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Re: TuxTops Amethyst (Compal N20U OEM) lockups, video/APM suspected

on Sun, May 13, 2001 at 11:12:24AM -0700, Osamu Aoki (debian@aokiconsulting.com) wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 11:05:47AM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > I'm having problems with hard lockups on the system with distressing
> > regularity -- up to several times a day, sometimes while in use,
> > sometimes while sitting unattended or idle.  I suspect either video or
> > APM is leading to the problems (though I can't confirm either yet), and
> > this may be related to recent Debian updates as the problem appears to
> > be getting worse.  It could be degrading hardware, but I don't have
> > anything to pin it on yet.  
> ....
> Not that I know the answer.
> Since your lockup is not just KB but system itself (telnet throgh
> ethernet seems not to work).  It is different from what I exoerienced
> with my Toshiba notebook.  For my toshiba, it was conflict between
> pcmcia drivers and gpm initialization.  By swapping init script, I could
> get it work.  (It was hard immediate KB freeze after booting.)
> My suggestion is change BIOS APM settings to some extremes and test it.
> Also there are many options for apm in kernel.  So create several types
> to see what happens.  Maybe try different init order especially pcmcia
> and apm in your case.
> I would set BIOS not to go to sleep mode at all and leave everything to
> Linux....  ;-)

Thanks, there's a thought.  Most recent crash happened after
transferring the power supply from one wall outlet to another.

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>    http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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