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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:24 am 
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Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:47 am

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Terre
I got some problem with a multistrap debian squeeze.
All works fine, except gdm which do not start at boot.

Any advice will be welcome.

I cannot get terminal access other than serial !
What is the correct bootargs for console ?

thanks,

Update :
I have get the terminal console on the smartbook but no more keyboard ! :(

Update #2 :
Console and boot was fixed with update-initramfs -u and udev tweaks.
but I still have no mouse nor keyboard in Xorg (gdm) session login !

Update #3 :
Sometimes I lost my keyboard in terminal console, hard to find what is resolving this issue !
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:55 pm 
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According Debian Wiki [1] I have my keyboard again, in terminal, with :
Quote:
If the configuration above was not set to include most modules then the necessary modules have to be specified in the file /etc/initramfs-tools/modules:


Code:
# USB keyboard at boot
usbcore
uhci_hcd
ehci_hcd
usbhid

Quote:
Apply changes.


Code:
# update-initramfs -u


Now the problem is my initrd which is not found.
May be the sd/mmc driver ?

What are the needed driver for initrd / modules generated in cross chroot ?

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:43 pm 
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all is fine now, except that gdm has no keyboard, and no mouse...
lost front of login session !

Update #1 :
/etc/init/udev had to be modified to be loaded !
I have misunderstood the post about keyboard and udev...

Now all is working.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:08 pm

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Mexico
I had this problem and the above mentioned fix didn't work for me; and in fact added to the confusion.
I did find an alternative solution for ordinary installations:
In System->Preferences->Startup applications
Check that udev is _not_ checked.
This is what killed off the USB going into gdm. It caused a premature invocation of udevd so that the later attempt to invoke it, when more things were set up, was blocked because it was already running.
From my experience I think that putting the udev selection in the "preferences" is silly; in hindsight hilarious :) or (: . I suppose other installations might need it; but in my case it seemed like a good/harmless thing to check and didn't reboot for hours afterwords so I didn't realize the damage.


Ray :D :D :(


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:47 am

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DrEagle wrote:
all is fine now, except that gdm has no keyboard, and no mouse...
lost front of login session !

Update #1 :
/etc/init/udev had to be modified to be loaded !
I have misunderstood the post about keyboard and udev...

Now all is working.


I do not say that it *has* to be loaded in gdm !
I just said that it need to be modified (inside the code) to load with the actual linux kernel !
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Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:18 pm

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I just wanted to chime in here, and note that a lot of these things are coded into markos's armhf installer shell script. so if you want a good example to look at and see what, if any tweaks need to be made beyond a debootstrap go ahead and check his script out.


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