Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72200
Repeated suspend/resume during installation
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the entire installation my machine repeatedly went into a suspend like
state and immediately resumed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install null from CD-RW ISOs, on a 7.3 Athlon, 2 IDE HDs, USB mouse, Geforce4
system (didn't happen when I upgraded from 7.2->7.3 or before)
Actual Results: Specifically, the display and two IDE HDs would power off
(display blanked - monitor lost signal) and HD wound down. This only lasted 2-3
seconds each time (the power light blinked during this time). The display
always came back immediately and the HDs could be heard spinning up. The cursor
was frozen until the HDs has spun-up. The installation process was otherwise
uneffected (except for delays). Virtual console F4 showed that each time it
happened a disconnect and reconnect event occured for the USB MS Intellimouse.
The install took about 1 hour (~normal time) and I estimate it happened about
15-20 times. I didn't time the interval, but it seemed periodic rather an being
triggered by something.
Expected Results: The installation shouldn't have triggered this to happen
(obviously - very weird).
A regular Athlon PC - K7T266 Pro2 board (VIA KT266A). Has been upgraded from a
fresh redhat 7.0->7.2->7.3 now -> null. Also had some Ximian packages that I
opted to overwrite during install. Seems to be fine after installation.
2 IDE's HDs, USB mouse, GeForce4, DVD-ROM, Floppy
I've never used any powersaving features or software.
Perhaps related, or not, the USB Intellmouse was not recognized after the
installation (tried several reboots). The red-optical laser would light during
the BIOS boot screen, but go out never to re-light once linux was booting.
Changing it to another USB slot (a USB2 slot - different controller) fixed the
problem. I'll file that as another bug.
Arjan any ideas why a machine would powersave?
Any boot options that would disable this?
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