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Re: kernel 2.6.27 problems booting



On Saturday 15 November 2008 05:09:10 pm Martín Marqués wrote:
> 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 2.6.27.5-37.fc9.x86_64?
> >
> > 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:
>
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11418
>
> 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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> DBA, Programador, Administrador

Yes thanks that seems to have fixed the problem.  Booted fine.  I have no idea 
what hpet is but it seems to have something to do with amd processor. 
 
Peter



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