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

SRElysian srelysian at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 12:23:49 UTC 2009

** Description changed:

  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 sometimes
  works is to add nolapic to GRUB boot kernel options. acpi=noirq is also
  known to work.
  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
+ Nvidia MCP67 Chipset
  Compaq Presario F700
  Compaq Presario F763NR
  Sony Vaio PCG-GRT-815E - from the Mandriva errata
- HP DV6745us - from a duplicate
- HP DV6545eg Notebook - from duplicate
- HP DV6736nr
+ HP Pavilion DV6545eg Notebook - from duplicate
+ HP Pavilion DV6736nr
+ HP Pavilion DV6745us - from a duplicate
+ HP Pavilion DV6620es
+ HP Pavilion DV9610us
+ HP Pavilion DV9700z

System freezes during boot, unless I hold a key down
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