[ltp] various RH 7.3 problems

David Margrave linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:59:43 -0700

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oops, sorry about that.  It's a thinkpad 600!  everything has been smoth
until I try using anything besides an ethernet pcmcia card.

Steve Tell wrote:

|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
|>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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