Ibex alpha 2 won't load on Dell Inspiron 1501

Bug #121111 reported by Alex Mayorga on 2007-06-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Nominated for Gutsy by Alex Mayorga

Bug Description

I tried the Ibex alpha 2 in an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dell Inspiron 1501 today. It errors out as follows:

[0.196000] .. MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 7 of bridge 0000:00:05.0
[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 8 of bridge 0000:00:05.0

When I try with the noapic nolapic options it still errors out and wont boot. The error in this case is:

[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 7 of bridge 0000:00:05.0
[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 8 of bridge 0000:00:05.0

This is a show stopper given that the laptop won't boot at all.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

As per suggestion by Toma on #ubuntu+1 IRC channel I added 'nosmp' option and it seemed to load ( the Ubuntu boot splash loaded) but then I ended in the following prompt:

 v1.1.3 (Debian 1:3-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs)

description: updated
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Do you happen to have a working install of Feisty on this laptop? Thanks in advance.

salmo (mmessmore) wrote :

Ditto here on a similar Inspiron 1501. Ran into it after dist-upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy and again trying the Tribe 1 x86 CD.

Feisty kernels still boot fine with the APIC message reported above. Gutsy Tribe 1 kernel gives the full set of messages listed by the original reporter.

On a whim, I attempted ye olde "pci=nomsi" kernel option that was reportedly required to get Edgy to boot on this same laptop, to no avail.

Running most recent BIOS version, if its any help.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Use 'acpi=off' as a kernel boot parameter to work around the problem. This is definitely a regression.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
assignee: brian-murray → timg-tpi
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
salmo (mmessmore) wrote :

For the record, kernel now boots with 'acpi=off' passed.

This may be expected, but I now get errors regarding PnPBIOS. I've attached my dmesg output, in case it provides any useful information.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

I'm still looking at this prompt even while using noapic, nolapic, acpi=off and pnpbios=off as per suggested on salmo's dmesg output.

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:3-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initramfs)

Any other suggestions?

Also from salmo's dmesg looks like bug #92088 is still a problem on this release.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

I've also tried the clocksource=acpi_pm as per suggestion from johnnybuoy on #ubuntu+1 IRC channel. The result was:

[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 7 of bridge 0000:00:05.0
[0.240000] PCI: Cannot allocate region 8 of bridge 0000:00:05.0

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

@Tim

Do you believe this one would be addressed by Tribe 2?
Is there anything else I should provide/try?

Thanks in advance.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Its unlikely tribe 2 will fix it. Upstream is aware of the regression, but I'm probably the one that will have to track it down since there appears to be no quick fix. I know exactly which commit causes the problem, but its a huge patch.

 @Tim,

Just chiming in to confirm your suspicion, It still won't work on Tribe 2.

I'm sure it would get fixed someday.

Testing is pretty much the only contribution I can do as of now so I'll keep an eye on the tribes.

description: updated

I know you're working on it, but I just wanted to confirm the the issue still occurs with Tribe 3. I am also running a Dell Inspiron 1501 AMD Turion 64x2.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

Andrew,

Thanks, you've just saved me from burning another ISO. I've passed your report to https://iso.qa.stgraber.org

Have you tried with the amd64 ISO as well?

No I haven't tried the amd64 yet, just the i386. I know I can run 64bit, but I'm still not using it for now as it doesn't seem to have as good support....

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated

Can we rise the importance of this bugger given it is a total "show stopper"?

Anthony S (aaaantoine) wrote :

Is this For All Turion 64 X2s, or only for the Dell Inspiron 1501?

Or has this not been confirmed yet?

CH4oS (szymon-szypulski) wrote :

It's reproductive on all Dell E1501 Turion X2, it's also known at LKLM -> http://<email address hidden>/msg07359.html, bug is bios version independent (i've tried 2.3.x and latest 2.4.1)

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

A temporary workaround is to add the 'nolapic_timer nohz=off' options to the kernel boot parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst. For example:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-9-generic root=UUID=99153534-50de-4ccf-a074-06d646b3f4fb ro nolapic_timer nohz=off

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

@Tim,

Would the same workaround let me install from a Tribe 3 CD?

Do you think this one can be nailed in Tribe 4?

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

This workaround ought to work for any kernel newer then 2.6.20, git commit e9e2cdb412412326c4827fc78ba27f410d837e6e.

Ben is working on incorporating CPU identifiers that have this problem. The fix will likely make final release, but missed tribe 4.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

commit 4e620ce165b0c3568d97f2f6debdd8a4b86effee

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

I should have added that the workarounds are no longer necessary.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

Which Tribe would this be in?

Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :
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linux-source-2.6.22 (2.6.22-10.26) gutsy; urgency=low

  [Alek Du]

  * Add Intel Poulsbo chipset Libata support

  [Amit Kucheria]

  * Update configuration files
  * Enable stylus on Lenovo X60/X61 thinkpads

  [Ben Collins]

  * ubuntu: Disable snd-hda-intel, in favor of lum updated version

  [Kyle McMartin]

  * apparmor 10.3 hooks
  * add lpia d-i udeb generation
  * fix bits of rt/diff for -rt8
  * fix rt/diff for 2.6.22.3 changes
  * fix up rt/diff for stable 2.6.22.4

  [LaMont Jones]

  * Update configuration files

  [Phillip Lougher]

  * WriteSupportForNTFS: make fuse module available to d-i

  [Tim Gardner]

  * Gutsy Tribe 3 CD don't load on Dell Inspiron 1501
    - LP: #121111
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * [SPARC64]: Fix handling of multiple vdc-port nodes.
  * [SPARC64]: Tweak assertions in sun4v_build_virq().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix log message type in vio_create_one().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix two year old bug in early bootup asm.
  * [SPARC64]: Improve VIO device naming further.
  * [SPARC64]: Handle multiple domain-services-port nodes properly.
  * [SPARC64]: Add proper multicast support to VNET driver.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not flood log with failed DS messages.
  * [SPARC64]: Use KERN_ERR in IRQ manipulation error printks.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix virq decomposition.
  * [SPARC]: Fix serial console device detection.
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in pci_sunv4
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in mdesc.c
  * [SPARC64] viohs: extern on function definition
  * [SPARC64]: Fix sun4u PCI config space accesses on sun4u.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix show_stack() when stack argument is NULL.
  * [SUNLANCE]: Fix sparc32 crashes by using of_*() interfaces.
  * [SPARC]: Centralize find_in_proplist() instead of duplicating N times.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix hard-coding of cpu type output in /proc/cpuinfo on
    sun4v.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not assume sun4v chips have load-twin/store-init support.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix memory leak when cpu hotplugging.
  * USB: cdc-acm: fix sysfs attribute registration bug
  * TCP FRTO retransmit bug fix
  * Fix TC deadlock.
  * Fix IPCOMP crashes.
  * Fix console write locking in sparc drivers.
  * Add a PCI ID for santa rosa's PATA controller.
  * Missing header include in ipt_iprange.h
  * SCTP scope_id handling fix
  * Fix rfkill IRQ flags.
  * gen estimator timer unload race
  * gen estimator deadlock fix
  * Fix error queue socket lookup in ipv6
  * Fix ipv6 link down handling.
  * Netpoll leak
  * Sparc64 bootup assembler bug
  * Fix ipv6 tunnel endianness bug.
  * Fix sparc32 memset()
  * Fix sparc32 udelay() rounding errors.
  * Fix TCP IPV6 MD5 bug.
  * KVM: SVM: Reliably detect if SVM was disabled by BIOS
  * USB: fix warning caused by autosuspend counter going negative
  * usb-serial: Fix edgeport regression on non-EPiC devices
  * Fix reported task file values in sense data
  * aacraid: fix security hole
  * firewire: fw-sbp2: set correct maximum payload (fixes CardBus adapters)
  * make timerfd return a u64 and fix the __put_user
  * V4L: Add check for valid control ID to v4l2_ctrl_next
  * V4L: ivtv: fix broken ...

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Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :
Download full text (6.8 KiB)

linux-source-2.6.22 (2.6.22-10.28) gutsy; urgency=low

  * URGENT upload to fix FTBFS with xen-{i386,amd64} configs

  [Alek Du]

  * Add Intel Poulsbo chipset Libata support

  [Amit Kucheria]

  * Update configuration files
  * Enable stylus on Lenovo X60/X61 thinkpads

  [Ben Collins]

  * ubuntu: Disable snd-hda-intel, in favor of lum updated version

  [Kyle McMartin]

  * apparmor 10.3 hooks
  * add lpia d-i udeb generation
  * fix bits of rt/diff for -rt8
  * fix rt/diff for 2.6.22.3 changes
  * fix up rt/diff for stable 2.6.22.4

  [LaMont Jones]

  * Update configuration files

  [Phillip Lougher]

  * WriteSupportForNTFS: make fuse module available to d-i

  [Tim Gardner]

