Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby lizbeth on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Not yet but it will try it on my frankenstein squeeze/mint thingy real soon aka tonight.... just downloaded it........ got distracted.
lizbeth
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:44 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby lizbeth on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:55 pm

Ok, so the 2.4 version won't install on debian squeeze because of the dependency issue with python 2.7. That's what you wanted? No problem. On to frankenstein.
lizbeth
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:44 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby cwwgateway on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:19 pm

I wish I could help test this but my laptop has optimus graphics so I need to manually install Bumblebee and my desktop has an Intel video card. I'm going to try to get some linux install on a desktop with NVIDIA graphics, but it doesn't look likely at this point. Regardless, this is a great project and I'm very happy that it works on debian as well as Ubuntu. Thank you Schoelje, and I'm looking forward to seeing this in UP 6 and on the new LMDE ISOs.
Dell XPS 15 l502x - Debian Testing 64-bit NetInst Xfce, SolydX 64-bit Debian Testing, SolydK 64-bit SolydXK Testing
Old Gateway Pentium 4 Desktop - Arch Linux 64-bit Xfce and SolydX 32-bit Sid
cwwgateway
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 839
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:44 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:15 pm

i want to highlight this viewtopic.php?f=47&t=113559&start=100#p649137 (probably Schoelje already noticed it :lol: )
if i'm reading the logs correctly having apt-listbugs installed causes errors in ddm
Code: Select all
18-11-2012 10:59:42 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following NEW packages will be installed:
18-11-2012 10:59:42 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-glx nvidia-alternative nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-dkms
18-11-2012 10:59:42 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-vdpau-driver xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      serious bugs of libgl1-nvidia-glx (-> 304.64-2) <unfixed>
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      #686033 - libgl1-nvidia-glx: 304.37-1 libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 removes libgl1-nvidia-glx (amd64) and Nvidia driver
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      serious bugs of nvidia-glx (-> 304.64-2) <unfixed>
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      #685054 - breaks wine (32-bit) OpenGL support on amd64
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      Summary:
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-glx(1 bug), nvidia-glx(1 bug)
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      **********************************************************************
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      ****** Exiting with an error in order to stop the installation. ******
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      **********************************************************************
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      Need to get 0 B/16.9 MB of archives.
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      After this operation, 69.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10 returned an error code (10)
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10
18-11-2012 10:59:44 nvidia.installNvidiaDriver    DEBUG     Install package: nvidia-settings
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-get -y --force-yes install nvidia-settings
18-11-2012 10:59:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading package lists...
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building dependency tree...
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading state information...
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following extra packages will be installed:
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-glx libxnvctrl0 nvidia-alternative nvidia-glx
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-vdpau-driver xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      Recommended packages:
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following packages will be REMOVED:
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-legacy-96xx-glx nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-dkms xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xx
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following NEW packages will be installed:
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      libgl1-nvidia-glx libxnvctrl0 nvidia-alternative nvidia-glx
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-settings nvidia-vdpau-driver
18-11-2012 10:59:45 execcmd.run                   INFO      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      serious bugs of nvidia-glx (-> 304.64-2) <unfixed>
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      #685054 - breaks wine (32-bit) OpenGL support on amd64
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      serious bugs of libgl1-nvidia-glx (-> 304.64-2) <unfixed>
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      #686033 - libgl1-nvidia-glx: 304.37-1 libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 removes libgl1-nvidia-glx (amd64) and Nvidia driver
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      Summary:
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-glx(1 bug), libgl1-nvidia-glx(1 bug)
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      **********************************************************************
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      ****** Exiting with an error in order to stop the installation. ******
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      **********************************************************************
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      Need to get 0 B/17.8 MB of archives.
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      After this operation, 45.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10 returned an error code (10)
18-11-2012 10:59:47 execcmd.run                   INFO      E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || exit 10
18-11-2012 10:59:47 nvidia.installNvidia          DEBUG     Configure Nvidia...

and the correct sequence is broken
(i have to say that i usually don't use apt-listbugs but as far as i know unless we explicitly ok'ed the installation/upgrade it will stop if bugs are found)

EDIT:
if i can interrupt for a bit the amd momentum :D just to report that this latest version installed successfully broadcom in my laptop with debian sid and liquorix
Code: Select all
zerozero@debian:~$ inxi -SN
System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.6.0-7.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.8.3 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2

i had tho to purge these packages
Start-Date: 2012-11-20 04:11:38
Code: Select all
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic
Purge: broadcom-sta-modules-3.2.0-2-amd64:amd64 (5.100.82.112-7+3.2.18-1), b43-fwcutter:amd64 (015-14), broadcom-sta-common:amd64 (5.100.82.112-8), firmware-b43-lpphy-installer:amd64 (015-14), firmware-brcm80211:amd64 (0.36+nmu2), broadcom-sta-modules-3.2.0-3-amd64:amd64 (5.100.82.112-7+3.2.23-1), broadcom-sta-source:amd64 (5.100.82.112-8)
End-Date: 2012-11-20  04:12:24
from previous driver installation and a few times during ddm running a error window would pop-up, like this
Image
as far as i could realize was harmless and had no effect in the drivers installation but it's probably something that you want to look at.
Attachments
ddm.doc
(32.72 KiB) Downloaded 34 times
User avatar
zerozero
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6435
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:58 am

@zerozero
apt-listbugs problem:
In every install command y use the --force-yes option: apt-get -y --force-yes install packagename
In the apt-listbugs manual this would mean that it assumes you select 'yes' for all questions.

