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Old 04-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

I did not get an answer last time - so I thought I would try this
again - please help.

I have an ibm x3650 7979 -- when the system boots up and goes into
grub - and starts to initialize, I get a black screen console.
No login prompt at all.
If i enable gdm3 on bootup - i get the gui interface to come up at the
end of the boot sequence on the console.

Can someone help me ? I have installed a couple of non-free drivers
and still I have the issue.

my dmesg log looks like this :
5.812200] [drm] Encoders:
[ 5.812201] [drm] CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
[ 5.812203] [drm] Connector 1:
[ 5.812205] [drm] DVI-D
[ 5.812206] [drm] HPD2
[ 5.812208] [drm] DDC: 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64
[ 5.812210] [drm] Encoders:
[ 5.812211] [drm] DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
[ 6.048505] [drm] fb mappable at 0xD0040000
[ 6.048507] [drm] vram apper at 0xD0000000
[ 6.048508] [drm] size 786432
[ 6.048510] [drm] fb depth is 8
[ 6.048511] [drm] pitch is 1024
[ 6.296024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x30 write failed
[ 6.392023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x09 0x00 write failed
[ 6.488023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0a 0x90 write failed
[ 6.584023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0c 0x89 write failed
[ 6.680024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x3b write failed
[ 6.697915] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 6.716915] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
[ 6.716917] registered panic notifier
[ 6.716929] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.0.0 20080528 for
0000:01:06.0 on minor 0
[ 6.953645] Adding 6081528k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1
extents:1 across:6081528k
[ 7.042746] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
[ 7.094902] loop: module loaded
[ 8.096668] fuse init (API version 7.13)
[ 8.742893] RPC: Registered udp transport module.
[ 8.742897] RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
[ 8.742899] RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport modul


Can someone tell me how i can find out what video card I have ?
Where can I get an updated firmware or driver ?
Is there a simple 80X25 console screen that I can get to -- i am just
concerned that if i have to troubleshoot a server issue - i will not
be able to do it - if i have a black screen./
thanks


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Old 04-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Darac Marjal
 
Default ibm server black screen console

On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 04:55:03PM -0400, Joey L wrote:
> I did not get an answer last time - so I thought I would try this
> again - please help.
>
> I have an ibm x3650 7979 -- when the system boots up and goes into
> grub - and starts to initialize, I get a black screen console.
> No login prompt at all.
> If i enable gdm3 on bootup - i get the gui interface to come up at the
> end of the boot sequence on the console.
>
> Can someone help me ? I have installed a couple of non-free drivers
> and still I have the issue.
>
> my dmesg log looks like this :
> 5.812200] [drm] Encoders:
> [ 5.812201] [drm] CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
> [ 5.812203] [drm] Connector 1:
> [ 5.812205] [drm] DVI-D
> [ 5.812206] [drm] HPD2
> [ 5.812208] [drm] DDC: 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64
> [ 5.812210] [drm] Encoders:
> [ 5.812211] [drm] DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
> [ 6.048505] [drm] fb mappable at 0xD0040000
> [ 6.048507] [drm] vram apper at 0xD0000000
> [ 6.048508] [drm] size 786432
> [ 6.048510] [drm] fb depth is 8
> [ 6.048511] [drm] pitch is 1024
> [ 6.296024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x30 write failed
> [ 6.392023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x09 0x00 write failed
> [ 6.488023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0a 0x90 write failed
> [ 6.584023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0c 0x89 write failed
> [ 6.680024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x3b write failed
> [ 6.697915] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
> [ 6.716915] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
> [ 6.716917] registered panic notifier
> [ 6.716929] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.0.0 20080528 for
> 0000:01:06.0 on minor 0
> [ 6.953645] Adding 6081528k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1
> extents:1 across:6081528k
> [ 7.042746] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
> [ 7.094902] loop: module loaded
> [ 8.096668] fuse init (API version 7.13)
> [ 8.742893] RPC: Registered udp transport module.
> [ 8.742897] RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
> [ 8.742899] RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport modul
>
>
> Can someone tell me how i can find out what video card I have ?

Looking at the messages above, you have an ATI Radeon-based video card.
'lspci' should confirm that.

> Where can I get an updated firmware or driver ?
> Is there a simple 80X25 console screen that I can get to -- i am just
> concerned that if i have to troubleshoot a server issue - i will not
> be able to do it - if i have a black screen./

Try appending "video=radeonff" to your kernel line to get VGA mode
(not guaranteed to work, but worth a try).
 
