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SubjectRe: ACPI hangs at boot w/ nForce motherboard
On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 12:41, Len Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 14:06, john stultz wrote:
> > Hey Len,
> > Sorry for the lack of details here, but I figured I should at
> > least let you know. On my box at home (nForce1 motherboard w/ voodoo3
> > video) 2.6.9-rcX kernels hang on boot. Since its my personal system, I
> > haven't had much time to debug or look into the issue, however I have
> > found that acpi=off allows me to boot.
> >
> > There are no strange error messages, the system just hangs (the
> > framebuffer console looks to be locked at well - no blinking cursor).
> >
> > Any suggestions? I plan to try the standard acpi=noirq, and
> > pci=noacpi, but I feel like I tried them awhile ago to no effect.
> Did this break recently, or did a previous ACPI-mode kernel work
> properly?

Previously it worked fine w/ ACPI, as recently as (I don't
recall exactly, but I don't think 2.6.9-rc1 worked).

> With ACPI enabled, try "acpi_skip_timer_override"
> With ACPI enabled, try "noapic"
> With ACPI enabled, try "nolapic"

I'll give those a shot.

> If you can send me a serial console capture with "debug" for the failure
> case, that would help. With any successful boot, the dmesg might be
> helpful, and the output from lspci -vv and acpidmp is also helpful.
> acpidmp is in /usr/sbin or in pmtools here:

I'll try for these as well however, its the only system in the house, so
I probably won't be able to get you a serial dump.

> You can send this to me, and/or attach them into a bug report here:
> and assign it to me.

Will do.


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