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Old 01-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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laptop freezes on boot

hello all. i just installed slackware 9.1 on my sager np4020 with internal wistron neweb u300 802.11b wireless. everything went flawlessly until the first reboot after the install.

this is about the third time ive installed this and i get the same problem every time. it always gets to this one part of the boot process and freezes and never goes anyfarther. heres what it says when it freezes, no error message or anything.

INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Going multiuser...
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Enabling device 00:0c.0 (0000 -> 0002)

it never goes anywhere farther than this!!!

what is this???

any help is appreciated
Old 01-16-2004, 05:27 AM   #2
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It seems to be freezing on your pcmcia system, have you tried turning it off at boot?
Old 01-16-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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i dont use my pcmcia port and as for my integrated wireless i tried turning it off but the problem still occurs. i cant figure it out
Old 01-16-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Ok, try booting with the 'nopcmcia' flag and see if that helps.
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Also you should wait at least five minutes after it hangs to see if it will continue to boot.
Old 02-15-2004, 08:44 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with a toshiba laptop and waiting is not going to work. Really you need to disable acpi at boot with lilo or better as suggested above pcmcia. Some kernels seem to have incredibly bad implementations of acpi and probably to resolve the problem you should upgrade to 2.4.24 or preferably 2.6 if you want the features to work. I hope that helps.


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