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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Dec 2014 17:54

fleabus wrote:Then, After the freeze, that would then be our new stable system?
Yes, that's affirmative. I've been running my working machine for the past month with the new sources.list without a problem. Of course, the new repository is still heavily developed. So, things might go wrong before we go stable.

Check out the HE to Jessie upgrade topic: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5095


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby fleabus » 22 Dec 2014 18:00

Schoelje wrote:
fleabus wrote:Then, After the freeze, that would then be our new stable system?
Yes, that's affirmative. I've been running my working machine for the past month with the new sources.list without a problem. Of course, the new repository is still heavily developed. So, things might go wrong before we go stable.

Check out the HE to Jessie upgrade topic: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5095
Thanks Schoelje, I had wanted to run a test install with the new sources, but had that one remaining nag still scratching around in the brain:

"Is repository.solydxk really good to go?" :?

I'm slow. :oops:

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby fleabus » 22 Dec 2014 18:54

Installing nvidia with ddm 1.9.0 -- this is a fresh install from the solydk64_201411.iso dated 16Nov2014. I downloaded ddm 1.9.0 and ran it by typing "ddm" in a user terminal. It asked for my password, which I provided, I put a check in the box next to nvidia and clicked "save" and it proceeded to install nvidia. It hung at the prompt in the screenshot (I was unable to manually provide input) with its little install bar wagging back and forth. After 5 min or so I just clicked "quit" as that was way too long, even for initramfs update on this system.. Possibly should have left it longer? but there was no further terminal output... <scratching head> I not know.... :?

I had to run dpkg --configure -a, and after that, and a reboot, all was ok.
I'll try removing nvidia and reinstalling.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby fleabus » 22 Dec 2014 20:20

Reverting to nouveau looked like it went ok, removed the checkmark from nvidia and clicked "save".
However when it was done, I had no more auto-login, and I was in an endless loop trying to log in with lightdm. Booted into recovery mode and played a bit. The following was present in modprobe.d:

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nvidia-blacklists-nouveau.conf --> /etc/alternatives/glx--nvidia-blacklists-nouveau.conf
nvidia.conf --> /etc/alternatives/nvidia--nvidia-modprobe.conf
I borked it completely by removing nvidia* from modprobe.d, and now booting into the mindless lines and colors of incorrect/no refresh rate setting, recovery mode or no. :lol:

Be back after I spank this unruly beast... Or it spanks me... :o
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Edit: Well, it spanked me. Couldn't get nouveau going again, had to manually reinstall nvidia, and finally had to purge plymouth to bring it out of zombie mode. I'll mess with it some more later...

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Dec 2014 22:41

Looking good! :shock:
I hope it was fun. I'll take a look at the log files after Christmas.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby fleabus » 23 Dec 2014 03:18

Agreed, the holidays first.. I didn't try very hard, nor did I check the xorg logs for the suspected "no screens found" when trying to revert to nouveau... :mrgreen:

Have a very special holiday! :)

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Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Dec 2014 06:57

You too!


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby MAYBL8 » 23 Dec 2014 13:55

fleabus,
Edit: Well, it spanked me. Couldn't get nouveau going again, had to manually reinstall nvidia, and finally had to purge plymouth to bring it out of zombie mode. I'll mess with it some more later...
How did you reinstall nvidia?
I don't know what the commands are to do this.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby fleabus » 23 Dec 2014 18:53

MAYBL8 wrote:fleabus,[....]How did you reinstall nvidia?
Dan
Hi Dan,

I always go with Scott on this one. This post covers how to manually remove, how to find out which driver package goes with your card, and how to manually reinstall. It hasn't failed me yet.. (fingers crossed.. ;) ) Hope it helps.. :)

http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php ... 243#p21447

Specifically, to do a manual reinstall after complete removal:

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# apt-get install nvidia-driver nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig
# reboot
Installing nvidia-driver, (or whichever package is specified by nvidia-detect) will bring in some depends; not to worry. Running nvidia-xconfig creates an xorg.conf for your newly installed driver, then a reboot and cross fingers again... 8-)

Scott's old faithful Nvidia tutorial:
http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2908

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby MAYBL8 » 24 Dec 2014 15:03

First off thanks everyone for the help. This will provide some good recovery info for me in the future.
What I did on this test computer was edit the grub startup file by using the 'e' command during grub screen.
Then added 'nomodeset' at the end and booted the machine.
Then I ran ddm and installed the nvidia driver.
All is working fine. Attached is my log file.
Thanks
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 02 Jan 2015 15:19

I've added the new DDM to our new repository.

