Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD [Solved]

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Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD [Solved]

Postby Freier Radikaler » Tue Jun 24, 2014 14:42

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my ASUS Laptop with AMD A10 and Radeon HD8670M performs a reset after X trys to come up. The Laptop is brand new so I guess there is no hardware defekt. Older versions of Sabayon reproduce the exactly same error. I can prevent starting up X so I get a command prompt. The touchpad couln'd be enabled too according to the kernel message. There seems to be something broken too...

Is there a method to install sabayon from command line? :?
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jun 24, 2014 15:18

Yes. Type "installer" at the root command prompt. Although, if you are having trouble with the LiveDVD, you could well have trouble with the installed OS too. What hardware does that laptop contain? You can check by using the lspci command.
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Freier Radikaler » Wed Jun 25, 2014 15:47

I just startet the laptop with Sabayon Linux 11 and vesa xorg-driver. This works fine... Is there a easy posibility to force vesa on the current liveDVD 14.05?
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Jun 25, 2014 16:50

If you can boot the LiveDVD and get to the boot menu, press the F5 function key and append "xdriver=vesa" (without the quotes) to the kernel boot parameters, then hit the Enter key.
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Freier Radikaler » Sat Jun 28, 2014 22:11

xdriver=vesa leads to a black screen with a white "_" in the upper left corner after X-Server started.

I was able to start Sabayon Linux 11 with doing X -configure und replacing the xorg.conf with vesa. So I was able to install Sabayon Linux 11.0. But after all upgrades were made the system doesn't came up anymore. I assume because of the major openrc -> systemd crap. :roll:
So I have get the newer install cds working to install sabayon linux with systemd directly. Any ideas? Why is vesa for older sabayon livecds working? But new ones don't? :cry:
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:43

I don't know, as I don't have your hardware. I'd still be interested to see the output of the lspci command (you can re-direct it to a file from the command line and copy it to a pen drive to port to the machine you are using to post here), as you may have an on-board APU as well, which might be interfering.

Have a read through all the posts in the following threads, as they may give you some ideas what to look for or try:

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=29738

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=30039
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:38

Just re-read your first post and realised I had missed your mention of the A10 APU. Can you disable it via the BIOS? Maybe if you only have the GPU enabled then the LiveDVD could work out the correct video driver to load. The other things to try are xdriver=ati and xdriver=radeon. Have you tried those?
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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Freier Radikaler » Sun Jul 06, 2014 16:04

None of these xdriver options are working. Always black screen. Is there a way to install sabayon via console? Why are older Sabayon LiveDVDs able to start X with vesa and newer ones don't? :x

Here is the lspci output:

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8650G]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 09)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 16)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 5
01:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M]
04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)


If you like it verbose: lspci -v

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8650G] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 21ad
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 47
   Memory at b0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   I/O ports at f000 [size=256]
   Memory at ffb00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
   Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeon, fglrx

00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 21ad
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 49
   Memory at ffb44000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
   I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
   Memory behind bridge: ffa00000-ffafffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cfffffff
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
   Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
   Memory at ffb48000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=8 Masked-
   Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [100] Latency Tolerance Reporting
   Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
   Kernel modules: xhci_hcd

00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 41
   I/O ports at f140 [size=8]
   I/O ports at f130 [size=4]
   I/O ports at f120 [size=8]
   I/O ports at f110 [size=4]
   I/O ports at f100 [size=16]
   Memory at ffb4f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
   Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [70] SATA HBA v1.0
   Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
   Memory at ffb4e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
   Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
   Memory at ffb4d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
   Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
   Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
   Kernel modules: ehci_pci

00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
   Memory at ffb4c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
   Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
   Memory at ffb4b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
   Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
   Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
   Kernel modules: ehci_pci

00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 16)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
   Kernel modules: i2c_piix4

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
   Memory at ffb40000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 125d
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64

00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller (prog-if 01)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 202f
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 39, IRQ 16
   Memory at ffb4a000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
   Kernel modules: sdhci_pci

00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-), MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 0000
   Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
   Memory behind bridge: ff900000-ff9fffff
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-), MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 0000
   Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
   I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
   Memory behind bridge: ff800000-ff8fffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000d00fffff
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-), MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 0000
   Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 0
   Flags: fast devsel

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 1
   Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 2
   Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 3
   Flags: fast devsel
   Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
   Kernel driver in use: k10temp
   Kernel modules: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 4
   Flags: fast devsel

00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 5
   Flags: fast devsel

01:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M]
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 21ad
   Physical Slot: 0
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
   Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   Memory at ffa00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
   I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
   Expansion ROM at ffa40000 [disabled] [size=128K]
   Capabilities: [48] Vendor Specific Information: Len=08 <?>
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting
   Capabilities: [270] #19
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeon, fglrx

04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device 6627
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
   Memory at ff900000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
   Expansion ROM at ff980000 [disabled] [size=64K]
   Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
   Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
   Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
   Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
   Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
   Kernel driver in use: ath9k
   Kernel modules: ath9k, wl

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 200f
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 50
   I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
   Memory at ff800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
   Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
   Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
   Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
   Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
   Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
   Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 01-00-00-00-68-4c-e0-00
   Capabilities: [170] Latency Tolerance Reporting
   Kernel driver in use: r8169
   Kernel modules: r8169

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Re: Laptop resets while booting with LiveDVD

Postby Freier Radikaler » Sun Jul 06, 2014 16:28

Finally got it working:

1. Booting to console mode.
2. rmmod psmouse (optional)
3. X -configure
4. cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5. systemctl start kdm
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