Debian Hardware :: Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 - Upgraded Wheezy To Jessie And Lost USBs
May 8, 2015
I run Debian with Gnome on a beat up workhorse ThinkPad. I upgraded to Jessie last week with just one issue. Before the upgrade, I could plug in a USB drive (I use a couple of WD MyPassports most often) and they would mount, read, and write without a hitch.
Since the upgrade, when I plug in a USB drive, the file manager (3.14.1) sees the drive, but when I click on the drive to access/mount it, I receive a dialog box reading: Oops! Something went wrong. Unhandled error message: Error when getting information for file '/media/user/MyPassport1': Input/output error.
If I hit the little “eject” button in the file manager, then mount the drive as root from a command prompt [e.g., mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/external] I can run a directory of the drive, but ls -l /media/external fails. From the command prompt I am unable to perform reads or writes to the drive.
Rebooting into recovery mode (i.e., without Gnome), I get the same behavior with CLI messages reporting I/O errors with the drive. I can run a directory, but ls -l, reads, and writes fail.
This behavior is the same on all three USB ports. It is not limited to these MyPassport devices.
The drives work flawlessly on another headless machine upgraded to Jessie the same day. And on another still running Wheezy.
If I boot the ThinkPad from a live CD (Mint 14, I believe) the USB drives mount, read, and write fine.
My BIOS is up to date, 1.52.
lspci -v says this about USB ports:
Code: Select all00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 20f0
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]
Capabilities:  PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
I did an in-place upgrade to Jessie today and I can only get the GNOME Classic desktop, which I have to select when I log in. I had started to get used to the default desktop in Wheezy, so I'd like it back if possible. When I select gnome system default, I get my desktop, but no menus or anything I can click on at all. All I can do is ctrl-alt-delete and reboot or shutdown. I run it on a Lenovo Ideapad U410.
I just installed wheezy and upgraded to jessie. I had previously gotten sound working in wheezy by installing the flashplugin-nonfree and flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound packages, after configuring my headset in system settings. However, now I can't get sound to play in firefox. I've installed flashplugin-nonfree, flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound, and pulseaudio, still without luck. The volume is turned all the way up in alsamixer, sound tests play fine, and I can play music in VLC without any problems. This leads me to believe it's not a problem with drivers, but with some package I'm missing that will allow firefox to play sound. Sound wasn't working in the default video player either, before I installed the flash plugin. Is there something I'm missing?
Also, sound doesn't play on Konqueror either (KDE browser), which seems to indicate it's a problem with flash and not with firefox itself. After removing the flash plugin and installing pepperflashplugin-nonfree to ensure the pepper plugin was used instead of flash, sound still would not play in chromium, so I reinstalled the flash plugin and still don't have sound in any browser.
I've had a weird issue recently with Java/Spring. Basically, it would work on all machines but my trusty Debian box. Macs for devs, Ubuntu for production and some devs have it too. This annoyed me, because of course Debian is the greatest and it must work there too! Also, Java is based on the whole write once run anywhere concept, I have never really had a problem with code behaving differently on different Java installs of the same version, even on completely different OSs it seems to behave itself very well. URL....
I moved up to Jessie and the problem goes away. I can only conclude that some library that is called by Java got upgraded, somehow influences the order in which Spring resolves its dependencies. Probably the fact that other devs build on Ubuntu and have got it working there, and the upgrade to Jessie brings my libs more in line with what Ubuntu will be running has done the trick.
I upgraded my Wheezy 7.8 to make sure all packages were installed Before taking the next step to upgrade to Jessie.I upgraded to Jessie and it seemed to run OK....but after reboot I had no network Connection..I checked ifconfig and the wrong network card mac address is being assigned to the wrong card....?I have a clonezilla server on my server, so this was my network interfaces before and after upgrade
Code: Select all# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback
I even checked nano /etc/resolv.conf and sure enough my gateway was the same for my Internet eth0.When I ran ifconfig I could see that the eth0 mac address was set as eth1..I tried to reset my drbl for clonezilla but that only sees the vmware Connection and not my actural cards.. have taken alook at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and the assignment is right but not ifconfig?
