LiveCD rebuild help requested

Roger Young r.young at irl.cri.nz
Mon Jun 11 03:32:43 PDT 2007


Thanks for your reply Alexander.

There is no reference to nvidia in
the log (dmesg) after booting with 6.3-pre2-r1904

The output from "lspci" and "lspci -n" follows below
(in both cases after booting with 6.3-pre2-r1904)

Regards,
Roger.

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["lspci"]

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)
02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363 AHCI Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7950 GT] (rev a1)

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["lspci -n"]

00:00.0 0600: 8086:2770 (rev 02)
00:01.0 0604: 8086:2771 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:27d8 (rev 01)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:27d0 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 0604: 8086:27d4 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:27d6 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:27c8 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:27c9 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:27ca (rev 01)
00:1d.3 0c03: 8086:27cb (rev 01)
00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:27cc (rev 01)
00:1e.0 0604: 8086:244e (rev e1)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:27b8 (rev 01)
00:1f.1 0101: 8086:27df (rev 01)
00:1f.2 0101: 8086:27c0 (rev 01)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:27da (rev 01)
01:04.0 0c00: 1106:3044 (rev c0)
02:00.0 0106: 197b:2360 (rev 02)
03:00.0 0200: 1969:1048 (rev b0)
05:00.0 0300: 10de:0295 (rev a1)
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On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 20:38:28 +0600
"Alexander E. Patrakov" <patrakov at ums.usu.ru> wrote:

> Roger Young wrote:
> > One small point concerning the automatic graphics configuration:
> > the earlier 6.2-5 iso selected "nv" for my graphics driver which is
> > correct, whereas the 6.3-pre2-r1904 iso chose the "vesa" option 
> > which led to a "Frequency out of range" signal from the 
> > monitor.
> 
> This is impossible to tell without your "lspci && lspci -n" output.
> 
> The video card detection method changed completely between the CDs. The 
> stable CD defers all the dirty work to the getconfig.pl script that comes 
> with Xorg. This method is unsuitable now for the following reasons:
> 
> 1) The script does not exist in Xorg-7.2
> 2) Sometimes (e.g. with any Radeon >= X1000) it selects a completely 
> non-working driver, because it looks only at the vendor ID in most cases
> 
> So the development CD build process extracts a list of supported PCI IDs 
> from each video driver and writes udev rules 
> (/etc/udev/rules.d/30-video.rules) that look like this:
> 
> # ATI Radeon 9200 5961 (AGP)
> ATTR{vendor}=="0x1002", ATTR{device}=="0x5961", RUN+="/bin/sed -i 
> s/vesa/ati/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> 
> All chipset-specific video drivers, except "nv", contain a full list of 
> supported PCI IDs. The "nv" driver contains only a partial list, and in fact 
> supports more than it advertises. In this case, the words "Unknown NVIDIA 
> chip" appear in the log. Does this apply to your card?
> 
> Anyway, I can add a quirk specifically for your card to the CD once I know 
> its PCI ID.
> 
> -- 
> Alexander E. Patrakov
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