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Re: 2.2.15 kernel boot freezes at "running ntpdate..."

I wrote:

> My friend has a Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop.  We are having problems with
> the 2.2.15 kernel.  It boots fine with the 2.0.36 kernel, but recent
> attempts to boot the 2.2.15 kernel have it freezing at the line
> 	"running ntpdate to syncronise clock""
> or something like that.  Now I suspect the problem has nothing to do with
> ntpdate.

I was wrong.  The problem was ntpdate.  It was trying to poll the internet
while not connected to it.



> We have had problems with this kernel ever since it was
> compiled.  Previously we have had the problem that the console keyboard
> freezes, making it impossible to use the machine, except when it was
> connected via ethernet and you telnetted in from outside.  We "overcame"
> this problem by getting it to boot straight into xdm (kdm).  This meant we
> didn't need to get near the consoles in order to use the machine.  Of
> course we still couldn't use the consoles with much success.  Recently,
> changing to a console results in a blank screen with a thin horizontal
> line running across it.
> Anyway, now it won't even boot at all which is a real problem.  I
> suspected the problem may be an apm one, but when I booted with the option
> "apm=off" it still hung at the same place!
> Does anyone know what's wrong or what I can do about it?  It's very
> frustrating.  Clearly it's some difference between the 2.0.36 kernel and
> the 2.2.15, but if it isn't power management, what else could it be?  Any
> other kernel options that could be causing the problem?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark.
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