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Re: 2.4.18-686 freezes on a Dell Inspiron 4100 (but not 2.4.18-bf2.4)

Eduard Bloch writes:
 > > 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
 > No, you can tell "noapic" at the boot prompt or while the installation
 > and it will work. BTW: recent installation kernel releases have
 > LOCAL_APIC again. Unfortunately, some other braindead hardware requires
 > local-APIC to work at all, so this kernel function will not be removed.
 > For DELL users, there is an extra hint about noapic in the boot screens,
 > should be enough.

Sorry it does NOT work for me, the hard lock remains. Anyone has a
clue what to try before I upgrade the BIOS from A05 to A08?

(I did try both the command line- and lilo.conf options)


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