Dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system

After a fresh install of Endeavouros I received the following report using the

journalctl -p 3 -xb

command


This is my system:

Any idea how to get rid of these?

A couple of initial questions and pointers.

Firstly, if you post text output as text then people will be able to read it much more easily, and it takes up far less space on the server.

Second, screenfetch provides almost no useful system information. inxi -Fxxxz is a better option.

Thirdly, are we to assume you do not have a Dell system? If so, try unloading the module, sudo modprobe -r dell_smbios . If that works the, as per a search on the Arch wiki, you can blacklist it: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_Aspire_E5-575#Not_a_Dell_system_error

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Thanks, jonathon, I took the note and guideline and will follow that from now on. :upside_down_face:

I tried the sudo modprobe -r dell_smbios command, but after that, I checked the issue and it still exist:

[balazs@blade ~]$ journalctl -p 3 -xb
-- Journal begins at Tue 2021-04-06 20:34:08 CEST, ends at Fri 2021-04-09 20:10:47 CEST. --
ápr 06 21:30:18 blade kernel: x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS
ápr 06 21:30:19 blade kernel: dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system
ápr 06 21:30:21 blade systemd-coredump[820]: Process 420 (Xorg) of user 0 dumped core.

any other idea?

modprobe -r only persists for the current session (and was intended to test that you could unload the module) - if you reboot it will reload the module. That is why you need to blacklist it.

Hi jonathon,

Sorry for my ‘basic’ questions, but I can’t get rid of this error. Let me write down what I did:

  1. sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
  2. added this line into the file
# Do not load the 'dell_laptop' module on boot
blacklist dell_laptop
  1. Then rebooted and checked it, but it is still there:
[balazs@blade ~]$ journalctl -p 3 -xb
-- Journal begins at Tue 2021-04-06 20:34:08 CEST, ends at Fri 2021-04-16 22:15:10 CEST. --
ápr 16 22:08:01 blade kernel: x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS
ápr 16 22:08:02 blade kernel: dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system
ápr 16 22:08:04 blade systemd-coredump[813]: Process 415 (Xorg) of user 0 dumped core.

Would you have any idea what am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance any help you can provide.

Try

blacklist dell_smbios

?

If that works then it’s a typo in the wiki page… :exploding_head:

That worked!!! :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face: :upside_down_face:
Thank you, Jonathon!!!

Voilà:

[balazs@blade ~]$ journalctl -p 3 -xb
-- Journal begins at Tue 2021-04-06 20:34:08 CEST, ends at Sat 2021-04-17 14:10:16 CEST. --
ápr 17 14:10:01 blade kernel: x86/cpu: SGX disabled by BIOS
ápr 17 14:10:05 blade systemd-coredump[823]: Process 407 (Xorg) of user 0 dumped core.
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Great. I’ve updated the Arch wiki page to correct it. :tada:

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I am very happy that I could help

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