I already have a Notebook with windows (for some reason it needs 3 partitions..) and wheezy. When I installed wheezy I create 2 logical partition inside a primary one: one logical for /home and the other one for filesystem. Now I would like to overwrite wheezy and get get jessie, but without touching windows and home.
I already try to upgrading and it went wrong, so I prefer overwrite, what I have to do during "manual installation" phase?
is it possible to simulate upgrading a Squeeze installation to a Wheezy or Jessie installation, on a OVH server ?I would like simulate upgrading server, and if not problems, upgrading in real time.I don't do that manipulation, and I don't do mistakes on a production server.
I have upgraded my debian server on april when Jessie came up, but I *forgot* to reboot at this time. As a new kernel* was released this week as a security update, and since my server installed it (via unattended-upgrade on security packages), I rebooted it last night. It never came back online.
I have access to a rescue boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), and tried to analyse the failure (by mounting /sys /dev /proc and /boot and chrooting), but without luck so far.
As it's a dedicated server, I don't have access to the console. What I know :
No log in var/log since the failed reboot. I don't know how to have/find others logs.Previous kernel was 3.2.0-4-amd64, new is 3.16.0-4-amd64, What I tried without luck) :
Change the booting kernel, via update-grub. Tried 3.2, 3.2 with sysvinit and 3.16 rescue mode I think. I should have done it right, but without console it's hard to tell.apt-get update/apt-get upgrade/apt-get dist-upgradeadding nomodeset to kernel load in grubWhat I haven't tried :
update-initramfs, I don't really know why it would block the boot
I upgraded from deb7 to deb8, but am no longer able to boot. After passing the grub boot menu, the following messages are displayed:
Code: Select allLoading, please wait... [ 6.065713] systemd-fsck: /dev/sda1: clean, 428644/1310720 files, 410616 9/52442880 blocks [ 7.480551] Error: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting... [ 8.692700] systemd-fsck: /dev/sda5: clean, 145485/6176768 files, 17407409/24695552 blocks [ 18.066215] Loading kernel module for a network device with CAP_SYS_MODULE (deprecated). Use CAP_NET_ADMIN and alias netdev- instead _
The screen then clears and an underscore is displayed as the sole character at the top left position of the screen. The system hangs at this point. During installation, I rejected two changed files: /etc/init.d/bootlogd and /etc/libreoffice/sofficerc. For both, I opted to keep the installed version (the default choice of the installer) rather than replacing with the new version. The first might be related to the problem, although it seems to be responsible only for logging the boot process, and I would not expect this to compromise booting.
In case this information is useful, sda1 is mounted at /, sda2 is swap space, sda3 is extended, and sda5 is a logical partition mounted at /home.
I am able to boot into rescue mode, but other than that the system is not usable. Unfortunately, no useful error messages are given to aid in diagnosing the problem.
A few days ago I bought a Raspberry PI B with Debian Wheezy (7.0 - I think) on it. Before installing a media centre on it I wanted to do some basic configuration/upgrade and decided to upgrade to Debian Jessie. I followed the instructions provided on [URL] .....
Before moving to Jessie I have upgraded the original Wheezy; after the upgrade the version was 7.8. Everything went well till I executed "apt-get dist-upgrade". Errors where generated. As suggested I tried the "apt-get -f install"; but it did not go smoothly either. However, so far, I am accessing the desktop and everything seems fine (although I did not do anything fancy yet). The version recorded is 8.0. Thus, should I worry about the error messages generated?
Please find the log file here: [URL] ......
Note that I put the log file on Google Drive because each time I clicked on "add file" in the "Upload Attachment" tab when editing this message I got:
Internal Server Error: The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, email@example.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
I've changed my /etc/apt/sources.lst file to use "jessie" repositories instead of "wheezy". I then ran synaptic and updated everything (there were loads of packages, something like 2000 to update).
After this I rebooted. The grub menu shows as usual with the background image I'd set and the operating systems as usual (including Windows 7) however there is no longer a 5 second countdown and when I select *any* menu option, it asks for a username and password.
I don't know what username and password it's asking for as I never used to have one set!!! I did have a username and password set up so that if you wanted to edit a grub menu option so I tried that but to no avail.
