[Bug 272247] Re: System freezes during boot, unless I hold a key down

spudly spudly at shuoink.com
Thu Nov 27 15:01:23 UTC 2008

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: usplash
  Once the Ubuntu splash screen loads with the progress bar that moves back and forth, it freezes. Holding down any key unfreezes the system, and it continues 
  loading normally, until I release the key, at which point it freezes again. Holding a key down again unfreezes the system again.
  Pressing Alt+F1 to show the output also freezes, so I know it isn't just
  the splash screen freezing, but the entire system.
  Once X loads, it works perfectly fine though, and I don't have to keep
  holding a key down.
  Update : This bug happens with 2.6.26 and 2.6.27 kernels with a computer
  that has Nvidia MCP67 motherboard. A known workaround that sometime
  works is to add nolapic to GRUB boot kernel options.
  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: amd64
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
  Package: usplash 0.5.23
  SourcePackage: usplash
  Uname: Linux 2.6.27-3-generic x86_64
  Possible systems affected include:
  Nvidia MCP67
  HP Pavilion DV6620es
+ HP Pavillion DV9700z
  Compaq Presario F700
  Sony Vaio PCG-GRT-815E - from the Mandriva errata
  HP DV6745us - from a duplicate
  HP DV6545eg Notebook - from duplicate

System freezes during boot, unless I hold a key down
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