last 2 kernels fail on Asus M2N68-VM

Asked by friendlyfrank on 2009-11-19

Upgraded from 9.04 to 9.1 and system fails reverting back to kernel 2.6.28.15 works but no sound.
system fails on 9.1 live boot, using an Asus M2N68_VM motherboard which uses Nvidia 7 Series Shader model 3.0 and VT1708B H/D audio

Have set grub to point to #4 the 2.6.28.15 kernel and investigating the mother board bios updates

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2009-11-19
friendlyfrank (frank-richards) said : #1

Nothing in bios updates dmesg gives
[ 4.374743] [Firmware Bug]: powernow-k8: Your BIOS does not provide ACPI _PSS objects in a way that Linux understands. Please report this to the Linux ACPI maintainers and complain to your BIOS vendor.
what next?

friendlyfrank (frank-richards) said : #2

Nothing in bios updates dmesg gives
[ 4.374743] [Firmware Bug]: powernow-k8: Your BIOS does not provide ACPI _PSS objects in a way that Linux understands. Please report this to the Linux ACPI maintainers and complain to your BIOS vendor.
what next?

Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #3

The error message is because your BIOS does not have a correctly configured ACPI _PSS (Performance Supported States) object. Section 8.4.4.2 of the ACPI specification states that this is an optional ACPI object that indicates to operating system the number of supported processor performance states that the system can support.

The _PSS object is essentially a list of information about available performance states including internal CPU core frequency, typical power dissipation and the control register values needed to transition between performance states.

It's worth contacting the BIOS provider and/or ASUS and reporting this as a BIOS issue. Also it's worth contacting the Linux ACPI maintainers (<email address hidden>).

Is this problem causing your kernel not to start?

friendlyfrank (frank-richards) said : #4

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Colin King wrote:
> Your question #90813 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/90813
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Colin King requested for more information:
> The error message is because your BIOS does not have a correctly
> configured ACPI _PSS (Performance Supported States) object. Section
> 8.4.4.2 of the ACPI specification states that this is an optional ACPI
> object that indicates to operating system the number of supported
> processor performance states that the system can support.
>
> The _PSS object is essentially a list of information about available
> performance states including internal CPU core frequency, typical power
> dissipation and the control register values needed to transition between
> performance states.
>
> It's worth contacting the BIOS provider and/or ASUS and reporting this
> as a BIOS issue. Also it's worth contacting the Linux ACPI maintainers
> (<email address hidden>).
>
> Is this problem causing your kernel not to start?
>
No
 it looks like the nvidea driver problem and the terminal screen
flashes ntp and unable to log on

which logs would be the most helpfull?
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friendlyfrank (frank-richards) said : #5

Colin King wrote:
> Your question #90813 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/90813
>
> Description changed to:
> Upgraded from 9.04 to 9.1 and system fails reverting back to kernel 2.6.28.15 works but no sound.
> system fails on 9.1 live boot, using an Asus M2N68_VM motherboard which uses Nvidia 7 Series Shader model 3.0 and VT1708B H/D audio
>
> Have set grub to point to #4 the 2.6.28.15 kernel and investigating the
> mother board bios updates
>
>
The bios updates do not seem to address any problems but there is a
linux driver for sound.
from observations the text starting up shows and then the display
pulses, can read the start of ntpd and stop ntpd followed by a term
logon prompt but display pulse inhibits login or any further action.
what log files should I send that would help unravel this?

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