Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22318
hwclock hangs when auto power on enabled
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
Asus A7V mobo
SMC PCI network card
GeForce 2 GTS display adapter
SB Live sound
I would like the machine to power on at a fixed time, everyday. I've
enabled the "Everyday"
(at 8am) automatic power feature of the mobo. Regardless of whether the
powered on manually or allowed to come on automatically, the problem
The problem is that when the system's BIOS settings specify auto power on,
of /sbin/hwclock by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit, hangs. Just the process running
If you ctl-C, the boot continues until logging is started, then the boot
will progress no
1. halt system
2. Bring up BIOS menu, enable auto power on feature, Everyday, 8am.
3. Save new BIOS settings.
4. Permit system to finish booting (it probably will succeed).
5. Halt system, power off system.
6. Power on, Boot system..., will probably hang in hwclock as specified
7. reset system...
8. Bring up BIOS menu, disable auto power on
9. Continue booting (boot single user "linux -s").
10. System will probably hang in hwclock.
11. Hit ctl-C if/when it hangs during single user boot.
12. Not sure why..., but the following "fixes" the hang:
#fsck /dev/hda1 (Always reports clean)
#mount -o remount,rw /dev/hda1 /
13. Power system off
14. Power on, and allow to boot normally, everything should be back to
I'll dig around on the Asus website when I can get access. I know that
this may not be
a Redhat/Linux issue, but I thought it worth mentioning..., and in these
days of "Stage 2
power alerts", I'd like to be a good power citizen.
This has been the only report and it is not reproducable for me, so I am
closing this down.
Florian La Roche