Bug 114944

Summary: system crashed on change of power type
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Scott Russell <srussell>
Component: kernelAssignee: Dave Jones <davej>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: rawhideCC: 64bit_fedora, ckloiber, len.brown, pfrields
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Description Flags
acpi files that were dumped using acpidmp none

Description Scott Russell 2004-02-04 19:01:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the power cord is removed/added the system locks up. This happens
regardless of the amout of power in the battery.

When the battery registers low, the system locks up.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run fc1 x86_64. I don not think it matters if the gui is running.
My installation said I was headless; thus I had no gui.
2.Unplug or plug in the power cord.
3.System locks up.

Actual Results:  system locks up.

Expected Results:  The system continues as if nothing happened.
Possibly print message to terminal? And life goes on.

If battery low, print message to terminal/gui popup. And go on as usual.

Additional info:

Computer Config: 
Type: emachines M6807.
Processor: AMD Athlon Mobile 64
RAM: 512
Video Card: ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 with 64MB
Monitor Resolution: 1280x800
Wireless: Broadcom 802.11g

What little I know about the config can be found at www.emachines.com
I have not seen a detailed spec for everything on the site or my

Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2004-02-04 19:24:58 UTC
These laptops are full of new and unsupported hardware... eMachines
offers no promise of support.  That said, ACPI support should help
with this issue.  I will need to verify that the IO_APIC work around
funtions on this chipset.  If it does, I will push the kernel patch
upstream.  To save you some trouble outside of this issue, you will
need to download XFree86 4.3.99.x and rebuild that for X support.  I
have the patch to make kernel-pcmcia-cs working, but need to push it
upstream, and there are no wireless drivers for that chipset.

Comment 2 Scott Russell 2004-02-18 16:21:56 UTC
Created attachment 97802 [details]
acpi files that were dumped using acpidmp

I found, on the internet, a way to dump the contents of the acpi related stuff.
I was hoping that someone could figure out what was wrong or what the FC acpi
was doing incorrectly.

In regards to the previous comment: while I know that the wireless card will
not work, I am sure that there is a way to get the acpi to function correctly;
I know this because the acpi related functions work correctly under FreeBSD 4.9
RELEASE and it works correctly under Solaris 10.

From what I have read the main difference between FreeBSD's acpi and most of
the other variations of Linux, is that the FreeBSD's acpi is not located in the
kernel and that the files are stored in /proc. I do not know anyting about acpi
on Solaris.

Anyway, I hope that with this new/extra information that we can get FC's acpi
working on my computer (x86 and x86_64). Oh, and speaking of which, I tried FC2
test 1 for x86 (using kernel 2.6.x) and the acpi does not work correctly for
this kernel either. I have not had time to try the x86_64 2.6.x kernel yet, I
do not know how to establish a wireless dhcp connection form the commant
prompt. When I get the time to download it (probable in 3 to 4 weeks bcause of
my current work load) I will let you know.

Comment 3 Justin M. Forbes 2004-03-06 07:29:55 UTC
Unfortunately there are some ACPI issues in BIOS on this laptop... It
is not officially supported, but can be made to work in FC1 release. 
USB keyboard is still required for install, and newer XFree must be
built, otherwise, just append pci=noacpi during install/boot and ACPI
should work fine for power management. I am trying to push for a BIOS
update to fix the real issues.

Comment 4 Chris Kloiber 2004-03-23 03:19:51 UTC
Found a patch for the power change lockup, and some other tidbits:


Comment 5 Dave Jones 2004-11-29 09:37:21 UTC
fc1 - eol.