[PlanetCCRMA] Re: 2.6.7 ccrma kernel and usb / nvidia support

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Nov 17 23:03:00 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 21:32, Shayne O'Connor wrote:
> Rick B wrote:
> > You could try booting without acpi. To do this you need to add
> > acpi=off 
> > to the kernel boot line in grub.conf like so:
> > 
> > title Fedora Core (
> >     root (hd0,1)
> >     kernel /vmlinuz- ro
> > root=/dev/hda3 
> > rhgb acpi=off apm=off
> > 
> > Or you can just edit the line when the boot screen appears by clicking
> > on the kernel you wan't to boot then pressing "e". When your done 
> > editing press enter and then press "b" to boot. This only works for
> > that 
> > one boot, if you want to make it permanent you will have to add it to 
> > the grub.conf file.
> nope - that didn't do it either :(
> unless anyone else has some ideas, looks like it's time for another
> re-install ... dear god ...

I suspect a reinstall would not help. There must be something wrong with
the kernel itself. Paying attention I have seen a message on recent
kernels I built that said that the usbdevfs filesystem could not be
mounted on /proc. Apparently that message is not logged, see if you can
see it during boot (it happens during the initial rc.rcsysinit script).
I thought I had all the options enabled for that...

This is the line in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit that fails:
  mount -t usbdevfs usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb
See if that fails, or check whether you have something in /proc/bus/usb/

I'll have to investigate this more....

Maybe the binary driver is probing /proc/bus/usb to find whether the
device is there or not. 

-- Fernando