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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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