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Re: strange clock behaviour on a laptop

Thanks a lot for your reponses and sorry for my delay,

I just had been busy trying to understand all your information. Indeed, the version of the BIOS firmware, according to the data provided in HP website, is completely updated (Nov, 22th, 2005).

The discussion in bugzilla is a little tricky for me so I'm not an expert in computer science.

I also tried to enter the kernel option acpi_os_name="Microsoft Windows XP" and It doesn't run.

I'll be very glad for further comments ? Do you need more data ?

Thanks again,

David Gasa i Castell

From: spamtree@comcast.net (A. P. Kennedy)
To: ic@iancairns.org
CC: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, David Gasa Castell <dgasacas7@hotmail.com>, debian-amd64@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: strange clock behaviour on a laptop
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 23:20:53 -0600

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 <ic@iancairns.org> 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.

 Ian>     Ian.

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