On Sat, 2007.12.15 21:54, Douglas A. Tutty wrote: > On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 03:46:09PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote: > > On Wed, 2007.12.05 10:14, Douglas A. Tutty wrote: > > > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 07:51:30PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote: > > > > I don't know whether the hardware errors are related, but I'm beginning to not > > > > trust the PCDoctor software included on the ThinkPad Rescue & Recovery media. > > > > It doesn't include any more information than what is in this message (unless > > > > I'm missing something). Linux isn't complaining about any hardware and > > > > everything seems to work. > > > > > > I know that some IBMs come with nice software for user's to run, but > > > usually there's a bios-based advanced diagnostics. If you get the > > > service manual from IBM's website, you'll probably find the magic > > > keystrokes (try holding down F1 while you power on) to get into the > > > advanced diagnostics. If there is a hardware fault, it will give you > > > an FRU number which you then look up in the service manual and it tells > > > you what it is and what to do. Its usally quite detailed. > > > > I've been through the BIOS, but there are no diagnostics available there. > > I forgot, once you've got the regular BIOS diagnostics section, Ctrl-A > or something will get you more advanced stuff. The only thing in the BIOS here is a hard drive diagnostics utility. It says there that if you need more information to use software from Lenovo's site. > Its been a while. What is the problem you're having? To recap: This is on a new ThinkPad running Debian Lenny/Sid amd64. I have two problems: - the original "random keystrokes ignored on console" dbus seems to deserve the blame for this. - a udevsleep delay on startup of >20 seconds This seems to be a udev problem that has been seen on different hardware. These problems prompted me to run the hardware diagnostics on the Rescue & Recovery CD. Two tests failed: System Board: USB Port Test - Abnormal Exit SMBIOS: Standards Test - Failed Because I haven't had any problems that seem remotely related, USB seems to work fine, and the software seems unable to provide any more information than what I've put here, I am beginning feel like the PCDoctor software on the CD is worthless and should be ignored. Thanks for your help.
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