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Old 07-21-06, 08:03 PM   #1
s8_
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Default asus m2n32 + Suse 10.1

i'm trying to install suse 10.1 on the following machine:
mb: asus m2n32 sli deluxe with nForce 590
cpu: athlon 64x2 3800+
ram: 2 Gb ddr2 800
graph: 7900gt

and am running into problems.
first of all - the initial reboot after the first phase of installation brings me a black screen. when booting "failsafe" it says that it can't find /dev/sda6 where the root partition is. i've found a weird enough way around it: starting the installation process again, but when selecting the type of installation i go for "other=> boot installed system" and i arrive at the second phase of installation where it proceeds till i have a ready desktop but w/o sound or network.

when rebooting with a completely installed system - again: black screen or mounting error. so the only way i can reach my desktop is this "install-->boot installed system" trick.

secondly - i was thinking that installing network and making a system update could fix this weird behavior, but network doesn't give in easily as well (the log is below)

i didn't touch the video card yet - although it was recognized during the installation, and X seems fine, but 3D acceleration doesn't work.

i'd greatly appreciate any comments/suggestions on this situation!!!

Code:
nforce-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Jul 22 02:10:09 2006

option status:
  license pre-accepted      : false
  expert                    : false
  uninstall                 : false
  driver info               : false
  no precompiled interface  : false
  no ncurses color          : false
  no questions              : false
  silent                    : false
  Installer install prefix  : /usr
  kernel source path        : (not specified)
  net kernel install path   : (not specified)
  audio kernel install path : (not specified)
  proc mount point          : /proc
  ui                        : (not specified)
  tmpdir                    : /tmp

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Found package NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Found package NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Please select packages for installation:
   Selections:
   NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86_64 (1.0-13)
-> Starting install of NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Checking for loaded module nvnet
-> Checking for loaded module forcedeth
-> License accepted.
-> Skipping check for conflicting rpms.
-> /proc/version is Linux version 2.6.16.13-4-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc
   version 4.1.0 (SUSE Linux)) #1 Wed May 3 04:53:23 UTC 2006
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
-> running command /usr/bin/grep "^PATCHLEVEL =" /usr/src/linux/Makefile |
   /usr/bin/cut -d " " -f 3
-> Kernel module filename is nvnet.ko
   Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./nvnet; make clean'...
   rm -f *.ko *mod.* *.cmd nvenet.o nvenetif.o nvnet.o *~ core
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./nvnet; make module SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux SYSOUT=/usr/src/li
   nux'...
   make -C /usr/src/linux \
   KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4 \
   KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet" -f /
   usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/Makefile modules
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/Makefile:450: .config: No such file or directory
   rm -rf /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/.tmp_versions
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/.tmp_versio
   ns
   
     WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/Module.symvers
              is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
   
   make -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz673
   2/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet
     cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/.nvenet
   .o.d  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.1.0/include -D__
   KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/include -include 
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/include/linux/autoconf.h  -I/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORC
   E-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet  
   -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -Werror-implicit-function-d
   eclaration -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding -O2 -fomit-frame-
   pointer -m64 -mno-red-zone -mcmodel=kernel -pipe -fno-reorder-blocks -Wno-si
   gn-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -funit-at-a-time -mno-sse -mno-mm
   x -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -DDRI
   VERVER=\"9999\" -I/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet  -
   Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparenthe
   ses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -MD -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error 
   -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nvenet)"  -D"KBU
   ILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvnet)" -c -o /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0
   -0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.o /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/
   nvnet/nvenet.c
   In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
                    from include/linux/wait.h:23,
                    from include/asm/semaphore.h:42,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:20,
                    from include/linux/module.h:10,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.h:20,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.c:22:
   include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
   include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
   rithmetic
   In file included from include/asm/elf.h:11,
                    from include/linux/elf.h:6,
                    from include/linux/module.h:17,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.h:20,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.c:22:
   include/asm/compat.h: In function ‘compat_alloc_user_space’:
   include/asm/compat.h:202: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in arit
   hmetic
   In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:558,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.h:32,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.c:22:
   include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
   include/asm/io.h:308: warning: wrong type argument to increment
   In file included from include/asm/pci.h:93,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:684,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.h:32,
                    from /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t/nvenet.c:22:
   include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h: In function ‘pci_map_page’:
   include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h:49: warning: pointer of type ‚Äòvoid *‚
   Äô used in arithmetic
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c: At top lev
   el:
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:217: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:220: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:223: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:226: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:229: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:232: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:235: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:238: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:241: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:244: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:247: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:250: error:
   expected ‘)’ before string constant
   /tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet.c:336: warnin
   g: initialization from incompatible pointer type
   make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvnet/nvenet
   .o] Error 1
   make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz6732/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0310-pkg1/nvne
   t] Error 2
   make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: The NVIDIA kernel module was not created.
ERROR: Installation of the network driver has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log' for details.  You may find
       suggestions on  fixing installation problems in the README available on
       the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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Old 08-27-06, 05:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: asus m2n32 + Suse 10.1

I have the exact same setup and I am receiving the exact same error. Have you gotten this to work?
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Old 09-14-06, 06:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: asus m2n32 + Suse 10.1

This error is caused by using the wrong kernel (initially the *-smp-* Kernel will loads for multiprocessor-support) by auto setup.

Let the machine boot from CD/DVD. Choose "Installation", "Other" and "Boot installed system".

The system now will boot correctly, use YAST, install the default kernel and uninstall the wrong one.

Well, SuSE isn't perfect

Greets,
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