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Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 14:38:46
I have run "apt-get update" successfully, this morning, but every time I try to run "apt-get upgrade", it has a kernel panic (attempted three times). I am running the -4 kernel, possibly I have upgraded it too far.

I have been unable to find the output of the kernel panic after rebooting. If someone can tell me where it can be found (if it still exists), I will be happy to post it.

Tim
Title: Repeated kernel panics
Post by: devil on 2012/05/29, 14:48:11
You should not run upgrade anywaysm, but only dist-upgrade. But that is most likely not your problem.

3.4-0.towo.4-siduction-amd64 is perfectly fine here.
Can you make a photo of the kernel panic?

greetz
devil
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 16:06:14
Here is a picture of the entire screen. It may not be readable, if you need to see it in better detail, I can post two pictures I took more closely up.

Thanks,
Tim
Title: Here are two close up images
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 16:10:16
Two closer images of the screen shot.

Tim
Title: RE: Here are two close up images
Post by: towo on 2012/05/29, 16:27:11
And you use 32 or 64bit?
Older kernels does not have this problem?
Your hardware is a secret?

To less info.
Title: RE: Here are two close up images
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 16:40:45
I apologize. It is 64 bit. Hardware is Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3, Intel i5-2500 (I think it is 2500k), ATI HD6770 1 GB running open source driver, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SATA III drive.

Tim
Title: RE: Here are two close up images
Post by: towo on 2012/05/29, 16:43:48
Do

inxi -F and paste the output.
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 16:48:34
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System:    Host: siductionbox Kernel: 3.4-0.towo.4-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Openbox (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: siduction 12.1 Desperado - lxde - (201205212234)
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z68A-D3-B3 version: x.x Bios: Award version: F1 date: 04/15/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K CPU (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Juniper XT [AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series]
           X.org: 1.12.1.902 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x25 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8168
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 50:e5:49:3a:45:05
           Card-2: Ralink RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R driver: rt2860
           IF: ra0 state: up mac: c8:3a:35:cf:26:ea
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3000.6GB (2.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST31000524AS size: 1000.2GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: FA_GoFlex_Desk size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID: / size: 50G used: 3.3G (7%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 50G used: 904M (2%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 59.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 284.2/7975.2MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: towo on 2012/05/29, 16:53:03
You use LAN or Wireless?
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 17:03:22
I usually use LAN, but I have been having trouble with the download speed dropping to very low speeds (less than 1 kb/sec). The kernel panics have been occurring when I disconnect the wired connection and try the wireless connection in hope of maintaining faster downloads,

I have also compiled and installed r8168 ethernet card driver trying to get better wired speeds. The speeds start off well, but then slow to about 2 kb/sec, then even much slower. This does not occur with Ubuntu, Sabayon, or Arch. I think the problem is with the repositories, but I am not sure.

Tim
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 17:14:21
Here is an example, running currently:

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
[sudo] password for tim:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  cpp-4.7 debhelper g++-4.7 gcc-4.6-base gcc-4.7 gcc-4.7-base gfxboot-theme-siduction iproute lib32gcc1
  lib32stdc++6 libbsd0 libgcc1 libgfortran3 libgomp1 libitm1 libopencv-core2.3 libopencv-imgproc2.3
  libquadmath0 libslang2 libssh2-1 libstdc++6 libstdc++6-4.7-dev libtdb1 libxml2 php5-cgi php5-common
  pppconfig siduction-art-icons siduction-art-wallpaper tcl8.5 transmission transmission-common
  transmission-gtk
33 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 36.3 MB/38.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 62.5 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main cpp-4.7 amd64 4.7.0-10 [5,410 kB]
Get:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main libquadmath0 amd64 4.7.0-10 [125 kB]
Get:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main libstdc++6-4.7-dev amd64 4.7.0-10 [1,725 kB]
Get:4 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main g++-4.7 amd64 4.7.0-10 [7,955 kB]                      
Get:5 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main g++-4.7 amd64 4.7.0-10 [7,955 kB]                      
Get:6 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main gcc-4.7 amd64 4.7.0-10 [8,264 kB]                      
51% [6 gcc-4.7 3,233 kB/8,264 kB 39%]                                                   1,875 B/s 2h 39min 6s
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: towo on 2012/05/29, 17:28:48
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I have also compiled and installed r8168 ethernet card driver trying to get better wired speeds.

Before or after the panics?
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 17:36:55
Before the panics. However, the panics must be being caused by my wireless driver and firmware, which I also had to install manually, because the panics were occurring when I had the ethernet connection disconnected. The wireless driver is rt3562sta from Ralink and the firmware is rt2860.bin.

I have just completed a dist-upgrade via the wired connection. It took a very long time, but it finally succeeded. At times, the speed went to zero for several minutes at a time.

So, it seems I should not try to use my wireless card with this system. It is a Ralink RT3062. I have to install the firmware and compile the driver for every distro, but this is the first time it has caused kernel panics.

Thank you,
Tim
Title: [Solved] Repeated kernel panics
Post by: timc on 2012/05/29, 22:42:22
Ok, I managed to get it working with a wireless connection and no kernel panic. The Debian Wiki says I can use the standard kernel driver rt2800pci as long as I have the rt2860.bin firmware installed. It does work, but the connection is much slower than what I get with the rt3562sta driver from Ralink. rt3562sta maintains a steady 130 mbps connection, but rt2800pci gives a variable connection between about 50-80 mbps.

However, that is good enough as long as it doesn't cause kernel panics.

Thanks for your help, devil and towo.

Tim