  * Gutsy Tribe 3 CD don't load on Dell Inspiron 1501
    - LP: #121111
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * [SPARC64]: Fix handling of multiple vdc-port nodes.
  * [SPARC64]: Tweak assertions in sun4v_build_virq().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix log message type in vio_create_one().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix two year old bug in early bootup asm.
  * [SPARC64]: Improve VIO device naming further.
  * [SPARC64]: Handle multiple domain-services-port nodes properly.
  * [SPARC64]: Add proper multicast support to VNET driver.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not flood log with failed DS messages.
  * [SPARC64]: Use KERN_ERR in IRQ manipulation error printks.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix virq decomposition.
  * [SPARC]: Fix serial console device detection.
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in pci_sunv4
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in mdesc.c
  * [SPARC64] viohs: extern on function definition
  * [SPARC64]: Fix sun4u PCI config space accesses on sun4u.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix show_stack() when stack argument is NULL.
  * [SUNLANCE]: Fix sparc32 crashes by using of_*() interfaces.
  * [SPARC]: Centralize find_in_proplist() instead of duplicating N times.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix hard-coding of cpu type output in /proc/cpuinfo on
    sun4v.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not assume sun4v chips have load-twin/store-init support.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix memory leak when cpu hotplugging.
  * USB: cdc-acm: fix sysfs attribute registration bug
  * TCP FRTO retransmit bug fix
  * Fix TC deadlock.
  * Fix IPCOMP crashes.
  * Fix console write locking in sparc drivers.
  * Add a PCI ID for santa rosa's PATA controller.
  * Missing header include in ipt_iprange.h
  * SCTP scope_id handling fix
  * Fix rfkill IRQ flags.
  * gen estimator timer unload race
  * gen estimator deadlock fix
  * Fix error queue socket lookup in ipv6
  * Fix ipv6 link down handling.
  * Netpoll leak
  * Sparc64 bootup assembler bug
  * Fix ipv6 tunnel endianness bug.
  * Fix sparc32 memset()
  * Fix sparc32 udelay() rounding errors.
  * Fix TCP IPV6 MD5 bug.
  * KVM: SVM: Reliably detect if SVM was disabled by BIOS
  * USB: fix warning caused by autosuspend counter going negative
  * usb-serial: Fix edgeport regression on non-EPiC devices
  * Fix reported task file values in sense data
  * aacraid: fix security hole
  * firewire: fw-sbp2: set correct maximum payload (fixes CardBus adapters)
  * make timerfd return a u64 and fix the __put_user
  * V4L: Add check for...

Read more...

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2007-08-21
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
assignee: timg-tpi → nobody
Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :
Download full text (6.8 KiB)

linux-source-2.6.22 (2.6.22-10.29) gutsy; urgency=low

  * URGENT upload to fix FTBFS with xen-{i386,amd64} configs,
    lpia d-i ftbfs, xen ftbfs.

  [Alek Du]

  * Add Intel Poulsbo chipset Libata support

  [Amit Kucheria]

  * Update configuration files
  * Enable stylus on Lenovo X60/X61 thinkpads

  [Ben Collins]

  * ubuntu: Disable snd-hda-intel, in favor of lum updated version

  [Kyle McMartin]

  * apparmor 10.3 hooks
  * add lpia d-i udeb generation
  * fix bits of rt/diff for -rt8
  * fix rt/diff for 2.6.22.3 changes
  * fix up rt/diff for stable 2.6.22.4

  [LaMont Jones]

  * Update configuration files

  [Phillip Lougher]

  * WriteSupportForNTFS: make fuse module available to d-i

  [Tim Gardner]

