ACPI issue on IBM thinkpad r40e
I recently installed SuSe linux 9.2 professional from a DVD, after having given up trying to get gentoo working.
I am running an IBM thinkpad r40e, model number 2684-QVG. The processor is an Intel Pentium 4-m 2.2 GHz.
My problem is that ACPI hangs my system. The error occurs when the ACPI modules are switched on, at the processor module. Booting with "ACPI=OFF" works just fine, but I'd like to get acpi up and running.
While running Gentoo, I fixed the bug by compiling the kernel without processor management, following a guide located at
pc.freeshell.org/tp/ (i removed the http prefix since I am prohibited from posting urls)
My question is: Is there a way to disable processor management without recomiling the kernel? The reason I would prefer another method is that I don't want to compile the kernel every time it gets updated...
Any help would be appreciated.