Installation report & some bugs

Bertrand Haut haut at auto.ucl.ac.be
Mon Mar 14 14:14:09 UTC 2005


Package: installation-reports

INSTALL REPORT

uname -a: Linux neptune 2.6.10-4-amd64-generic #1 Thu Mar 10 02:52:25 UTC 2005 
x86_64 GNU/Linux

Date: Saterday 12 march

Method: boot from the "hoary-install-amd64.iso" CD from the 10-Mar-2005. Using 
the EXPERT MODE


Machine: Home made
Processor:AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Memory: 1G DDR
Root Device: IDE
Output of lspci and lspci -n:

root at neptune:/usr/local/src/wpasupplicant-0.3.8 # lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e1 (rev a1)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e0 (rev a2)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e4 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e8 (rev a2)
0000:00:05.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00df (rev a2)
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 
00ea (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e5 (rev a2)
0000:00:0a.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e3 (rev a2)
0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00e2 (rev a2)
0000:00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00ed (rev a2)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 
[Radeon 9800 Pro]
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 
Pro] (Secondary)
0000:02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 
802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
0000:02:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host 
Controller (rev 80)
0000:02:0c.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology 
Inc) SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
root at neptune:/usr/local/src/wpasupplicant-0.3.8 # lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 10de:00e1 (rev a1)
0000:00:01.0 0601: 10de:00e0 (rev a2)
0000:00:01.1 0c05: 10de:00e4 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.0 0c03: 10de:00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.1 0c03: 10de:00e7 (rev a1)
0000:00:02.2 0c03: 10de:00e8 (rev a2)
0000:00:05.0 0680: 10de:00df (rev a2)
0000:00:06.0 0401: 10de:00ea (rev a1)
0000:00:08.0 0101: 10de:00e5 (rev a2)
0000:00:0a.0 0101: 10de:00e3 (rev a2)
0000:00:0b.0 0604: 10de:00e2 (rev a2)
0000:00:0e.0 0604: 10de:00ed (rev a2)
0000:00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
0000:00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
0000:00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
0000:00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
0000:01:00.0 0300: 1002:4e48
0000:01:00.1 0380: 1002:4e68
0000:02:0a.0 0200: 168c:0013 (rev 01)
0000:02:0b.0 0c00: 1106:3044 (rev 80)
0000:02:0c.0 0104: 1095:3114 (rev 02)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [K]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]

Comments/Problems:

- Unable to configure the network because I'm using a wireless network with 
WPA security. Moreover the package wpasupplicant is not in main but in 
universe so I had to use another PC to fetch the package and install it. Is 
it possible to put wpasupplicant in main ? Without it, some peoples must be 
unable to configure their network and fetch the remaining packages. 

Is it possible to update the version of wpasupplicant package (0.3.8 in Debian 
testing & 0.3.2 in ubuntu) ? The new version in Debian has script 
for /etc/init.d which is not the case in the previous version.  And for my 
personnal information, can somebody tell me why I'm not able to install  the 
64 bit version of wpasupplicant from Debian ?:

root at neptune:/media/usbkey # dpkg -i wpasupplicant_0.3.8-1_ia64.deb
dpkg : erreur de traitement de wpasupplicant_0.3.8-1_ia64.deb (--install) :
 l'architecture du paquet (ia64) ne correspond pas à celle du système (amd64)

For those interrested, I've made a package for amd64 (see 
http://www.auto.ucl.ac.be/~haut/wpasupplicant_0.3.8-1_amd64.deb )



During the installation, my monitor was not correctly detected and was limited 
to 1024x800. But my monitor is able to do 1280x1024. (BUG already reported as 
bug7244).

I had to do manually a "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig" to activate the subpixel 
rendering for my LCD monitor.




At the GNOME startup, I get the following message :
could not look up internet address for neptune...
where neptune is the name that I have given to my computer
or when I try to use sudo
berti at neptune:~$ sudo aptitude
sudo: unable to lookup neptune via gethostbyname()
I had to add the name of my computer in /etc/hosts.





The sudo possibility was not set for the main user :
# /etc/sudoers
#
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
#
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
#

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# Defaults

Defaults        !lecture,tty_tickets,!fqdn

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL

It was not too annoying because in expert mode, a password for root is asked. 
But, some of the entries of the menu using sudo (such as root terminal, 
synaptic) are not working . Using visudo to add my main user correct the 
problem



If I try to enable the bootlogd by modifying, the file /etc/default/bootlogd, 
It fails to start.
I only succeded to obtain the following error message :
bootlogd: cannot find console device 136:0 in /dev
  ...fail!


Can somebody tell me how I can definitively put a line such as "nameserver 
127.0.0.1" at the beginning of /etc/resolv.conf ? Every time, I receive an IP 
by dhcp, the resolv.conf is overwritted ?




Last thing, when I launch the Music player, I get the following message : 
"There is no plugin to handle MP3 file". Even if I have a majority of ogg, I 
still have some mp3. I think that for a distribution targeting simplicity, it 
is important that users are able to listen their mp3's just after a standard 
installation.



Ubuntu is a great distribution, you have done a very good job.
-- 
Bertrand HAUT




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