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I finally got my netbook. Nice and small. I create a bootable usb using sl live usb creator and I tested it out on my laptop and it boots without any problems. I then tried to boot from my usb on my netbook and I am able to get in to the grub menu and as soon as I select boot from LiveDVD SL starts to load and then I get the error: Kernel Panic - not syncen: Attempting to kill init! I'm pretty sure it's some type incompatible hardware thing. I google all around, but I only found answers like made a new live usb, compiled a custom kernel,(can't do that if my os isn't installed) checking bios settings etc. I'm kindda out of options. Any ideas?

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Deffo a hardware compatibility issue between the two.

 

I had a similar issue where I had to add another kernel parameter (something like "-noacpi") to the boot string. I did it by creating another entry in grub.conf so I could boot the second image but leave the first untouched.

 

As to WHAT that parameter was and how I got it - my web searches discovered it as a common issue and it was a known workaround. In your case, it looks like your searches haven't uncovered anything more on that front... have you tried checking the netbook manufacturer's forums for this as a reported issue?

 

(found a list of boot parameters here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions)

 

Dunno if that's of any help, other than "it happened to me".

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Yeah I did and it didn't work. It was mentioned here too.

 

I tried using fedora livecd and I get an error but when I try this

I am able to boot. But then next comes the network drivers.

Think I'll just try fedora on this one and see how far I get.

Since the hardware is fairly new.

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Try some other distros to see what works (and what modules are needed) - mint, ubuntu, etc.

 

At least when it's up and running you can interrogate the distro to obtain HW info. I did this with Win98+Win2k years ago (used 98 to identify the unknown hardware then found a driver for 2k)

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That's good news. At least you can take the opportunity to run a hardware diagnostic and see what modules Debian thinks are required - you can then make use of that info to nudge other distros in the right direction.

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That's good news. At least you can take the opportunity to run a hardware diagnostic and see what modules Debian thinks are required - you can then make use of that info to nudge other distros in the right direction.

 

I actually don't mind using debian. I also installed ubuntu and sound works out of the box then. But I still want to get my sound working under debian. But seems I have to use a backported kernel for that. I did install kernel http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-backports/linux-image-2.6.39-bpo.2-amd64 But wasn't able to get sound working. How can I check what modules ubuntu uses for sound? May be similar to what I need in debian.

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To list what modules are loaded, use the lsmod command:

~$ lsmod
Module              	Size  Used by
cpufreq_conservative 	4018  0
cpufreq_userspace   	1480  0
cpufreq_powersave    	602  0
cpufreq_stats       	1940  0
reiserfs          	176190  2
ext2               	46245  1
loop                	9765  0
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 	1687  1
radeon            	538788  0
ttm                	33570  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper     	18309  1 radeon
snd_hda_intel      	16907  0
snd_hda_codec      	46002  2 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_intel
drm               	112712  3 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_hwdep           	4054  1 snd_hda_codec
i2c_piix4           	7124  0
i2c_algo_bit        	3497  1 radeon
snd_pcm            	47370  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer          	12258  1 snd_pcm
snd                	34375  5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore           	3450  1 snd
snd_page_alloc      	5113  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp             	21264  0
button              	3598  0
pci_hotplug        	18065  1 shpchp
pcspkr              	1207  0
k8temp              	2551  0
evdev               	5609  3
i2c_core           	12787  5 radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_piix4,i2c_algo_bit
ext3               	94204  1
jbd                	32169  1 ext3
mbcache             	3762  2 ext2,ext3
dm_mod             	46046  15
...

Other files to check: /etc/modprobe.conf, /etc/modprobe.d/* - those often provide "aliases" so that loading a module called "net" really means Linux is using "rtl8152.so" as a network driver, for instance.

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I booted ubuntu live and I found the following information.

 

lsmod:

 

Module              	Size  Used by
binfmt_misc 			7960  1
ppdev   				6375  0
lp                  	9336  0
parport            	37160  2 ppdev,lp
dm_crypt   			13043  0
joydev 				11104  0
snd_hda_codec_realtek   279008  1
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 	3023  1
rfcomm 				40393  4
snd_hda_intel      	25805  2
snd_seq_dummy   		1782  0
snd_hda_codec      	85759  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_oss        	31191  0
snd_hwdep   			6924  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi        	5829  0
snd_pcm_oss        	41394  0
snd_mixer_oss      	16299  1 snd_pcm_oss
sco     				9649  2
snd_rawmidi        	23420  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_pcm            	87946  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
bridge 				53152  0
stp     				2171  1 bridge
snd_seq_midi_event  	7267  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
bnep   				11884  2
snd_seq            	57481  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer          	23649  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device      	6888  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
l2cap              	34807  16 rfcomm,bnep
snd                	71283  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
uvcvideo   			62851  0
videodev   			40518  1 uvcvideo
psmouse            	65040  0
v4l1_compat        	15495  2 uvcvideo,videodev
btusb              	13097  2
v4l2_compat_ioctl32	11892  1 videodev
soundcore   			8052  1 snd
xhci   				42519  0
i2c_piix4   			9639  0
serio_raw   			4918  0
bluetooth          	58685  9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
snd_page_alloc      	8500  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
squashfs   			21900  1
aufs              	175496  1
nls_iso8859_1   		4633  2
vfat   				10866  2
fat                	55350  1 vfat
nls_cp437   			6351  2
isofs              	33399  0
dm_raid45          	75532  0
xor     				4685  1 dm_raid45
fbcon              	39270  71
tileblit            	2487  1 fbcon
font                	8053  1 fbcon
bitblit 				5811  1 fbcon
usb_storage        	50377  2
softcursor          	1565  1 bitblit
ahci   				38030  1
vga16fb            	12757  1
vgastate            	9857  1 vga16fb
video              	20623  0
output              	2503  1 video

