Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 411681
acpi=off now required for Fedora 8 kernels on nx6125
Last modified: 2008-11-26 12:37:00 EST
Description of problem:
Unable to boot any Fedora 8 kernel without specifying "acpi=off". This problem
occurs with the install and live CDs, and with an installed system. The problem
does NOT occur using 2.6.23-21 on Fedora 7. The laptop is an HP nx6125.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot without acpi=off kernel parameter
Steps to Reproduce:
System hangs around udev starting for an installed system, or before anaconda
starts for the install disk.
Works as normal (with acpi) as in Fedora 7
I've now managed to reduce the necessary boot parameters to "nohz=off" so the
rest of ACPI is now working.
Fix in CVS now, will be in kernel -81 and up.
Is this fixed in the latest released kernel?
I think it is. I don't use the laptop anymore so I can't check.
I've got the same prob;em but on fedora 8 64bit.
i've detailed my problem in here
In summary i can SOMETIMES boot without acpi=off || irqpoll, sometimes the NIC
doesn't work. I am pretty sure that my NIC isn't busted either becaused if i
boot into vista straight after to check it automatically logs onto the net.
I quiet new to linux, bit i think this has something to do with the devices
plugged into the usb ports. I currently connect my wired mouse and keyboard
through the usb ports on my monitor, that has a extension leading to the base.
I'll do some testing and post the results.
My exact hardware specs are;
Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD501LJ
Samsung SpinPoint T 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD321KJ)
Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)
Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 PC2-6400C5 TwinX (2x2GB)
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient SLACR 95W Edition" 2.40GHz
(1066FSB) - Retail
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS "Crysis Edition" 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) -
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/LGA775)
Samsung SH-S203NRSMN 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter
(Beige/Black/Silver) - Retail
Abit IP35 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Antec Solo Quiet Mini Tower Case - No PSU
Dell 22 inch Widescreen Flat Panel Display with built-in Webcam (SP2208WFP)
Auzentech X-Plosion DTS Connect 7.1 Sound Card – Retail
Just for reference, the same thing happens in ubuntu but if i boot with acpi=off
and irqpoll the sound card is always detected unlike fedora where it's detected
only somtimes. I hope this gets fixed before fedora 9.
Kernel no; 184.108.40.206-137.fc8. I done a full system update about a day ago.
thanks for your time.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I've now managed to reduce the necessary boot parameters to "nohz=off" so the
> rest of ACPI is now working.
Same for me on a Dell Inspiron 6000. I need to add nohz=off to get past "Running
/sbin/loader" in Anaconda using the install DVD image for Fedora 8.
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