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

SRElysian srelysian at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:00:37 UTC 2009

I suppose I jumped the gun a bit and I appologize, I am sure you understand
I myself, as well as many others (as you can see by the growing number of
posts in this thread), have been dealing with this issue since 8.04 (if I
remember correctly). I was under the impression that now that it is marked
as fixed according to Jaunty that we will be neglected and forced to suffer
through screwy flag fixes until Jaunty becomes official. There have been
quite a few bugs in Intrepid that I over-looked because they intended to fix
it eventually (Like bluetooth being completely un-usable unless you install
the gnome manager). Seems to me that kernel level bugs effecting an entire
chipset, plaguing an entire line of laptops (primarily any HP Pavilion
laptop with nvidia on board), would be a priority. So long as we aren't
dismissed and forgotten, I am content with waiting. Again, I appologize.

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Andy Whitcroft <apw at canonical.com>

> @SRElysian, @Joschi Holaubek -- I think you have missunderstood.  What
> has happened is the Linux task has been closed.  This task _always_
> represents the bugs state in the development release, in this case
> Jaunty.  Which as I understand things has the fixes for this issue.
> There is a nomination for Intrepid which once accepted will become the
> status for the onging work on this bug.  That one is not closed.
> --
> System freezes during boot, unless I hold a key down
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/272247
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> Status in The Linux Kernel: Confirmed
> Status in Ubuntu Release Notes: New
> Status in "linux" source package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in "usplash" source package in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in linux in Ubuntu Intrepid: New
> Status in usplash in Ubuntu Intrepid: Invalid
> Status in "linux" source package in Mandriva: Invalid
> Bug description:
> 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
> ProcEnviron:
>  PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
>  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>  SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: usplash
> Uname: Linux 2.6.27-3-generic x86_64
> ----------
> Possible systems affected include:
> Nvidia MCP67 Chipset
> Compaq Presario F700
> Compaq Presario F763NR
> Sony Vaio PCG-GRT-815E - from the Mandriva errata
> HP Pavilion DV6545eg Notebook - from duplicate
> HP Pavilion DV6736nr
> HP Pavilion DV6745us - from a duplicate
> HP Pavilion DV6620es
> HP Pavilion DV9610us
> HP Pavilion DV9700z

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