So why is it still interrupting the install?
Does the process continue after you purge apt-listbugs?

[EDIT]
After I installed apt-listbugs on my 64-bit system I ran:
Code: Select all
apt policy apt-listbugs
apt-listbugs:
  Installed: 0.1.7
  Candidate: 0.1.7
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.7 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

And after that I installed my Nvidia drivers with DDM...without any problem...I don't get it...

Also found an old bug on apt-listbugs that really sounds like this issue: http://www.archivum.info/debian-bugs-closed@lists.debian.org/2009-10/03712/Bug-459127-marked-as-done-(apt-listbugs-Ignores--force-yes).html

Index out of range error:
Could you post the results of:
Code: Select all
cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
Last edited by Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:27 am, edited 4 times in total.
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:00 am

lizbeth wrote:Ok, so the 2.4 version won't install on debian squeeze because of the dependency issue with python 2.7. That's what you wanted? No problem. On to frankenstein.

Because python2.7 is needed, it seems best to catch that dependency before installing DDM.
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:10 am

don't know if this was what you were expecting
Code: Select all
zerozero@debian:~$ cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
zerozero@debian:~$
zerozero@debian:~$ cat /etc/*-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid"
NAME="Debian GNU/Linux"
ID=debian
ANSI_COLOR="1;31"
HOME_URL="http://www.debian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.debian.org/support/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.debian.org/"
zerozero@debian:~$
User avatar
zerozero
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6435
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby GeneC on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:21 am

Schoelje wrote:@zerozero
apt-listbugs problem:
In every install command y use the --force-yes option: apt-get -y --force-yes install packagename
In the apt-listbugs manual this would mean that it assumes you select 'yes' for all questions.

So why is it still interrupting the install?
Does the process continue after you purge apt-listbugs?

[EDIT]
After I installed apt-listbugs on my 64-bit system I ran:
Code: Select all
apt policy apt-listbugs
apt-listbugs:
  Installed: 0.1.7
  Candidate: 0.1.7
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.7 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

And after that I installed my Nvidia drivers with DDM...without any problem...I don't get it...

Also found an old bug on apt-listbugs that really sounds like this issue: http://www.archivum.info/debian-bugs-closed@lists.debian.org/2009-10/03712/Bug-459127-marked-as-done-(apt-listbugs-Ignores--force-yes).html

Index out of range error:
Could you post the results of:
Code: Select all
cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE


============================

Schoelje

I have had apt-list bugs installed since I started using SID (a year ago).
Code: Select all
gene@zordon:~$ apt policy apt-listbugs
apt-listbugs:
  Installed: 0.1.9
  Candidate: 0.1.9
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.9 0
        500 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


Code: Select all
gene@zordon:~$ cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
DISTRIB_RELEASE=1


Code: Select all
gene@zordon:~$ inxi -S
System:    Host: zordon Kernel: 3.6.0-6.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 Distro: LinuxMint 1 debian

It did not interfere with installing Nvidia for me. (DDM - Ver. 0.2.3)
GeneC

AMD Phenom2x4 3.2 ghz, 12GB DDR3, Nvidia GTX 460

LMDE (Cinnamon)
Debian (Gnome Shell 3.8.4 - Testing)
Siduction (XFCE -Debian SID)
Makulu 5 (XFCE-Testing)
User avatar
GeneC
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1461
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:59 pm
Location: Maine, USA

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:47 am

@zerozero
It seems you're missing /etc/lsb-release
If I run this:
Code: Select all
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description:    LMDE KDE Edition
Release:        1
Codename:       debian

You see there is a release version number.
Nadia is on 14, Ubuntu on 12.10, etc.
DDM uses it to decide whether or not PAE is needed.

@GeneC
So that proves I'm not going crazy

@those with DDM/apt-listbugs issues
Please run and post back:
Code: Select all
apt policy apt-listbugs

and
Code: Select all
cat /proc/version
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:47 am

Schoelje wrote:It seems you're missing /etc/lsb-release

nahh :D it looks like this here
Code: Select all
zerozero@debian:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   Debian
Description:   Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid)
Release:   unstable
Codename:   sid
zerozero@debian:~$

anyway to me this a marginal issue because hardly ddm would be used in debian sid proper.

regarding apt-listbugs, 2 thoughts:
1- it's not part of the default installation so won't be a major issue (at least not one that we have to deal generally)
2- the blocking behaviour looks kinda random (like all the good bugs :lol: )
of course understanding this would be a plus.
User avatar
zerozero
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6435
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:56 am

zerozero wrote:anyway to me this a marginal issue because hardly ddm would be used in debian sid proper.

