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Old 04-23-2005, 02:33 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 crashing


I've recently installed Mandrake 10.1 (2.6.8.1 kernel) on my IBM Thinkpad and I'm finding it less stable than other distros (including earlier versions of Mandrake).

I have a printer I connect to with USB. As a don't print that often, when I need to I just plug the laptop into the printer. If the printer is off when I plug it in, or on when I unplug it, Mandrake often freezes up completely (no keyboard or mouse movement) and I need to power it off and on.

Plugging in other USB devices seems to cause problems too, though less serious. A problem I've seen others have which I see too is that after a USB memory stick has been plugged in, Konqueror won't start until the laptop is rebooted.

We've also had the laptop freeze up when doing nothing special at all (e.g. working on OOo Calc), though less often.

Any ideas before I compile a new kernel or switch distros?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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I had the same problems with usb on 10.1 - still do. I couldn't figure how to fix them, I switched to Nautilus as file manager as a workaround. Had problems installing 10.2 on two other peoples machines, and finally gave up and went to Suse 9.2, which just goes in like a dream and works. Absolutely no problems. Migrating is a bit of a hassle, but the distro is perfect. I am waiting myself to upgrade to 10.2, and if that doesn't work, its Suse for me also...

Al
 
Old 04-26-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking of giving SuSE another try, having last tried and liked 8.2 - should be interesting.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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I don't know if this will help you. I am using 10. and had the same problem. Googled till I found this.

Go to Mandrake control center, Boot, then Boot Loader, enable FORCE NO APIC. That worked for me.

Ben
 
Old 04-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion. Too late for me, I had an effortless install of SuSE 9.2 yesterday and - so far so good - everything seems to be working fine.

SuSE 9.2 also seems to be cleaner and less cluttered in the default KDE setup.
 
  


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