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* Problems on startup after install
@ 2020-08-04 23:22 Andrew Busto
  2020-08-05  6:29 ` Pierre Neidhardt
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Busto @ 2020-08-04 23:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

Hi all,

It seems that I am having issues on startup after the install... But I've
been unable to really identify what they are. I get a bunch of lines of
text saying services are starting and listing hardware, and then it just
stops. It doesn't seem to start an interactive shell of any kind. I've
tried using ALT and the f keys to switch terminals, but this did nothing. I
initially got messages saying "pcspkr is already registered: aborting" and
"error in finalization thread: Success", so I added (kernel-arguments
'("module_blacklist=pcspkr")) to config.scm, which was otherwise generated
by the graphical installer. I then reran guix system init. I don't get
either message anymore, or if I do they scroll past too fast to see. My
issue seems otherwise unchanged. Has anyone else had similar issues, or
know how I could do a better job of debugging it?

BTW, I did try (kernel-arguments (cons* "module_blacklist=pcspkr"
%default-kernel-arguments)), but %default-kernel-arguments was unrecognized
and the init would not run.

Thanks for your time,

- Andrew

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-04 23:22 Problems on startup after install Andrew Busto
@ 2020-08-05  6:29 ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-08-05  8:10   ` Andrew Busto
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-08-05  6:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Busto, help-guix

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Hi Andrew,

Andrew Busto <andrewlbusto@gmail.com> writes:

> I initially got messages saying "pcspkr is already registered:
> aborting" and "error in finalization thread: Success",

I've also got these errors, as far as I can tell they are benign.

Can you share your config.scm and the rest of the startup trace (maybe
take a picture)?

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05  6:29 ` Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-08-05  8:10   ` Andrew Busto
  2020-08-05  8:22     ` Pierre Neidhardt
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Busto @ 2020-08-05  8:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt; +Cc: help-guix

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Hi Pierre,

Attached are my config, and the end of the startup trace (that's all I
could take a picture of, as a lot of it scrolled by very quickly... is the
full thing logged somewhere?)

- Andrew

On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:29 PM Pierre Neidhardt <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
>
> Andrew Busto <andrewlbusto@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > I initially got messages saying "pcspkr is already registered:
> > aborting" and "error in finalization thread: Success",
>
> I've also got these errors, as far as I can tell they are benign.
>
> Can you share your config.scm and the rest of the startup trace (maybe
> take a picture)?
>
> --
> Pierre Neidhardt
> https://ambrevar.xyz/
>

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;; This is an operating system configuration generated
;; by the graphical installer, and refined by Andrew :)

(use-modules (gnu))
(use-service-modules desktop networking ssh xorg)

(operating-system
  (locale "en_CA.utf8")
  (timezone "America/Vancouver")
  (keyboard-layout (keyboard-layout "us"))
  (host-name "Proud_Fan")
  (users (cons* (user-account
                  (name "andrew")
                  (comment "Andrew")
                  (group "users")
                  (home-directory "/home/andrew")
                  (supplementary-groups
                    '("wheel" "netdev" "audio" "video")))
                %base-user-accounts))
  (kernel-arguments '("module_blacklist=pcspkr"))
  (packages
    (append
      (list (specification->package "nss-certs"))
      %base-packages))
  (services
    (append
      (list (service tor-service-type)
            (service network-manager-service-type)
            (service wpa-supplicant-service-type))
      %base-services))
  (bootloader
    (bootloader-configuration
      (bootloader grub-efi-bootloader)
      (target "/boot/efi")
      (keyboard-layout keyboard-layout)))
  (swap-devices (list "/dev/sda3"))
  (file-systems
    (cons* (file-system
             (mount-point "/boot/efi")
             (device (uuid "82F9-7DB7" 'fat32))
             (type "vfat"))
           (file-system
             (mount-point "/")
             (device
               (uuid "71ee8447-bf26-4d0a-9b7e-e37062a8070e"
                     'ext4))
             (type "ext4"))
           (file-system
             (mount-point "/home")
             (device
               (uuid "e9dfc547-e03b-48ce-8668-dcf4b4ef2041"
                     'ext4))
             (type "ext4"))
           %base-file-systems)))

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05  8:10   ` Andrew Busto
@ 2020-08-05  8:22     ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-08-05  8:59       ` Andrew Busto
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-08-05  8:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Busto; +Cc: help-guix

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I don't see anything wrong in the trace.  Maybe you can have a look at
/var/log/messages if you can access this file somehow.

You don't have any login manager or desktop service set up, so at the
end of the startup you should be prompted for a login.
Maybe I'm asking the obvious, but have you tried pressing "return" a few
times to see if the prompt appears?

Otherwise, try installing a desktop service.

Good luck!

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05  8:22     ` Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-08-05  8:59       ` Andrew Busto
  2020-08-05  9:06         ` Pierre Neidhardt
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Busto @ 2020-08-05  8:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt; +Cc: help-guix

Unfortunately I actually used to have gnome installed, but since I was
having this problem I decided to remove it so that I could
reinstall/reinitialize faster...
I have also tried pressing return a bunch after the trace finishes
scrolling. Tried once more for good measure, but no luck.
I *can* access /var/log/messages while booted into the install medium, but
I have been unable to find any errors that should, as far as I am aware,
cause this problem (not that I'm clear on what would)

Thanks anyway,
- Andrew

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 1:22 AM Pierre Neidhardt <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

> I don't see anything wrong in the trace.  Maybe you can have a look at
> /var/log/messages if you can access this file somehow.
>
> You don't have any login manager or desktop service set up, so at the
> end of the startup you should be prompted for a login.
> Maybe I'm asking the obvious, but have you tried pressing "return" a few
> times to see if the prompt appears?
>
> Otherwise, try installing a desktop service.
>
> Good luck!
>
> --
> Pierre Neidhardt
> https://ambrevar.xyz/
>

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05  8:59       ` Andrew Busto
@ 2020-08-05  9:06         ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-08-05 19:29           ` Andrew Busto
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-08-05  9:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Busto; +Cc: help-guix

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Maybe it's a kernel issue then.
Can you reproduce this issue with a distribution using the same version
of Linux-libre (e.g. Parabola)?

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05  9:06         ` Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-08-05 19:29           ` Andrew Busto
  2020-08-06  7:56             ` Pierre Neidhardt
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Andrew Busto @ 2020-08-05 19:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt; +Cc: help-guix

I'll try installing another linux-libre distro at a later time, I'm afraid
I have pre existing commitments today. That said, if it were a kernel
issue, shouldn't I have had this problem when booting into the install
medium?

- Andrew

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 2:06 AM Pierre Neidhardt <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

> Maybe it's a kernel issue then.
> Can you reproduce this issue with a distribution using the same version
> of Linux-libre (e.g. Parabola)?
>
> --
> Pierre Neidhardt
> https://ambrevar.xyz/
>

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* Re: Problems on startup after install
  2020-08-05 19:29           ` Andrew Busto
@ 2020-08-06  7:56             ` Pierre Neidhardt
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-08-06  7:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andrew Busto; +Cc: help-guix

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Andrew Busto <andrewlbusto@gmail.com> writes:

> I'll try installing another linux-libre distro at a later time, I'm afraid
> I have pre existing commitments today. That said, if it were a kernel
> issue, shouldn't I have had this problem when booting into the install
> medium?

Indeed, it's not very likely, but there are a few differences (such as
your file system configuration) that could matter.

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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2020-08-05  8:59       ` Andrew Busto
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