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Re: strange clock behaviour on a laptop

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 17:30 -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 09:15:45PM +0000, David Gasa Castell wrote:
> > Recently, I adquired a laptop (mod. HP Compaq nx 6125) and I tried to 
> > install a 32 bits Etch on it.
> > 
> > After all, I detected an acceleration of the laptop clock, so it counts two 
> > seconds per one.
> > 
> > What can I do to fix this ?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.
> If it has an ati chipset (I suspect it does since I think the nx 6150
> does), then try adding this to the kernel command line:
> acpi_os_name="Microsoft Windows XP"
> According to what I have read the BIOS on almost all ATI based boards
> has incomplete ACPI implementation and does a crap job on anything that
> isn't claiming to be windows.
> If that doesn't do it, then maybe you need to pass an option to set
> which timer pin to use and/or ignore, but I don't remember which ones
> off hand.
> Len Sorensen

I had clock problems on my HP Pavilion zv6004EA until I upgraded the firmware
(used Windows to do it, grrrr!) but since then it has been well behaved.

Could I suggest a quick look at the HP web site.


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