PCLinuxOS 2007 problems

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by david.rowe, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. david.rowe

    david.rowe

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    Has anyone else hitting problems with running PCLinuxOS 2007 under Parallels 3.0 Build 5160 in the last few days? - particularly to do with X11 not starting up

    I had a PCLinuxOS installation which has been working quite nicely for about a month. I haven't updated Parallels recently - but I think there were a series of updates to PCL about 4 days ago. Now I find the X11 system won't start up. It tries to - but then collapses back to the command line. The symptoms are different to The current Ubuntu 7.10 problems - there only seems to be one attempt to start up and I can't see any useful diagnostics.

    I went to the command line and swapped the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for the original default PCL one - and lo, X11 started properly - but of course, the Parallels tools were not installed. Anyway, I managed to extract some vital data files from the PCL VM, but when I then tried to reinstall the Parallels Tools, X11 in the PCL VM stopped working again. So it looks like there is something in the latest updates to PCL that disagrees with the Parallels Tools.

    I love Parallels Desktop when it is working - pure magic - but it is so fragile!
     
  2. midas

    midas

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    What does your /var/log/xorg.log (or something similar) show after attempting to run with the non-working xorg.conf?
     
  3. david.rowe

    david.rowe

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    Sorry - I was running out of disk space so I deleted non-functioning VM images including PCL2007. So right now I can't answer your question. I will see if I can recreate the VM and will get back to you if I can.

    Thanks for replying

    David Rowe
     
  4. david.rowe

    david.rowe

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    Re Midas's request for log info:

    OK - I have now tried to reinstall PCLinuxOS 2007 and still get a problem.
    I can run PCL as a live CD with no serious problems.
    I can use the live CD to install PCL and still no major problems.

    The problem starts when you then install the Parallels Tools. That installation appears to go OK but when X11 restarts, the system hangs with a blank screen. (this is slightly different to what happened back in Oct). If you then force a reboot by resetting the VM, the reboot appears to go OK to the point when X11 would normally start up - again the system hangs with a blank screen.

    Restoring the original /etc/X11/xorg.conf brings the system back to life again - but of course with no Parallels Tools.

    The /var/log/Xorg.0.log file says:
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    Release Date: 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18.6.dev5.k8h i686
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.18.8.tex5 #1 SMP Thu May 10 11:36:58 WST 2007 i686
    Build Date: 28 March 2007
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 5 22:37:09 2008
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) ServerLayout "layout1"
    (**) |-->Screen "Parallels Screen" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "Parallels Monitor"
    (**) | |-->Device "Parallels Video"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Parallels Mouse"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse2"
    (==) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
    (WW) The core keyboard device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
    Using the first keyboard device.
    (**) FontPath set to:
    unix/:-1,
    /usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled
    (==) RgbPath set to "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    (**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
    (**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
    (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
    (II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
    X.Org Video Driver: 1.0
    X.Org XInput driver : 0.6
    X.Org Server Extension : 0.3
    X.Org Font Renderer : 0.5
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libbitmap.so
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
    (II) Loading font Bitmap
    (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libpcidata.so
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
    (++) using VT number 7

