.
      Enter your password (if required) and highlite the latest version.
      Then select the Activate button to download and install the driver.

      c) If your card can not be enabled from a or b open the K Launch Manager to
      Applications > Add/Remove Software Adept Installer and search for NVidia.
      Select the latest binary X.org driver.

      (After doing the apt-get dist-upgrade in step 5, the latest nvidia driver should be 180.)

      Restart the system to activate the latest nvidia driver.


   7. After the reboot to see the active kernel enter...

      uname -r

      At the time of writing it is 2.6.27.14-generic.  (The 180 nvidia driver should be active at this point from step 6.  Check the hardware icon in the task bar.)


   8. After login, open the K Launch Manager to Applications > System > Terminal.
      Log in as root - enter...

      sudo su -
 
      [sudo] password for XXXXXX:   (XXXXXX is your username -The password is what you specified during the kubuntu installation.)


   9. Enter...

      wget -c http://deb.linuxmce.org/ubuntu/new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz


  10. Unpack the tar file. Enter...

      tar xvf new-installer-alpha-latest.tar.gz


  11. Then change to the just created new-installer directory.

      cd new-installer


  12. Run the following scripts (in order): pre-install-from-repo.sh, mce-install.sh, post-install.sh.

      ./pre-install-from-repo.sh
      ./mce-install.sh
      ./post-install.sh


  12. When completed reboot the system.
      After the restart wait for the system activity to stop.
      The A/V wizard will appear.


  13. Setup your requirements using the A/V wizard.
      When you have finished the A/V setup the X window will restart.
      The system will start various processes.  Please be patient as this will take a while.
      (It is possible to watch system progress on console/workspace 8 - press <Ctrl/Alt> F8).
      

  14. When you can hear the House/Media Wizard switch back to the X window.
      (<Ctrl/Alt> F7 will get you back to the X window environment.)
      Complete your setup according to the Wizard.
      Wait for the system to render all screens, etc.

I hope this helps.

Cheers.



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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2009, 01:34:55 am »
You will see a couple of issues if using 0710 including the unrecognised NIC issue. If you use 0810 it should work straight out of the box (see totallymaxed's comments on the subject). Otherwise, at the least you will need to follow the instructions on how to update the initramfs image with the correct NIC driver, then it will work fine.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 05:22:02 pm »
Hi again,

I've upgraded my 7.10 to 8.10 yesterday, isn't it possible to run it as a core only? How many of you guys are running your core as a hybrid even though your aren't using it as a Media Director?

When I boot up my Acer Revo it seems to stop with the following text:

[  30.110692] wlan: 0.9.4
[  30.137966] ath_pci: 9.0.4
[  30.140128] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN4A] enabled at IRQ 19
[  30.140225] ath_pci 0000:05:00.0 PCI INT A -> Link[LN4A] -> GSI 19 (level,
ow) -> IRQ 19

At this time, neither the core/hybrid or the MD seems to be working.


 I've selected "setup diskless MD" and afterwards "quick reload router" at the webadmin, and can also see it as a MD on the list. Maybe it just takes pretty long time to boot the MD the first time?

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 08:18:49 pm »
Hi,

I ran 710 as a Core only.  810 is a Core/Hybrid.

Using KDE tools has been advantages at times.

Initial boot up can take some time building the orbiter screens.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2009, 08:30:23 pm »
Okay I guess I dosen't matter that it runs as a hybrid.

I've left it for about 3 hours, and still nothing happend, a reboot of the MD is getting me to the same point.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2009, 12:27:57 pm »
Hi,

Have you tried turning off acpi?

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2009, 12:45:18 pm »
Hi

No I haven't.

Wasn't sure that was an issue, I'll try that when I get home from work.

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Re: Acer Revo - kernel panic
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 08:17:03 pm »
It didn't help out to turn of ACPI, although it's stopping at another step (I guess it's earlier in the boot process since the number to the left is lower?)

Now it stops with:

[  26.179053] wlan: 0.9.4
[  26.298826] ath_pci: 0.9.4

Any ideas?

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