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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2017, 09:01:57 pm »
Have you got a stuck keyboard key because your dmesg output is just full of
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[ 7757.995732] atkbd serio0: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[ 7759.089821] atkbd serio0: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
and nothing much else.

Are you using a wireless Keyboard ?
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2017, 09:13:54 pm »
If this is a laptop...

Shut it down

Remove the battery

Remove the power lead

Press the power button to discharge any remaining power in the capacitors.

Add the battery back in

Add the power lead back in

power on the PC

Run:
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dmesg > ~/Desktop/dmesg2.txt
Host that file somewhere and PM me a link.
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2017, 09:17:14 pm »
No its apparantly to with the power charging adapter on the this laptop - I wrote about it here:

Hello - had posted this under a different topic but removed it & started a new one because it is more appropriate.
Managed to scale new heights with boot time - almost 2 mins :o however I believe I know the problem - but rectifying it is a different matter.
Like I said boot time is long & on examining my dmesg i shows numerous instances of:
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atkbd serio0: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd serio0: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.

I have googled it & it appears that it is a not uncommon issue with Dell Inspiron 1501s - quite possibly that the BIOS is notifying me that "The AC adapter cannot be identified" (which has just recently started to be displayed on the screen during bootup between the BIOS screen & Grub screen.)

I have tried
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setkeycodes e00d <keycode>
after reading this article here:
http://www.jveweb.net/en/archives/2011/01/configure-unrecognized-keys-in-linux.html

but the terminal returns:
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Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console

On further research into the Dell Inspiron 1501s Battery/AC charger side of things - specifically theses postings:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/116538/atkbd-c-spamming-the-logs-how-to-get-rid-what-is-this

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454131

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/549741

I did the following:

    Shut down your laptop.
    Unplug the power cord from your laptop, and unplug it also from the power outlet.
    Remove the battery from your laptop.
    Press and hold the Power button for 2 to 3 seconds.
    Repeat this 2 to 3 times.
    Plug the power cord back into your laptop (while leaving the power cord unplugged from the wall outlet)
    Press and hold the Power button again for 2 to 3 seconds.
    Repeat this 2 to 3 times.
    Reinstall the battery (at least 30 seconds should have gone by since you removed it).
    Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
    Start your laptop

When I started up the:
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atkbd serio0: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd serio0: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
reports in the dmesg had gone however new reports had appeared  under apparmor entries & the boot time is roughly as long  ???

Here is my latest dmesg:
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=26165262606183989402

I don't know if there is anyone who can help me with what the apparmor entries mean & if there is anything I can do to reduce the boot time

Thanks  :)

No wireless keyboard - or anything  else for that matter - jut bog standard as it comes.

Do you want me to reboot & sent you one straight after  it?


Just seen your latest post - wildo  ;)

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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2017, 09:23:52 pm »
Yeah but it'll be tomorrow before I can get to it now .. need sleep :)
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2017, 09:32:45 pm »
No worries  ;)

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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2017, 06:45:15 pm »
Hello Mark
Have you had a chance to look into this yet
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2017, 05:03:22 am »
Good Morning All
Been off the forum this week while the birthday bonanza has been going on lol :D Anyway a belated happy birthday to you  ;)
Mark have you anything more on this?
Cheers
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2017, 09:24:21 pm »
Hello Mark - have you had a chance to look at the dmesg2.txt I sent you by PM back on the 11th?

 I have tested out the router & the Cat 5 lead & they are both fine yet when my laptop is connected to the router by the Cat 5 lead, the light on the LAN port on the router doesn't come on.  So if it is a hardware problem it is with the laptop. Anyway I plugged the Ethernet cable from the router to the laptop & kept an eye on the light for the socket on the back of the router which as I made the connection to the laptop briefly flashed & went out - so I deduce my dear Watson that there is an intermittent hardware fault with the RJ45 socket  on my laptop ....... B@#*!ck$  :( (unless you have any other ideas??)

In the meantime to cheaply upgraded my CPU & RAM so its a bit snappier & more resilient in multi-tasking - but alas I feel I might be flogging a dead horse as the charging jack doesn't allow battery charging (mains only + other issues), the Ethernet port is apparently knackered & I think the hard drive is on borrowed time  ::)

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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2017, 01:42:37 pm »
Sorry I haven't .. and embarrassingly I seem to have misplaced it, can you send it again please.

But by the sound of things it's probably time for a new PC my mate ;)
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2017, 07:01:16 am »
Morning Mark

Sorry I haven't .. and embarrassingly I seem to have misplaced it, can you send it again please.

But by the sound of things it's probably time for a new PC my mate ;)

Indeed the 'Old Girl' (this Inspiron 1501) has seen better days but I will try & keep her going - may even have a dabble at some soldering repairs on the motherboard, which is what appears to be what is required  ;)

Regarding the dmseg.txt it was a dropbox link in the last PM I sent you - I you havent got that let me know & I'll resend it + an up to date one straight after boot into the OS - it would be good if you could let me know if there is anything obvious (& not just for this issue too  ;))
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2017, 07:34:51 am »
Indeed the 'Old Girl' (this Inspiron 1501) has seen better days but I will try & keep her going...

Are you saying that the old grey mare ain't what she used to be?  :(
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2017, 08:08:35 am »
Indeed the 'Old Girl' (this Inspiron 1501) has seen better days but I will try & keep her going...

Are you saying that the old grey mare ain't what she used to be?  :(

Well she was never going to win the Derby or the Cheltenham Gold Cup (or even the Paulsgrove Tarmacers Trophy at Fontwell for that matter) but she'd be good for the daily trot down the local bridlepath (which in truth is all I am really after)  ;D having said that yes Perknh you're right she is getting a bit woolly round the edges - but a bit of TLC may keep her clip-clopping along  :D

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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2017, 09:59:01 am »
Okay I've looked though dmesg2.txt (and after removing all that "atkbd key pressed" spam) it looks like the adapter is being initialised,  the b44 driver is being loaded, and it's being assigned the "eth0" device node .. but it's simply not recognising it's attached to anything.

Normally I's say "cable problem" .. but if you're sure that's not the case you'd have to suspect a hardware problem.

Have we tried a different kernel yet ?
(though if it's not working in Windows either, there's probably no point)
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2017, 06:05:54 pm »
Okay I've looked though dmesg2.txt (and after removing all that "atkbd key pressed" spam) it looks like the adapter is being initialised,  the b44 driver is being loaded, and it's being assigned the "eth0" device node .. but it's simply not recognising it's attached to anything.

Normally I's say "cable problem" .. but if you're sure that's not the case you'd have to suspect a hardware problem.

Have we tried a different kernel yet ?
(though if it's not working in Windows either, there's probably no point)

Cheers for taking a look Mark - I pretty much agree with your conclusion that it is indeed a hardware problem. I have tested it with Windows XP & a couple of other linux distros via live USB (each with a different kernel my pepp 7 install one) & had zilch. Like I mentioned earlier I think the soldering iron is the most likely solution. So I think I will leave it there - shall I mark it as SOLVED??
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Re: Ethernet Problems
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2017, 06:21:26 pm »
shall I mark it as SOLVED??
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Nah because it doesn't contain a solution, just leave the topic to die a natural death and slide into history ;)
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