Bug 101520 - Freezing at USB loading time. ACPI related.
Freezing at USB loading time. ACPI related.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 101519
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-08-02 06:08 EDT by Jean Francois Martinez
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:57:57 EST
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Description Jean Francois Martinez 2003-08-02 06:08:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting the box freezes when loading the USB modules.  I haven't tried to
do an interactive booting and later (when I have a tty) to start USB by hand: I
would have known if it was the kernel who froze or only the user space
component.   I finally succeeded in booting by adding acpi=off on the kernel
command line.

The box is an Athlon XP with an NFORCE2 chipset.  Given that the chipset is
quite popular between new machines it would be better to get this right (ie
without the user having to know about the ACPI trick).

BTW: Mandrake 9 had the same problem of freezing when reaching the USB part. 
You could look at their solution.  :-)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot
2.  Wait until the boot reaches "starting USB"
3.  See the box freeze

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-04 23:30:56 EDT
This will almost certainly be fixed with the fix for 101519.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101519 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:57:57 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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