Re: strange clock behaviour on a laptop
Take a look at this. This bug has been around awhile but a fix is out.
I'm asuming that this is an ATI chipset. Would definetly try a bios
update if one is out for your laptop.
>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Cairns <email@example.com> writes:
Ian> 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
Ian> I had clock problems on my HP Pavilion zv6004EA until I upgraded
Ian> the firmware (used Windows to do it, grrrr!) but since then it
Ian> has been well behaved.
Ian> Could I suggest a quick look at the HP web site.
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