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Old 07-15-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
rdj
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LG E500 With Ubuntu/Debian, ACPI/Power Management not working


Hi!

I'm having a LG E500 (V.AP77V) laptop with these specs: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.2GHz, 3GB DDR2, 250GB SATA HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon X2600HD 256MB, 15.4"

After installing Windows XP I also tried to install both Ubuntu and Debian Testing without success. The only way to boot the installer and the installed system is with acpi=off. Because this is a laptop I need power management functionality. Simple things like the gnome battery monitor doesn't work and if that doesn't work I guess I will be unable to use power saving functions.

So my questions is simple, am I able to install Ubuntu or Debian on this laptop and maintain the same functionality I have in Windows (battery monitor, cpu freq. scaling and such)?

Someone also told me to post my lspci along with my question and here it is:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
    00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
    00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
    00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
    00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
    00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
    00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
    00:09.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711SP1 Memory CardBus Controller (rev 01)
    00:09.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
    00:09.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
    00:09.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
    00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series]
    02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 0781
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
I appreciate all help I can get, post everything you can think of that may help me! This laptop would be perfect if I only could dual boot Windows and Ubuntu/Debian.
Thanks // rdj
 
Old 09-18-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
yccs
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Hi

I had the same problem. Just add nolapic_timer instead of acpi=off. It work just fine.
 
  


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