Bug 89554 - Kernel needs dell inspiron 8500 support
Summary: Kernel needs dell inspiron 8500 support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/G...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-24 10:36 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-14 18:09:40 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:172 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated 2.4 kernel fixes security vulnerabilities and various bugs 2003-09-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description Need Real Name 2003-04-24 10:36:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
The attached URL gives a quite complete description of the problems facing an
owner of a Dell Inspiron 8500 who tries to use RH9. THe main problems are
related to the HD chipset, networkcard (see other BCM4400 bugs) and APCI support.

The biggest problem is thet the system freezes up when there's heavy disc activity.


Also, the installer does not find the correct monitor size, but that will be
filed as a separate bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. by a dell inspiron 8500
2. install RH9
3.Try to use it.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-24 11:05:30 UTC
The harddisk ID's will be added in some erratum in the future.
As for the broadcom chip; once b44 works (better) it will be added too.
ACPI won't be added to RHL9. 

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-05-14 18:09:40 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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