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    Restart Problems Toshiba

    Hi folks,

    Having a small problem with Hardy on my laptop which is more of a nuisance than anything. I already checked out a bunch of forum threads that come close to my problem but not quite. I already tried the suggested solutions for those problems with no luck.

    I have a Toshiba Satellite P10 (older model) that has problems restarting when commanded by Logout->Restart, Restart after Update, and by Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. When commanded, system proceeds to shutdown and gets all the way down to turning the screen off but hangs there. Power indicators, fans, etc stay running but laptop does not show BIOS post screen. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace proceeds to restart the GUI but hangs on screen blackout. Now what is odd about this is that I have to hold power button to shut down and when pressing button again to reboot, I have to make sure laptop adapter isn't plugged in. If it is, power indicator lights, wireless indicator remains extinguished, fans run but screen remains off. Unplug adapter and it will boot normally.

    SHUTDOWN WORKS FLAWLESSLY (aside from verbose shutdown messages)

    Also, in order to start normally (first boot of the day), I still have to have the adapter un plugged in order to boot. As soon as BIOS screen shows, I can plug in the adapter fine and system runs.

    Has anybody ever ran into this problem and if they have, can they help me out or point me to a thread I may have missed. I appreciate any help given whether it works or not.

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    Re: Restart Problems Toshiba

    After you shutdown can you turn the computer back on without unplugging the AC adapter or do you get the same hang before BIOS post?

    (I assumed "AC adapter" as I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "laptop adapter")

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    Re: Restart Problems Toshiba

    Yeah it is the AC adapter I was talking about and no, the laptop will not boot into Ubuntu when the AC adapter is plugged in. It will hang when the power button is turned on (power on indicator lights, wireless light extinguished, LCD screen remains off.
    Last edited by Banny706; July 22nd, 2008 at 08:17 PM. Reason: addition

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    Re: Restart Problems Toshiba

    Just a note, I also get the BIOS error message on boot-up. MP-BIOS error: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC

    I have tried an install from Alternate CD and it still does not work properly.
    Last edited by Banny706; August 3rd, 2008 at 03:45 AM.

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