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#1 2013-01-24 08:28:40

Dustbin
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[SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

Hiya,

As the title of the post suggests, the boot of my laptop hangs for almost 90 seconds, according to dmesg, on the reenabling of the gpu turbo:

[    8.257466] input: HDA Intel MID Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input12
[    8.257695] input: HDA Intel MID Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input13
[   10.735083] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: i915 driver attached, reenabling gpu turbo
[   96.459379] r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: link down
[   96.459420] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

I searched the forums, wiki and google, but nothing seems to point me in the right direction.

Hardware specs are:
HP G62 laptop
Intel Core i3 CPU M  330  @ 2.13 GHz, with integrated graphics controller

Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it?

Last edited by Dustbin (2013-01-29 09:59:34)


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#2 2013-01-25 10:37:05

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

Anyone?


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#3 2013-01-25 12:56:59

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

A websearch gave lots of (older) hits for this, it appears to have to do with the kernel / i915 driver.

please post your complete dmesg (use a pastebin site).

To clarify : the boot does continue after that message and your system is functional ?


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#4 2013-01-25 14:13:48

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

Here you go. The point where it hangs is around line number 750.

And yes, the boot continues after 90 to 100 seconds and my system is fully functional...

Last edited by Dustbin (2013-01-25 14:15:30)


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#5 2013-01-25 16:28:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

[    6.756158] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: failed to get i915 symbols, graphics turbo disabled until i915 loads

That line (number 679 in the pastebin) shows the true error, At line 751 the i915 module is loaded and the graphics turbo being started.
In short, the 90 seconds delay is a symptom, not the cause of the problem.

doing a search for the above, i found https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 3#p1081973
The poster there added the i915 module to mkinitcpio.conf to solve the error.
edit the modules= line of /etc/mikinitcpio.conf,  then run mkinitcpio -p linux and reboot.

Doing that results in the i915 module being loaded much earlier in the boot process, so should reduce the delay significantly (maybe even get rid of it altogether).

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#6 2013-01-26 10:46:21

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

I added 'i915' to the MODULES line in mkinitcpio.conf, and the 'failed to get i915 symbols' error disappeared, but boot still hangs for about 80 to 90 seconds:

[    9.575779] input: HDA Intel MID Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input12
[    9.575990] input: HDA Intel MID Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input13
[   95.774635] systemd-logind[269]: Watching system buttons on /dev/input/event3 (Power Button)
[   95.774920] systemd-logind[269]: Watching system buttons on /dev/input/event4 (Video Bus)

But I came upon another graphics/framebuffer related error:

[    1.716541] fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver

I have installed xf86-video-modesetting, xf86-video-vesa and xf86-video-intel, so maybe that's the problem?

EDIT: post title to more accurate one

Last edited by Dustbin (2013-01-26 10:57:41)


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#7 2013-01-26 16:49:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

Do you have i915, intel_agp, and drm_kms_helper in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf?

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#8 2013-01-26 16:57:10

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

the xf86-video-* drivers only get active when X is started, so they have nothing to do with that message.

DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP G62 Notebook PC              /1439, BIOS F.0B                  06/28/2010

The dmesg log is full of acpi related errors, and HP laptop bioses tend to be buggy and require several updates before they work correctly.

Have you checked what the latest bios version for your laptop is ?


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#9 2013-01-26 18:44:31

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

nomorewindows wrote:

Do you have i915, intel_agp, and drm_kms_helper in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf?

I have only added the i915 module to mkinitcpio.conf, not the other two.

Lone_Wolf wrote:

Have you checked what the latest bios version for your laptop is ?

Nope, but I will... Didn't know HP bioses were so buggy, though...


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#10 2013-01-28 12:17:34

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

OK, so I checked the BIOS version on my machine (F.0B) against the latest version (F.48), so I guess I should upgrade...

HP doesn't support Linux, though (surprise, surprise...), so I'm not quite sure how to proceed.


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#11 2013-01-28 12:51:41

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

Hi, upgrade your BIOS is the next logic step, there is a wiki on Arch about this!
Be very careful, especially read the first lines!!!
If you think you're not convenient with the methods proposed, please do not proceed!
Instead you better use a windows tool to do so!!, if the latter is the case!


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#12 2013-01-29 09:59:20

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangs on i915 module loading

qinohe wrote:

Hi, upgrade your BIOS is the next logic step, there is a wiki on Arch about this!
Be very careful, especially read the first lines!!!
If you think you're not convenient with the methods proposed, please do not proceed!
Instead you better use a windows tool to do so!!, if the latter is the case!

I looked into the process and indeed, I am not convenient with the methods... I am way too scared to break something, so I just have to do with the boot time of 2 (!) minutes and hope a future update will reduce it again...

Marking as solved...


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