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The following reply was made to PR install/47224; it has been noted by GNATS.
Subject: Re: install/47224
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:46:48 +0000
On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 12:30:12AM +0000, Imre Vadasz wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR install/47224; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Imre Vadasz <imre%vdsz.com@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: install/47224
> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 01:26:18 +0100
> a) Try disabling C1E in the bios if that is possible.
> If C1E cannot be disabled in the bios, you can try the appended patch,
> which disables C1E on AMD k8 cpus (like the tl-60) which belong to
> family 0x0f.
> That patch fixes a problem with identical symptoms on my HP 6715s
> notebook, which has almost the same hardware.
While I was playing around, I compiled a version of the kernel with ACPI taken
out completely, and the system booted happily with no intervention required on
On the Dell, I fonud a setting for "PowerNow!" in the bios. I disabled it,
recompiled a GENERIC kernel, and sure enough, the system booted without any
> b)I also experienced problems on boot when the ohci driver was enabled,
> using 6.99.15 on my HP 6715s notebook.
> The problem caused by ohci manifested in a blanked screen and a frozen
> system on some bootups.
> I worked around that problem by disabling ohci.
Did you disable ohci in the bios or in your kernel configuration somewhere?
> A patch for the C1E problem, which also disables C1E on AMD K8 cpus
> (family 0x0f) (current code in HEAD only disables C1E on families 0x10
> and 0x11).
I grabbed the patch (ran cvs update before compiling the GENERIC kernel). Is
this also used on the amd64 architecture?
Thanks a million for your help.
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