[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences
imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Fri Apr 27 15:12:28 CEST 2012
On 04/27/2012 08:10 AM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 07:43 AM, imnotpc wrote:
>> The problems installing mga2 on this laptop are truly puzzling.
>> Here's a current summary:
>> I've done a clean install of mga2 and the default boot entry still
>> hangs with a blank screen.
> I'll say again, have you tried installing the radeon-firmware ? The
> problems in cauldron with different ATI chips are well-known and are
> being worked on. Some work in text mode with nokmsboot, and some
> don't. Yours doesn't appear to, so you're stuck using the firmware.
My difficulty here was that until this morning I didn't have command
line access to do this. Even now I have no network access so I'll have
to try putting the file on a USB stick and see if I can install that way.
>> How quickly you start the boot changes the outcome of the boot. I can
>> now duplicate different outcomes when I start the boot at different
>> times during the first 0-2 seconds after the boot menu appears.
> This may be misleading. At least some of the ATI driver problems
> involve kernel loops of varying length trying to allocate memory
> without success. There's really nothing to be done here except to
> give the driver what it needs.
> I'll say again, check to see whether NetworkManager is controlling
> your NIC, and try disabling it if it is. And check your syslog for
> messages relating to eth0 on startup.
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I checked for this and NetworkManager is
disabled by default. The syslog looks fine right up to the end with no
failures and only a couple minor warnings. The log ends after the system
brings up the loopback device. The last line is "Configuring wireless
regulatory domain [OK ]
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