Bug#224637: marked as done (incorrect HorizSync used for NEC LCD1700M+NEC)
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Debian-installer-version: 2003-11-19 http://www.mmweg.rwth-aachen.de/~sebastian.ley/d-i/netinst-image-i386/daily-2003-11-19/sarge-i386-netinst.iso
uname -a: Linux dirk 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Mon Dec 1 00:39:50 CST 2003
Method: network install (mirrors.kernel.org), boot from netinst CD (IDE)
Machine: Powerspec PS8420
Gigabyte GA-8IDML motherboard
(more details: http://dm93.org/z2001/DirkMachine)
Processor: Pentium 4
Root Device: 30GB IDE disk
Root Size/partition table:
Disk /dev/hdb: 30.7 GB, 30735581184 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3736 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 9 72261 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 10 140 1052257+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 141 3736 28884870 5 Extended
/dev/hdb5 141 271 1052226 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdb6 272 348 618471 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdb7 349 414 530113+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb8 415 1720 10490413+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdb9 1721 2693 7815591 83 Linux
/dev/hdb10 2694 3736 8377866 83 Linux
Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11DDR [GeForce2 MX 100 DDR/200 DDR] (rev b2)
02:00.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 02)
02:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt848 Video Capture (rev 12)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 04)
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
I tried to actually use the 'sid' option when choosing a mirror.
I guess I shouldn't have expected it to work, but perhaps
some text in the dialog to that effect is in order.
When I rebooted, I couldn't use my USB keyboard to "OK" the
'welcome back' dialog. I had to plug it into the PS/2 port.
I continued adding stuff after the base install that exposed
some hardware issues...
The XFree86 hardware detection *almost* worked; it figured
out I have a NEC LCD1700M+NEC, but it got the HorizSync
wrong, which resulted in skipping the 1024x768 mode
and only using 800x600. Any clues on which package that
bug is in?
Mouse configuration was a pain; I did it pretty much manually,
by copying my /etc/gpm.conf from my sid system.
Sound didn't work out-of-the-box; I discovered the sndconfig
package... it figured out how to play a sound, but esd still
wasn't working... I then remembered to update-modules
and add myself to the audio group.
Those are the problems I ran into. FYI, some more context:
I was playing with grub, LVM, and reiserfs tonight,
as well as debian-installer. They all seem to get along reasonably well:
* This machine has been running debian (sid) for a long time.
Tonight's install was on a 2nd IDE disk.
* I tested some of the components of netinst ala:
- grab netinst.iso above
- mount it, using losetup
- set up tftp and dhcp
- EtherBoot a Sony Vaio laptop.
That way, I was able to confirm that the 2003-11-19 build is a lot
closer to the Chickenrun than the 9 Nov beta release, just from
the early stages of the install, without modifying my disks at all.
The instructions in
were pretty good; I tweaked them just a bit. (Wiki docs
SP - First Look: Next-Generation Debian Installer
Contributed by: Jonathan Oxer
found from http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/46/
* The first time I actually burned netinst.iso to CD, I got errors
from gtoaster. I tried to use the CD anyway, in case the errors were
spurious. They weren't. The CD was bad. But the debian installer
was fairly robust; it didn't lock up or crash; the diagnostics
it gave when it couldn't read files were pretty reasonable. After
5 or 6 of them, I got the hint that the CD was bad and burned
another one (using cdrecord). Then it worked much better ;-)
* I'm pleased to see LVM and reiserfs support. I started by
reading the LVM-HowTo
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/ and using my existing sid
installation to set up a volume group and filesystems to use for my
new /home and /usr. I chickened out when it came to putting / on LVM,
so I didn't really use the LVM configuration installer component. I
did this install onto 2 partitions: an ext2 /boot and reiserfs /.
Then, after the base install was done, I moved /home and /usr over to
the LVM filesystems (using tar/cpio/etc.). Seems to work now. I intend
to move /var likewise.
* I had some fun with grub too. I didn't use the grub support in the
installer; I installed grub in my sid system, and configured it to
boot from the 2nd disk (that tooks some work: grub complained that
(hd1,0) didn't exist until I got the BIOS to properly recognize the
disk. I hadn't bothered to do that when I put the disk in the
* I like the way popularity-contest is integrated into the install,
though I'd rather send just one report a month or one a quarter
than one per week.
It took me a while to figure out how to file this report; it wasn't
until I found a bunch of bugs files against the installation-reports
package that I knew what was going on; in future release announcements
and such, please link directly to
as well as
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux dirk 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1
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Closing, since the submitter does not have the hardware anymore.
Feel free to reopen if you ever reproduce the problem.
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