Re: ACPI Error or outdated bios!
I just wanted to do a follow up for all those in the future who might
stumble on this with the list. Once etch was released and packages
started to go testing, and unstable I picked up a newer kernel.
Linux-Image 126.96.36.199-486 out of unstable, I still had the same errors,
but for some reason I was able to boot with acpi=off and get to a login
screen. This seems to have fixed all the hald spaming errors, as well as
the mouse error.
It seems that this laptop has major acpi errors, especially when batteries
are connected. According to dmesg, and kern.log I now have weird irq 5
failures due to not using acpi. In fact if I pass some kernel parameters
such as acpi=noirg, or pci=usepirqmask I get segfaults. I am not able to
complete the boot process. Even if I use irqpoll I still get this error.
irq 5: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
[<d0a68502>] snd_via82xx_interrupt+0x0/0x5e [snd_via82xx_modem]
[<d0a687ef>] snd_via82xx_probe+0x135/0x41c [snd_via82xx_modem]
[<c [<c0214dc1>] __driver_attach+0x44/0x75
[<d09fa000>] alsa_card_via82xx_init+0x0/0xf [snd_via82xx]
This is the kernel options I use right now that allows me to boot.
acpi=off irqpoll pnpbios=off
I doubt their is going to be an easy fix for this, if you have any
suggestions on what other kernel parameters to try let me know. One good
thing about this options is I don't have hald hogging up all my cpu time,
or giving me the errors of the original post.