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

Michael Stone writes:
 > On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 09:33:08PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
 > > 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?
 > No. The noapic fix solves the problem for me, and is consistent with the
 > known bug.

Upgrading to BIOS version A08 did not help, the problem remains. It
seems that the kernel (2.4.18-686) reenables the APIC:
(this is in accordance with the reported bahaviour in bug #139617)
kernel: Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
kernel: Found and enabled local APIC!
kernel: Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=2418 ro root=303 noapic
kernel: Using local APIC timer interrupts.
kernel: calibrating APIC timer ...

Seems that I have to compile a custom kernel to see if APIC can be
turned off, and resolve the problem this way.

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