Old 04-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

> Looking at the messages above, you have an ATI Radeon-based video card.
> 'lspci' should confirm that.
>

Thanks for your quick response ...i got the following back -

01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)

But do not know where to go from here.
People are working on the server right now - so can not reboot it.

my current grub line is this:

linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro quiet

you would like me to change it to:

linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro quiet
video=radeonff

am I right ?


But I have googled the issue - it is out there - there are some
suggestions about doing stuff with Xorg.conf file - but do not
understand at all.

Can you or anyone give me some pointers -- if your earlier suggestions
does not work ?


thanks
mjh


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Old 04-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

Also i have read that the next version of the kernel takes care of this issue -
I think it is kernel 2.6-32-20 or something like that ---
Can you tell me - if i am on squeeze - what would be the proceedure to
update to the new kernel ?
Is there soemthing easy spelled out on the internet that can help me
migrate to the new kernel to give it a try ?
thanks
mjh


On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Joey L <mjh2000@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Looking at the messages above, you have an ATI Radeon-based video card.
>> 'lspci' should confirm that.
>>
>
> Thanks for your quick response ...i got the following back -
>
> 01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)
>
> But do not know where to go from here.
> People are working on the server right now - so can not reboot it.
>
> my current grub line is this:
>
> * * * *linux * /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
> root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro *quiet
>
> you would like me to change it to:
>
> * * * *linux * /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
> root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro *quiet
> video=radeonff
>
> am I right ?
>
>
> But I have googled the issue - it is out there - there are some
> suggestions about doing stuff with Xorg.conf file - but do not
> understand at all.
>
> Can you or anyone give me some pointers -- if your earlier suggestions
> does not work ?
>
>
> thanks
> mjh


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Old 04-06-2012, 04:59 AM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

hi - just tried the setting "video=radeonff" -- did not work

Do you have any other recommendations ?
thanks
mjh

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:44 AM, Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 04:55:03PM -0400, Joey L wrote:
>> I did not get an answer last time - so I thought I would try this
>> again - please help.
>>
>> I have an ibm x3650 7979 -- when the system boots up and goes into
>> grub - and starts to initialize, I get a black screen console.
>> No login prompt at all.
>> If i enable gdm3 on bootup - i get the gui interface to come up at the
>> end of the boot sequence on the console.
>>
>> Can someone help me ? I have installed a couple of non-free drivers
>> and still I have the issue.
>>
>> my dmesg log looks like this :
>> 5.812200] [drm] * Encoders:
>> [ * *5.812201] [drm] * * CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
>> [ * *5.812203] [drm] Connector 1:
>> [ * *5.812205] [drm] * DVI-D
>> [ * *5.812206] [drm] * HPD2
>> [ * *5.812208] [drm] * DDC: 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64
>> [ * *5.812210] [drm] * Encoders:
>> [ * *5.812211] [drm] * * DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
>> [ * *6.048505] [drm] fb mappable at 0xD0040000
>> [ * *6.048507] [drm] vram apper at 0xD0000000
>> [ * *6.048508] [drm] size 786432
>> [ * *6.048510] [drm] fb depth is 8
>> [ * *6.048511] [drm] * *pitch is 1024
>> [ * *6.296024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x30 write failed
>> [ * *6.392023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x09 0x00 write failed
>> [ * *6.488023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0a 0x90 write failed
>> [ * *6.584023] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x0c 0x89 write failed
>> [ * *6.680024] [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x3b write failed
>> [ * *6.697915] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
>> [ * *6.716915] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
>> [ * *6.716917] registered panic notifier
>> [ * *6.716929] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.0.0 20080528 for
>> 0000:01:06.0 on minor 0
>> [ * *6.953645] Adding 6081528k swap on /dev/sda5. *Priority:-1
>> extents:1 across:6081528k
>> [ * *7.042746] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
>> [ * *7.094902] loop: module loaded
>> [ * *8.096668] fuse init (API version 7.13)
>> [ * *8.742893] RPC: Registered udp transport module.
>> [ * *8.742897] RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
>> [ * *8.742899] RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport modul
>>
>>
>> Can someone tell me how i can find out what video card I have ?
>
> Looking at the messages above, you have an ATI Radeon-based video card.
> 'lspci' should confirm that.
>
>> Where can I get an updated firmware or driver ?
>> Is there a simple 80X25 console screen that I can get to -- i am just
>> concerned that if i have to troubleshoot a server issue - i will not
>> be able to do it - if i have a black screen./
>
> Try appending "video=radeonff" to your kernel line to get VGA mode
> (not guaranteed to work, but worth a try).
>
>
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:05 AM
Richard Hector
 
Default ibm server black screen console

On 06/04/12 16:59, Joey L wrote:
> hi - just tried the setting "video=radeonff" -- did not work

You haven't got it set to use a (virtual?) serial port for the console,
instead of the video card? Perhaps after installing via the IMM?

