Installation 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G [Solved]

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Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Postby NotExcessive » Wed Aug 18, 2010 23:25

I see 256.44 didn't get there:

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# eix -I nvidia-drivers
[U] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
     Available versions:  [M]71.86.11!s 96.43.14!s 96.43.16!s (~)96.43.18!s 173.14.22!s 173.14.25!s (~)173.14.27!s 185.18.36-r1!s (~)190.53-r1!s (~)195.36.15!s 195.36.24!s (~)195.36.31!s (~)256.35!s (~)256.44!s {acpi custom-cflags gtk kernel_FreeBSD kernel_linux multilib userland_BSD}
     Installed versions:  190.53-r1!s(01:22:42 AM 08/29/2010)(acpi kernel_linux multilib -custom-cflags -gtk)
     Homepage:            http://www.nvidia.com/
     Description:         NVIDIA X11 driver and GLX libraries



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# eix -I xf86-video-nv
[U] x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv
     Available versions:  2.1.17 (~)2.1.18 {debug}
     Installed versions:  2.1.17(08:42:23 AM 07/01/2010)(-debug)
     Homepage:            http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
     Description:         Nvidia 2D only video driver


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# eix -I xf86-video-nouveau
[U] x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau
     Available versions:  0.0.16_pre20100615 (~)0.0.16_pre20100807 {debug}
     Installed versions:  0.0.16_pre20100615(08:41:37 AM 07/01/2010)(-debug)
     Homepage:            http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/
     Description:         Accelerated Open Source driver for nVidia cards



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# eselect opengl list
Available OpenGL implementations:
  [1]   nvidia *
  [2]   xorg-x11
  [3]   ati


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# uname -a
Linux klaatu 2.6.35-sabayon #1 SMP Mon Aug 16 18:46:28 UTC 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


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eselect kernel list
Available kernel symlink targets:
  [1]   linux-2.6.32-sabayon *
  [2]   linux-2.6.34-sabayon
  [3]   linux-2.6.35-sabayon
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Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:08

Yup. And I see that your kernel sources symlink is pointing to the 2.6.32 kernel sources even though you are running the 2.6.35 kernel image.

Check if you have the 2.6.35 kernel sources installed:

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# eix -I linux-sabayon-sources

If you don't, then install them:

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# emerge -1v =linux-sabayon-sources-2.6.35

Then correct the kernel sources symlink:

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# eselect kernel list
# eselect kernel set 3  <--- or whatever the number is for 2.6.35 in the list
# eselect kernel list

You need to unmask the latest version of nvidia-drivers. You do this by adding an entry to /etc/portage/package.unmask. You can either do this by inserting a line in the file like this:

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# echo "=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-256.44" >> /etc/portage/package.unmask

or by editing the file manually:

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# nano /etc/portage/package.unmask

Also comment out (add a hash "#" symbol to the beginning of the line) any masking entry for nvidia-drivers in the masking list:

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# nano /etc/portage/package.mask

Then install ("merge") the package:

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# emerge --sync
# layman -S
# emerge -1v =nvidia-drivers-256.44

Then make sure the correct OpenGL module is selected:

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# eselect opengl set nvidia

Then get rid of the open-source drivers:

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# emerge -C xf86-video-nv
# emerge -C xf86-video-nouveau

Then edit /etx/X11/xorg.conf and make sure it has Driver "nvidia" in Section "Device":

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# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then run nvidia-settings (or whatever it's called, as I'm not on a PC with an nVIDIA GPU at the moment) and make sure that is all set up correctly.

As you have installed the GNOME edition of SL, check in /etc/conf.d/xdm that you still have DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm":

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# cat /etc/conf.d/xdm

Then cross your fingers and restart the PC.

(I'm going on vacation tomorrow morning, so hopefully someone else will pick up where I've left off.)
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Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Postby NotExcessive » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:32

Thanks - yes I saw the kernel version leap out at me. I'll give this a shot over the weekend.
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Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Postby NotExcessive » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:10

No, it's an i7 720 CPU, so it's definitely 64-bit.

I've given up on this for now. Even booting up with the new dailies, I can't get the compiler to compile the code for the nvidia drivers (ANY of them) which is why I'm having the compiz issues in the first place.

I've gone back to 32-bit for now (which is rock solid and everything works except acpi and mic input for Skype with pulseaudio) and when the next mainline version that boots off USB AND runs compiz out of the box comes out, I'll have another go at installing then.


Moderator Edit (August 27, 2010 at 13:03 UTC): Post before this one deleted (the post to which NotExcessive replied "No, it's an i7 720 CPU, so it's definitely 64-bit.") as it was posted by a spammer with spam links in his signature.
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Re: Installation of 64-bit 5.3 hangs on Acer Aspire 5745G

Postby NotExcessive » Thu Sep 09, 2010 16:54

Just a quick update: today, I wiped the 32-bit version off the machine, installed using the daily ISO dated September 5, 2010 and compiz rocks. :D
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