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Slax will not work on MSI U100 Wind notebook

IceCub
wrote 6 years ago


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Hello,

I recently bought a MSI U100 Wind notenook and I tried to run Slax on it but with no success.
The boot process stops for about 2-3 minutes at the following step: "Triggering udev events: /sbin/udevtrigger". After this pause it stops for good when displaying: "Module dependencies up to date (no new kernel modules found)".

I've tried to run a fresh Slax 6.0.7 distro, both from an USB stick and an SD memory card, each time with the same result.

Any ideeas?
 
fundamental
wrote 6 years ago


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parrothead:
On my Compaq M700 laptop, SLAX paused for a long time at the udevtrigger line as well, and I was able to get around it by going into the BIOS and turning off support for the floppy drive. It did not have a floppy drive anyway, but was apparently waiting for one to respond.

Pat

Perhaps that will solve the issue.
 
IceCub
wrote 6 years ago


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I don't have any option regarding a floppy drive / floppy drive controller in BIOS...
 
slackerjh
wrote 6 years ago


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IceCub wrote:
Hello,

I recently bought a MSI U100 Wind notenook and I tried to run Slax on it but with no success.
The boot process stops for about 2-3 minutes at the following step: "Triggering udev events: /sbin/udevtrigger". After this pause it stops for good when displaying: "Module dependencies up to date (no new kernel modules found)".

I've tried to run a fresh Slax 6.0.7 distro, both from an USB stick and an SD memory card, each time with the same result.

Any ideeas?


The kernel for the MSI Wind with slax 6.0.7 fouls up with the kernel module r8169.ko at the point you describe above. This means the ethernet driver does not load.
In order to get slax 6.0.7 to boot you have to blacklist the kernel module r8169 in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf. Add a line like this:
blacklist r8169
You can create this file and add it as a module on a USB stick.
The ethernet fix is in later kernels so you may have to wait for a slax update with a later kernel.
In the mean time you can build the wifi driver see the msiwind.net site for the driver.
I am patient and will wait for the next slax update.
 
jhezzy
wrote 5 years ago


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Hi! any luck running slax 608 on msi wind?
 
hikaru
wrote 5 years ago


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Did you try Quax' kernel for 6.0.7? At least it works with the Asus EEE and the hardware shouldn't differ that much.
 
slaxit
wrote 5 years ago


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Try to add boot option "vmalloc=256M" if you have 1 GB of RAM.
 
Migan
wrote 5 years ago


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Yes I did. I'm using Slax 6.0.9 on my MSI Wind. It is running fine and had no issues for 2 weeks now.

I run it on a usb flash drive, on cd using external usb dvd drive and also dual booting with Windows XP on my harddrive.
 
Migan
wrote 5 years ago


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Setting-up your MSI Wind for dual booting with windows xp was pretty simple in Windows XP.

You will need some files and tweak some settings on your wondows xp's "boot.ini".

1. Download a copy of Slax from here -> http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php

2. Extract(use winrar) and copy the two folder (slax, boot) from Slax 6.0.9 to your local drive (c:\)

3. Download grub4dos-0.4.3.zip from here-> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=104188

4. Extract grldr & menu.lst from grub4dos-0.4.3.zip(use winrar) to your local drive (c:\)

5. Change or modify or edit the file menu.lst.

Replace it with this:

######################################################
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
timeout=20
default=1

title Back to Menu
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
boot

title Slax ALWAYS FRESH - No changes are written anywhere.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;telinit~4
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Slax GRAPHICS MODE (KDE) - Use the maximum allowed resolution.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 changes=/slax/
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Slax COPY TO RAM - Copy data to RAM to enhance speed(needs >300MB).
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw copy2ram autoexec=xconf;telinit~4
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Slax GRAPHICS VESA MODE - Force 1024x768 display resolution.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=telinit~4 changes=/slax/
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Slax TEXT MODE - Using command prompt only.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw changes=/slax/
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Slax as PXE SERVER - Boot Slax on other computers over network.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=/boot/pxelinux.cfg/start;/boot/pxelinux.cfg/web/start;xconf;telinit~4
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
boot

title Run MEMTEST - Diagnose your computer's RAM for possible errors.
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/mt86p
boot
######################################################

6. Now, edit your windows xp's boot.ini then save it.

Here is my boot.ini entry:

[boot loader]
timeout=20
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\grldr="Slax Linux"


7. Restart or reboot your computer and enjoy dual booting Slax with Windows XP.
 
Migan
wrote 5 years ago


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I'm only using Windows XP for printing my documents because my printer won't work in slax.

