installing CentOS (different versions) on dell precision m6800

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amoadil
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installing CentOS (different versions) on dell precision m6800

Post by amoadil » 2018/02/09 06:48:30

After installing CentOS (different versions; CentOS7-1708, 7-1611, CentOS6.5) on my workstation Dell Precision m6800, when I turn on or reboot my device, on a blank page I see this message:

1. [???????] mmc0: Unknown controller version (?). You may experience problems.

the ?????? is a numerical code that differs each time I install the OS.
And the OS was very unstable; for instance, on login page, some times after logging in my device shuts down, and in terminal it seems that when I open terminal, a process is running because every time that I want to close terminal or shut down the system it says that closing that or shut down will kill a process that is running.

I have to give more info:

I tried a SD memory card and it was recognized and I could see its contents.
After that I tried Ubuntu 1604 LTS and I got same message on shutting down.

My workstation config:
CPU Intel Core i7, 4930MX
Graphic card: NVIDIA Quadro k4100
Two hard drives: 1 HDD Seagate, 1 Samsung SSD
Realtek ALC32xx Series HD Audio Codec Driver
There is a SD card reader (sdhci-pci) attached to motherboard

I saw a command on internet which is probably useful here to report its results: lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04)

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4)

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4)

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d4)

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d4)

00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #7 (rev d4)

00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #8 (rev d4)

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 04)

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104GLM [Quadro K4100M] (rev a1)

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35)

11:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)



I am naive on computer science and my aim is to use linux for biological simulations, so I will be so grateful if you answer this in simplest way.

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Re: installing CentOS (different versions) on dell precision m6800

Post by northpoint » 2018/02/09 13:00:47

Had this same issue on my Dell Precison Laptop. The MMC refers to the Multi-media card reader. This should not affect anything performance wise unless you are trying to use the card reader. On my Dell precision I have linux Mint with Mate desktop installed. If I remember correctly, I was able to over come this by using the latest kernel after installation.

I recommend the latest CentOS and then upgrading to the latest kernel available - Im thinking the 4.14 kernel.
Ryzen x1800 * Asus x370 Pro * CentOS 7.4 64bit / Icewarp /

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