Bug 402601 - System freezes after closing laptop lid (kernel panic)
System freezes after closing laptop lid (kernel panic)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2007-11-28 07:49 EST by Àlex Magaz Graça
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:21:46 EST
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kernel panic (150.88 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-06-17 04:32 EDT, Àlex Magaz Graça
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Description Àlex Magaz Graça 2007-11-28 07:49:57 EST
Description of problem:
If I close the laptop lid, when I open it again the system freezes.

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

How reproducible:

Always when doing it from a Gnome session or from a virtual console.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login in a Gnome session or switch to a text virtual console
2. Close and open the laptop lid
Actual results:

The system freezes (keyboard and mouse stop working). It also doesn't respond to

Expected results:

The system continues working normally.

Additional info:

The laptop is a HP Compaq 2510p. Smolt profile at

It doesn't happen when I do it from a GDM login screen.

When I do it from a text console, this message is printed:

BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 00004005
printing eip: 000004005

If I'm logged in (text console) a kernel panic is printed with a stack trace.
Sorry, but I couldn't connect through a serial console to get the message and I
no longer have the laptop. Maybe I can get another laptop like this to get the
message and paste it here.

It doesn't halts if I add "blacklist video" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Comment 1 Àlex Magaz Graça 2007-12-03 04:01:14 EST
Finally I could do some more tests. It doesn't fail always from virtual console
as I said, sometimes the laptop continues working correctly.

I connected through a serial console but couldn't get the message on it, so here
is an excerpt (sorry, no addresses):

Code: Bad EIP value.
EIP: [<7e7e7dc4>] 0x7e7e7dc4 SS:ESP 0068:f7c07ca4
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task!

Today I got an HP Compaq 6510b
(http://www.smolts.org/show?UUID=520ec3f1-463a-42e6-8920-773f4a1933ee) and has
the same problem. This message is printed (also incomplete):

virtual address 00000000
printing eip: f7c26dc3 <1>BUG: unable to handle kernel pagin request at virtual
address 3f7e7dc4
printing eip: 3f7e7dc4 *pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: [...]
CPU: 1
EIP: 0000:[<3f7e7dc4>] Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 3f7e7dc4 ( #1)
EIP is at 0x3f7e7dc4
eax: 0000001a ebx: f7c26db4 ecx: 00000046 edx: 00000000
esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: 00000000 esp: 3f7e7de0
ds: 007b es: 007b fs: 00d8 gs: 0000 ss: e488
Process swapper (pid: 0, ti=f7c26000 task=f7c02c20 task.ti=c18ec000)
EIP: [<3f7e7dc4>] 0x3f7e7dc4 SS:ESP 0068:f7c26c9c
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task!

A similar message also appeared sometimes on the first laptop.
Comment 2 Àlex Magaz Graça 2008-06-17 04:32:19 EDT
Created attachment 309581 [details]
kernel panic
Comment 3 Àlex Magaz Graça 2008-06-17 04:33:49 EDT
Now I have the same problem with an HP Compaq 6720s
(http://www.smolts.org/show?uuid=pub_47f274e0-a6ef-470a-a23b-4a33bfca0a3d) and
kernel (kernel panic photo attached). The system is a
Fedora 9 with all updates.
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