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emachala

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Beta 2 net boot MediaDirector issue can't reach AVwizard
« on: January 10, 2010, 07:31:44 pm »
I have followed the instructions for setting up diskless MD's, using MD that was previously worked perfect with 0710...   

its video card
PCIE Geforce 8400GS 256ram    will this work? did before i change to 0810b2

after switching 64 to i386 and rebuilding finally got the MD to boot ... then ofcourse the "failed to start X" error... so after installing/uninstalling nividia drivers many many times...  and following info i found on forums... was able to get nvidia 195 beta drivers installed and to not go failed X

It now goes black screen and when ever i try mode change or resolution change 1-0 on keyboard any time i hit one it goes back to console showing Nivdia 195 installation ended and the date... then 2 sec later goes black again.... press a key 1 beep  few sec later ring with 3 beeps...  never get to avwizard...  have i missed something?

here is lspci
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00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)       
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)                 
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMU (rev a2)           
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)       
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)                 
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)                   
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)     
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)     
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)     
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)     
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration                                                                                                         
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map           
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller       
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control         
01:09.0 PCI bridge: Hint Corp HB6 Universal PCI-PCI bridge (non-transparent mode) (rev 11)                     
02:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)                         
02:08.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)                               
02:09.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)                         
02:09.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)                               
02:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)                         
02:0a.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)                               
02:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)                         
02:0b.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)                               
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)   
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after running X -configure  end with this
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dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//viaprop_drv.so: file too short
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//viaprop_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "viaprop" (loader failed, 7)
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
  Configuration failed.
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the xorg.conf.new is
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 nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder57)  Fri Dec 18 15:05:43 PST 2009
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Configured Monitor"
        Modeline        "640x480" 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525
        HorizSync       20-500
        VertRefresh     59-61
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Default Screen"
        Device         "Configured Video Device"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
   Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "xtrap"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "v4l"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "GLcore"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option "RENDER" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
        Option "XvmcUsesTextures" "true"
        Option "renderAccel" "true"
        Option "NoDDCValue"
        Option "UseEDID" "true"
        Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "true"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "NoBandWidthTest" "true"
        Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck, NoMaxPClkCheck, AllowInterlacedModes, AllowNon60HzDFPModes, NoEdidModes"
        Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
        Option "UseEvents" "true"
        Driver  "nv"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection


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any insight into getting this MD to boot wizard be great been over and over it for last 10 hours

Thanks
-emac

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Re: Beta 2 net boot MediaDirector issue can't reach AVwizard
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 09:55:29 pm »
also noticed from my notes... that when I installed hybridcore  the only thing i forgot to do was apt-get -f -x distr upgrade  before i used the installer....  ive done apt-get upgrade update...   but also read that i should never "apt-get -f -x distr upgrade" after useing linuxmce installer... so i haven't...ever...  would this give the problem with my MD?  will doing a "apt-get -f -x distr upgrade"  help this? does installer need to be run again?

from what i can tell i hear the series of beeps so Av wizard is starting just not showing me with any changes...  how does the trick with dvi-vga connector work?... ive tried using  the vga output on my vid card and the dvi with same result...

or should i just start fresh?



have a ton on nvidias whats a better model to use?   6200?

Thanks -Emac
« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 01:43:24 am by emachala »
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Re: Beta 2 net boot MediaDirector issue can't reach AVwizard Solved
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 05:01:49 am »
Update... Reached AV wizard :)  with dvi to vga adapter thing...  YEA....  got dvi2/hdmi to work  but only at 720p....  this card was running 1080 fine before...  so if can't get 1080 working with  av wizard is there a way for me to setup this manually?

This has been solved .... apt-get install envy  ...  this didn't help me installing nividia drivers but more un installing  them cleanly ... and allowed MD to install them correctly ....  received errors   trying to update...

Also removed legacy drivers from loading...

« Last Edit: January 11, 2010, 11:10:27 pm by emachala »
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