2.17 disaster!

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Alan Beagley
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2.17 disaster!

Postby Alan Beagley » Wed Jan 24, 2007 23:40

My Dual-core AMD system (Asus A8N-E -- nVidia motherboard) was working fine with ACPI 2.16 and kernel 14.105 (from IBM's FixPack 6) on eCS 1.2R. And eCS 2.0 beta 3 also works fine in SMP mode with its default ACPI 2.15.

Today I tried ACPI 2.17 after reading all the documentation (i.e., not just copying the new 2.17 files over the earlier ones) and following the recommendations, including changing IRQs 3,5 and 7 to "Reserved" in the mobo BIOS.

The first problem was that I got the "No valid hardware" message from the GenMAC driver, but the system still booted to the desktop.

I then changed the IRQ settings back to "Auto", but I still got the "No valid hardware" message, AND instead of getting my familiar desktop I got the dreaded "The program pointed to by the Set RunWorkPlace= line in Config.sys, this file, could not be started. WinstartApp returned %1 ..." message. When I rebooted again without making any other changes I just got a blank desktop with a clock icon.

I have now restored from a backup (thank you, Back Again/2000 and my Sony tape drive) and am going to wait for reports from others or advice from Pasha before I dare to try 2.17 again.
Alan

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Re: 2.17 disaster! -- I forgot to mention ...

Postby Alan Beagley » Thu Jan 25, 2007 14:17

Alan Beagley wrote:My Dual-core AMD system (Asus A8N-E -- nVidia motherboard) was working fine with ACPI 2.16 and kernel 14.105 (from IBM's FixPack 6) on eCS 1.2R. And eCS 2.0 beta 3 also works fine in SMP mode with its default ACPI 2.15.

Today I tried ACPI 2.17 after reading all the documentation (i.e., not just copying the new 2.17 files over the earlier ones) and following the recommendations, including changing IRQs 3,5 and 7 to "Reserved" in the mobo BIOS.

The first problem was that I got the "No valid hardware" message from the GenMAC driver, but the system still booted to the desktop.

I then changed the IRQ settings back to "Auto", but I still got the "No valid hardware" message, AND instead of getting my familiar desktop I got the dreaded "The program pointed to by the Set RunWorkPlace= line in Config.sys, this file, could not be started. WinstartApp returned %1 ..." message. When I rebooted again without making any other changes I just got a blank desktop with a clock icon.

I have now restored from a backup (thank you, Back Again/2000 and my Sony tape drive) and am going to wait for reports from others or advice from Pasha before I dare to try 2.17 again.

I forgot to mention that when I booted for the first time after installing ACPI 2.17 and did get my normal desktop (but with no networking) and ran Veit Kennegieser's PCI.EXE utility, it told me: "No PCI BIOS was detected."

I then tried "ACPIIRQ.EXE 1" and got a Trap 000d.
Alan

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Postby Eugene Gorbunoff » Thu Jan 25, 2007 14:21

Are you using Bootable JFS? Trap.. damage of desktop.. it was necessary boot from CD and run chkdsk x: /f

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Postby Alan Beagley » Thu Jan 25, 2007 15:36

Eugene Gorbunoff wrote:Are you using Bootable JFS? Trap.. damage of desktop.. it was necessary boot from CD and run chkdsk x: /f

No, I am not using bootable JFS at present.
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Postby Eugene Gorbunoff » Thu Jan 25, 2007 15:46

try boot ACPI.PSD /!NOD <other switches>
and add acpica.add to config.sys - read ACPI troubleshooting.doc -> "11) Genmac or other Device driver doesn't see PCI device after boot of ACPI."

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Postby Eugene Gorbunoff » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:19

Pasha adds:

Seems that we should debug new OEMHLP$ inside ACPI.
Please send us:
* boot without ACPI,
pci.exe >pci-before.log

* boot with ACPI
copy acpica$ acpi.log
pci.exe >pci-after.log

Send us the logs.

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Re: 2.17 disaster!

Postby Pasha » Sat Jan 27, 2007 17:39

Alan Beagley wrote:My Dual-core AMD system (Asus A8N-E -- nVidia motherboard) was working fine with ACPI 2.16 and kernel 14.105 (from IBM's FixPack 6) on eCS 1.2R. And eCS 2.0 beta 3 also works fine in SMP mode with its default ACPI 2.15.

Today I tried ACPI 2.17 after reading all the documentation (i.e., not just copying the new 2.17 files over the earlier ones) and following the recommendations, including changing IRQs 3,5 and 7 to "Reserved" in the mobo BIOS.

The first problem was that I got the "No valid hardware" message from the GenMAC driver, but the system still booted to the desktop.

I then changed the IRQ settings back to "Auto", but I still got the "No valid hardware" message, AND instead of getting my familiar desktop I got the dreaded "The program pointed to by the Set RunWorkPlace= line in Config.sys, this file, could not be started. WinstartApp returned %1 ..." message. When I rebooted again without making any other changes I just got a blank desktop with a clock icon.

I have now restored from a backup (thank you, Back Again/2000 and my Sony tape drive) and am going to wait for reports from others or advice from Pasha before I dare to try 2.17 again.


In 2.17 was change default, see docs. So for nVidia nForce4 MB you need use APIC mode (now default is PIC) - /APIC


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