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Re: kernel 2.6.27 problems booting

2008/11/15 Peter Reed <peterreed lavabit com>:
> On Saturday 15 November 2008 11:54:32 am Martín Marqués wrote:
>> I just updated my F9 in my laptop (Compaq Presario F756la) and I
>> noticed problems booting the kernel.
>> At first I just thought it hanged at boot time (it freezed during the
>> boot sequence). Then I took of the quite option from grub and saw that
>> it stated booting but at a moment it started to hang (when loading the
>> synaptics driver). But the strangest part is that touching some of the
>> keys of the keyboard (caps lock for example) made the kernel keep
>> booting again, and a few seconds later again a freeze, and so on until
>> it starts the services. At that moment it isn't necesary to keep
>> touching keys.
>> Any thought about what's gooing on the kernel
> I am having the same problem with a HP Pavilion dv6505us. I turned of the rhgb
> and quiet options in grub and found it seems to be related to the touchpad as
> well although I have an external logitech wireless track ball attached that I
> have to unplug to get it to boot and I have to either touch the keyboard or
> the touchpad to get it to continue to boot.  Once it gets to the udev section
> of the boot process I can plug the mouse back in and everything seems to work
> fine.

I found this in the linux kernel bugzilla:


Put hpet=disable in the kernel command line and see if that works. It
did for me.

BTW, I have no idea on what hpet is.

Martín Marqués
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