Re: "'pcspkr' is already registered" aborting, breaking console video mode setup
On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:03:00 -0500, Dan B. wrote:
> I'm getting some inconsistent behavior.
> When I boot one installation of Squeeze on my machine, the kernel sets a
> high-resolution console video mode (240x67).
> However, when I boot either of two other installations of Squeeze on the
> same machine, I get just the initial low console resolution (80x25).
Have you tweaked the config files (e.g., GRUB2) by any chance?
> On those installations, dmesg shows an error:
> Error: 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting
IIRC, this error could be omited provided your pc speaker works normally.
> and only about 3 lines mentioning "drm" or "radeon" (vs. the couple
> dozen lines mentioning "drm" or "radeon" for installation 1's dmesg
Can you upload the full "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for the two systems so we
can review/compare them? You can use www.pastebin.com
> My question is not (yet) what to do about the pcspkr error itself (I
> have found some pages addressing it), but is this:
> Why are installations 2 and 3 breaking while installation 1 works? (And
> why did installation 2 work fine for a while and then start breaking?)
If all of the systems share the same configuration files and have been
patched with same updates and use the same drivers and.... I really don't
know, the logic says they should behave the same, right? But how
computers think nowadays is getting harder to follow and with all that
"dynamicalities" I'm even more lost :-)
> As far as boot-time things (e.g., kernel settings), they're pretty much
> identical. (I followed similar steps in the installer each time.)
> Because the pcspkr message has appeared in a slightly different
> position, I wonder if the difference between the systems could be
> because of timing--installation 1 is on a PATA disk, and both
> installations 2 and 3 are on SATA disks.
I think these two things (speaker message and sata/pata hard disks) are
not relevant, or at least do not explain the differences with console