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I have a gateway solo 9500 PIII 1ghz, 500meg ram I can not boot the newer kernels. The laptop will shut off during boot of a live cd. 0ne out ...
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    Gateway Solo 9500 won't boot newer kernels


    I have a gateway solo 9500
    PIII 1ghz, 500meg ram
    I can not boot the newer kernels.
    The laptop will shut off during boot of a live cd. 0ne out of every 8 times it may boot and will run fine. If I try to install, the install will start but the computer will shut off before the install is complete.
    This happened with the current releases of Slax, Puppy, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Backtrack,
    The older kernels run fine and will install. Puppy 2.17, and Ubuntu fiesty fawn will work well.
    The current version of elive will work but it is based on an older kernel.
    I would like to use linux full time but I also want access to new repositories.
    Any help would be great.

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    Hi and welcome to Linusforums.
    Have you tried booting the machine with any boot codes? I would try noapic acpi=off
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    Tried acpi=off

    Thanks for the reply.
    I tried the acpi=off boot option and the laptop still shut off while booting the kernel.

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    You could also try
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    That does not work either. I tried turning off power management in the bios and that had no effect.

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    There must be something in the machine that these distros don't like, some distros have a nodetect boot code, but I'm not sure how far that will get you because it turns off all hardware detection, leaving you to supply the nitty gritty stuff. Maybe you should keep looking for a better distro, have you tried sabayon and or mint Linux? OR, keep the distro you have and just don't let it update the kernel unless you absolutely need to!
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    Thanks for your help.

    I tried mint and it shuts down the laptop also. I guess I will keep searching for an older distro.

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    Are you sure it's shutting down the machine or is it just not getting a display?
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    It shuts down

    All lights out fan stops, It is goes off completely.

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    Yep. it's shutting down.
    Maybe you could try to narrow down what works on the older kernel but doesn't on the newer kernels and file a bug report with the kernel developers.
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