Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72405
RH 7.3 make dual-booted Toshiba Satellite 1805-S254 slow
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
In my Toshiba Satellite 1805-S254, after booting RH 7.3 (2.4.18-5, all updates
as of 23/Aug/2002), if I shutdown -r to a dual-booted WinXP, the windows task
manager shows "System" (not "System Idle Task"!) consuming about 99% of the
CPU until a full power cycling. Computer gets slowed down.
If I shutdown -h and then power up to WinXP, the system behavior is normal.
Could any configuration left by the kernel on the MB be causing that?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot RH 7.3, 2.4.18-5 on a Satellite 1805-S254 to fb console, text mode, no
need to startx
2. login as root, shutdown -r now
3. dual boot to Windows XP
4. check the task manager for "System" CPU usage (or CPU total usage)
5. try again after shutting down and power cycling the notebook, or using
shutdown -h now on step 2
Actual Results: Windows XP gets slowed down
Expected Results: Normal slowiness of Windows XP
Kernel is the vanilla binary from RH update.
The Satellite 1805-S254 uses an Ali chipset
Win XP Home is the pre-installed with the notebook, only Partition-Magicked to
FAT32 (comes with NTFS, image install CDs won't allow choosing FAT32).
No PCMCIA cards installed
Network (onboard Intel 10/100) in use and configured both for Linux and Win
USB Microsoft Trackball Explorer "mouse" in use
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