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#1 2015-06-14 15:51:07

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No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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
and
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.

Any ideas?
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.

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#2 2015-06-14 16:22:21

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

Does the screen go blank from inactivity?  if so in OB's autostart file:

(xset -dpms && xset s off) &

else: from here

If you only run Linux on your PC, you should probably tell it that you don't have a PnP operating system.

The hint came from:

PnPBIOS fatal error
Reboot with option pnpbios=off

Hope that helps.


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#3 2015-06-14 17:14:45

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:
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:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="pnpbios=off"

Then save the file and run this command:

sudo update-grub

When you reboot, does that stop the screen blanking?

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#4 2015-06-14 17:41:24

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

That's easier.   smile


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#5 2015-06-15 01:43:32

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
GOLIATH wrote:
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:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="pnpbios=off"

Then save the file and run this command:

sudo update-grub

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)

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#6 2015-06-15 06:30:27

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:

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.

Oh dear, sorry I should have read your post properly  :8

My method just makes the parameter permanent.

Before the screen blanks, is your machine very hot?

You can check temperatures using the lm-sensors or xsensors packages:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors xsensors
sensors
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#7 2015-06-15 12:36:29

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

No it isn't

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#8 2015-06-15 14:08:39

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

I'm not sure how to fix the errors, but I've run into the blank screen issue.  You said that the keyboard may have been disable.  Does this mean that you can't open a tty using ctrl-alt-F# (try F1 through F6)?  On my laptop, I had to open a tty and install the newest radeon driver (initially the beta driver, but now the stable works).  Only then would my machine boot to the login screen.

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#9 2015-06-15 14:25:09

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

@GOLIATH

Can you run a #! live session? Crunchbang Waldorf has a very old kernel by now, so could you try other live distros and see if any work OK?


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#10 2015-06-16 00:28:29

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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.

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#11 2015-06-16 06:28:08

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:

I have to shutdown manually or I get a system halted message

Please describe the exact method you are using to attempt shutdown and post the exact error message.

GOLIATH wrote:

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not work.

Upgrade the kernel to the newer version from the wheezy-backports repository:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=36896

If that doesn't fix it, please post the output of:

lspci -knn|grep -iA2 net

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#12 2015-06-17 01:07:47

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

Sorry for the late reply, thank you guys for all your help, in the morning after work I'll report back with the deets you need, cat

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#13 2015-06-17 13:20:28

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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 ?

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#14 2015-06-17 13:36:52

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:

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 ?

wheezy-backports has 3.16+63~bpo70+1: amd64 i386


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#15 2015-06-17 14:32:46

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

"uname -r" will tell you exactly what kernel you are running

 17 Jun 15 | 11:29:02 ~
    $ uname -r
3.2.0-4-amd64
 
 17 Jun 15 | 11:29:06 ~
    $ 

If you are running that stay with it.

It has to be newer than 3.16 right?


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#16 2015-06-17 15:10:39

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

Sector11 wrote:

"uname -r" will tell you exactly what kernel you are running

uname -r produced:
3.2.0-4-686-pae

...sooo should I still install the 3.1.6 wheezy backport kernel?
I'm just worried about kernel panic at boot up.

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#17 2015-06-17 15:33:12

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:

....
I'm just worried about kernel panic at boot up.

Well if it doesn't work, you can choose to boot the old one from the boot screen. Which isn't working properly anyway it seems, so what can you lose?

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#18 2015-06-17 15:42:09

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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

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#19 2015-06-17 15:52:27

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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 [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:b723]
	Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2159]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 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 

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

damo wrote:

Well if it doesn't work, you can choose to boot the old one from the boot screen. Which isn't working properly anyway it seems, so what can you lose?

OOPS!  I missed the part about "not working"  sorry about that GOLIATH & damo .. you are right it's worth a try. And as seen if it doesn't work it can be removed.

 17 Jun 15 | 13:29:29 ~
    $ dpkg -l|egrep '^ii  linux-(im|he)'|awk '{print $2}'|grep -v `uname -r`
linux-headers-3.2.0-4-common
linux-image-amd64
 
 17 Jun 15 | 13:29:30 ~
    $ sudo apt-get remove $(dpkg -l|egrep '^ii  linux-(im|he)'|awk '{print $2}'|grep -v `uname -r`)

First line shows what's there ... second line will remove "unused" kernels ... obviously I don't have any.


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#21 2015-06-17 16:48:27

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

@GOLIATH

You probably need the realtek firmware https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/firmware-realtek

Enable the non-free repo and apt-get the package from wheezy-backports


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#22 2015-06-17 16:51:16

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

That's what I was thinking, so I checked, and that package is already installed sad

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#23 2015-06-17 16:54:40

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

GOLIATH wrote:

That's what I was thinking, so I checked, and that package is already installed sad

Is it the backports one, or the older version? wheezy has v0.36, backports has v0.43

apt-cache policy firmware-realtek

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#24 2015-06-17 17:12:24

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

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

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#25 2015-06-17 18:19:53

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Re: No Bluetooth or Wifi (GB-BXBT-1900)

This is perplexing -- your device is listed as supported in the Debian wiki:
https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#rtl8723be

You could try the slightly newer stretch version of firmware-realtek (this is safe as it is just firmware):
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-realtek
Use `dpkg -i` to install it, do not add the stretch repository.

If that doesn't work, post the output of:

dmesg|grep rtl

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