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RHEL 5 Update 1 and PSP 7.92

Don Vanco - Linux Ninja
Regular Advisor

RHEL 5 Update 1 and PSP 7.92



Total 100% vanilla installation of RHEL 5 Update 1 on a BL680c in 64-bit mode.

PSP 7.92

Once again, several components failing to install:
QLogic Drivers
Intel e1000 Drivers
HP Hi-Perf Mouse

Logging is a good as ever -
The HBA driver:
error: Installation of this component FAILED.

%pre(hp_qla2x00src-8.01.07.16-2.noarch) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping hp_qla2x00src-8.01.07.16-2

The e1000 driver:
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/e1000-7.6.5a/src] Error 2
make: *** [default] Error 2
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.92084 (%build)
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.92084 (%build)
A command, "rpmbuild -bb --quiet --clean --rmsource ${RPMDIR}/SPECS/e1000.spec", necessary to complete the installation of this component failed with error code 1: "Operation not permitted"

The mouse driver failed to install on first pass. On second pass it installs (probably because I did not change the config info this time round), but attempting to actually "use" it (sh hpmouse activate) results in it saying there's no x11-org or XFree86 present. My GUI begs to differ.

HP, you've done it again!

I am, of course, the first one to ever install this PSP on a Red Hat 5 Update 1 64-bit install of a DL680c. Right? Obviously no one inside HP has tested it...

Calling HP support as we speak, figured I'd post up here for the heck of it....
3 REPLIES
Don Vanco - Linux Ninja
Regular Advisor

Re: RHEL 5 Update 1 and PSP 7.92

To fix the HBA issue:
- grab the latest driver from the Storage site

To fix the Intel NIC issue:
- grab the latest driver from Support & Downloads

To fix the mouse issue:
(this is great)
The install script looks for the presence of xorg.conf or XFree86.conf in /etc/X11 - so if they're not there is comes back and tells you there's no X installed.
I don't know how, but RHEL 5 installs and runs the GUI with no xorg.conf file present. To remedy the situation I simply ran "system-config-display" and saved the file. Viola - mouse install / config works as expected.

10 points to me.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 Update 1 and PSP 7.92

Shalom,

Simple question: Is the OS you are using listed on the support matrix. If not any answer you get here that might work is not something to be trusted in production.

You are not the first person to do this. But if you are off the support matrix you should wait. on PSP

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Don Vanco - Linux Ninja
Regular Advisor

Re: RHEL 5 Update 1 and PSP 7.92

Hi Steven -

Yep - that's kinda the crux of my complaint. I go to reasonable lengths to insure that what I do is in the support matrix. And it fails.

But, all is well now....

Honestly, the mouse issue might be "sorta" my fault - my kickstarts skip both installing an xwindows config and running firstbooot. But still, looking for the presence of a conf file is hardly a strong "litmus test" for a package install.

If anyone cares - kickstart entry for c-Class Blades video:
xconfig --card "ATI ES1000" --videoram 32768 --hsync 31.5-37.9 --vsync 50-70 --resolution 800x600 --depth 16 --startxonboot --defaultdesktop gnome

...works good with iLO on a laptop - other users might want to bump to 1024x768