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#1 2020-01-11 11:18:57

jamesthedisciple
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hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

Installation went well on my MBP 5.5 (2009)

The boot up problem (more of an inconvenience) is it hangs twice:

once at:
ifup: wating for lock on /run/network/ifstate.eth0

on installing I had to connect through eth0, as wlan is a broadcom card. now that wifi is working (Broadcom sta driver working well) I'm not using eth0.
What setting do I need to change?

Also it waits at:
MTA

I have no idea what this means!

One other question:
at the beginning of boot there an error of approximately:
EVIOCGABS /dev/input/event7
the number at the ends changes
Is this a problem?

Need more info, please ask!

Thanks in advance smile

Last edited by jamesthedisciple (2020-01-11 22:40:06)

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#2 2020-01-11 12:29:12

rolfie
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

jamesthedisciple wrote:

Also it waits at:
MTA

I have no idea what this means!

MTA = Mail Transfer Agent, typically exim. Starting up exim can take a while when no network is detected until some timeouts have passed.

Regards, rolfie

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#3 2020-01-11 13:12:52

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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

jamesthedisciple wrote:

on installing I had to connect through eth0 as wlan is a broadcom card. now that wifi is working I'm not using eth0.
What setting do I need to change?

Have you installed the Broadcom drivers? I would just throw that POS away and buy an Intel card instead but you should be able to get it working, after a fashion.


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#4 2020-01-11 13:36:58

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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

Broadcom and GNU/Linux do not mix. And neither does Killer (and Atheros, which might be the same thing). Leave those brands behind in your quest for computing freedom and usability.


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#5 2020-01-11 14:40:38

HevyDevy
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
jamesthedisciple wrote:

on installing I had to connect through eth0 as wlan is a broadcom card. now that wifi is working I'm not using eth0.
What setting do I need to change?

Have you installed the Broadcom drivers? I would just throw that POS away and buy an Intel card instead but you should be able to get it working, after a fashion.

I think you misread that, i dont blame you either.

1. connection is ok in broadcom land (probably installed brcm80211 driver).

2. not using eth0 lets get rid of it, why is it hanging around fmd, fml.

James, what network manager are you using if any?


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#6 2020-01-11 14:56:58

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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

HevyDevy wrote:

I think you misread that

Yes, I did. Oops. Sorry OP.


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#7 2020-01-11 22:40:46

jamesthedisciple
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

rolfie wrote:
jamesthedisciple wrote:

Also it waits at:
MTA

I have no idea what this means!

MTA = Mail Transfer Agent, typically exim. Starting up exim can take a while when no network is detected until some timeouts have passed.

Regards, rolfie

Thank you smile

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#8 2020-01-11 22:45:03

jamesthedisciple
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

HevyDevy wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
jamesthedisciple wrote:

on installing I had to connect through eth0 as wlan is a broadcom card. now that wifi is working I'm not using eth0.
What setting do I need to change?

Have you installed the Broadcom drivers? I would just throw that POS away and buy an Intel card instead but you should be able to get it working, after a fashion.

I think you misread that, i dont blame you either.

1. connection is ok in broadcom land (probably installed brcm80211 driver).

2. not using eth0 lets get rid of it, why is it hanging around fmd, fml.

James, what network manager are you using if any?

Using Wicd. I'll still need eth0 at times. On other installs I've not seen this happen. Presumably it's setting can be on just not trying to connect as default and having wlan0 connecting as default. Is this correct?

It's been so long since I've had to any stuff like this!!

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#9 2020-01-11 22:47:54

jamesthedisciple
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
jamesthedisciple wrote:

on installing I had to connect through eth0 as wlan is a broadcom card. now that wifi is working I'm not using eth0.
What setting do I need to change?

Have you installed the Broadcom drivers? I would just throw that POS away and buy an Intel card instead but you should be able to get it working, after a fashion.

I would if I could but it's an Apple laptop and swapping out cards is not really feasible!

My next laptop will be open hardware like a Pine 64 or a system 76.

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#10 2020-01-12 04:51:28

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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

open wicd-gtk if you have it,  go to preferences and untick

"always switch to a wired connection when available"

im assuming that is ticked and it is eth0 ?

you should be able to set wireless "wlan0" to automatically connect if that is what you want in wicd-gtk.

Last edited by HevyDevy (2020-01-12 04:53:27)


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#11 2020-01-12 04:57:31

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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

also have a look at the link below for the issue with "ifup: wating for lock on /run/network/ifstate.eth0".


https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1688

Last edited by HevyDevy (2020-01-12 04:57:51)


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#12 2020-01-12 06:10:26

jamesthedisciple
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

HevyDevy wrote:

also have a look at the link below for the issue with "ifup: wating for lock on /run/network/ifstate.eth0".


https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1688

Thank you HevyDevy
This one worked
Wired was unticked in Wicd.
Editing /etc/network/interfaces and comment out the last 2 lines.
no problem with MTA either.

So, now onto EVIOCGABS /dev/input/event7
I presume something is not coming up quick enough for the system, although everything seems to be working.
I seem to remember something link this in ubuntu many years ago and it was because the MBP keyboard uses usb connection.

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#13 2020-01-12 13:45:28

HevyDevy
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Re: hanging on boot (openrc) on eth0

jamesthedisciple wrote:
HevyDevy wrote:

also have a look at the link below for the issue with "ifup: wating for lock on /run/network/ifstate.eth0".


https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1688

So, now onto EVIOCGABS /dev/input/event7
I presume something is not coming up quick enough for the system, although everything seems to be working.
I seem to remember something link this in ubuntu many years ago and it was because the MBP keyboard uses usb connection.

what are your computer specs. Neofetch is a good peice of software for this.

sudo apt install neofetch

then show us the output of below command.

neofetch --stdout

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