    (II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
    (II) PCI: 00:02:0: chip 1ab8,1131 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:03:0: chip 1ab8,1112 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,80,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:05:0: chip 10ec,8029 card 10ec,8029 rev 00 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:1d:0: chip 8086,2658 card 8086,4541 rev 02 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:1d:7: chip 8086,265c card 8086,4541 rev 02 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:1e:0: chip 8086,1130 card 8086,4541 rev 02 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:1f:0: chip 8086,2440 card 8086,4541 rev 08 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:1f:1: chip 8086,244b card 8086,4541 rev 00 class 01,01,80 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:1f:5: chip 8086,2445 card 0000,0000 rev 02 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: End of PCI scan
    (II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:30:0), (0,0,0), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus 0 I/O range:
    [0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX
    (II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX
    (II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX
    (II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
    (II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:31:0), (0,-1,-1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
    (--) PCI:*(0:2:0) unknown vendor (0x1ab8) unknown chipset (0x1131) rev 0, Mem @ 0xc0000000/24, I/O @ 0x4000/8, 0x4400/4
    (II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
    [0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX
    [1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MXE(B)
    [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX
    [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX
    [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX
    [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX
    [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX
    (II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xe0000000 from 0xe3ffffff to 0xdfffffff
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MXO
    [1] -1 0 0xc1000000 - 0xc10003ff (0x400) MX
    [2] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc0ffffff (0x1000000) MX(B)
    [3] -1 0 0x00005c00 - 0x00005c3f (0x40) IX
    [4] -1 0 0x00005800 - 0x000058ff (0x100) IX
    [5] -1 0 0x00005400 - 0x0000540f (0x10) IX
    [6] -1 0 0x00005000 - 0x0000501f (0x20) IX
    [7] -1 0 0x00004c00 - 0x00004c1f (0x20) IX
    [8] -1 0 0x00004800 - 0x0000481f (0x20) IX
    [9] -1 0 0x00004400 - 0x0000440f (0x10) IX[B](B)
    [10] -1 0 0x00004000 - 0x000040ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
    [0] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
    [1] -1 0 0xc1000000 - 0xc10003ff (0x400) MX[B]
    [2] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
    [3] -1 0 0x00005c00 - 0x00005c3f (0x40) IX[B]
    [4] -1 0 0x00005800 - 0x000058ff (0x100) IX[B]
    [5] -1 0 0x00005400 - 0x0000540f (0x10) IX[B]
    [6] -1 0 0x00005000 - 0x0000501f (0x20) IX[B]
    [7] -1 0 0x00004c00 - 0x00004c1f (0x20) IX[B]
    [8] -1 0 0x00004800 - 0x0000481f (0x20) IX[B]
    [9] -1 0 0x00004400 - 0x0000440f (0x10) IX[B](B)
    [10] -1 0 0x00004000 - 0x000040ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
    [0] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    [4] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    [5] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) All system resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    [1] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    [2] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    [3] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    [4] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
    [5] -1 0 0xc1000000 - 0xc10003ff (0x400) MX[B]
    [6] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
    [7] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    [8] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    [9] -1 0 0x00005c00 - 0x00005c3f (0x40) IX[B]
    [10] -1 0 0x00005800 - 0x000058ff (0x100) IX[B]
    [11] -1 0 0x00005400 - 0x0000540f (0x10) IX[B]
    [12] -1 0 0x00005000 - 0x0000501f (0x20) IX[B]
    [13] -1 0 0x00004c00 - 0x00004c1f (0x20) IX[B]
    [14] -1 0 0x00004800 - 0x0000481f (0x20) IX[B]
    [15] -1 0 0x00004400 - 0x0000440f (0x10) IX[B](B)
    [16] -1 0 0x00004000 - 0x000040ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "v4l"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/v4l_drv.so
    (II) Module v4l: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 0.1.1
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension Multi-Buffering
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "type1"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libtype1.so
    (II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.2
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
    (II) Loading font Type1
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
    compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 2.1.0
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "prlvideo"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/prlvideo_drv.so

    Backtrace:
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    For the record, these are my configuration details:

    ardware: MacBookPro1,1
    RAM: 2 GB
    MacOS X: 10.4.11
    Parallels Desktop 3.0
    Build 5582

    Custom VP setup
    OS Type: Linux
    OS Version: Other Linux kernel 2.6
    400 MB RAM for VM
    new VM
    32000 MB Virtual HD - Expanding
    Shared networking
    Optimise performance for VM[/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  5. Egurt

    Egurt Parallels Team

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    It seems our bug. We have the same problem with Ubuntu 6.06 and installed Parallels Tools. Please provide me with xorg.conf with installed Parallels Tools from 5582 Parallels Desktop version.
     