 

under /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf I found:

 

# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
#
# Workaround at bug #499695 (reverted in Ubuntu see LP #319505)
install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-pcm-oss ; : ; }
install snd-mixer /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixer $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-mixer-oss ; : ; }
install snd-seq /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-seq $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-oss ; : ; }
#
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above sound card driver modules
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-emu10k1-synth ; }
install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
# Load saa7134-alsa instead of saa7134 (which gets dragged in by it anyway)
install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install saa7134 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist saa7134-alsa ; : ; }
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options saa7134-alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
options snd-usb-us122l index=-2
options snd-usb-usx2y index=-2
options snd-usb-caiaq index=-2
# Ubuntu #62691, enable MPU for snd-cmipci
options snd-cmipci mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
# Keep snd-pcsp from being loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2

 

I'll have a look at it later and try to figure it out. I'm guessing though that one of these two should be usefull:

options cx88_alsa index=-2options saa7134-alsa index=-2

 

 

and this is the one from debian lsmod:

 

Module              	Size  Used by
parport_pc         	18855  0
ppdev               	5030  0
lp                  	7462  0
parport            	27954  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sco                 	7225  2
bridge             	39646  0
stp                 	1440  1 bridge
bnep                	9427  2
rfcomm             	29629  0
l2cap              	24752  6 bnep,rfcomm
cpufreq_stats       	2740  0
cpufreq_conservative 	5162  0
cpufreq_userspace   	1992  0
cpufreq_powersave    	902  0
binfmt_misc         	6431  1
uinput              	6376  1
fuse               	50924  1
loop               	11799  0
joydev              	8459  0
arc4                	1274  2
ecb                 	1841  2
snd_hda_codec_realtek   235618  1
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 	2251  1
snd_hda_intel      	20035  1
snd_hda_codec      	54244  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_intel
btusb               	9913  2
snd_hwdep           	5380  1 snd_hda_codec
bluetooth          	41827  11 sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap,btusb
snd_pcm            	60487  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
brcm80211         	622853  0
psmouse            	49937  0
i2c_piix4           	8328  0
uvcvideo           	52111  0
snd_seq            	42881  0
serio_raw           	3752  0
snd_timer          	15598  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device      	4493  1 snd_seq
pcspkr              	1699  0
videodev           	30041  1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat        	11442  2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd                	46526  10 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
mac80211          	137372  1 brcm80211
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 	8474  1 videodev
soundcore           	4598  1 snd
video              	17445  0
cfg80211          	101496  2 brcm80211,mac80211
snd_page_alloc      	6249  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_core           	15819  2 i2c_piix4,videodev
evdev               	7352  16
rfkill             	13044  4 bluetooth,cfg80211
output              	1692  1 video
wmi                 	4323  0
processor          	29935  2
battery             	4998  0
ac                  	2192  0
button              	4650  0
ext4              	288350  3
mbcache             	5050  1 ext4
jbd2               	67015  1 ext4
crc16               	1319  2 l2cap,ext4
sha256_generic      	8692  6
aes_x86_64          	7340  8
aes_generic        	25714  1 aes_x86_64
cbc                 	2539  3
dm_crypt           	10664  3
dm_mod             	53898  7 dm_crypt
sd_mod             	29921  5
crc_t10dif          	1276  1 sd_mod
ohci_hcd           	19343  0
ahci               	32534  4
libata            	133776  1 ahci
atl1c              	27315  0
xhci               	33993  0
ehci_hcd           	32081  0
thermal            	11674  0
thermal_sys        	11942  3 video,processor,thermal
usbcore           	122674  6 btusb,uvcvideo,ohci_hcd,xhci,ehci_hcd
nls_base            	6377  1 usbcore
scsi_mod          	126533  2 sd_mod,libata

 

And this is the modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf from debian:

 

# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq ; }
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-emu10k1-synth ; : ; }
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
# Keep snd-pcsp from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2

 

Can't to find many differences. Will check them out tomorrow. it's snooze time :)

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