Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now?

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Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now?

Post#1 by dumascon » 17 Dec 2013, 06:43

My task is to install Linux on a friend's brand new computer (Thinkstation D-20)*
[with the goal of installing Photoshop in a VBox running Win7].

The owner is not a computer friendly sort, but very much the creative type (photography & music).

For the last days (& nights) I have tried one by one, the latest 64 bit versions of
Ubuntu Studio,
Mint,
OpenSUSE,
Debian,
Fedora 19,
CentOS 6.5,
Ubuntu
even Elementry OS.

None were able to hibernate nor at least suspend, and some, would not even play multimedia files.
Many of these OS's did most things very well, but none when it came to the power management.

...on the verge of giving up ...

Porteus does it ALL! (the Mate version, will try KDE next)

However I feel uneasy trying to do a "frugal install" on his SAS drive. (-and not sure where he will keep his gigabytes of multimedia .../home files...?)
Should I continue to look for a gui "desktop" version of Slackware - is that why Porteus works with this machine? - or is it the kernel version? (or both, and a lot of other elements!)
If anyone has any suggestions as to which way I should go from here,
I would be very grateful.


* 2x Intel Xeon X5670-6C-2.93GHz
16GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM 1333MHz
300GB 15k SAS + 1TB 7200rpm SATA
nVidia Quadro FX1800 768MB

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Re: Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now

Post#2 by freestyler » 17 Dec 2013, 07:26

The owner is not a computer friendly sort
I think you will find that porteus is alot more user friendly than slackware.

Porteus is an amazing distro and there are many benifits to a frugal install. Maybe consider a partition for the porteus install and a separate partition to save all his data on.
https://www.porteus-apps.org

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Re: Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now

Post#3 by fanthom » 17 Dec 2013, 09:57

hi dumascon,
However I feel uneasy trying to do a "frugal install" on his SAS drive.
probably some SAS driver is not compiled directly into kernel. please boot porteus on your friend's PC and show me output of 'lspci -knn' command.
even if driver is really missing then he could boot porteus from CD/USB and save changes on 1TB 7200rpm SATA drive. just create 'prt-changes' folder on one of it's partitions (must be formatted with linux filesystem like ext4 otherwise you'll have to go with save.dat container) and then boot with 'changes=prt-changes' cheatcode. or frugal installation could be done directly on SATA.
porteus is very flexible :)
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Re: Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now

Post#4 by dumascon » 17 Dec 2013, 14:20

Greetings & thank you for your reply.
probably some SAS driver is not compiled directly into kernel. please boot porteus on your friend's PC and show me output of 'lspci -knn' command.

Here is the output from lspci -knn :

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root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci -knn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5520 I/O Hub to ESI Port [8086:3406] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3408] (rev 22)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:340a] (rev 22)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 [8086:340e] (rev 22)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:14.0 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers [8086:342e] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Device [0086:002e]
00:14.1 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers [8086:3422] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Device [0086:0022]
00:14.2 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers [8086:3423] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Device [0086:0023]
00:16.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:3430] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:3431] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.2 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:3432] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:3433] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.4 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:3429] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.5 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:342a] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.6 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:342b] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:16.7 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Technology Device [8086:342c] (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ioatdma
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a37]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a38]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a3c]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:3a3e]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3a40]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:3a48]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:3a4a]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a34]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a35]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a36]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a39]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a3a]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller [8086:3a18]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3a22]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:3a30]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
01:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MV64460/64461/64462 System Controller, Revision B [11ab:6485] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G94 [Quadro FX 1800] [10de:0638] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:062c]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:167b] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
06:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. PES3T3 PCI Express Switch [111d:8039] (rev 0e)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
07:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. PES3T3 PCI Express Switch [111d:8039] (rev 0e)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
07:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. PES3T3 PCI Express Switch [111d:8039] (rev 0e)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:167a] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
0a:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [iOHCI-Lynx] [104c:8023]
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
root@porteus:/home/guest# 

Is the driver for the SAS drive missing?

Thanks again in advance.

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Re: Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now

Post#5 by fanthom » 17 Dec 2013, 15:12

yes -the driver is missing:

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01:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MV64460/64461/64462 System Controller, Revision B [11ab:6485] (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:1023]
you could recompile kernel yourself and add missing CONFIG_SCSI_MVSAS option:
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/SCSI_MVSAS.html
as per this instruction:
click
but probably the best idea is to use the SATA drive instead.

btw: for Porteus-3.0 i'll probably add some SCSI/SAS drivers to the kernel but compiled as modules (as they are big). you wont be able to boot from these devices but at least you'll be able to access them after boot.
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Re: Porteus works - why??? (pm & multimedia) - which way now

Post#6 by dumascon » 17 Dec 2013, 15:53

(only the Mate version worked with the power management, KDE would not - so Mate it will be)
-----------------------

Right. Thank you for looking at that. I was afraid it wasn't seeing it, but not sure.
Well, at least I have learned something from you.

OK! - then I will put Proteus on the SATA. That will probably be challenging enough for me.

Thank you for your time, excellent advice &
lots of Good Luck.


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