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MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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Post by galen » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:53 pm

seems like my internal wifi card has flaked out RTL8168/9,
this caused the system to stall after loading kernel during init.
never even makes it to terminal

/var/log/messages contains ... platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed ....
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Re: MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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Post by Stevo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:58 pm

I'm pretty sure the 8168/8169 is your wired Ethernet card--what do you get for

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inxi -N
?

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Re: MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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Post by BitJam » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:42 pm

galen wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:53 pm
seems like my internal wifi card has flaked out RTL8168/9,
this caused the system to stall after loading kernel during init.
You could try adding the boot parameter "blacklist=r8169" by using 'e' to edit the grub entry. If you installed the r8168 module then you may need to blacklist that too "blacklist=r8168,r8169". If this works then the simplest thing may be to update grub to contain that blacklist cheat.

You could also create a file to blacklist the module(s) but I *think* it may need to go in /lib/modprobe.d/ and you may need to rebuild your initrd/initramfs.
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Re: MX will not continue if wifi card is defunked

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Post by galen » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 pm

the system will not boot past init
so no terminal / console
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Re: MX will not continue if wifi card is defunked

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Post by BitJam » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 pm

galen wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 pm
the system will not boot past init
so no terminal / console
This is why I suggested you make a change in the bootloader before you boot. If you press 'e' you will be able to edit the boot entry. Add the cheat I suggested and see it if now boots. You need to add it to the line that starts with "linux" and usually contains "quiet".

If you system auto-boots too fast to be able to press 'e' to edit the entry then try doing the same trick on the live-media. It's even possible the live media will boot without the blacklist cheat but I doubt it.
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Re: MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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Post by asqwerth » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:59 pm

Is this the same installation on which you had the gthumb issue in the other thread? I asked for output of

inxi -r

and Stevo has asked for

inxi -N

here.

So you're saying it's no longer possible to boot into the system at all? I wonder if there is hardware problem.
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Re: MX will not continue is wifi card is defunked

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Post by galen » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:27 am

I wonder if it is related to the failed nvidia driver install.

Right now on this machine at issue, nvidia has finally worked & I'm using a backup pci-e wifi card
I have switched repos to

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inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://mirror.its.dal.ca/mxlinux/antix/stretch/ stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/megasync.list 
           1: deb https://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Debian_9.0/ ./
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://mirror.its.dal.ca/mxlinux/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
current pci-e card is working barely

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$ inxi -N
Network:   Device-1: Ralink RT5392 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rt2800pci 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
I must have post the wrong network card listed earlier, r8169 is internal.
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