Dumb questions to apic
this is a little bit offtopic. I got a broken notebook as a gift (did not
start, no bios screen, nothing!). Now I managed to get it running again.
Everything is working, execpt the bios.
The bios is broken, and the backup battery is empty in seconds.
But that is not the problem, just background info.
I can start the notebook, and debian/testing is running fine. But when I want
to reboot or shutdown the notebook, it does not switch off. I believe, it is a
So I tried with several kernel parameters. I tried
But none of them worked. When I tried "nolapic", then I can reboot and
shutoff, but then only one cpu is available.
As I do not know, where to search, I googled to get information, the meaning
of acpi, nolapic and so on. "lapic" is local apic, but what is this? And can I
switch completely to a software acpi, so that I am independent from the
hardware? Which kernel command is the choice?
Hope, someone can make this little point clearer.