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Old 09-18-2006, 09:16 AM   #1
fiacobelli
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ACPI Problem in a Toshiba


Hi.
I bought a new Toshiba Satellite U205 S 5002. I haven't been able to install linux on it.
I've been trying Zenwalk (Slackware based), but when it starts to load in the ramdisk it hangs. The last lines in the screen read:

ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *11)
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
ACPI: Assume Root Bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
PREEMPT SMP
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and then it freezes.

Any ideas?
thanks!
fid
 
Old 09-19-2006, 11:46 PM   #2
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I have the exact same problem (same notebook, too). Installing linux from the last Arch Linux CD worked fine (it uses kernel version 2.6.16), but version >= 2.6.17 causes this problem. I have yet to find a fix for it, but I have seen a few bug reports on kernel.org floating around from Toshiba notebook users with the same problem.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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I had similar problems- booting gentoo, it would either get stuck on something relating to ACPI, or when the boot cd probed for PCI hardware.

I don't know how your linux does the install process, but, I managed to boot off knoppix, and install kernel 2.6.18. 2.6.17 doesn't function well and you have to be careful configuring it.

You should be pretty happy to know that most things so far work on the machine. Eg. Wireless.
However, there is something definitely wrong with the ALSA sound drivers that come with 2.6.18.
The newest drivers from the alsa project it self don't work either (1.0.13)
Anyone have any ideas on this?
 
Old 10-14-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
fiacobelli
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2.6.16.x for now...

I installed Ubuntu Dapper, kernel 2.6.15. for now. I did not have the time to install an older version of zenwalk and upgrade certain things. Once this quarter is over I will have time to play with it again. . Maybe I'll try vector linux or another one with a more stable kernel for toshibas. I really like Slackwareish distros.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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Well thats good news, I tried installing ubuntu- but it messed up somewhere around xorg.
Anyway, the main point is: have you gotten sound working? :P
Because in gentoo I'm having issues.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:20 AM   #6
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I have IBM ThinkPad R50e laptop. It's Centrino 1.5 powered. Following distro's worked fine on my lappie. >>

Mandriva 2006
Ubuntu 6.06
Knoppix LIVE
Kubuntu 6.06
SuSe 10.x
Knoppix LIVE 5.x
Fedora Core 5
Berry Linux LIVE


Mandriva is my all time favrouite. Interface is cool and easy to
use. For itnernet Knoppix 5.x DVD rocks. It has all sofwtare required to an developer or to an programmer including Python,Ruby,Eclipse and etc etc. Berry Linux LIVE is also a good distro based on Fedora Core.

Regard's,
 
Old 10-16-2006, 12:14 AM   #7
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Upgrading to kernel version 2.6.18 should fix this. It did for me, anyway
 
Old 10-16-2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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What kind of toshiba laptop do you have?
 
  


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