This project is to enable individuals to report issues in regards to hardware compatibility.
Sat, Apr 4
how does one go about incorporating a plug-into an exisitng package like Iscan? You would need to disassemble the iscan yaml, rewrite, relink, lots of trial and error I suppose. Is it doable for a mostly layman? Roughly speaking that is. Thank you for any feedback.
Fri, Apr 3
Nope. We don't allow out-of-tree wireless drivers as they have a habit of making changes to the power output of the transmitter which can violate all of the regulatory testing done to ensure these devices operate with in allowable ranges. We have zero interest in getting into legal troubles with regulatory agencies or potentially causing our users to unknowingly violate their own local regulations. The one notable exception is the Broadcom drivers that we ship because those come directly from the manufacturer. Realtek do not do this as they work with the kernel developers directly.
Thu, Apr 2
Hey, just updating on this. Tried switching to the LTS kernel, tried booting from a USB directly (to see if the bootup sequence could detect the USBs without the kernel being involved at all) and switching out the NVME for one with OpenSUSE (just in case it really was something solus specific that was the problem) none of these things helped at all. At this point, i think its probably safe to conclude that the problem must be on the hardware end. Since the USBs are on daughterboards maybe the USB controller got fried somehow? Anyway, i'm gonna see about getting the hardware looked at. Thanks for the help though!
Sun, Mar 29
So update - 5.5.11-151.current - vertical lanes still show up, OS is snappy but shutdown takes a little longer than on LTS.
Sat, Mar 28
This is, apparently, the "upstream" fix: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-wireless/iwlwifi.20200318081237.46db40617cc6.Id5cf852ec8c5dbf20ba86bad7b165a0c828f8b2e@changeid/
Issue persists with com.solus-project.current.5.5.11-151 and I believe more now than ever the issue is either directly a result of or related to iwlwifi.
Fri, Mar 27
Well, it seems it was a cable problem. I don't know how it is possible it was a cable, but I changed it and since then I don't have this issue. But it is only one day of testing right now...
Tue, Mar 24
Although that's a little extreme, it might be my only choice; thanks for the info @feuerstein...
@moore-bryan I've reinstalled Solus on the same machine and it's fixed for me now. If you don't mind a reinstallation, try if that fixes your issue.
Sat, Mar 21
could you please add drivers for Brother DCP-J572DW
Fri, Mar 20
Finding some time during this coronavirus shutdown, it would appear there are "problems" with iwlwifi and dmesg seems to confirm that...
Wed, Mar 18
Okay, I will let you know. :)
Navi support is still pretty new in both the Kernel and Mesalib. Let's see if upgrading those helps. Please follow-up after the next kernel upgrade. Thank you!
Marking as Needs More Info so that we revisit this after the next kernel upgrade.
Probably a kernel regression.
Probably a kernel bug. Keep us posted after the next kernel update and we'll dig deeper if needed. Marking as "Needs More Info" for follow-up.
Tue, Mar 17
My T420 has 16GB RAM and 8GB of swap. My T440p has 8GB RAM and 8GB of swap. Both machines were affected, but the T420 more so. The problem with both machines was resolved back around the beginning of the year (IIRC), so whatever changes you made, thank you!
Sun, Mar 15
Fri, Mar 13
I'll hold off looking into this too much until new kernel and GNOME stack land as it might just disappear.
Mar 9 2020
could you please add drivers for Brother DFC-J1100DW both printing and scanning. It is a network printer rather than direct connect via usb.
Mar 8 2020
Issue persists with com.solus-project.current.5.5.7-150; I hope this gets resolved soon... it's really a pita...
Mar 5 2020
@aquasp Thanks, it appears I also had that installed.
Back when I had initially set up Solus, I installed this to provide additional codec coverage, however looking at the Arch Wiki page, it is pretty much irrelevant unless you are using Nouveau on NVidia's 900-series or newer cards, and even then, it only appears to support decoding (plus, no support by either Firefox or Chromium).
Otherwise, everything it supports seems to be supported by VA-API and/or NVidia's proprietary driver.
@moriel5 oh sorry, with libva-va-gl I mean libva-vdpau-driver
I always write it wrong
If you can get me the USB vendor and product IDs, I can look closer later.
Hi could you please add drivers for Brother MFC-J885DW both printing and scanning. It is a network printer rather than direct connect via usb. As you are aware drivers available from Brother are .deb or .rpm only.
@joebonrichie From what I can see from the patch notes, it looks to be pre-Gen4 graphics.
Posting locally cached comment i didn't send:
As for the presence of the Intel DDX, it is needed for older chipsets as the KMS driver will cause issues there (real hangs). Fedora carried patches to explicitly use KMS on newer generations and fallback to the Intel DDX in all
other cases. May be worth looking into.
OK just to add fuel to the fire I've been getting the same issue, I have to switch to tty1 and full reset. This is why I don't think its a KMS issue otherwise my tty would be locked out and trying to perform
a reset would hit a kernel panic. I get this several times a day when working at the library so I have to save often or risk losing all my work. It seems, in my case at least, explicitly tied to the alt+tab window.
Personally I think some of the UB changes in git are somewhat untested and are causing runaway issues, and would need review (mutter/daemon/etc) as they're causing full X server locks.
Well, I can confirm that I was wrong in the beginning. After removing xorg drive, the freezes were occurring much less frequently. But, I broke my system after accidentally deleting bin folder (don't ask me how I did it) and then, after a clean install, the freezes were much less frequent even with xorg drivers. I also noticed that xorg drivers make my waterfox faster.
Mar 4 2020
Light sensor is now working correctly, thank you so much!
Mar 1 2020
Solus isn't installed yet, so how do I boot without quiet and splash?
Do I need to modify the GRUB file inside the Solus ISO?
Meanwhile, I've updated the BIOS (I had to install Windows 10 just to do that, because Acer only provides BIOS updates through Windows) and then tried again to install Solus.
This time, the IOMMU error is still there, but is followed by this:
"a start job is running for rebuild dynamic linker cache"
The start job keeps running forever, as it has no time limit.
I've Googled this error and found out that a lot of people are having this issue with the same laptop, so it's probably Acer's fault.
BTW, Secure Boot is disabled, otherwise it wouldn't even let me get to this point.
That's probably a red-herring. Not everything printed to the kernel log that looks like an error, is actually a fatal one.