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I installed Mandriva 2007 on my laptop and every now and then it freezes with no apparent reason. Then all I can do is to reboot the computer. I have ...
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    Mandriva 2007 freezes on Compaq R4000


    I installed Mandriva 2007 on my laptop and every now and then it freezes with no apparent reason. Then all I can do is to reboot the computer.

    I have installed all the updates and everything, but doesn't help.

    Any help is appreciated,

    Thanks

    Ali

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    Same situation

    Any luck on finding a solution?

    For reasons I can't explain, I suspect video or wireless networking. I'm running ndiswrapper with the bcmwl5 drivers that I was using with Mandriva 2006 and nvidia 9629 on kernel 2.6.17-6mdv.

    Any assistance would be appreciated. Loved MDV2k6, frustrated with 2k7.

    --Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfunk
    Any luck on finding a solution?

    For reasons I can't explain, I suspect video or wireless networking. I'm running ndiswrapper with the bcmwl5 drivers that I was using with Mandriva 2006 and nvidia 9629 on kernel 2.6.17-6mdv.

    Any assistance would be appreciated. Loved MDV2k6, frustrated with 2k7.

    --Chris
    Hi,

    no real solutions yet. I realized that while I was using ndiswrapper, bcm4xx driver was still active and that caused problems. I got the table of interrupts:

    $ cat /proc/interrupts

    CPU0
    0: 3947427 local-APIC-edge timer
    1: 8211 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    8: 1 IO-APIC-edge rtc
    12: 1275750 IO-APIC-edge i8042
    14: 67619 IO-APIC-edge ide0
    15: 50020 IO-APIC-edge ide1
    16: 4 IO-APIC-level ohci1394, yenta
    17: 24639 IO-APIC-level ATI IXP
    19: 0 IO-APIC-level ohci_hcd:usb1, ohci_hcd:usb2, ehci_hcd:usb3
    20: 0 IO-APIC-level eth1
    21: 944487 IO-APIC-level acpi, ndiswrapper NMI: 0
    LOC: 3947503
    ERR: 9
    MIS: 0

    and on irq 21, I saw bcm4xx. I removed that driver and reinstalled my driver with ndiswrapper again.

    It seems fine just now. I don't know if the problem's solved or not yet.

    Hope this helps.

    Ali

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    I haven't had any problems since I started using ndiswrapper instead of mandriva's bcm34xx wireless driver. Maybe it was the problem!

    Well, if you still have problem, try using apm instead of acpi. Insert the following line at the end of your kernel parameters (lilo append section, else end of the kernel line in grub):

    acpi=off apm=on apm=power-off
    hope this helps

    good luck!

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