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Old 12-18-2003, 06:36 AM   #1
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Suse 9 on Compaq Evo N610c

I'm running a dual boot configuration of Win2k and suse 9 pro on my Compaq Evo N610c. I thought the install went fine. No errors, everything I want is there. It runs pretty sweet, and I don't even mind not having hardware 3d support as I use this settup for work.

Only problems is that every now and then the keyboard locks up. That is, I can't do anything with the keyboard, no ctrl+alt+backspace, or anything. All of my open terminals seem to hang as well, but X is still running, so is mouse input. When I try to shutdown, X closes, and I'm left with a blank screen and a blinking cursor in the top left corner of the screen. I've left it like this for about half an hour, then had to do a hard shutdown.
Anyone got a linux distro running on Evos?
Anyhelp would be great!
Old 12-18-2003, 08:51 AM   #2
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I have the same laptop and configuration, apart from SuSE 9 Personal rather than Prof. But the kernel is the same...
I noticed that behaviour when running it disconnected from power supply.
Did you already try setting, via YaST, acpi=off?
This should solve the problem as long as you stay connected to power supply...

I installed the kernel update, but acpi = on is still causing problems.

Old 12-19-2003, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've been running for a day now with acpi turned off, and no lockups. Fingers crossed. Have you tried the BIOS update (version F.16) thats on the HP web site yet? Its dated Nov 03, so fairly new. Just wondering if it can fix the problem with acpi turned on. With acpi off, my CPU runs at a slower speed. I have to keep speedstep set to auto in the BIOS so that my win2k can throttle low when running on Battery, and full speed when running on AC.
I guess I could always change the bios when I want to use linux :-|
Thanks for the help, now to start adding superkaramba widgets!!!!!


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