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Intermittent Boot Problem - AMD X2 Culprit?

Postby KyleFx on Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:00 pm

Hey Everyone,

I've got a problem that is slightly annoying, and I would like to fix it if at all possible. Ever since I installed mint, it will freeze on boot about one out of every seven times I start it. I end up holding in the power button and restarting, and mint boots successfully thereafter. For a while I wasn't sure how to get my hands on the previous boot log, since I thought it was written over once I restarted, but I've finally managed, and am coming to you guys to see if anyone can help.

During a successful boot, I have the following printing into a dmesg log:
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[   17.028926] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x1a0b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x200000
[   17.059594] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
[   17.312434] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[   17.313163] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAZA] enabled at IRQ 16
[   17.313177] HDA Intel 0000:00:10.1: PCI INT B -> Link[LAZA] -> GSI 16 (level, high) -> IRQ 16
[   17.313218] HDA Intel 0000:00:10.1: setting latency timer to 64
[   18.781374] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[   19.026065] Adding 2000052k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2000052k
[   19.580442] EXT3 FS on sda4, internal journal
[   21.106959] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[   22.172133] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2  processors (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[   22.172819] powernow-k8:    0 : fid 0x8 (1600 MHz), vid 0x13
[   22.172824] powernow-k8:    1 : fid 0x0 (800 MHz), vid 0x1e
[   22.998002] warning: `avahi-daemon' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use)
[   25.584118] apm: BIOS not found.
[   31.142152] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[   34.336071] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -116158049 ns)


On a failure to boot, I get to the following point:
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[   17.237890] ricoh-mmc: Ricoh MMC controller found at 0000:03:09.2 [1180:0843] (rev 1)
[   17.237911] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[   17.237915] ricoh-mmc: Controller is now disabled.
[   17.475139] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x1a0b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x200000
[   17.486231] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAZA] enabled at IRQ 16
[   17.486247] HDA Intel 0000:00:10.1: PCI INT B -> Link[LAZA] -> GSI 16 (level, high) -> IRQ 16
[   17.486282] HDA Intel 0000:00:10.1: setting latency timer to 64
[   17.509443] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
[   18.903002] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[   19.140935] Adding 2000052k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2000052k
[   19.171312] EXT3 FS on sda4, internal journal
[   20.117917] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team


So in comparison, it looks like the boot failure would be trying to find my AMD x2 processor. Am I right in thinking this? So if that's the case, would anyone happen to know why mint would fail at locating my processor one out of every seven times? If having the logs in their entirety would help, let me know and I can do that. I just figure that's a lot to look at. Makes my eyes hurt trying to go through them and figure out what is going on. :)

I really appreciate any insight anyone can give me! Thanks!
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Re: Intermittent Boot Problem - AMD X2 Culprit?

Postby Husse on Sat May 02, 2009 4:19 pm

No I don't think that's it - it's just a random fluctuation I think the order of things varies slightly
I just give you my standard answer below - you may already have answered some
You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (to avoid misunderstanding - the first character is a minor L and you copy by marking with the mouse and then right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
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Re: Intermittent Boot Problem - AMD X2 Culprit?

Postby KyleFx on Sat May 02, 2009 7:42 pm

Ok, I wasn't sure if startup would always go in the same order or not. I've actually wondered from the start if the issue had something to do with my NVIDIA graphics card. I know the drivers are proprietary, and that I've noticed some glitchy tendencies every now and again. For instance, when hibernating, the vertical bar character flashes all over the screen. And I've had gnome re-start on me once, out of the blue, and I ended up with a quite colorful screen. ;) Anyway, here is the information you requested:

I'm currently running Linux Mint 6 Felicia, Main Edition.

Here is the information about PCI devices:
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00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
03:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
03:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 05)
03:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)


And here is the info about USB devices:
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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


To be honest, I'm not completely sure what mint4win is. It appears that it's a windows installer for linux mint? If that's the case, no I didn't use mint4win. I installed mint from a live cd. I have it set up to dual boot with windows XP, which is on a separate NTFS partition. If I didn't answer your question, let me know and I will try to do better. :) Thanks for any help you can give. Even if I don't solve the problem, I'm much more satisfied with mint than any windows OS, so I plan on just dealing with it.

-Kyle
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Re: Intermittent Boot Problem - AMD X2 Culprit?

Postby Husse on Sun May 03, 2009 6:10 am

Unfortunately this does not help much, but I have seen Ricoh controllers give problems before
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