Shall I add it to the regular repositories as well?
Perhaps that way there are more people willing to test the application.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 07 Jan 2015 13:12

I suppose there are no objections.
I'll upload the new DDM next weekend.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby raymerjacque » 08 Jan 2015 12:05

getting "unexpected error" popup when running DDM.

/var/log/ddm :

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get_pae    DEBUG     PAE check: cpus=2 / release=3.16.0-4-686-pae
get_pae    DEBUG     PAE check: cpus=2 / release=3.16.0-4-686-pae
nothing else in the logs except those 2 lines.

Terminal however gives the following output :

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>> opt = --force / arg = 
Create list store eval string: Gtk.ListStore(bool, GdkPixbuf.Pixbuf, str, int, int)
First item is column name (multi-column list): Install
First item is column name (multi-column list): 
First item is column name (multi-column list): Device
Create column names: ['Install', '', 'Device']
First item is column name: skip first item
Create column: Gtk.TreeViewColumn("Install", Gtk.CellRendererToggle(), active=0)
Column added: Install
Create column: Gtk.TreeViewColumn("", Gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=1)
Column added: 
Create column: Gtk.TreeViewColumn("Device", Gtk.CellRendererText(), text=2, weight=3, size=4)
Column added: Device
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ddm/main.py", line 89, in <module>
    DDM()
  File "/usr/lib/ddm/ddm.py", line 70, in __init__
    self.fill_treeview_ddm()
  File "/usr/lib/ddm/ddm.py", line 185, in fill_treeview_ddm
    model[itr][0].set_sensitive(False)
AttributeError: 'bool' object has no attribute 'set_sensitive'

(main.py:4787): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup: Error on line 16 char 6: Element 'tt' was closed, but the currently open element is 'module'

(main.py:4787): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup: Error on line 16 char 6: Element 'tt' was closed, but the currently open element is 'module'

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 08 Jan 2015 18:07

I've uploaded a new version.
Could you upgrade and try again?


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby raymerjacque » 08 Jan 2015 18:11

where did you upload to ?

http://packages.solydxk.nl/testing/pool/main/d/ddm/

still shows 1.9.0

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Postby Arjen Balfoort » 08 Jan 2015 18:38

Could you try again?


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:22-12-14]

Postby raymerjacque » 08 Jan 2015 18:42

working now with version 2.

thank you :)

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The New look DDM

Postby dirigible » 26 Jan 2015 01:41

Don't know when this happened because I haven't looked for a long time, but I just noticed the look & feel of Device Driver Manager has changed.
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It no longer says which driver is currently installed.
Although I'm pretty sure that I'm currently running one of the NVIDIA drivers it doesn't state that.

Also, I'm wondering what will happen if I tick the box and click [Save] at the bottom right. Will it install another driver? If so then perhaps it would be clearer if [Save] was relabelled as [Install].

Maybe I'm just not good at connecting the dots but I wonder if perhaps other novice users like me will also have trouble interpreting the new DDM user interface.
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Re: The New look DDM

Postby MAYBL8 » 26 Jan 2015 01:57

I'd like to consider myself slightly above novice but I did notice the same things you did.
I did hit save when I ran it. I did already have nvidia installed. I assumed it just installed it over top of itself.
System is running fine after Saving (installing).


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Re: The New look DDM

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 26 Jan 2015 07:41

The announcement was posted on 22 December on the DDM topic: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7
In short: the old DDM was impossible to maintain and I had to drastically simplify or drop the application. I chose to simplify.

Just has successfully tested his Bumblebee and ATI systems: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?p=50243#p50243

If you're going to test, you can start from terminal and/or attach /var/log/ddm.log when you post back here.


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