[ltp] various RH 7.3 problems

David Margrave linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 15:59:26 -0700

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As with all their releases, redhat didn't quite get it right with redhat
7.3 as far as laptops go.  It took considerably less hacking than
previous releases to get everything going, but there are still problems.

1) sometimes it freezes at boot time while 'mounting other filesystems'
if there is a pcmcia modem in the slot at boot time.  I've removed the
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d scripts that appear to have anything to do with remote
mounting (nfs, autofs, etc).  But it still does it, so I'll keep
deleting init scripts until I find it.

2) booting without a modem in the slot and then inserting it after
booting will also make it freeze up (sometimes you can recover by
removing the modem, sometimes you have to take out the battery!).  It
complains about "usb-uhci-c: interrupt... host controller halted, trying
to restart".  Could it be that I'm failing to exclude an interrupt from
the pcmcia.opts file?  If redhat worried about minor stuff like this in
their installer instead of making pictures of Alan Cox in a krispy kreme

3) sometimes it fails to bring up the lo interface, saying 'someone else
is already using' or some such nonsense.  

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