Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471763
kernel 22.214.171.124 has problem booting on some AMD64
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:22:13 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to a newer version of the kernel I have lots of problems at boot time (I have to press keys of the keyboard or the blocking botton of the touchpad to make it keep on booting).
I found out that adding hpet=disable to the kernel command line fixes this, even though I have no idea on what hpet is.
I found this in the kernel bugzilla:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# uname -a
Linux dagobah 126.96.36.199-37.fc9.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Nov 12 18:31:37 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Steps to Reproduce:
This get's fixed adding the option hpet=disable to the kernel.
hpet=disable just prevents the kernel from using HPET (a system timer) as a reference for timekeeping adjustments. Looks like some HPET buggyness on this system.
Is the reporter able to test a patch which may resolve this issue? I do not have any affected hardware to reproduce the problem myself.
If you give me a patched rpm kernel (or src.rpm package) I can check if it works.
BTW, I just updated my laptop and this kernel was removed. At the moment I working with kernel 188.8.131.52-73.fc9.x86_64 with hpet=disable.
What the exact chipset the affected hardware uses?
Can you attach a cpuinfo, lspci and dmidecode output possibly?
Created attachment 331336 [details]
cpuinfo from laptop
Created attachment 331337 [details]
lspci from my laptop
Created attachment 331338 [details]
dmidecode from my laptop
So its a Presario F700 Notebook thats affected. Good to know.
Can you also attach a /var/log/dmesg? Sorry, I should have asked for this in Comment #5. My apologies....
Also, any idea of which kernel revision used to work properly? I would like to determine when this regression was actually introduced.
Problem persists in Fedora 10 with latest kernel.
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This still happens on F10 (as stated before) but I don't have F10 (upgraded to F11 a week ago) on the laptop which gave me this problem. I'll check how it works with F11 and send feedback.
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