  * Gutsy Tribe 3 CD don't load on Dell Inspiron 1501
    - LP: #121111
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * [SPARC64]: Fix handling of multiple vdc-port nodes.
  * [SPARC64]: Tweak assertions in sun4v_build_virq().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix log message type in vio_create_one().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix two year old bug in early bootup asm.
  * [SPARC64]: Improve VIO device naming further.
  * [SPARC64]: Handle multiple domain-services-port nodes properly.
  * [SPARC64]: Add proper multicast support to VNET driver.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not flood log with failed DS messages.
  * [SPARC64]: Use KERN_ERR in IRQ manipulation error printks.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix virq decomposition.
  * [SPARC]: Fix serial console device detection.
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in pci_sunv4
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in mdesc.c
  * [SPARC64] viohs: extern on function definition
  * [SPARC64]: Fix sun4u PCI config space accesses on sun4u.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix show_stack() when stack argument is NULL.
  * [SUNLANCE]: Fix sparc32 crashes by using of_*() interfaces.
  * [SPARC]: Centralize find_in_proplist() instead of duplicating N times.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix hard-coding of cpu type output in /proc/cpuinfo on
    sun4v.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not assume sun4v chips have load-twin/store-init support.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix memory leak when cpu hotplugging.
  * USB: cdc-acm: fix sysfs attribute registration bug
  * TCP FRTO retransmit bug fix
  * Fix TC deadlock.
  * Fix IPCOMP crashes.
  * Fix console write locking in sparc drivers.
  * Add a PCI ID for santa rosa's PATA controller.
  * Missing header include in ipt_iprange.h
  * SCTP scope_id handling fix
  * Fix rfkill IRQ flags.
  * gen estimator timer unload race
  * gen estimator deadlock fix
  * Fix error queue socket lookup in ipv6
  * Fix ipv6 link down handling.
  * Netpoll leak
  * Sparc64 bootup assembler bug
  * Fix ipv6 tunnel endianness bug.
  * Fix sparc32 memset()
  * Fix sparc32 udelay() rounding errors.
  * Fix TCP IPV6 MD5 bug.
  * KVM: SVM: Reliably detect if SVM was disabled by BIOS
  * USB: fix warning caused by autosuspend counter going negative
  * usb-serial: Fix edgeport regression on non-EPiC devices
  * Fix reported task file values in sense data
  * aacraid: fix security hole
  * firewire: fw-sbp2: set correct maximum payload (fixes CardBus adapters)
  * make timerfd return a u64 and fix the _...

Read more...

Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :
Download full text (6.9 KiB)

linux-source-2.6.22 (2.6.22-10.30) gutsy; urgency=low

  * URGENT upload to fix FTBFS with xen-{i386,amd64} configs,
    lpia d-i ftbfs, xen ftbfs.
  * URGENT fix module-check to actually ignore things
  * URGENT ignore ume modules

  [Alek Du]

  * Add Intel Poulsbo chipset Libata support

  [Amit Kucheria]

  * Update configuration files
  * Enable stylus on Lenovo X60/X61 thinkpads

  [Ben Collins]

  * ubuntu: Disable snd-hda-intel, in favor of lum updated version

  [Kyle McMartin]

  * apparmor 10.3 hooks
  * add lpia d-i udeb generation
  * fix bits of rt/diff for -rt8
  * fix rt/diff for 2.6.22.3 changes
  * fix up rt/diff for stable 2.6.22.4

  [LaMont Jones]

  * Update configuration files

  [Phillip Lougher]

  * WriteSupportForNTFS: make fuse module available to d-i

  [Tim Gardner]

  * Gutsy Tribe 3 CD don't load on Dell Inspiron 1501
    - LP: #121111
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files
  * Update configuration files

  [Upstream Kernel Changes]

  * [SPARC64]: Fix handling of multiple vdc-port nodes.
  * [SPARC64]: Tweak assertions in sun4v_build_virq().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix log message type in vio_create_one().
  * [SPARC64]: Fix two year old bug in early bootup asm.
  * [SPARC64]: Improve VIO device naming further.
  * [SPARC64]: Handle multiple domain-services-port nodes properly.
  * [SPARC64]: Add proper multicast support to VNET driver.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not flood log with failed DS messages.
  * [SPARC64]: Use KERN_ERR in IRQ manipulation error printks.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix virq decomposition.
  * [SPARC]: Fix serial console device detection.
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in pci_sunv4
  * [SPARC64]: fix section mismatch warning in mdesc.c
  * [SPARC64] viohs: extern on function definition
  * [SPARC64]: Fix sun4u PCI config space accesses on sun4u.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix show_stack() when stack argument is NULL.
  * [SUNLANCE]: Fix sparc32 crashes by using of_*() interfaces.
  * [SPARC]: Centralize find_in_proplist() instead of duplicating N times.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix hard-coding of cpu type output in /proc/cpuinfo on
    sun4v.
  * [SPARC64]: Do not assume sun4v chips have load-twin/store-init support.
  * [SPARC64]: Fix memory leak when cpu hotplugging.
  * USB: cdc-acm: fix sysfs attribute registration bug
  * TCP FRTO retransmit bug fix
  * Fix TC deadlock.
  * Fix IPCOMP crashes.
  * Fix console write locking in sparc drivers.
  * Add a PCI ID for santa rosa's PATA controller.
  * Missing header include in ipt_iprange.h
  * SCTP scope_id handling fix
  * Fix rfkill IRQ flags.
  * gen estimator timer unload race
  * gen estimator deadlock fix
  * Fix error queue socket lookup in ipv6
  * Fix ipv6 link down handling.
  * Netpoll leak
  * Sparc64 bootup assembler bug
  * Fix ipv6 tunnel endianness bug.
  * Fix sparc32 memset()
  * Fix sparc32 udelay() rounding errors.
  * Fix TCP IPV6 MD5 bug.
  * KVM: SVM: Reliably detect if SVM was disabled by BIOS
  * USB: fix warning caused by autosuspend counter going negative
  * usb-serial: Fix edgeport regression on non-EPiC devices
  * Fix reported task file values in sense data
  * aacraid: fix security hole
  * firewire: fw-sbp2: set correct ...