It's for a Lenovo x140e laptop with Jessie. Specs online commonly describe the laptop as having BCM43142 but I ran "lspci -knn | grep -iA2 net" and the output says I have BCM43228. Not sure why there is that discrepancy but I am assuming the latter, BCM43228, is what is actually in my computer.
Anyway, I originally installed "broadcom-sta-common", "module-assistant", and "broadcom-sta-source", but that resulted in nothing happening so I think I am going to "apt-get purge" those and start over.
I know about the Debian wiki "wl" page but it only provides instructions up to Wheezy, not Jessie. And I read many previous threads but they often contain different instructions and mixed results, plus there are many moving parts here (kernel, OS, driver, packages) and the instructions seem to be changing over time.
Used to be, when I connected my phone and turned on USB Storage, it would automount, and I'd get a popup window asking me what I wanted to do (open and view files, or import photos with gthumb). I would just choose open and view files, move photos, music, etc. back and forth...
I would see the device listed in pcmanfm or thunar. Now, nothing happens. I do not get the popup, nor see the device in any file manager, etc. When I do fdisk -l, I do not see the phone listed, but when I do lsusb, I do see it.
Code: Select allBus 008 Device 067: ID 0482:0734 Kyocera Corp. Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
It's a Kyocera Hydro Elite, an android device, set for USB Mass Storage upon connection. The phone knows when it's been connected and gives me the option to turn on the mass storage, which used to trigger the popup on the computer, but the computer no longer responds.
I have thunar-volman and mtp-tools installed.
I don't seem to have any relevant entry in /etc/fstab. Not sure if I did before upgrading to jessie from wheezy or not... I don't believe so...don't think an upgrade would wipe anything from there.
Why I'm not getting access to the phone now? Or how I can mount it without knowing it's location from fdisk? I do not use gnome, but rather plain openbox.
Reading package lists... Done.Building dependency tree.Reading state information... Done.Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome : Depends: gnome-core (= 1:3.14+3) but it is not going to be installed Depends: evolution (>= 3.12) but it is not going to be installed Depends: evolution-plugins (>= 3.12) but it is not going to be installed Depends: gnome-shell-extension-weather but it is not going to be installed Recommends: gnome-software but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
My /etc/apt/sources.list is
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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20141018-13:04]/ wheezy main #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20141018-13:04]/ wheezy main deb http://mirror.waia.asn.au/debian/ wheezy main deb-src http://mirror.waia.asn.au/debian/ wheezy main
Recently I got a lenovo laptop and installed opensuse 11.3 from live usb distribution, well the issue is when I want to listen to some music and plug in my headphones, the laptop speakers do not turn off automatically.
I have a pretty new Lenovo Thinkpad L412, with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I can't log in to any wireless network (I have dual boot with Win 7 and it works there). The available networks shows up in the list but I can't connect them, "no network connection" it says.
I am sorry if this seems long I tried to only list the information I thought was pertinent to my wireless issue. I do get 2 of my neighbors wireless networks to show up but mine does not and it has the strongest signal by far. I have 3 other computers connected to it also on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
I'm trying to choose between the Lenovo Thinkpad W500 and the older T61p. The W500 is said to have a higher quality display than the T61p, however there seem to be more problems with running Linux on it. One of the reasons for this is the fact that it has switchable graphics, with one of the GPUs being an ATI FireGL. The older T61p comes with Nvidia Quadro FX only, which as we know is more Linux-friendly.
Which model should I choose? Will certain issues such as being able to suspend / resume be cleared up with newer kernel releases?
I have Centos 5.5 running on this laptop but can't get gobi_loader(loads firmware onto the 3g device and then you can use wvdial) working on kernel 2.6.18-194.11.1.el5 (x86_64). lsusb shows the Gobi device but gobi_loader uses /dev/ttyUSB0 which doesn't exist.
The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, however, I can't seem to find what my "model" is because none of the postings have anything about Lenovo laptops. Here is the command they all asked for:
With that info, how do I get the model, and how do I get my speakers to stop playing when headphones are plugged in. Also, I don't have any software installed like pulse audio either, so it's not that.