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    Exclamation Acpi help

    Hi, over the past year or so, I have tried often to resolve this issue, I have searched for a long time, and so forth, but I really just need some FIX
    here's the problem...
    I can only boot using acpi=off
    which I think is a bad deal to turn it off completely.
    I have tried NUMEROUS other options...
    acpi=force
    noacpi
    noapic
    nolapic
    acpi=oldboot
    acpi=ht
    pci=routeirq
    and many others....

    SO, HOW do I find out what the problem is?
    I ran "sudo dmidecode" (SEE attachment)
    and found my BIOS supports acpi, so I would like to know what else I can do, how I can fix this, or how I can debug it myself. ANY real help is VERY welcome...
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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    How old is the computer? Motherboard specs? Is it an OEM or a custom made? Any additional hardware you installed? Since it seems to be a kernel problem, due to changes included in the grub for kernel parameters, it might be hardware related.

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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redblade20XX View Post
    How old is the computer? Motherboard specs? Is it an OEM or a custom made? Any additional hardware you installed? Since it seems to be a kernel problem, due to changes included in the grub for kernel parameters, it might be hardware related.

    - Red
    lscpi puts out this
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Host Bridge (rev a4)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 LPC Bridge (rev a6)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce3 SMBus (rev a4)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5)
    00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 2.0 (rev a2)
    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Audio (rev a2)
    00:06.1 Modem: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Audio (rev a2)
    00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce3 IDE (rev a5)
    00:0a.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 AGP Bridge (rev a4)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M] (rev a3)
    02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
    02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01)
    02:04.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI1620 Firmware Loading Function (rev 01)
    cat /proc/cpuinfo puts out this
    Code:
    processor    : 0
    vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family    : 15
    model        : 4
    model name    : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    stepping    : 8
    cpu MHz        : 797.906
    cache size    : 1024 KB
    fdiv_bug    : no
    hlt_bug        : no
    f00f_bug    : no
    coma_bug    : no
    fpu        : yes
    fpu_exception    : yes
    cpuid level    : 1
    wp        : yes
    flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow up
    bogomips    : 1595.81
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment    : 64
    address sizes    : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts fid vid ttp
    and here is the DMI decode
    Code:
    # dmidecode 2.9
    SMBIOS 2.31 present.
    20 structures occupying 631 bytes.
    Table at 0x000F0C10.
    
    Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes
    BIOS Information
        Vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
        Version: F.11
        Release Date: 04/30/2004
        Address: 0xE3690
        Runtime Size: 117104 bytes
        ROM Size: 512 kB
        Characteristics:
            PCI is supported
            PNP is supported
            APM is supported
            BIOS is upgradeable
            BIOS shadowing is allowed
            ESCD support is available
            Boot from CD is supported
            Selectable boot is supported
            EDD is supported
            5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
            Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
            8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
            Serial services are supported (int 14h)
            Printer services are supported (int 17h)
            CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
            ACPI is supported
            USB legacy is supported
            AGP is supported
            LS-120 boot is supported
    
    Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 25 bytes
    System Information
        Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard 
        Product Name: Presario R3200 (PF153UA#ABA)  
        Version: F.11
        Serial Number: CND4240WPW
        UUID: 4CF29E6B-B68E-11D8-A3CB-000FB0010731
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
    
    Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
    Base Board Information
        Manufacturer: Compal 
        Product Name: 08A0
        Version: 32.22
        Serial Number: CND4240WPW
    
    Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 17 bytes
    Chassis Information
        Manufacturer: Compal 
        Type: Notebook
        Lock: Not Present
        Version: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Boot-up State: Unknown
        Power Supply State: Unknown
        Thermal State: Unknown
        Security Status: Unknown
        OEM Information: 0x00000000
    
    Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
    Processor Information
        Socket Designation: Socket A
        Type: Central Processor
        Family: Athlon 64
        Manufacturer: AMD
        ID: 48 0F 00 00 FF F9 8B 07
        Signature: Family 15, Model 4, Stepping 8
        Flags:
            FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
            VME (Virtual mode extension)
            DE (Debugging extension)
            PSE (Page size extension)
            TSC (Time stamp counter)
            MSR (Model specific registers)
            PAE (Physical address extension)
            MCE (Machine check exception)
            CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
            SEP (Fast system call)
            MTRR (Memory type range registers)
            PGE (Page global enable)
            MCA (Machine check architecture)
            CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
            PAT (Page attribute table)
            PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
            CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
            MMX (MMX technology supported)
            FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
            SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
            SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
        Version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64
        Voltage: 1.6 V
        External Clock: 133 MHz
        Max Speed: 2000 MHz
        Current Speed: 800 MHz
        Status: Populated, Enabled
        Upgrade: None
        L1 Cache Handle: 0x0008
        L2 Cache Handle: 0x0009
        L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
    
    Handle 0x0005, DMI type 5, 20 bytes
    Memory Controller Information
        Error Detecting Method: 128-bit ECC
        Error Correcting Capabilities:
            Other
        Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
        Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
        Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
        Maximum Total Memory Size: 8192 MB
        Supported Speeds:
            Other
        Supported Memory Types:
            SDRAM
        Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
        Associated Memory Slots: 2
            0x0006
            0x0007
        Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
            Unknown
    
