Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55898
PC freezes after booting. Need to power off.
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
HW: Motherbord I-Will (Adaptec 2940 SCSI controller on board), CPU:
Pentium 200MHz, Matrox Mystique 2MB PCI, Creative SB AWE 32 ISA
SW: RedHat 7.1 and 7.2 and Mandrake 8.0
Problem: after booting (text mode), the pc freezes (mouse and keybord not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.turn the power on and wait for the login prompt
2.try to login and use the PC
Actual Results: The PC freezes (sometimes I can login, sometimes not)
No response to ping etc.
I have to power down.
Expected Results: The machine should not freeze
RH 7.1 and mandrake 8.0:
Sometimes i can use the pc for a while (locally or via network), then it
sometimes i can't even insert the username at the login prompt.
i haven't been able to login yet (just installed)
It worked fine with all previous versions of RedHat (6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0;
kernel < 2.4.0)
can you try passing "apm=off" to the kernel commandline ?
I passed "apm=off" to kernel (dmesg -> apm off on user demand).
I could log in (text mode), i used the pc for a little while then i started X
(KDE). It froze again (during KDE startup).
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