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Re: [Bug 1354668] Re: Fix for suspend/hibernate with DVB-t USB stick


May I suggest to update your bug reporting etiquette to not require bios
updates if the motherboard manufactuerer does not provide a reliable way to
update the bios from within Ubuntu whilst the motherboard is working
stable? I bricked my MSI motherboard yesterday by installing BIOS version
4.3 using FreeDOS. The update went great but now my motherboard is in an
infinite boot loop. After about 7 secs the motherboard resets. See also
Google for a lot of people facing the same with this unstable MSI
motherboard with unfriendly Linux support and a buggy BIOS update
procedure. MSI is a bad choice for Linux / Ubuntu. (yes there is some
intended SEO in this report)

So, this bug report costs me at least 50EUR and a lot of time :-( I will
test again when I have a new motherboard installed and time for testing.
Obviously, I will refrain from doing a BIOS update if requested here...

Any suggestions for which motherboard to buy? I need USB3, ethernet, 3
SATA-600 ports and 5.1 or higher onboard sound. I prefer no separate
onboard RAID controller as this slows down booting and Linux software RAID
is easier/much more reliable. Linux stability is very important, especially
as this computer is put to sleep often. Are Asrock and Gigabyte
Linux-friendly brands? Which Intel chipset will be the most reliable: B75,
P75, H77? What Realtek chips will give the most reliable and best sound
experience in Ubuntu: ALC662, ALC887 or ALC892?

Thanks for the support!

Mvg, Sander Devrieze.

2014-12-05 22:38 GMT+01:00 Christopher M. Penalver <

> sander, as per http://www.msi.com/support/mb/P67AGD65.html#down-bios an
> update to your BIOS is available (4.3). If you update to this following
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate does it change anything?  If
> it doesn't, 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
> For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#Bug_reporting_etiquette
> .
> Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
> posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful. As well, you don't
> have to create a new bug report.
> Once the BIOS is updated, then please mark this report Status Confirmed.
> Thank you for your understanding.
> ** Tags added: bios-outdated-4.3
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1354668
> Title:
>   Fix  for suspend/hibernate with DVB-t USB stick
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  Fix  for suspend/hibernate with DVB-t USB stick

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I have a Terratec Cinergy T USB XXS DVB-t USB stick, but when you
  suspend the system while a radio or TV channel is actively playing in
  some application, the system does not correctly suspend the device.
  The system will not wake up again and you have to reset the computer.
  This bug exists for at least 3 year and likely people with similar
  DVB-t USB sticks will be affected as well.

  I have created a failure proof workaround solution for VLC by creating
  the script /etc/pm/sleep.d/50_dvb_usb_dib0700_quirk:


  PASS=<enter password for LUA telnet access to VLC>

  case "$1" in
   # check whether a stream with "telx" (Teletext) is active or not
    if [ "`{ echo $PASS; echo "info"; } | netcat localhost 4212 -q 1 | grep -c telx`" -eq "0" ]
     { echo $PASS; echo "stop"; } | netcat localhost 4212 -q 1 > /dev/null
    modprobe -r dvb_usb_dib0700
    sleep 1
    modprobe dvb_usb_dib0700
    # automatically start playing after wake up
    { echo $PASS; echo "play"; } | netcat localhost 4212 -q 1 > /dev/null
  *) exit $NA

  This solution was inspired by: http://forum.xbmc.org/printthread.php?tid=71490
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.6
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  sander     2632 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  sander     2632 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] Bestand of map bestaat niet
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=c4ca47bf-e5b3-4e55-8e04-7545c1f50cdd
   p6p1      no wireless extensions.
   lo        no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: MSI MS-7681
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-39-generic root=UUID=e882cc04-9882-4d29-b98d-cd0144f876ad ro quiet splash nomdmonddf nomdmonisw nomdmonddf nomdmonisw
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-39.66-generic
   linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-39-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-39-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.127.10
  Tags:  trusty
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-39-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-06-21 (166 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom debian-transmission dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare saned sudo
  _MarkForUpload: True
  dmi.bios.date: 07/13/2011
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: V1.14
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: P67A-GD65 (MS-7681)
  dmi.board.vendor: MSI
  dmi.board.version: 2.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: MSI
  dmi.chassis.version: 2.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV1.14:bd07/13/2011:svnMSI:pnMS-7681:pvr2.0:rvnMSI:rnP67A-GD65(MS-7681):rvr2.0:cvnMSI:ct3:cvr2.0:
  dmi.product.name: MS-7681
  dmi.product.version: 2.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: MSI

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