Long pause in boot sequence after upgrading to Natty

Bug #776588 reported by Ove Edfors on 2011-05-03
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #765230: long sleep in boot process. Edit Remove
This bug affects 14 people
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrading to Natty on my ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 based computer there is an almost 150 sec pause in the boot sequence. The computer ran Maverick without problem before the upgrade. I think I have isolated the problem to the ACPI support, since disabling ACPI in the BIOS removes the pause (upgrading to the lastest BIOS did not solve it). I have also seen other users (in forums) with similar motherboards from ASUS with the same problem. Could not find any bug report here though.

Two lines from dmesg (where the pause is):

  [ 1.473995] NET: Registered protocol family 1
  [ 146.850140] pci 0000:05:00.0: Boot video device

Pressning a key on the keyboard during this pause seems to wake the computer and the pause becomes shorter than 150 sec.

After disabling ACPI in the BIOS, the same two lines from dmesg became:

 [ 0.383552] NET: Registered protocol family 1
 [ 1.230103] pci 0000:05:00.0: Boot video device

A huge improvement!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic 2.6.38-8.42
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: VT1818S Analog [VT1818S Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ove 1662 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'SB'/'HDA ATI SB at 0xfe7f4000 irq 10'
   Mixer name : 'VIA VT1818S'
   Components : 'HDA:11060440,10438416,00100000'
   Controls : 33
   Simple ctrls : 19
 Card hw:1 'Generic'/'HD-Audio Generic at 0xfe9bc000 irq 25'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100200'
   Controls : 4
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Date: Tue May 3 19:21:17 2011
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=2026da85-a6b2-49d7-bf4a-d7059f91fbe8
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.

 vboxnet0 no wireless extensions.
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=bfe2de5b-22f7-46d0-bc58-f6ae229c8019 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.52

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-01 (2 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 03/08/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 2001
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: M4A87TD/USB3
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr2001:bd03/08/2011:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM4A87TD/USB3:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Ove Edfors (ove-edfors) wrote :
Ove Edfors (ove-edfors) on 2011-05-03
description: updated
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-05-03
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tomas Šiaulys (tosi) wrote :

I have the same problem with ASUS M4N75TD. Disabling ACPI APIC in BIOS seems to work around this problem.

A link to forum discussion where users have the same problem:

GreDi (gdeneka) wrote :

I have the same problem with Asus Crosshair IV Formula (AMD 890FX/SB850)

[ 1.463268] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 146.840179] pci 0000:04:00.0: Boot video device

chrmhoffmann (chrmhoffmann) wrote :

This one here seems to be same issue: 765230.


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