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Old 02-17-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
darksteel
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Arrow Dual Athlon (AMD 760MPX) freezes after initializing both CPUs


I'm attempting to install Opensuse 10.2 on my ASUS A7M266-D system. I've one HDD, 2GB RAM, and a GeForce 5500 AGP card. When I attempt to boot from the CD, the system locks up after it says "Brought up 2 CPUs". I can only see the display when I set it up to use VESA, and have tried all installation options -- the system locks up at the same point every time. I know of the incompatibilities with the APIC and ACPI, and so have disabled them via kernel switches, however the system still locks up at the same point. RAM tests fine, and the system can boot the SUSE 10.0 CD fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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a screenshot of where the kernel causes a hard lock of the system: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/3...4abae4.jpg?v=0
 
Old 02-17-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Have you tried passing a different timer (from tsc) to the kernel (e.g., pmtimer)? Also, (Iím no expert but) it seems apic is enabled on one cpu but disabled on the other. Another guess is: itís not bringing up two cpus thatís freezing the kernel, itís whatever comes after that.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 11:10 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how to pass a different timer to the kernel, but the noapic switch was sent. Also, if I recall correctly, all interrupts are handled by only one CPU on the AMD 760MPX chipset.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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I'm not sure how to pass a different timer to the kernel
Did you try passing kernel options such as ďnotsc clock=pmtimerĒ (you might try other clocks as well, such as hpet, rtc, etc.).
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:02 AM   #6
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Not yet, but I'll give it a try once I'm off of work.
 
  


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