    Handle 0x0006, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIM0
        Bank Connections: 1 0
        Current Speed: 10 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x0007, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
        Socket Designation: DIM1
        Bank Connections: 3 2
        Current Speed: 10 ns
        Type: DIMM SDRAM
        Installed Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Enabled Size: 256 MB (Double-bank Connection)
        Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x0008, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
        Socket Designation: L1 Cache
        Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
        Operational Mode: Write Back
        Location: Internal
        Installed Size: 64 KB
        Maximum Size: 64 KB
        Supported SRAM Types:
            Burst
            Pipeline Burst
            Asynchronous
        Installed SRAM Type: Asynchronous
        Speed: Unknown
        Error Correction Type: Unknown
        System Type: Unknown
        Associativity: Unknown
    
    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
        Socket Designation: L2 Cache
        Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
        Operational Mode: Write Through
        Location: Internal
        Installed Size: 1024 KB
        Maximum Size: 512 KB
        Supported SRAM Types:
            Burst
            Pipeline Burst
            Synchronous
        Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
        Speed: Unknown
        Error Correction Type: Unknown
        System Type: Unified
        Associativity: Unknown
    
    Handle 0x000A, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
    System Slot Information
        Designation: AGP Slot
        Type: 32-bit AGP 2x
        Current Usage: Unknown
        Length: Long
        ID: 0
        Characteristics:
            3.3 V is provided
            PME signal is supported
    
    Handle 0x000B, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
    OEM Strings
        String 1: 0
        String 2: 0
        String 3: .........................
    
    Handle 0x000C, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
    Physical Memory Array
        Location: System Board Or Motherboard
        Use: System Memory
        Error Correction Type: None
        Maximum Capacity: 4 GB
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Number Of Devices: 2
    
    Handle 0x000D, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x000C
        Error Information Handle: No Error
        Total Width: 32 bits
        Data Width: 32 bits
        Size: 256 MB
        Form Factor: DIMM
        Set: 1
        Locator: S1
        Bank Locator: Bank 1
        Type: DRAM
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
    
    Handle 0x000E, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
    Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x000C
        Error Information Handle: No Error
        Total Width: 32 bits
        Data Width: 32 bits
        Size: 256 MB
        Form Factor: DIMM
        Set: 2
        Locator: S2
        Bank Locator: Bank 2
        Type: DRAM
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
    
    Handle 0x000F, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
    Memory Array Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00000000000
        Ending Address: 0x0001FFFFFFF
        Range Size: 512 MB
        Physical Array Handle: 0x000C
        Partition Width: 0
    
    Handle 0x0010, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00000000000
        Ending Address: 0x0000FFFFFFF
        Range Size: 256 MB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x000D
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    Handle 0x0011, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
    Memory Device Mapped Address
        Starting Address: 0x00010000000
        Ending Address: 0x0001FFFFFFF
        Range Size: 256 MB
        Physical Device Handle: 0x000E
        Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
        Partition Row Position: 1
        Interleaved Data Depth: 1
    
    Handle 0x0012, DMI type 32, 20 bytes
    System Boot Information
        Status: <OUT OF SPEC>
    
    Handle 0x0013, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
    End Of Table
    Thanks!!!
    Last edited by TREESofRIGHTEOUSNESS; November 8th, 2011 at 08:11 PM.

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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    What exactly happens when you try to boot without the acpi=off parameter?

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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    The computer locks, and sits there until I manually turn it off (which I do not like to do... for obvious reasons)
    The screen says something like

    Running /scripts/init-bottom...done.
    3.548122 firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 463f0200463f0300s400
    5.140033 floppy0:no floppy controllers found

    it hangs on firewire, or floppy.
    If I change the parameters and try to boot with acpi=off it will hang on the first boot usually.

    I am not sure what the problem is, but I don't think it really is the absence of a floppy or the firewire port's existence causing the problem.

    Thanks for attending to my issue I really appreciate this. it has been frustrating trying to research this issue... though I have learned a lot, and I think you will probably educate me more.

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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    Ok!
    the screen shows something like

    running /scripts/init-bottom ...done.
    3.548122 firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 463f0200463f0300s400
    5.140033 floppy0:no floppy controllers found

    It hangs either when the firewire line shows up, or the floppy.... though I think it isn't related to those...

    One other detail, that might be important, I do not have a battery in my computer, I just run it off the cord.
    Thanks

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    Re: Acpi help!!!

    Is it a hang or a case of no graphics video (uninitialized video)? Can you Ctrl+Alt+F1 and get a text login screen? Have you tried booting with the nomodeset kernel parameter?

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    Re: Acpi help

    Same problem has been happening to me since 11.04 (grub 1.99) with a HP DM4 laptop. It's a problem with grub setting video modes and DKMS. The only way I can reliably boot is with the kernel arg "acpi=off".

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    Re: Acpi help

    @rj45, looks like the DM4 has the hybrid (dual video card) setup. There are numerous threads on this board about getting that kind of setup to work. Just googled and also found this: http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspo...-pavilion.html.

    Other links:
    - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=dm4
    - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=dm4 (see last post)

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    Re: Acpi help

    I'm pretty sure I've done the Ctrl+Alt+F1... I tried all the key combos I could think of, but the computer just hangs there, the light for the HD just stays off (so it is inactive). I have tried nomodeset, as well, and xforcevesa... but I get the same result.
    So far the only parameter that has worked is acpi=off... but if you know one I haven't done, I would love to get this working. The strange thing is, when I have used puppylinux on this computer, I don't need acpi=off, and it boots fine. (I have used lupu and slacko )

    I have tried a lot of other distros and have the same issue... so I am pretty convinced it is something in the kernel.
    But... I am no programmer....

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