Read more...

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

@Tim, Kyle,

I still see this on dmesg quite often, I wonder if this is related

[ 6773.336000] APIC error on CPU1: 40(40)
[ 6773.336000] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Be clear about which version of the kernel you are running:

cat /proc/version_signature

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

Ubuntu 2.6.22-10.30-generic

CheolHan Yoon (mait) wrote :

I also still see this on dmesg quite often,

Oct 14 23:18:32 xxxxx kernel: [ 8216.024000] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:27:42 xxxxx kernel: [ 8765.560000] APIC error on CPU1: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:27:42 xxxxx kernel: [ 8765.560000] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:27:57 xxxxx kernel: [ 8780.856000] APIC error on CPU1: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:27:57 xxxxx kernel: [ 8780.856000] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:41:29 xxxxx kernel: [ 9592.648000] APIC error on CPU1: 40(40)
Oct 14 23:41:29 xxxxx kernel: [ 9592.648000] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)

CheolHan Yoon (mait) wrote :

Sorry, forgot my system info.

Gutsy
Dell Inspiron 1501(AMD64x2 TK-53)
Ubuntu 2.6.22-14.43-generic

If you need another information, just reply. I subscribed this bug.

dome (domelaci) wrote :

Hey guys!

same bios bug here:

..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
PCI: BIOS BUG #81 [49...] found
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge 000....

I just bought the laptop, and I'm very disappointed.
The vista is working just fine, but I wanna get rid if it.

Tried a few solutions I found on the ubuntu forum, but none work, summary:
1.Disabling APIC from bios, couldn't find anything related to apic.
2. Tried numerous boot options, like noapic, nolapic, acpi=off and pnpbios=off
3. Tried to boot from USB, with the 64 bit version on it, failed, it said something in German...

it did load with the optin: nolapic_timer nohz=off, until it said starting gnome display manager, but it is like that for 10 minutes or so, with a black screen, and then it said that the xserver is not configured... but I cannot configure it, another black screen, with errors, like: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.

I'm not using any tribe cds, it's the final release of the 7,10., and another thing, i'm new to linux, so I cant figure out what are those codes you wrote down, so please, could anyone explain to me what those are if they are a solution to this bug.

Thank you!

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

I recently took the plunge to Ibex, and it looks like this bug was reintroduced somehow. Right after I updated my laptop, it wouldn't boot until I added 'nolapic_timer nohz=off' to the menu.lst, is this a regression?
This was on Ubuntu 2.6.26-3.9-generic
Should I file a new bug or is it possible to re-open this old one?
Thanks in advance

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: Fix Released → New
Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

I'm reopening this, please bear with me if this is incorrect.

description: updated
Changed in linux:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
milestone: tribe-5 → none
status: New → Triaged
Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

Latest kernel updates ( 2.6.26-4-generic and 2.6.26-5-generic) left me again at this BIOS message on my laptop:
[0.532031] .. MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC

I've added "nolapic_timer" on GRUB and I can successfully boot.

Hope this is useful for the developers.

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.6.27 kernel for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. As a result, the kernel team would appreciate it if you could please test this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:

1) If you are comfortable installing packages on your own, the linux-image-2.6.27-* package is currently available for you to install and test.

--or--

2) The upcoming Alpha5 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10 will contain this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Please watch http://www.ubuntu.com/testing for Alpha5 to be announced. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD.

Please let us know immediately if this newer 2.6.27 kernel resolves the bug reported here or if the issue remains. More importantly, please open a new bug report for each new bug/regression introduced by the 2.6.27 kernel and tag the bug report with 'linux-2.6.27'. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2.6.26 kernel. Thanks again, we really appreicate your help and feedback.

Alex Mayorga (alex-mayorga) wrote :

Thanks my laptop now boots fine using 2.6.27-2-generic, I no longer need to add "nolapic_timer" on GRUB for it to boot properly. The message below still shows but it no longer halts the boot process:
[0.532031] .. MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC

I'll mark this as "Fix Released" and file a new bug if this resurfaces later on.

Changed in linux:
status: Triaged → Fix Released

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeamBugPolicies for more information. Thanks.

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