Richard


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Old 04-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

You - know I think you might be on to something, because I do not get
any major errors.
And when I start the gdm3 - it starts up perfect.
I think there is the IBM RSA board --- do you think the output is going there ?
I did not do anything strange to the setup - I just installed squeeze as is.
I do not know what is IMM -- what is it ?
I do not have any other video card in there - but i believe there is
an RSA board in the ibm box - a lights out board.

thanks
mjh

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 1:05 AM, Richard Hector <richard@walnut.gen.nz> wrote:
> On 06/04/12 16:59, Joey L wrote:
>> hi - just tried the setting * "video=radeonff" * -- did not work
>
> You haven't got it set to use a (virtual?) serial port for the console,
> instead of the video card? Perhaps after installing via the IMM?
>
> Richard
>
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:25 AM
Richard Hector
 
Default ibm server black screen console

On 06/04/12 23:25, Joey L wrote:
> You - know I think you might be on to something, because I do not get
> any major errors.
> And when I start the gdm3 - it starts up perfect.
> I think there is the IBM RSA board --- do you think the output is going there ?
> I did not do anything strange to the setup - I just installed squeeze as is.
> I do not know what is IMM -- what is it ?
> I do not have any other video card in there - but i believe there is
> an RSA board in the ibm box - a lights out board.

The IMM is the Integrated Management Module, probably the same thing as
the RSA (Remote Supervisor Adapter?) - I might have got the wrong term
for your server. I'd have a look in the grub config, to see what console
parameters, if any, are passed to the kernel - probably the
'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX' variable in /etc/default/grub.

Richard


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Old 04-10-2012, 03:38 AM
Joey L
 
Default ibm server black screen console

You are right about the RSA -
I was wondering if anyone in this mail group has gotten it to work
with debian squeeze.
IBM talks about installing a libusb and libusb-devel packages - but I
only see them for redhat and SUSE - I do not see anything for debian.
Can anyone tell their experiences with the RSA/IMM and debian ???
Richard - I will investgate that "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX' -- but do not
recollect seeing it in the config -
thanks
mjh


On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Richard Hector <richard@walnut.gen.nz> wrote:
> On 06/04/12 23:25, Joey L wrote:
>> You - know I think you might be on to something, because I do not get
>> any major errors.
>> And when I start the gdm3 - it starts up perfect.
>> I think there is the IBM RSA board --- do you think the output is going there ?
>> I did not do anything strange to the setup - I just installed squeeze as is.
>> I do not know what is IMM -- what is it ?
>> I do not have any other video card in there - but i believe there is
>> an RSA board in the ibm box - a lights out board.
>
> The IMM is the Integrated Management Module, probably the same thing as
> the RSA (Remote Supervisor Adapter?) - I might have got the wrong term
> for your server. I'd have a look in the grub config, to see what console
> parameters, if any, are passed to the kernel - probably the
> 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX' variable in /etc/default/grub.
>
> Richard
>
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Arnt Karlsen
 
Default ibm server black screen console

On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:04:31 -0400, Joey wrote in message
<CAK3ER7uRmYeZ59SRrghGVcUmuRaGBzMhkKeCmOGr=OLTtUo+ qA@mail.gmail.com>:

> > Looking at the messages above, you have an ATI Radeon-based video
> > card. 'lspci' should confirm that.
> >
>
> Thanks for your quick response ...i got the following back -
>
> 01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev
> 02)
>
> But do not know where to go from here.
> People are working on the server right now - so can not reboot it.
>
> my current grub line is this:
>
> linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
> root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro quiet

..drop the "quiet" and boot, if that doesn't tell you enough,
try another boot with "verbose" instead of "quiet".

>
> you would like me to change it to:
>
> linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
> root=UUID=8f86f3f1-b453-4801-ac5c-a5a86135256f ro quiet
> video=radeonff
>
> am I right ?
>
>
> But I have googled the issue - it is out there - there are some
> suggestions about doing stuff with Xorg.conf file - but do not
> understand at all.
>
> Can you or anyone give me some pointers -- if your earlier suggestions
> does not work ?
>
>
> thanks
> mjh
>
>


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