I used Slax everyday and in very happy with it... Thanks Tomas! Keep-up the good work!
 
dufft
wrote 5 years ago


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Migan, can you please explain how you managed to configure WiFi on MSI Wind?
I am running slax from usb flash drive and all my distros are default. What should i do?
 
dufft
wrote 5 years ago


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Found the right way, posting in case someone else would have the same problem.
How to install wifi card drivers on MSI Wind
1. Download the driver file from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/downloads/detail?name=rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2&can=2&q=
2. Unpack the archive to 'rtl8187se_coffee' dir.
3. Build and load driver (in terminal):

cd rtl8187se_coffee
./makedrv
./wlan0 down
./wlan0 up
./install

I am a complete newbie in bash, but it seemes to have worked for me :)
The driver and installation instructions are from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/
 
Harry
wrote 5 years ago


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Excellent! Thanks for the update Thomas, 6.0.9 runs smoothly on MSI U100 Netbook.

I did manage to dual boot too, with slight modification from Migan's menu.lst. That is changing the 'hda(0,0)' to 'hda(0,1)', as hda(0,0) is MSI's recovery partition and I didn't remove that partition.

One thing I notice is the clicking sound my netbook makes every now and then. It sounds like the harddisk, but just a single click. I'm pretty sure it's the harddisk, since I don't think there're any other moving parts, but I'm no expert in this area, just a guess. Does this happen to anyone else?

Cheers.
 
HackWar
wrote 5 years ago


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dufft wrote:
Found the right way, posting in case someone else would have the same problem.
How to install wifi card drivers on MSI Wind
1. Download the driver file from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/downloads/detail?name=rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2&can=2&q=
2. Unpack the archive to 'rtl8187se_coffee' dir.
3. Build and load driver (in terminal):

cd rtl8187se_coffee
./makedrv
./wlan0 down
./wlan0 up
./install

I am a complete newbie in bash, but it seemes to have worked for me :)
The driver and installation instructions are from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/


Actually this is the ONLY solution which actually worked out for me.

After installing the driver I could search for available wireless networks using the KWiFiManager. Unfortunately, I could not connect to WEP or WPA protected networks. So I downloaded an additional slax module named Wireless Assistant, and it immediately worked perfectly! Now I can fully enjoy the slax distro on my MSI Wind U100!

Gr,

HackWar
 
slaxfan
wrote 5 years ago


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Slax current version 6.1.1 works fine for 3 weeks in my msi wind netbook... the only problem i have is my printer (brother dcp-130c) won't work in slax...
 
eveningwoods
wrote 5 years ago


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i did it follow you
what next? when i restrat my computer, choose the slax, but there still have a lot of work need i do,help me....
thanks first!
 
slaxfan
wrote 5 years ago


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Bump!
 
jcsoh
wrote 5 years ago


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@ slaxfan

As far as your printer is concerned , it doesn't work (yet) in linux:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Brother-DCP-130C
 
slaxfan
wrote 5 years ago


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@ jcsoh

Thanks for the quick reply! Maybe i need to replace or change my printer.. :(
 
jcsoh
wrote 5 years ago


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If they stated "paperweight" mean at the moment there is no hope for linux printing for your printer, but this may change in the future.

But there is a work around to use the printer . Is it a usb printer?. If so you can use virtual box on slax . Install window xp and the window printer driver (I assumed the printer came with window driver cd or floppy ) to a created virtual disk inside virtual box.

So each time you want to print within slax , start virtual box and windox xp (installed to virtual box) and print within window.

This work provided you have usb support within virtual box . You can check by installing virtual box and see if you can see you usb devices. I never did this as all the while the printer I used can print in slax but I used to have a usb scanner that is not supported in linux , so I used it within window xp install inside a virtual hard disk in virtual box.
 
forum
wrote 5 years ago


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jcsoh wrote:
If they stated "paperweight" mean at the moment there is no hope for linux printing for your printer, but this may change in the future.


