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Re: Squeeze boot takes 9 minutes; no sound and no 3D acceleration

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Dom <toyer@rpdom.net> wrote:
> On 17/05/11 13:53, Tapio Lehtonen wrote:
>> Yesterday I updated Lenny to Squeeze. Lenny was working very well, but
>> now I have a few problems:
>> 2) sound no longer works. I have Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev
>> 08), which seems to need firmware loaded. I tried installing ld10k1,
>> remains to check if that helped. During installation I got a popup
>> screen about missing firmwares, but that screen was not at all helpful
>> in figuring out where to get those firmwares.
>> The popup contained this:
>> snd_emu10k1: emu/emu1010_notebook.fw, emu/emu0404.fw, emu/micro_dock.fw, │
>> │ emu/emu1010b.fw, emu/audio_dock.fw, emu/hana.fw │
>> │ r8169: rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw, rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw
>> I do not understand the above at all.
> This page: http://wiki.debian.org/snd-emu10k1 should help you. Follow steps
> 1 to 5 under "Installation".
> I note that page refers to alsa-firmware-1.0.20, but according to the alsa
> page the latest is 1.0.24, so I suggest you use 1.0.24 where ever it refers
> to 1.0.20 (I've just been through this process for firmware for a different
> card, and it works fine).
> Sorry I can't help with your other issues :-(
> --
> Dom

Check out the wiki page [1] for nvidia drivers, a lot has changed with
the free driver moving from nv to nouveau.  I couldn't get 3d
acceleration to work with nouveau, but it works fine with the nvidia
packages from the Debian repos.  You may have to do some research to
make sure that you get a driver version that will work with your card.
 I haven't checked out the DKMS changes yet, still using a stupid
little script to run module-assistant to build the nvidia module when
I update the kernel.

I wish I had an answer for you on the start up dependencies.  When I
did a few Lenny to Squeeze updates, I had to run apt-get a few times
to clear up error messages related to dependency loops, but nothing
that caused time outs like you are experiencing.

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers


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