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Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi all,

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Mate and I have a question about my boot dialog. Everytime I boot into LMDE I get two errors. One error says Sysctl failed, and the other is Starpar (I think that is how it is spelled) and it also says that it failed. The funny thing is that everything seems to work alright. I have found no problems or issues with anything other than these red errors upon booting. Should I be worried about the errors or just leave well enough alone. Would these errors make it boot slower? My only complaint with LMDE is the boot time but I can live with it.

The only other thing that I would like to fix is that beep on shut down, I have read until blue in the face and have tried everything that I know how to do and i can't seem to shut it off.

Any advise or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:59 am

Hi!

Can you run this command in a terminal and paste back the output:
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cat /var/log/boot.log | grep fail
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:41 am

This is what I got after running the code.

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 glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot.log | grep fail
cat: /var/log/boot.log: No such file or directory
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Re: Need some advise

Postby defcon on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:48 am

try boot without .log

/var/log/boot
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:53 am

Ok, This is what I get.
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 glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot | grep fail
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Hmm, no other ideas or suggestions? Did I say something wrong ?
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:24 pm

scotthge wrote:Hmm, no other ideas or suggestions? Did I say something wrong ?

Nothing wrong, I just don't know. :?

Should I be worried about the errors or just leave well enough alone.

That's what I usually do, and it seem to work... most of the time. :oops:

Next command. What's the output of:
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cat /etc/default/bootlogd | grep BOOTLOGD_ENABLE
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 pm

well I don't know what is going on but everything that is suggested for me to do produces nothing. I don't understand what is going on with this thing.


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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /etc/default/bootlogd | grep BOOTLOGD_ENABLE
cat: /etc/default/bootlogd: No such file or directory
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:48 pm

scotthge wrote:well I don't know what is going on but everything that is suggested for me to do produces nothing. I don't understand what is going on with this thing.


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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /etc/default/bootlogd | grep BOOTLOGD_ENABLE
cat: /etc/default/bootlogd: No such file or directory

Nothing to worry about. We're first tried to read the logs but there were none. Then I gave you a command to see if the logging was enabled but the file wasn't even there because...
...the whole bootlogd thing appears to be deprecated.

It would be nice with a print of the messages so install the package according to this thread:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=99260&start=0

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sudo apt-get install bootlogd
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:00 pm

Ok I installed bootlogd, enabled it, then rebooted and this is the result that was returned. Nothing again.

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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot.log | grep fail
cat: /var/log/boot.log: No such file or directory
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:11 pm

Ok. From the manpage of bootlogd the default logfile is /var/log/boot (as defcon suggested earlier)
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cat /var/log/boot | grep fail
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:32 pm

Finally , got some results.

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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot | grep fail
Sun Jun 17 20:54:06 2012: ^[[31mfailed.^[[39;49m
Sun Jun 17 20:54:06 2012: startpar: service(s) returned failure: ebtables ... ^[[31mfailed!^[[39;49m
glenn@laptop ~ $
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:19 pm

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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot | grep fail
Sun Jun 17 20:54:06 2012: ^[[31mfailed.^[[39;49m

This I think means that we need to take a look on the row before and you need to give us the whole log for this:
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cat /var/log/boot


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Sun Jun 17 20:54:06 2012: startpar: service(s) returned failure: ebtables ... ^[[31mfailed!^[[39;49m
glenn@laptop ~ $
man ebtables
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Cool here is the whole log.

