Re: ThinkPad freezing after hw update?
On 2009-07-02, Jesse Sheidlower <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a two-year-old ThinkPad T60. It recently developed some
> screen problems--the display was losing colors, and finally
> started to die completely, going to black shortly after
> startup--so I sent it back for a warranty repair. I pulled the
> hard drive before I shipped it.
> It's back now, but the machine is now locking up hard at
> various points in the boot process. The first few times it
> froze at "Setting the system clock"; then at "Activing
> swapfile swap". Now it is booting all the way and letting me
> log into Gnome, but then locks up soon after. Needless to say,
> it was working fine (aside from the screen) before the repair.
> They included a note saying that they had also upgraded the
> BIOS and embedded controller--to 2.23 and 1.07 respectively.
To figure out if it is the BIOS and embedded controller version cause this
problem, you can downgrade the version to the one you used before.
> I'm running Debian unstable, kernel 2.6.29-2-686.
> I'd be very grateful for any suggestion about what might have
> caused this, and for how to evaluate and fix it.
> Jesse Sheidlower