Re: 2.4.18-686 freezes on a Dell Inspiron 4100 (but not 2.4.18-bf2.4)
Rodrigo Moya writes:
> On Thu, 2002-06-06 at 00:12, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Hello,
> > However, the release kernel freezes (hard) while the bf-kernel does
> > not. One very simple test to trigger the freeze is to run on AC power
> > and remove the AC plug or vice versa. Nothing specific has been found
> > in the system logs.
> I had the same problem, as other people had (as I found out looking in
> linux-laptops.org and other places), and it was due to the LOCAL_APIC
> being enabled in the kernel. That is, make sure you disable SMP support,
> and when you do so, 'make menuconfig' should show the LOCAL_APIC option,
> Disable it, since it seems the 4100 has some problem with it.
> As soon as I did that, everything worked perfectly.
Thanks for your prompt reply. This means that the Debian supplied
kernel cannot be used, and I have to compile a custom version. It's OK
for me, but maybe not everybody is fond of making their own
kernel-images... Can a bug report be of any use here?
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