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Old 10-07-07, 03:56 PM   #25
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Default Re: nvidia 100.14.19 + ipw3945: system freezes

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hmm, I'm still testing with the new with the new wireless driver. Does my kernel 2.6.22.8 allow me to insert custom dsdt's without patching or rebuilding? If it involves messing with the initrd, I'm a little weary as I panicked my kernel on boot before by messing with the initrd image.

I'm curious about this acpi_os_name=Windows2006 option. What does that do? Isn't it bad for the bios to think that we're running windows?
acpi_os_name="Windows 2006" tells the BIOS that we are running Windows Vista... I don't know if it's good for our issue, but sometimes it's usefull because some BIOSes will disable some ACPI functions when they believe that you are running some old OS, which doesn't support them.

rmayer have rebuilt his dsdt commenting the if(_OSI = ...) blocks and picking up the value of Win Vista, so I am suggesting to use the "acpi_os_name" kernel parameter instead of rebuilding the DSDT as it's much more easy this way. I think that this two approaches have the same effect of making your BIOS think that you are using Vista. I think that rebuilding the DSDT is required only if it contains errors or warinings, but rebuilding it just to change the OSYS value, when you could just append the correct kernel parameter is useless....

I am going on testing some kernel parameters and will report if I find something that seems to work... (It takes me a lot of time as I need to keep my computer working for some hours).
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Old 10-07-07, 06:06 PM   #26
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ok. sounds good. David, I'd also recommend the ilwifi driver and to blacklist ipw3945. Apart from my led light always being off, and some extra kernel log output, the driver works alot better than the original.

We'll still have to see if it fixes the lockups and or xid's.
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Old 10-07-07, 11:07 PM   #27
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Nvidia uses hot keys to switch between displays, as compiz does to initiate different effects, if you have an extra monitor output on your laptop that may be an issue. The allocated resource regions messages may be your recovery partition, or if your laptop supports playing DVD's without starting the OS, it will have a partition for that, I get those messages too. I always thought the problem with my laptop was always with the irq, as it was always last to be allocated, and was only fixed by commenting out those parts of my dsdt, as for others on several different forums. I did not try the kernel options route, but checking for a custom dsdt is part of the recent kernels, if checked in your kernel configuration file. It is then a matter of supplying a dsdt.aml file in the correct directory and running mkinitramfs, unless gentoo is different in that regard. Good luck!
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Old 10-08-07, 10:47 PM   #28
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I'm really starting to think that my wireless card was the culprit. I've had 0 problems now with the nvidia driver since I've switched to iwl3945. Earlier today I saw the same kind of activity that used to result in a freeze "psmouse lost sync" errors and the wireless card crapped out requiring me to restart to get it to work again, yet the video was fine.

I did have a permenant vram corruption using compiz + dosbox today, but I believe thats unrelated and due to my fooling around with fullscreen+x11 damage. Restarting compiz fixed it and I didn't have to log out, so thats not too severe.

I suppose since all drivers run under supervisor (kernel) mode, they have the ability to trip each other up, which might have been going on with the wireless. I still find it odd though if this is the solution, since my wifi card and nvidia are on two separate irq's.
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Old 10-09-07, 02:19 AM   #29
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iwlwifi don't work for me: with iwl3945 my wireless card doesn't work... maybe I have done something wrong while installing them. I will try again if anything else fails.

Thanks you for the help!
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Old 10-09-07, 02:12 PM   #30
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If you have a multi-core processor, try installing irqbalance.
http://irqbalance.org/
Configure it to NOT use one shot balancing.
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Old 10-09-07, 03:43 PM   #31
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david_e, you have the exact same card as me right?

what errors are you getting. I got mine to work by moving ipw3945.ko out of my /lib/modules, installing the new driver, adding it to the boot scripts and then rebooting.

slickbox:/home/kain # lspci -v|grep -i wir
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
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Old 10-11-07, 05:07 AM   #32
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Yes I think that I have the same card as you:

davide@gentoo ~ $ lspci | grep 3945
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

but I can't get my wireless to work with iwlwifi: I rebuilt my kernel with the mac80211 support, installed iwl3945 driver and blacklisted ipw3945 in my modprobe.conf... but my card just doesn't connect to the AP... maybe I should wait untill iwlwifi is more stable...

By the way none of the tried kernel cheats worked. The only thing that I can do is to keep my computer near to the AP: in this way it's really uncommon that it crashes. I am tring irqbalance too, I think that this won't fix the problem (as it should be unrelated with the assignment of the interrupts to the cores), but it could make my system more stable.

I will try iwlwifi again when I will upgrade to the 2.6.23...
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Old 10-11-07, 11:36 AM   #33
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That's a shame. As I definitely think ipw3945 was corrupting the nvidia driver's kernel memory since both you and me have had no problems when the ipw3945 driver is not running.

So you're saying that iwl3945 loads but it won't connect to the ap after that?

There's three steps to installing the driver,
first copying the microcode for the new driver to the appropriate directory for your system. On mine its the same place where the old driver's code was:

kain@slickbox:~> ls /lib/firmware/*3945*
/lib/firmware/ipw3945.ucode /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
(note the iwl entry)

You no longer need to run ipw3945d, so there's on daemon installation. Next verify that mac80211 is running via lsmod:

kain@slickbox:~> lsmod|grep mac
mac80211 116484 1 iwl3945
cfg80211 9096 1 mac80211


And check your kernel output:
kain@slickbox:~> dmesg|grep -i iwl
iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.1.17ds
iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
iwl3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
iwl3945: Tunable channels: 11 802.11bg, 13 802.11a channels
wmaster0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'

dmesg|grep eth1
...
...
eth1: Initial auth_alg=0
eth1: authenticate with AP 00:18:39:b4:8a:bb
eth1: RX authentication from 00:18:39:b4:8a:bb (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
eth1: authenticated
eth1: associate with AP 00:18:39:b4:8a:bb
eth1: RX AssocResp from 00:18:39:b4:8a:bb (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
eth1: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
eth1: duplicate address detected!
eth1: duplicate address detected!
..
..

(none of those errors give me any problems)
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Old 10-11-07, 11:56 AM   #34
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Gentoo Linux has an official package for iwlwifi so I just unmasked it and emerged... I suppose that it did put everything in its place. I was able to modprobe the driver and do a scan, but, when I try to connect to the AP nothing works...

Maybe I did something wrong in the kernel config, or it's something with the mac80211... I will try again with the next kernel version (I suppose that mac80211 will be more stable).

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-11-07, 07:18 PM   #35
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It's not the iwl wifi driver. Hard freeze, kernel panic, screen shutoff. Same old crap.

Oct 11 20:05:31 slickbox kernel: NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0000 036c 00000000 00
00f514 00ffffff 00000000

Could it have to do with this message:
kain@slickbox:~> dmesg|grep tsc
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -148040424 ns)

Update: I also just found this
Marking TSC unstable due to: possible TSC halt in C2

Netllama - please help!

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Old 10-14-07, 05:03 PM   #36
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So it turns out that my blinking caps lock lights and led lights are actually the crash dump in morse code! I wish I knew it so I could read what the kernel trace is. To make it worse, there's no easy other way to get the information out of the box once it's panicked. Does anyone have any ideas? I can produce the crash reliably within a few days, and on the new kernel it almost always results in a panic with the blinking lights
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