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Old 03-08-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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unstable Mandrake OS - newbie

thanks to several of you, I have finally got Mandrake 9.1 installed, working and Networked. Thanks

However, all is not well with my new install:

1). Every 1 in 3 bootup fails - either to the login screen (and not letting me type anything) or to nowhere.
2) Loads of applications crash. Sometimes, when I boot, 75% of apps jsut crash, or fail to load.
3). When I play video clips, the performance is awful

where should I start in putting these things right?

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With this many failures, I wonder if it is a problem with interupts on your computer. You may try booting up with the option noacpi.
Old 03-08-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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"option noacpi". whats that then?
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It disables the ACPI power functions (advanced power functions such as standby), if I'm not mistaken.
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hmm this sounds alittle like something that happened to me

what is your system made of
take mine for example i have
64 megs of ram
an intel celereon @ 633 MHz
no graphic card (no input, i use mobo)

any way i have an awful time with video files (at the moment)
the boot problem i had a few times, i fixed by reinstalling and stopped and things to system files that i was not sure a bout posting
and the program crash thing might be your ram or your cpu (which is what mine are becasue of) lol
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I think turning off acpi is acpi=off. There is also an option noapic (apic, not acpi).

at the lilo menu, press ESC and then at the prompt:
linux acpi=off noapic

you can also edit your /etc/lilo.conf file. Just go the append= line and add acpi=off and/or noapic. Then run lilo:
lilo -v



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