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FS#5281 - ACPI Video as module: req. default kernel config change

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Bill Walsh (badger) - Thursday, 24 August 2006, 04:32 GMT
Last edited by James Rayner (iphitus) - Friday, 25 August 2006, 23:54 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To James Rayner (iphitus)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


My Samsung X60 laptop freezes on the ACPI Video code. Currently that code is compiled into the default kernel. I request a change to the default kernel config to compile the ACPI Video code as a module, then we (I and, at least, theller on the bbs) can avoid it. Thanks for your time.
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Closed by  James Rayner (iphitus)
Sunday, 03 December 2006, 09:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Thursday, 24 August 2006, 08:33 GMT
can you please try 2.6.18rc4 kernel? there are much acpi changes in it.
read the readme.txt before using this kernel.
Comment by Bill Walsh (badger) - Thursday, 24 August 2006, 09:37 GMT
Your 2.6.18rc4 package exhibited the same symptom- freezing at boot up when the ACPI kernel status messages are being shown. Thanks.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Thursday, 24 August 2006, 09:39 GMT
ok then probably modularising is the right way to fix this
Comment by Bill Walsh (badger) - Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 03:23 GMT
Thanks very much for the change. I'll keep an eye on it in case the situation improves in future.