Errata ROSA Marathon X1
- 1 Update from Marathon/Marathon RP1 to Marathon X1
- 2 Installation
- 2.1 Boot from hardisk does not work
- 2.2 System boots into the 'Live' mode after reboot
- 2.3 If installed from USB Flash, the system displays a message about 'Emergency mode'
- 2.4 Incorrect resolution with Intel graphics cards
- 2.5 Very long boot time with VMWARE installed
- 2.6 Adaptor ROM Conflicts
- 2.7 Cannot install system with /var in a different partition than /
- 3 Hardware
- 4 GNOME Edition
- 5 Users software
- 6 Repository/RPM problem
Update from Marathon/Marathon RP1 to Marathon X1
After last system update i did not install/update anything- system say me about unable find mirrorlist
For resolve this problem do this steps: - Run root console (konsole or another terminal, su, root password) - run comand
ln -sf /etc/product.id.One /etc/product.id
After this install and update process will work correctly
After update Firefox not use may own locale
With media metadata problem system not install locale package for Firefox. For resolve this install package
where xyz you needing lang.
Boot from hardisk does not work
If your bootloader is located not on the first physical disk, this option will not working.
System boots into the 'Live' mode after reboot
After system installation is complete and you reboot the machine, do not forget to eject your installation DVD or USB media, since by default the 'Live' mode will activated. Alternatively, you can change the priority of boot devices or choose 'Boot from hard drive' when booting from the installation media.
If installed from USB Flash, the system displays a message about 'Emergency mode'
If you install the system from USB Flash, you can a message about 'Emergency mode' after removing installation media rebooting. If this is the case, just insert the USB Flash back, load from it, choose 'Boot from hard drive' and finalize the installation (there will be several question from wizard). After that, you will be able to boot the system normally.
If you have Windows partitions, you may need to load Windows and run scandisk.
Incorrect resolution with Intel graphics cards
If you have a modern Intel graphics card, you may need to delete the following parameter from the boot loader menu entry:
Very long boot time with VMWARE installed
In case your boot takes very long time you can try disabling pcscd service in your host system. It can be done via drakxservices, or by executing command
systemctl disable pcscd.service
from root user.
Adaptor ROM Conflicts
This information relates to error messages such as the one outlined in the page title and other similar ones - for example:
pci_root PNP0A08:00: address space collision: host bridge window [mem 0x000cc000-0x000cffff] conflicts with Video ROM [mem 0x000c0000-0x000ce9ff]
This error message occurs due to latest kernels enumerate PCI host bridges and is not specific to ROSA Linux - see this kernel bug report. The message itself does not indicate a functional problem, so it can be ignored.
If you see additional problems, such as computers with multiple NICs not starting all adaptors reliably and issues with multi display/adaptor configurations, please report them in the kernel bugzilla and attach a complete dmesg log. The pci=nocrs parameter may be a workaround while debugging the problem.
To use pci=nocrs, edit the syslinux.cfg boot file and add pci=nocrs to the parameters. On systems that boot from a USB memory stick, this file is /media/usb/syslinux.cfg Example:
timeout 20 prompt 1 default grsec label grsec
kernel /boot/grsec append pci=nocrs initrd=/boot/grsec.gz alpine_dev=usbdisk:vfat modules=loop,cramfs,sd-mod,usb-storage quiet
Cannot install system with /var in a different partition than /
Error "cannot copy files to new partition" in the end of the installation process. The error occurs because of squashfs installation image which contains hard links to other root directories. Solution: keep /var and / on the same partition or disk.
See also bug #316.
After update to 2012 Marathon sound is disabled
Delete .pulse directory in you home folder.
Impossible to activate video driver for graphics cards on 82945G/GZ chipsets
To load Intel video driver for cards on 82945G/GZ chipsets, one should perform the following actions:
- Open ROSA Control Center and choose "Boot->Configure boot steps->Set up boot system"
- Add pci=noacpi to kernel options and reboot the system
- Now you can enable Intel video driver for your graphics card
Please refer to bug 198 for more details.
Low WiFi speed (with kernel module ath9k)
Issue: low wifi connection speed while using Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter and others with kernel module ath9k.
Solution: from root
echo "options ath9k nohwcrypt=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf
"Welcome to emergency mode" error
If the booting process has stopped with the "Welcome to emergency mode" error, you have to login as root, insert:
rm /etc/mtab ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab
Installer and live system show a warning dialog when you use less that 640MB RAM
Just ignore this message. RM2012 GNOME Edition uses the same installer as in ROSA Marathon 2012 with KDE and this requirements for KDE. Official minimum requirements for GNOME Editon - 512 MB of RAM.
Can't change default avatar in the installer
You can set your own avatar after installation. Open dialog System->'Preferences->About Me' and change your avatar there.
Unable to remove Klipper from the system tray
By default possibility to remove Klipper from tray is disabled. You can enable it by modifying corresponding configuration file.
Just add/update corresponding parameter in the [General] seciton on
Caution: Use this solution at your own risk! (see comment).
Crackling sound in Skype
In file /etc/pulse/default.pa, replace the line:
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0
Then restart the computer. For more information, see bug #288.
No sound in ROSA Media Player with mp4 videos
Remove rosa-media-player and install it one more time from the official repositories.
Deleted application launcher restoring on panel after log-out and log-in again
When using standard panel with enabled desktop effects, every time after reboot or session logout previously deleted application launcher is restoring on panel.
This is upstream bug: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=278724
In ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc find and delete (or comment out) following string:
browser=preferred://browser, , ,\s filemanager=preferred://filemanager, , ,\s
Regular appear error of not-installed/not-updated packages
If you has regular error for not installed or not-updated packages, you may has broken RPM database (see output log for words, like invalid or broken rpm database). For fix this simple run from root this command
db52_recover -vh /var/lib/rpm