Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445999
HP laptop freezes when hwclock run- Fedora 8
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:48:35 EST
Description of problem:
I am using Fedora 8 on HP Dv6448us laptop. it has amd-turion 64 processor. the
problem is the hwclock and the poor performance.
First I noticed problem at shutdown process. Computer hangs at the "Syncing
hardware clock to system time" message. I searched around and saw that too many
people are suffering from this.
when I try to reach hwclock form console system also hangs and the only
solution is a reset from power button.
On the other hand the performance of the system is really poor. Although it has
2Gb memory, it works like vista having 512Mb memory.
I found that Ubuntu released a patch for this issue. They say that "Certain
(HP) laptops experience trouble from our port 0x80 I/O delay writes. This patch
provides for a DMI based switch to the "alternate diagnostic port" 0xed (as
used by some BIOSes as well) for these."
here is the link of their bug solution:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Will be fixed soon, in the upcoming 2.6.25 kernel for F8.
You can work around this now by adding:
in /etc/grub.conf to the boot options for a 2.6.25 kernel.
(In reply to comment #2)
I oculdnt find the kernel 2.6.25 for fedora. is that released or do I have to
get it from kernel.org?
> You can work around this now by adding:
> in /etc/grub.conf to the boot options for a 2.6.25 kernel.
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