Re: Ubuntu live session:
I would like to see the output of:
lspci -knn|grep -iA2 net
From the Ubuntu live environment.
Output of that is:
02:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:b723] Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2159] Kernel driver in use: rtl8723be 03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0c) Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Motherboard [1458:e000]
So I upgraded to Jessie and nothing changed
At least system didn't bork.
Seriously if anyone has any feedback let me know,
the selling point for this system to was that it's portable and I could run it with only a video and power cord.
With no Bluetooth or WiFi it's two more cords to the mess.
EDIT: I upgraded by changing the sources list from wheezy to jessie, then apt-get update, dist-upgrade, then upgrade.
UPDATE: Just tried an ubuntu live session (vivid vervet), and a few of my errors went away:
Shutdown was smooth, Wi-Fi worked, and something I didn't mention was the audio quality was better (usually output is choppy and a little staticy)
However still no bluetooth.
Since ubuntu is debian based I'm thinking if there's a way I can keep all my #! goodness whilst updating everything to the latest stable package releases debian has, overtime if not right away, all this stuff will fix itself.
I'm going to try this,
Looks like you've been there and approve of it, @Head_on_a_Stick, so I trust it
I will report back once done
And redmond product ?
I'm perfectly ok with not getting this joke. lol
And jeez this log isn't exactly what I had in mind, maybe it'll have some helpful info, but what I was thinking was something that will capture the bit where the pnpbios message is posted, this does not.
Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Setting parameters of disc: (none). Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Setting preliminary keymap...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Activating swap...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Checking root file system...fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: /dev/sda1: clean, 94360/7380992 files, 2922191/29512960 blocks Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Loading kernel module loop. Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Cleaning up temporary files... /tmp. Thu Jun 18 13:42:48 2015: Activating lvm and md swap...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Checking file systems...fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Mounting local filesystems...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Activating swapfile swap...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Cleaning up temporary files.... Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Setting kernel variables ...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Configuring network interfaces...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Cleaning up temporary files.... Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Setting up ALSA...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Setting console screen modes. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: ^[[9;30]^[[14;30]Skipping font and keymap setup (handled by console-setup). Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Setting up console font and keymap...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Setting up X socket directories... /tmp/.X11-unix /tmp/.ICE-unix. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: INIT: Entering runlevel: 2 Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 2. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting anac(h)ronistic cron: anacron. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting X display manager: slim. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting periodic command scheduler: cron. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting NTP server: ntpd. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Loading cpufreq kernel modules...failed. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting system message bus: dbus. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: CPUFreq Utilities: Setting ondemand CPUFreq governor...disabled, governor not available...done. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting bluetooth: bluetoothd rfcomm. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon: avahi-daemon. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting network connection manager: NetworkManager. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: Starting virtual private network daemon:. Thu Jun 18 13:42:49 2015: PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions ... (warning).
Does the wi-fi work in a live version of a different distribution?
PCLinuxOS is probably the best in terms of compatibility.
Just tried that, says unable to mount livecd,
then it drops me into a cli.
I'd just like to state once again my system is a gigabyte brix j1900, I had to install the ram and sdd myself but that shouldn't be important for this.
The wireless module is made by azurewave
Maybe if I could show you the messages it shows during bootup? Perhaps there's other errors I'm not seeing aside from the pnpbios and acpi errors. Would that help?
Is it the backports one, or the older version? wheezy has v0.36, backports has v0.43
I have the .36 version installed, however, .43 is not showing up in synaptic.
EDIT: Just downloaded/installed the deb found on above link. Really thought that would do the trick, rebooted and wifi/bt still not working
Yeahhh that didn't work. Not only that, the display was behaving strangely as well.
Booted back up on new kernel, can I safely remove the backport one now via synaptic? Will that remove the grub entry as well?
I'm really sorry about my noob questions.
MOVING ON, the output of the lspci command posted early is:
$ lspci -knn|grep -iA2 net 02:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:b723] Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2159] 03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0c) Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-EP45-DS5/GA-EG45M-DS2H Motherboard [1458:e000] Kernel driver in use: r8169
Please tell me I did this right, I'm legit afraid to reboot right now. lol.
$ sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libao-common libao4 libgpds0 libmozjs20d libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 xulrunner-20.0 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: initramfs-tools irqbalance libnuma1 Suggested packages: linux-doc-3.16 debian-kernel-handbook The following NEW packages will be installed: irqbalance libnuma1 linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae The following packages will be upgraded: initramfs-tools 1 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 121 not upgraded. Need to get 33.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 122 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy/main libnuma1 i386 2.0.8~rc4-1 [34.7 kB] Get:2 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports/main irqbalance i386 1.0.6-2~bpo70+1 [34.5 kB] Get:3 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports/main initramfs-tools all 0.115~bpo70+1 [92.6 kB] Get:4 http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports/main linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae i386 3.16.7-ckt11-1~bpo70+1 [33.4 MB] Fetched 33.5 MB in 6s (4,993 kB/s) Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 80256 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace initramfs-tools 0.109.1 (using .../initramfs-tools_0.115~bpo70+1_all.deb) ... Unpacking replacement initramfs-tools ... Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae. Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae (from .../linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae_3.16.7-ckt11-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libnuma1. Unpacking libnuma1 (from .../libnuma1_2.0.8~rc4-1_i386.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package irqbalance. Unpacking irqbalance (from .../irqbalance_1.0.6-2~bpo70+1_i386.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up initramfs-tools (0.115~bpo70+1) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Setting up linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae (3.16.7-ckt11-1~bpo70+1) ... /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169 /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub: Generating grub.cfg ... Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-686-pae done Setting up libnuma1 (2.0.8~rc4-1) ... Setting up irqbalance (1.0.6-2~bpo70+1) ... Starting SMP IRQ Balancer: irqbalance. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.f]w for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
Okay before I go messing with the kernel, I'd like to state one noob hing and one thing that is actually probably worth mentioning:
1, I think I'm actually running the 3.2 version, backports only offer 3.1.6 ?
2 ...for 32bit should I just install linux-image-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae ?
Live session would cause the same problem.
HOWEVER, yesterday I tried booting up on a different monitor and everything booted up fine.
So I just caved and bought a five dollar CRT.
There are still a couple problems though, I have to shutdown manually or I get a system halted message, and the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not work.
PnPBIOS fatal error Reboot with option pnpbios=off
Edit the file at /etc/default/grub (as root!) and add the suggested parameter to the "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX" line so that it looks like this:
Then save the file and run this command:
When you reboot, does that stop the screen blanking?
As stated in the OP, adding the pnpbios=off option does not help. I add it after the line starting with Linux on grub after hitting e on crunchbang, the only os installed btw. And it removes the pnpbios error, system description tables error remains, but still blank screen instead of login after grub appears to be finished printing the boot messages.
Do you think adding the option your way will cause a different outcome?
It isn't inactivity, it's immediately after grub finished printing text, no login screen.
Also, when screen is blank as I said in OP, the keyboard appears to go unresponsive (caps key doesn't even cause indicator light)
I recently set up a Gigabyte Brix J1900, installed the latest CB 32bit via usb.
Everything on the install ran perfectly.
However, when booting, I'll get a couple error messages, they're the only ones that don't go by too fast for me to read, and they say something along the lines of:
ACPI: unable to load system description tables
PnPBIOS fatal error
Reboot with option pnpbios=off
Then, everything seems to load normal, but eventually, screen goes blank.
No login screen, no blinking cursor, nothing, it may even be disabling my keyboard at that point.
So far I've messed around with the acpi=off and pnpbios=off options after the line beginning with "Linux" in the grub, but the same end result.
All help is appreciated. I would really like to be able to use my new set up lol
UPDATE: The above was solved by using VGA output straight to monitor, in the beginning I was using a VGA to composite output which only didn't display slim for some reason.
Instead of creating a new thread I'm going to just continue here, my wifi and bluetooth are not working.
Wi-Fi works on ubuntu live session but still no bluetooth, I'm also getting a weird skipping and static like effect on all audio output.