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Old 07-30-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
nelsonslament
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problems with hugesmp.s


I am having some troubles installing slackware 12 on my new laptop, I had 11.0 on my old lap top and now I have upgraded to a dell 1501 laptop with an amd64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53. My problems installing slackware 12 begins almost immediately, I get to where I select the kernel and I choose hugesmp.s. It seems to be going fine until it gets to the line:
Code:
switched to high resolution mode on cpu0
switched to high resolution mode on cpu1
Now it will hang here indefinitely unless I remove the ac power; once I plug it back in it will give me a message of
Code:
clocksource tsc unstable(delta=937354587ns)
and will finally hang again at :
Code:
serial 825016550 driver $revision 1.90 $4 ports IRQ sharing enabled
At this point removing and inserting the ac adapter doesn't advance anything, and ctrl-alt-del or the power button are useless for rebooting. It seems as if only a hard reset will turn off the computer.

Taking a wild guess, I think that there may be a power management issue at hand (apm/apci)?

Thank you in advance for any help/tips pointers you may have

Alan
 
Old 07-30-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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It looks like a combination of high-resolution timer (the tsc) and ACPI. Have you tried booting with acpi=off?

Also, it's been a long time since I've used slackware, but would it be possible to install with a non-SMP kernel but install the SMP kernel later?
 
Old 07-31-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by nelsonslament
I am having some troubles installing slackware 12 on my new laptop, I had 11.0 on my old lap top and now I have upgraded to a dell 1501 laptop with an amd64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53. My problems installing slackware 12 begins almost immediately, I get to where I select the kernel and I choose hugesmp.s. It seems to be going fine until it gets to the line:
Code:
switched to high resolution mode on cpu0
switched to high resolution mode on cpu1
Now it will hang here indefinitely unless I remove the ac power; once I plug it back in it will give me a message of
Code:
clocksource tsc unstable(delta=937354587ns)
and will finally hang again at :
Code:
serial 825016550 driver $revision 1.90 $4 ports IRQ sharing enabled
At this point removing and inserting the ac adapter doesn't advance anything, and ctrl-alt-del or the power button are useless for rebooting. It seems as if only a hard reset will turn off the computer.

Taking a wild guess, I think that there may be a power management issue at hand (apm/apci)?

Thank you in advance for any help/tips pointers you may have

Alan
Hi,

Did you read the Slackware 12.0 CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT, UPGRADE.TXT and RELEASE_NOTES?

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excerpt from CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT

It is recommended that you use one of the generic kernels (either the plain
kernel-generic or kernel-generic-smp) for daily use. For most systems,
you should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run, even if your system
is not SMP-capable. Some newer hardware needs the local APIC enabled in
the SMP kernel, and theoretically there should not be a performance penalty
with using the SMP-capable kernel on a uniprocessor machine, as the SMP
kernel tests for this and makes necessary adjustments. Furthermore, the
kernel sources shipped with Slackware 12.0 are configured for SMP usage,
so you won't have to modify those to build external out-of-tree modules
(such as NVidia or ATI proprietary drivers) if you use the SMP kernel.
You really should read the documentation that PV has provided. The smp kernels would be the way to go, then you can customize to meet your system needs. Did you try the generic-smp kernel?
 
  


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