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#1 2005-10-28 12:27:38

nightfrost
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2.6.14-archck1

Thought I'd start an archck thread since it's a major kernel update and there are bound to problems for some. I'm personally having some issues with ipw2200 not being able to load the firmware (working on this now, it might just be that I had the wrong firmware version, I noticed that the ipw2200 driver in the kernel is somewhat old :-?), and also the ext3 module doesn't load for some reason:

FATAL: Error inserting ext3 (/lib/modules/2.6.14-archck1/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

and dmesg says:

ext3: Unknown symbol freezer_state

Reiser4 seems to work perfectly with 4k stacks right now, and I'm about to test hibernation.

Thanks a lot for your work, iphitus!


EDIT: I noticed I get this when the kernel compile is finished:

WARNING: /var/abs/local/repo/pkgbuild/kernel26archck/pkg/lib/modules/2.6.14-archck1/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.ko needs unknown symbol freezer_state

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#2 2005-10-28 12:40:57

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

This seems like a good place to say this:

There will be no build of 2.6.14-archck in [community] until at least -archck2.  Early kernel releases are always slightly buggy and updates come thick and fast so we'll wait on those.

Cheers,

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#3 2005-10-28 12:58:13

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

smart move, dibble smile

Since I'm the kamikaze pilot on this one, I'll just spit out all the problems I come over, in hope that it may be of some help.

Firstly, the ipw2200 stuff is now working. It seems to require firmware version 2.2. I used the ipw2200 PKGBUILD to get the firmware. Here it is the rewrite:

pkgname=ipw2200-firmware
pkgver=2.2
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="ipw2200 Drivers Firmware"
url="http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/"
depends=('wireless_tools')
source=(http://bughost.org/firmware/ipw2200-fw-2.2.tgz)

build() {
  cd $startdir/src

  # Install firmware
  for i in *.fw
  do
  install -D -m 644 $i $startdir/pkg/lib/firmware/$i
  done
  # Install firmware license
  install -D -m 644 LICENSE $startdir/pkg/lib/firmware/LICENSE-ipw2200
 }

I have no clue about the ext3 module. I'm not using ext3 myself so it's not a problem for me.

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#4 2005-10-28 22:08:23

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

I patched and built ATI drivers for my custom 2.6.14 kernel, maybe this will help you guys as well. It should be easy to adapt to the archck kernel, I have instructions posted in the ARU:

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?d … =1&ID=2566

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#5 2005-10-28 23:12:56

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

The pkg alexmat is refering to has been deleted from the AUR, please see this thread: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=120737

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#6 2005-11-01 00:18:25

phydeaux
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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

I guess you've got ipw working with the driver that ships with the kernel.  You can run the latest version of the driver and firmware if you want to.  The instructions are actually in the latest INSTALL that ships with the drivers, but you can also get them here.  In a nutshell if you compiled ipw into your kernel you'll need to recompile w/o it and ieee80211.  If you built them as modules then you can just delete/overwrite them.

Build ieee80211 in extra with abs, enter y when it prompts you to overwrite things (yes I know, very techincal).  Install it then build ipw2200 with abs.  Install it, modprobe it, and you're set.  Well atleast it worked great for me.  Also if you use wpa_supplicant make sure you are on the 0.4.* development branch or it seems it just wont work.

andy

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#7 2005-11-02 10:50:35

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

I'm experiencing random freezes with the 2.6.14-archck1 kernel. Anyone else?

Also, I'm not able to put the wifi card (ipw2200, I'm using the 1.0.8 drivers) in monitor mode, getting fw-loding errors. I'm pretty sure I could do this before, but I wonder if I'm getting too little sleep or something; cause I can't do that anymore even if I revert back to 2.6.13...

But mostly, I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the freezes.

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#8 2005-11-02 11:18:13

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

nightfrost wrote:

I'm experiencing random freezes with the 2.6.14-archck1 kernel. Anyone else?

Also, I'm not able to put the wifi card (ipw2200, I'm using the 1.0.8 drivers) in monitor mode, getting fw-loding errors. I'm pretty sure I could do this before, but I wonder if I'm getting too little sleep or something; cause I can't do that anymore even if I revert back to 2.6.13...

But mostly, I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the freezes.

i too have had random freezes, but they seem to have been related to dbus-daemon....not sure if it is the new kernel that is incompatible with dbus or if it recently were a new upgrade for dbus =?!


http://www.linuxportalen.com  -> Linux Help portal for Linux and ArchLinux (in swedish)

Dell Inspiron 8500
Kernel 2.6.14-archck1  (selfcompiled)
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#9 2005-11-02 11:32:33

nightfrost
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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

Alright, thanks a lot. Now at least I know it's not just me...

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#10 2005-11-09 18:43:58

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

I'm having no problems putting my ipw2200 card into monitor mode with the 1.0.8 drivers.  This is a late reply so I'm not sure if you've solved the issue.  I've moved up to 2.6.14-archck3 now but I had no troubles with archck1 either, kismet and airodump both work fine.  The drivers and ieee80211 are installed as in my previous post.  I'm also not expierencing any random freezing issues, but I'm not running dbus on my laptop so maybe that is the culprit.  Though I do run the same archck kernel on my desktop and I do have dbus running there (I don't remebmer why I run it on one and not the other, I was probalby playing around with something that needed it or something).  I have no random freezing issues with the desktop.

andy

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#11 2005-11-09 20:26:09

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

I have updated to archck3 as well,, running faster than ever ! Thanks iphitus!!

no freezing anymore, but on the other hand I am not running dbus anymore..


http://www.linuxportalen.com  -> Linux Help portal for Linux and ArchLinux (in swedish)

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#12 2005-11-09 22:12:32

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

dbus: the random freezes dissappeared short after crybertron mentioned the dbus-thing, since there was a package update in the repo. Running archck3 now as well, and it's blazing.

However, the ipw2200-issue is still there, but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with this particular kernel. I'm now having the same issue with older kernels that previously posed no such problem with ipw2200.

I hate this; it seems after a certain amount of time with every new installation of any distro, I end up having weird unsolvable problems. Now, there's this, and there's the problem of not being able to compile evfs for some outlandish reason.

Heh... I guess I'm gonna be 0.7.1-iso beta tester after all :?

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#13 2005-11-10 08:33:53

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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

archck-4 is out, and it has a fix for ipw2x00

might beworth checking out


http://www.linuxportalen.com  -> Linux Help portal for Linux and ArchLinux (in swedish)

Dell Inspiron 8500
Kernel 2.6.14-archck1  (selfcompiled)
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#14 2005-11-10 08:42:20

nightfrost
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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

thanks for the notice. I just booted with that kernel actually smile

I noticed that I can put the driver in monitor mode before starting X. After starting X I get the same errors as before...

I'll dig into this later I guess...

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#15 2005-11-10 08:44:19

nightfrost
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Re: 2.6.14-archck1

by the way; I had a serious kernel crash with the archck4 when I tried to start the pcmcia services; forcing me to a cold reboot. Not a big deal, since I'm having problems with my 6-in-1 card reader anyway. Just thought I'd report it.

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