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Im new to linux but decided to give it a go and brought Suse,everything seemed to install ok then it started to reboot and it gets as far as "Starting hotplugging services (ieee1394 net pci usb" and then comes to a complete stop??
ACPI is the interface to all your motherboards power managment features. This may range from slowing the processor down to reduce power consumption, to the button on the front to turn the computer off, or shutdown, or suspend to disk.
What you are turning off is the linux kernel's support for acpi, seeing as most motherboard manufacturers appear to have taken the standard as a guideline, as opposed to a standard, it isn't guaranteed to work under linux. [Or at least that's what I've found.]
ACPI can tell the usb chip on your motherboard to shut itself off, to save power, or when your computer is in standby.
Your hotplug error is probably a result of ACPI getting in the way of the usb hotplug code, or even PCI, net or firewire!
Simple solution, turn of ACPI [as you have found.]
Try upgrading to a more recent kernel [unless you are already using 2.6], 2.6 probably has better support for ACPI, and may solve your problem.