I have had Gutsy running on a Sony Vaio laptop with no problems. I upgraded to Hardy today and now it won't boot using kernel 2.6.24. It says:
Starting up ...
[ 25.265141] ACPI: EC: acpi_ec_wait timeout, status = 0, expect_event = 1
[ 25.265202] ACPI: EC: read timeout, command = 128
And then it hangs indefinitely.
If I try and boot using 2.6.22 (my Gutsy kernel) a bunch of stuff doesn't work, including my graphics and lots of stuff. I can't launch the "Hardware Drivers" applet to be able to configure anything (it just silently dies).
Any ideas anyone? Any help appreciated. Completely desperate as my once lovely working machine is now a doorstop.