@slaxfan: why do you bump an old thread if you find the solution at http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/download_prn.html#DCP-130C ??????????
 
jcsoh
wrote 5 years ago


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@ forum

slaxfan bump it earlier before i post the link:
http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/download_prn.html#DCP-130C
 
slaxuser1
wrote 5 years ago


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dufft wrote:
Found the right way, posting in case someone else would have the same problem.
How to install wifi card drivers on MSI Wind
1. Download the driver file from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/downloads/detail?name=rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2&can=2&q=
2. Unpack the archive to 'rtl8187se_coffee' dir.
3. Build and load driver (in terminal):

cd rtl8187se_coffee
./makedrv
./wlan0 down
./wlan0 up
./install

I am a complete newbie in bash, but it seemes to have worked for me :)
The driver and installation instructions are from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/

Can someone help me, I'm trying to get Wifi working following the above on 6.1.2 but whenever I get to ./wlan0down
I get this:
root@slax:~/rtl8187se_coffee# ./wlan0down
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
ERROR: Module r8180 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ieee80211_crypt_tkip_trl does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ieee80211_crypt_wep_rtl does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ieee80211_crypt_rtl does not exist in /proc/modules
root@slax:~/rtl8187se_coffee#

Any ideas?
 
prfaasse
wrote 4 years ago


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With apologies for polluting the slax forum with non-slax url's :-)

The problem you mention with the

[code]
root@slax:~/rtl8187se_coffee# ./wlan0down
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
ERROR: Module r8180 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ieee80211_crypt_ccmp_rtl does not exist in /proc/modules
[/code]

is the same problem mentioned here:

http://support.zenwalk.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19274&start=0

Basically: you have to actually install the modules that result from compiling the driver into the correct directory.
 
Kolo
wrote 4 years ago


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Recent Lexmark printers support linux, check out http://www1.lexmark.com/products/view/All_Products
 
Freddiew
wrote 4 years ago


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Hello...I have been having a go at getting Slax 6 to run on a MSI Wind U100...It runs OK from the USB-Stick and also from an SD card. However I also have no wlan OR ethernet. I see that there are many work arounds and fixes written here which are probably very helpful, but would it not be easier to post a Slax build with all the necessary fixes especially for the U100 wind ?..... I mean I would appreciate it !.

I have also used the same USB stick in my main desktop computer and ethernet works fine from standard which is great and exactly what I wanted...a system where I can move my stick from computer to computer and use my operating system.

People like me who lack both experience and worst of all time would definately benefit from a post like this.
My worry is always if I make a change will I screw it up even more and have to start all over again.

So if anyone can upload a working Slax 6.1.2 already configured for a Wind U100 that would be really super.

Regards
Freddiew - Germany
 
mark
wrote 4 years ago


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try slax remix?? it might solve your problem. http://www.mediafire.com/file/d2mdomqgakn/slax-remix-v04.iso
 
fanthom
wrote 4 years ago


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this is the link to whole v04 thread:
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=56292
please read FAQ section before you start with remix.

Regards
 
Freddiew
wrote 4 years ago


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Hi
Tried the remix twice...would not boot past a screen full of script.

Will try again sometime...
 
fanthom
wrote 4 years ago


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if you are still interested in slax-remix please post a bug report in v04 thread - log files needed.

Cheers
 
mycha169
wrote 4 years ago


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cd rtl8187se_coffee
./makedrv
./wlan0 up
./install
write to new windows terminal
iwconfig
next
ifcofing wlan0 up
next
iwlist scan

run application set IP addres (network-conf)|Kmenu->networks->set IP addres (network-conf)
Enter the IP address
Subnet mask
Default gateway
Default dns
Save Settings
come back to terminal window
write
iwconfig wlan0 essid xxx -your wireless network
I am Polish, in the event of questions please write to me in Polish
 
Bill Gaydes
wrote 4 years ago


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fanthom wrote:
this is the link to whole v04 thread:
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=56292
please read FAQ section before you start with remix.

Regards


r04 is suboptimal for netbooks, better use the official version or
try r05 that should have fixed the touchpad issues
 
Azur
wrote 4 years ago


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wow from Migan Dual Boot... work fine?? the slax share space with windows??
 

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