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Re: [opensuse] kernel versions
On 08/20/2018 08:48 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 21/08/18 13:20, don fisher wrote:
On 08/20/2018 08:01 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 20/08/18 12:47, don fisher wrote:
One success:-) I was able to boot the Leap 15 installation DVD if I selected F5 and Safe Settings. I now need to find out exactly what this sets so I can try these settings on the other kernels I have had problems with. And maybe isolate what hardware appears inconsistent.




     If you encounter problems with the regular installation, this menu offers to disable a few potentially problematic functions. If your hardware does not support ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface) select No ACPI to install without ACPI support. No local APIC disables support for APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controllers) which may cause problems with some hardware. Safe Settings boots the system with the DMA mode (for CD/DVD-ROM drives) and power management functions disabled.

     If you are not sure, try the following options first: Installation—ACPI Disabled or Installation—Safe Settings. Experts can also use the command line (Boot Options) to enter or change kernel parameters.

Did you read my last post? I tried all of the suggested parameters and isolated the problem to acpi=off.

Yes I did.

I am a bit tired now and am not sure how to proceed from here. In the old days I would have built a kernel and run it under gdb. I assume one can still do that, but have not checked.

Alright, so now you can boot the DVD and start the installation process. Therefore, install Leap 15.0 and don't start fooling around with any "building" kernels stuff -- just first install 15.0 and get it running. Worry about new kernels LATER, OK?

Now, a word of advice: that laptop of yours (you haven't confirmed my post asking if it was Alienware 13 R3 as per that Wikipedia page) would have the ability to use UEFI. What I suggest is that you turn that off in the BIOS and install Leap 15.0 in "legacy" mode.

Also, when you reach the installation part where the choice is made which partition will be used to install Leap and where /home will be created and that the file system BTRFS will be used to format the partition CHOOSE THE EXPERT OPTION and make your own choices about formatting etc. For example, I format the "/" partition in ext4 and do not have a separate "/home" somewhere outside the "/". But that is ME -- do whatever you want, just, please, get Leap 15 installed and running so that we can get with on with worrying about new kernels, OK? :-)

Thanks. I guess I wasn't clear enough. I got the DVD to boot using the "Safe Setting" option. I was able to build a Leap 15 system on a USB drive.
My effort today was to try to determine why the 4.4.143-65-default and other later kernels fail. The problem I had since the beginning of this thread was trying to get a recent version of the kernel running so that I could experiment with the open source Nvidia driver, nouveau. It will not load on the older kernels, dmesg reports:
nouveau: detected PR support, will not use DSM
nouveau 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (136000a1)
nouveau: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -12
One of the authors of the nouveau driver stated that the GP106 is supported and since my message was "unknown chipset", a later version of the kernel that is aware of GP106 support may be required. That is what initiated my search for later kernels.


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