[ltp] various RH 7.3 problems

Steve Tell linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 19:47:45 -0400 (EDT)

Um, which thinkpad model gave you these troubles?

Anyone tried RH 7.3 on a TP 600E?  

I found RH7.2 to be smooth as glass on a 600E (2645-UN1) but would like
the newer gnome and KDE apps of 7.3.   
Any issues with the new kernel or anything else?


On Sat, 15 Jun 2002, David Margrave wrote:

> 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
> hat...
> 3) sometimes it fails to bring up the lo interface, saying 'someone else
> is already using' or some such nonsense.  
Steve Tell  tell@telltronics.org 

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