1.8.x: ACPI problems

YONETANI Tomokazu qhwt+dfly at les.ath.cx
Thu Mar 8 23:12:53 PST 2007

[sorry, this message has been in my +postponed folder ...]
On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 05:35:46PM +0200, Tero M?ntyvaara wrote:
> > So ... your keyboard does not work when you boot straight into the
> > single user mode, whether with or without ACPI driver enabled, right?
> > If not, I have no idea what this part really means:
> >   > But If I boot to non-ACPI-mode, everything works
> >   > just fine, but I can't get to sigle user mode, because prompt freezes
> >   > there too...
> I meant that OS freezes ONLY when ACPI is enabled. The issue was that I
> wanted to use single user mode and when I choose it from menu, system
> freezed then too and I didn't know how to get to single user mode with
> ACPI disabled, but now I do. ;-).

Ah, that makes sense, now I understand it :)  By the way, when you boot
it with ACPI enabled and the keyboard doesn't work, can you login via
ssh from another computer?  If that works, I'd like you to send me the
following files gzip'ed.
- /var/run/dmesg.boot from the `boot -v' with ACPI enabled, and
- /var/run/dmesg.boot from the `boot -v' with ACPI disabled

> (1) So you want me to do the following:	
> 1. Select 6 (Escape to loader prompt) from menu,
> 2. type boot -v ENTER and
> 3. reboot (from freeze) and send the content of dmesg to you?
> (2) Isn't the content of dmesg ONLY from latest boot?

Probably it depends on the hardware.  If /var/run/dmesg.boot contains
something above Copyright lines after reboot, then it preserves the
content before reboot.

> Keyboard works fine when option 6 is selected. ;-)
> (3) Does /var/log/messages adapt to your needs?

No, because the message won't get written to /var/log/messages
unless syslogd is running.


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