HP Pavilion 7915: still failing on ACPI under 5.3b1
pepper at reppep.com
Tue Aug 24 21:00:01 PDT 2004
I just tried booting my HP Pavilion 7915 from the 5.3b1 disc1
ISO, and it hung with:
ACPI APIC Table: <PTLTD APIC >
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: <PTLTD RSDT > on motherboard
KDB: enter: Executed AML Breakpoint opcode
Stopped at kdb_enter+0x2b: nop
With 5.2.1, I saw a very similar hang, which I could avoid by
booting in Safe mode; the details are at
and Safe mode still works (I get to sysinstall).
I've tried to to upgrade the HP BIOS from 3.04 to 3.07 again,
but the HP updater is still broken, and won't run on my system.
FWIW, I've been running 5.2.1 successfully on this system,
with ACPI disabled.
Dunno if the BIOS should be blacklisted or I should try
something else, but further experiments are welcomed.
Chris Pepper: <http://www.reppep.com/~pepper/>
Rockefeller University: <http://www.rockefeller.edu/>
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