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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » koraco says may all your dreams come true » 2014-01-17 14:41:47

Hi el_k,

Did not recognize you in that show. Must say you looked better with the beard and the sunglasses. smile

Best wishes to you and the #! crowd.


#2 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED]autostart command (before slim login?) - hybrid graphics setup » 2013-11-15 10:27:25

The sudo commands wont work either. Change them to

echo DIGO | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

idem for the second one.

#3 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED more or less] Changing recovery mode screen size » 2013-07-19 09:33:12

Or you could retain kms settings but specify your own resolution:
See this post

#4 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED more or less] Changing recovery mode screen size » 2013-07-17 13:59:52

To eliminate misunderstandings, you must realize that xrandr only has an effect for graphical applications - for xserver clients.
xrandr has no effect on the virtual console(s).

It is possible that you have to re-enter the xrandr command after a wake-up from sleep or hibernation.

if you want everything in a lower resolution - virtual consoles and xserver clients, you could add the 'nomodeset' kernel parameter.

#5 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED more or less] Changing recovery mode screen size » 2013-07-17 12:46:46

@OP - So the EDID info from your screen is correct.
Post output of


to see which alternatives are available.

#6 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED more or less] Changing recovery mode screen size » 2013-07-17 11:51:16

The 'native resolution' of your screen is detected as being 1200x1600.
This is the so-called EDID info presented by your screen. The info could be wrong.
Post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file please, to see that info.

#7 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » [SOLVED more or less] Changing recovery mode screen size » 2013-07-17 10:36:04

This is caused by 'Kernel Mode Setting' stepping in.
See the Debian wiki for more information.
What gfx card do you have? Post output of

lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 vga

#8 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » No functioning audio or touchpad after recent upgrade » 2013-07-13 09:55:11

Post complete output from commands

uname -rv
sudo udevadm --debug trigger --verbose
sudo cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
lsmod|grep snd

#10 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » Error Installing Kernel 3.9-0.bpo.1-amd64 » 2013-07-12 18:11:46

You are not over generous with the information you provide.

The procedure should have shown you where the error log is located: /var/cache /modass/...

Please post the complete log file.

#11 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Weird graphic rendering in CrunchBang 11 » 2013-07-12 16:23:56

Did you do a normal install on the second system or somehow - rsync perhaps? - copied over the files?

Post output of

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

from the malfunctioning system please.

#14 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Joe's repo grab-bag (testing like it's 1999) » 2013-07-12 14:46:42

@DJ, concerning LFS:

Did you verify the system requirements before you started building LFS, especially the requirement that /bin/sh should be link to /bin/bash?

The build instructions assume that the Host System Requirements, including symbolic links, have been set properly:

    bash is the shell in use.

    sh is a symbolic link to bash.

    /usr/bin/awk is a symbolic link to gawk.

    /usr/bin/yacc is a symbolic link to bison or a small script that executes bison.

Just another guess at what could have made things poop out for you  smile

#15 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Gthumb stopped working [Solved] » 2013-07-11 19:08:09

Are you mixing repos?
What repo are you tracking?
Post your /etc/apt/sources.list file please.

I installed gthumb myself now - on a Debian jessy system - and it works OK.
Of course it could be your data that is causing problems.

#16 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » boot problem (lvm?) » 2013-07-11 19:01:50

How would i mount the volume group from the grml cd?

1. boot into live system from grml CD - enable lvm
2. create a mount point and mount the lvm, e.g.
mkdir /tmp/lvm1
sudo mount /dev/mapper/vg_debian-root /tmp/lvm1

How would I check the initramfs of the internal hd?

lsinitramfs <path-to-your-initramfs-fileon hd>

#17 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED?] ### WARNING ### for users following jessy and using LVM » 2013-07-11 18:49:13

Never mind.

False alarm, caused by

this post
this bug report
and new package - libllvm3.2:amd64 (1:3.2repack-10) ... - being installed when you dist-upgrade jessy.

I did the dist-upgrade and everything is still working OK for me.

I was already running kernel 3.9-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.9.8-1 - perhaps the problem occurs when upgrading from an older kernel?

Thread with caution.

#18 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Gthumb stopped working [Solved] » 2013-07-11 16:53:55

And the common error 4:

The cause was a user-mode read resulting in no page being found.

(also known as a null pointer dereference).

Nothing usable in there.

Try removing and re-installing gthumb.
No guarantees it will work.
Could be an error in one of it dependencies too.

#19 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [SOLVED?] ### WARNING ### for users following jessy and using LVM » 2013-07-11 15:50:41

Replies: 2

Dist-upgrading makes your system unbootable if you are using LVM.

Wait until this is reported solved.

#20 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » boot problem (lvm?) » 2013-07-11 15:34:54

Possibilities - off the top of my head:
- You did not remove package 'lvm2' by any chance?
   Check /var/log/apt/history.log for packages removed
- can you mount the volume groups after having booted from live media?
- Does your initramfs contain the module lvm2?
- Check /boot/grub/grub.cfg:
  - do you load the grub2 lvm module
  - check the grub2 menu-itiem for the OS you want to load. Does the linux line contain the correct device path?

Can you boot into the old kernel?

Did you make a backup before upgrading your system?

#21 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Joe's repo grab-bag (testing like it's 1999) » 2013-07-11 15:20:25

Thx Joe. Never went that route because it just worked for me.

#22 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Gthumb stopped working [Solved] » 2013-07-11 12:33:39

Do you get more info when you start gthumb from a command line window?

#23 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Joe's repo grab-bag (testing like it's 1999) » 2013-07-11 11:18:49

I used ./contrib/download_prerequisites,


I just used the mpfr version from the 'wget-list' file, untarred and renamed it under $LFS/sources/gcc-4.7.2, as per the instructions for gcc:

tar -Jxf ../mpfr-3.1.1.tar.xz
mv -v mpfr-3.1.1 mpfr

#24 Re: Help & Support (Stable) » Error Installing Kernel 3.9-0.bpo.1-amd64 » 2013-07-11 09:30:58

I wouldn't know how to use module-assistant to build fglrx.


sudo m-a

It is menu driven. fglrx is one of  the modules it can compile and install.

#25 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » boot problem (lvm?) » 2013-07-11 09:28:29

Boot from a grml live disk.
Make sure to enable lvm support - it is one of the possible boot options.
Check that your logical volumes are OK.

sudo lvm
lvm> lvs

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