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

On Thu, 2002-06-06 at 21:33, Svante Signell wrote:
> 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)
you have to disable it in the kernel. At least, I had to. That is, if
you've got SMP enabled in your kernel, LOCAL_APIC is automatically
enabled, whether you enter the append="" stuff or not.

So, you'll have to compile the kernel.


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