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#1 2013-01-17 10:44:20

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
Registered: 2013-01-17
Posts: 8

Eth0 and display problems

I just installed the 32-bit 2.6.32 version onto an old HP n5470 laptop.  Things seem to work without too much wait time, this has an Athlon 4 in it, 12 years old. 

First problem I noticed is the display is incorrect size.  The laptop is a 15" display, Crunchbang thinks it's a 11.75" display (800x600).  Display choices does not give a larger number to pick from.  I have a Trident Microsystems Cyberblade/XP (rev 63)

Main problem I'm having is the Eth0 is not working.  The icon on the panel says it is connected, browser says we're not.  LSPCI shows it is a "Accton Technology Corp. EN2242 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI card [1113:2242].  I can't remember a Linux version ever having an issue with this device.

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#2 2013-01-17 10:52:57

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

For the monitor issue, what does

xrandr

tell us?


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#3 2013-01-17 10:59:25

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

It says failed to get size of gamma for output default.  Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600.  default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm

Is that enough, as there is more?  Don't think it's terribly useful though.

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#4 2013-01-17 10:59:26

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

for the connection issue, my wild guess would be a dns problem...
does one of these work!?

ping -c3 www.google.com
ping -c3 8.8.8.8

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#5 2013-01-17 11:04:20

yonnie
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

I get unkown host www.google.com
The second one I get a whole lot of info, boils down to 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets recieved 0% packet loss, time 2003ms.

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#6 2013-01-17 11:18:09

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

ok, so you do have a working internet connection but a problem with DNS

converting any alpha-numeric names (e.g. wiki.debian.org) into numeric network addresses (e.g. 140.211.166.4)

how do you configure your eth0, with a static IP or DHCP?
please, post the output of

cat /etc/resolv.conf

for the video issue...also post the output of

lspci -knn

so we can see which card you have...

edit: the latter is a quite long output, please, use the [ code]-tags to make it more readable...

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#7 2013-01-17 11:57:41

yonnie
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

Oh, this is interesting, it lists my domain, searches my domain, and says my nameserver IP is this computer (the one I'm using to write this reply) instead of my router IP.  Guess I need to check this computer as it's not supposed to be playing as a DNS server, the router is and all computers on network are supposed to be using auto DHCP.  I'll fix this right now, thanks for saving me a lot of work, I would have never guessed this one.

The lspci -knn lists off an entire page of data.  There is a
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-ali 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller [10b9:5247]
and then way down at the end of page there is a
Kernel driver in use: tulip 00:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Trident Microsystems Cyberblade/XP [1023:9910] (rev 63)

I have no easy way to get this info off the laptop and onto this one for you to read.

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#8 2013-01-17 12:12:57

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

Ok, now the Eth0 is working.  Thanks to Junkie! How do I get the post-install-script to finish whatever it was trying to do?  Is it important?

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#9 2013-01-17 13:09:25

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

ok, good that know your connected now!
to re-start/resume the post-install-script just fire up a terminal and type

cb-welcome

for the video, see this post..it looks like you have ho create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf (and also part of the directory if missing)

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
sudo geany /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf

then paste this into the file

Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Driver "trident"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Default Monitor"
 HorizSync 47.82-85.00
 VertRefresh 63.50-100.00
 Option "Preferred Mode" "1024x768_60.00"
 Modeline "1024x768_60.00"   63.50  1024 1072 1176 1328  768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

reboot and see how it goes...if it goes bad, delete that file and reboot again...

anyway, wait to do that until you have completely upgraded the system..sometimes this things solve themselves with newer drivers...


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#10 2013-01-17 14:16:04

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

Junkie, it didn't work.  Still have the 800x600.

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#11 2013-01-17 15:04:54

xaos52
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Registered: 2011-06-24
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

do you have package 'xserver-xorg-video-trident' installed?
if not, install it and reboot.
if yes, post output of

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

between [ code ] brackets.

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#12 2013-01-17 18:55:27

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
Registered: 2013-01-17
Posts: 8

Re: Eth0 and display problems

Having trouble with laptop random lockups, I'll have to get back to this after I fix this or scrap it

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#13 2013-01-18 20:51:30

yonnie
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From: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Re: Eth0 and display problems

I tried several re-boots and the system will still lock-up shortly after login.  Tried booting with cd, lockup would happen before boot finished.  Ran the mem-test for about an hour, no errors.  Tried  Bodhi cd, lockup before boot finished.  Tried DSL, been running just fine for hours.  This is very puzzling, why would this laptop run CrunchBang for hours yesterday, multiple re-boots, updates/upgrades, turn it-off to get some zzz's and then not work for CB again?  I was about to say goodbye old-friend to this laptop until I got the memtest & DSL idea and realized the hardware is fine, problem is something else.

Changed my mind on that, I've tried more distro's that should work, only DSL will boot and install.  Not sure what in the hardware could cause this problem so the laptop has definitely gone to the spare-parts bin.  Sorry to waste everyone's time.

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