That explains it!
Well, the code will simply continue checking for PAE, so it's not really an issue, I suppose.

zerozero wrote:1- it's not part of the default installation so won't be a major issue (at least not one that we have to deal generally)

But at least I can show a warning message when DDM sees apt-listbugs is installed.

zerozero wrote:2- the blocking behaviour looks kinda random (like all the good bugs :lol: )
of course understanding this would be a plus.

I really hate those bugs...solving those always consumes an enormous amount of time.
If this becomes a serious issue, I will further investigate.
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby GeneC on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:16 pm

zerozero wrote:[...]anyway to me this a marginal issue because hardly ddm would be used in debian sid proper.

regarding apt-listbugs, 2 thoughts:
1- it's not part of the default installation so won't be a major issue (at least not one that we have to deal generally)
2- the blocking behaviour looks kinda random (like all the good bugs :lol: )
of course understanding this would be a plus.


Valid points... :P Actually I (and I assume) many others tracking SID use SMXI to install later version drivers/and perhaps Liquorix kernels. If your going to be more 'bleeding edge' might as well go all in.. :lol:
Same goes for apt-listbugs (doubt typical user would use it). Not really necessary with Update Packs.

Perhaps we are not the best ones to be testing DDM?
GeneC

AMD Phenom2x4 3.2 ghz, 12GB DDR3, Nvidia GTX 460

LMDE (Cinnamon)
Debian (Gnome Shell 3.8.4 - Testing)
Siduction (XFCE -Debian SID)
Makulu 5 (XFCE-Testing)
User avatar
GeneC
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1461
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:59 pm
Location: Maine, USA

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 pm

GeneC wrote:Perhaps we are not the best ones to be testing DDM?

Yes, you are!
It seems that for the general user DDM is working fine.
The bugs that are left are only found by playing around and trying to break stuff...so, please, keep on doing that!
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:49 pm

GeneC wrote:Perhaps we are not the best ones to be testing DDM?

hi Gene :wink: as Schoelje said we should push the limits of the app :lol: it's with stress tests that we can find the unseen errors
User avatar
zerozero
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6435
Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby xircon on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:01 pm

Is there any point in me continuing with this?

Steve
Dell Inspiron N5010 / Core I5 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD5400, LMDE Tracking Sid & Cinnamon Desktop
"Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'I can't configure Debian'"
User avatar
xircon
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 775
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:59 am
Location: Sheffield, UK

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:11 pm

xircon wrote:Is there any point in me continuing with this?


In your case, only Arch seems to be able to support your graphics card, so no, you don't need to continue testing DDM.
But thanks for testing and helping out.
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:39 am

I ended up reinstalling LMDE KDE to fix an ffmpeg problem that broke Electric Sheep (an update from deb-multimedia introduced errors in rendering that I oculdn't seem to fix by rolling updates back) and I'm having some problems with my Nvidia drivers. I did get the PAE kernel installed on my lenovo T61 and I thought I had the Nvidia drivers installed (Quadro NVS 140M/PCIe/SSE2) but ended up getting a terminal login upon reboot. I booted with the non-PAE kernel and realized there was an updated DDM so I snagged it and installed it, but I still ended up with video driver issues.

I ultimately ended up having to run
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

from the terminal (from the LMDE Nvidia driver install thread) to be able to boot into KDM but it seems I'm not able to use all of KDE's desktop effects. This is the notice I'm getting from KDE's desktop effects dialog:

KWin Window Manager
The following desktop effects could not be activated:
  • Blur
  • Cover Switch
  • Desktop Cube
  • Desktop Cube Animation
  • Startup Feedback


The log that was created the last time I tried installing the drivers with DDM is in my dropbox. Any ideas on what's going wrong?
J.M. "BostonPeng" Hardin
Now very happily running SolydK
My new Linux blog: Tux + Me
It's time for Dodgers baseball!
User avatar
BostonPeng
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 619
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:50 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:15 am

Did you reboot into PAE before you installed the Nvidia drivers?
From the log file I see you installed nvidia-glx for the 486 kernel, not for PAE...
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:18 am

I did install the PAE kernel first. I used the 486 kernel because I was stuck at the console when I rebooted after installing the kernel. Now that I think about it I suspect I really need to address my issue to the Nvidia driver thread, but my issues did start with DDM.
J.M. "BostonPeng" Hardin
Now very happily running SolydK
My new Linux blog: Tux + Me
It's time for Dodgers baseball!
User avatar
BostonPeng
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 619
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:50 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:48 am

You manually installed the drivers DDM would have (or did).
What if....
  1. Boot into PAE
  2. You purge the following first:
    Code: Select all
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-dkms
  3. Be sure xorg.conf is out of the way:
    Code: Select all
    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
  4. Install the drivers again:
    Code: Select all
    sudo apt-get install  nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-dkms
  5. Blacklist Nouveau:
    Code: Select all
    sudo echo "blacklist nouveau" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
  6. Reboot and pray
User avatar
Schoelje
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 am
Location: Netherlands

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
PreviousNext

Return to Software & Applications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 22 guests