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Old 03-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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Hardware scan problems on Pentium 266 system


I've installed SuSE 9.2 on a old Pentium 266 machine. It's working quite well, except for a hardware issue I can't resolve.

Each time I connect an USB device, SuSE launches a "hwscan" process. Both "hwscan" and "suseplugger" consume a lot of CPU-time, and I've seen the system load increasing from 0.9 up to more then 7! Sad part of the story, these hwscan processes don't die. "kill -9" has no effect either.

Following some google-posts, I've disabled "Plug&Play OS" and APM in the BIOS, replaced the "desktop" boot parameter with "acpi=no". But I keep havingproblems with this machine. Does anyone have a clue what's causing this?

Last edited by yapp; 03-10-2005 at 02:05 AM.
Old 03-11-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
Kdr Kane
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Try this as the boot parameter.


Just a guess.


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