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Re: [Bug 1067456] Re: [drm:intel_dsm_pci_probe] *ERROR* failed to get supported _DSM functions


On 11.08.2013 05:00, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:
> H. Lekin, as per http://download.lenovo.com/express/ddfm.html an
> update is available for your BIOS (1.45). If you update to this, does
> it change anything?

No; already updated on 08.03.2013.

By the way, I tested the v3.5 and v3.8 kernels (standard repositories):
No changes either.
> If not, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the
> output of the following terminal command: sudo dmidecode -s
> bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

Nothing much happened; kernel version + cat syslog | grep drm:

Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [    0.000000] Linux version
3.2.0-51-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro
4.6.3-1ubuntu5) ) #77-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 24 20:18:19 UTC 2013 (Ubuntu
3.2.0-51.77-generic 3.2.48)
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   12.999128] [drm] Initialized drm
1.1.0 20060810
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   13.703578] [drm] Supports vblank
timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010).
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   13.703582] [drm] Driver supports
precise vblank timestamp query.
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   13.703924] [drm:intel_dsm_pci_probe]
*ERROR* failed to get supported _DSM functions
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   14.441459] fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) is
primary device
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   14.623912] fb0: inteldrmfb frame
buffer device
Aug 10 09:51:31 zebrus kernel: [   14.623914] drm: registered panic notifier
Aug 10 09:51:32 zebrus kernel: [   14.692134] [drm] Initialized i915
1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0

Change-log of BIOS updates since 17.10.2012:


 BIOS: 1.45 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

- (Fix) Fixed an issue where Wake-on-LAN (WOL) might not work.


 BIOS: 1.44 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

- [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.

- (New) Added support for the function to disable & unconfigure AMT via

- (New) Updated CompuTrace ROM.

$ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

6IET85WW (1.45 )

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  [drm:intel_dsm_pci_probe] *ERROR* failed to get supported _DSM

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Bug description:
  Xubuntu 12.04 amd64

  In about 1 of 5 cases, the system hangs for ca. 10 seconds during boot.  Then - as far as I remember - a message about DSM/DRM is displayed.  This 'bug' is not reproducible.  The according syslog line is very likely:
  [drm:intel_dsm_pci_probe] *ERROR* failed to get supported _DSM functions

  The boot screen is always just black, up to the messages which I find
  in boot.log later on. I couldn't change this via Plymouth
  (~>https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Plymouth).  Plymouth doesn't work here as
  described in the article.

  If that hang occurs, I get a crash report for fingerprint-helper
  gui?field.series_filter=precise), but the developer Wolfgang Ullrich
  didn't find anything referring to his software. I usually sent these
  crash reports; a couple of these reports are still available.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic 3.2.0-32.51
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-32.51-generic 3.2.30
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
  Architecture: amd64
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  drop       2293 F.... pulseaudio
                        drop       2326 F.... xfce4-volumed
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   drop       2293 F...m pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC29: drop       2326 F.... xfce4-volumed
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf2620000 irq 45'
     Mixer name	: 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
     Components	: 'HDA:14f15069,17aa214c,00100302 HDA:80862804,17aa21b5,00100000'
     Controls      : 27
     Simple ctrls  : 9
   Card hw:29 'ThinkPadEC'/'ThinkPad Console Audio Control at EC reg 0x30, fw 6IHT43WW-1.18'
     Mixer name	: 'ThinkPad EC 6IHT43WW-1.18'
     Components	: ''
     Controls      : 1
     Simple ctrls  : 1
   Simple mixer control 'Console',0
     Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
     Playback channels: Mono
     Mono: Playback [on]
  Date: Tue Oct 16 18:45:12 2012
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=0627b157-375e-4149-8464-1ca8a7f70404
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  MachineType: LENOVO 252230G
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-32-generic root=UUID=34d92985-f7ff-4a77-ba81-cbf34ba0ee38 ro
   linux-restricted-modules-3.2.0-32-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.2.0-32-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.79.1
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   	Soft blocked: no
   	Hard blocked: no
  SourcePackage: linux
  StagingDrivers: mei
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 04/12/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 6IET83WW (1.43 )
  dmi.board.name: 252230G
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6IET83WW(1.43):bd04/12/2012:svnLENOVO:pn252230G:pvrThinkPadT410:rvnLENOVO:rn252230G:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 252230G
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T410
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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