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glenn@laptop ~ $ cat /var/log/boot
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Setting parameters of disc: (none).
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Setting preliminary keymap...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Activating swap...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Checking root file system...fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 188634/1496208 files, 1297384/5982196 blocks
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Starting early crypto disks...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Starting remaining crypto disks...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Loading kernel modules...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: mount: according to mtab, tmpfs is already mounted on /run/lock
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012:
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: mount: according to mtab, tmpfs is already mounted on /run/shm
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012:
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Activating lvm and md swap...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Checking file systems...fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Mounting local filesystems...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Activating swapfile swap...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:10 2012: Cleaning up temporary files....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Cleaning up ifupdown....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Setting up networking....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Configuring network interfaces...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Starting portmap daemon....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Cleaning up temporary files....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Setting up ALSA...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Running 0dns-down to make sure resolv.conf is ok...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Setting console screen modes.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: ^[[9;30]^[[14;30]Skipping font and keymap setup (handled by console-setup).
Sun Jun 17 22:25:11 2012: Setting up console font and keymap...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Reading later boot files....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Setting sensors limits.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Setting kernel variables ...sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/hw/syscons/bell: No such file or directory
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/hw/syscons/bell: No such file or directory
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: ^[[31mfailed.^[[39;49m
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Loading kvm module kvm_amd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Skip starting firewall: ufw (not enabled)...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 2.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Setting up ALSA...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Enabling additional executable binary formats: binfmt-support.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting portmap daemon...Already running..
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting ACPI services....
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting deferred execution scheduler: atd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting system message bus: dbus.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon: avahi-daemon.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:13 2012: Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:16 2012: libvirt-guests is configured not to start any guests on boot
Sun Jun 17 22:25:16 2012: Loading cpufreq kernel modules...done (powernow-k8).
Sun Jun 17 22:25:16 2012: CPUFreq Utilities: Setting ondemand CPUFreq governor...CPU0...CPU1...done.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:16 2012: Starting network connection manager: NetworkManager.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:16 2012: Starting MDM Display Manager: mdm.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:17 2012: Starting NTP server: ntpd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:17 2012: PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions ... ^[[33m(warning).^[[39;49m
Sun Jun 17 22:25:17 2012: Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
Sun Jun 17 22:25:18 2012: saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned
Sun Jun 17 22:25:18 2012: Starting VirtualBox kernel modules.
glenn@laptop ~ $
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:49 pm

Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: Setting kernel variables ...sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/hw/syscons/bell: No such file or directory
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: sysctl: cannot stat /proc/sys/hw/syscons/bell: No such file or directory
Sun Jun 17 22:25:12 2012: ^[[31mfailed.^[[39;49m

The "bell" refered to here I think is the on board summer that people want to block out pretty much after the first boot. "Annoying beep, please help!?"

Are you on a laptop? (lacks bell, substitutes by a sample)
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inxi -F
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:13 am

Yes I am on a laptop. I run your code and this what I got back for information.

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glenn@laptop ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host laptop Kernel 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57 (-MCP-) cache 512 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips 3200.62
           Clock Speeds: (1) 800.00 MHz (2) 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card nVidia C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] X.Org 1.11.4 Res: 1280x800@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on NV67 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.11.2 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio:     Card nVidia MCP67 High Definition Audio driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:07.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1 nVidia MCP67 Ethernet driver forcedeth at port 30f8 BusID: 00:0a.0
           Card-2 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver wl BusID: 08:00.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (6.9% used) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HTS54322 250.1GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 23G used: 4.6G (22%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 23G used: 4.6G (22%) fs: ext3
           ID:/home size: 168G used: 17G (11%) fs: ext3 ID:swap-1 size: 5.57GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: 40.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes 129 Uptime 5 min Memory 425.6/3902.1MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23
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Re: Need some advise

Postby dagon on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:42 pm

No, I don't spot anything.
scotthge wrote:Yes I am on a laptop.

What laptop?

Try this:
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laptop-detect -v


I don't think there is any advise I can give you here.
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Re: Need some advise

Postby scottjge on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:43 pm

Ok dagon, I appreciate all your knowledge and patients that gave me with this post. I typed in the code as follows and it didn't show much.

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laptop-detect -v
We're a laptop (dmidecode returned Notebook)


But I can tell you that it is a HP Pavilion entertainment PC Special Edition, dual core Athlon 800 MHZ.

Many thanks again for helping me, I sure do appreciate all your efforts.

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