  6. david.rowe

    david.rowe

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    As requested - this is the xorg.conf file generated by Parallels build 5582 for my PCLinuxos 2007 configuration as described in my previous posting:
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    # X.org configuration file generated by Parallels Tools


    Section "Files"
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    EndSection


    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"
    EndSection


    Section "ServerFlags"
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    EndSection


    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection


    # Parallels mouse driver
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Parallels Mouse"
    Driver "prlmouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "yes"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse2"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "product" "0x0006"
    Option "vendor" "0x0002"
    Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "yes"
    EndSection


    #Parallels monitor
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Parallels Monitor"
    VendorName "Parallels Inc."
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "1024x768 @ 60 Hz"
    HorizSync 31.5-48.5
    VertRefresh 50-70
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection


    # Parallels video driver
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Parallels Video"
    Driver "prlvideo"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    Driver "fbdev"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection


    #Parallels screen
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Parallels Screen"
    Device "Parallels Video"
    Monitor "Parallels Monitor"
    Option "NoMTRR"
    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    EndSection


    # Server layout
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    Screen "Parallels Screen"
    InputDevice "Parallels Mouse" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1"
    InputDevice "Mouse2"
    # Screen "screen1"
    EndSection

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Good luck

    David Rowe
     
  7. Egurt

    Egurt Parallels Team

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    thank you for the information. I've added this info to the list of existing bugs.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 24, 2008
  8. jimcoyle

    jimcoyle Kilo Poster

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    PCLinux - Parallel Tools - Networking

    Like the other guy in this forum, I had the same result when trying to add Parallels Tools. Is there any way, then to configure PCLinux to use my wireless network WITHOUT the Parallel Tools? I gave it the college try, but with no results.
     
  9. okim12000

    okim12000

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    Same problem with Debian

    I'm having the exact same problem with Debian. Is there a fix for this yet?

    I'm using build 5584
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008
  10. jimcoyle

    jimcoyle Kilo Poster

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    PC Linux now works with version 5600???

    Anyone know if PC Linux will now work with Parallels build 5600?
     
  11. david.rowe

    david.rowe

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    PC Linux now works with version 5600???

    Well I have just tried the new release of Parallels Workstation (Build 5600) on my old installation of PC LinuxOS 2007 and there seems to be no improvement. The installation works OK, provided that you don't try and install the Parallels Tools - so no automatic window resizing and you have to press ctrl+alt to release the cursor from the parallels window.

    When you install the parallels tools and restart the X server, the window/screen goes black and that is the end of that. I think that that was what happened with the previous build.

    For a completely authoritative test, I ought to try a fresh install of PCLinuxOS - but I am not sure I can be bothered. At the moment, if I want to use a Linux, I use Ubuntu 7.10 which seems to work OK with Parallels Tools.

    I would urge Parallels to put more effort into better support for Linux, rather than lovingly polishing the Windows support. I do use Windows - but only when I have to. I use Linux for fun and education.
     
  12. marrandy

    marrandy

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    Ref pclinuxos-2007

    I can boot OK directly from the CD, but when I try and install it in parallells, it aborts.

    Any ideas ?
     
  13. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    If kernel version is above 2.6.23 in PCLinux please wait June's update build
     
  14. marrandy

    marrandy

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    OK - done that - it ow boots in parallels, but when I select install, go through setting up the partitions and go to next, then done, it shows me checked partitions to format and then nothing else happens.
     
  15. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    Installed without problems,
    Os type Mandriva Linux
     
  16. marrandy

    marrandy

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  17. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    I mean OS type selected is OS Mandriva, installed PCLinuxOS 2007
     
  18. marrandy

    marrandy

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    I must be missing something.

    Pclinuxos is a livecd.

    when its up and running at the desktop, I select install, go through installation and it completes the install, lets me add the boot to the virtual and I am back at the desktop, so as it is a livecd, I shut it down and it ejects the CD

    Wen i exit and restart parallels and select pclinuxos, it sits at the shutdown screen and can't find the boot ??

    What am i missing ?
     
  19. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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  20. marrandy

    marrandy

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    Its the same.

    The pclinuxos-2007 from the website is a livecd with a install to hard drive icon on the desktop. ordinarily, after the install is finished, you are back at the livecd desktop and have to shutdown/reboot so the livecd is ejected and when you next boot or reboot, it launches from the hard disk instead
     

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