asus G74SX-A1 laptop hangs on booting with kernel newer than 3.0.0-13-generic

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Mar 12 14:39:25 UTC 2012

On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   (normally, i'd ask about this on just the standard ubuntu user
> mailing list (which i did) but i'm getting increasingly desperate to
> solve this so i'm going to beg for help here.)
>   i have a 64-bit ASUS G74SX-A1 laptop running updated 11.10, and it's
> been fine booting the slightly older 3.0.0-13-generic kernel, but
> every kernel since then has frozen the system almost immediately and
> i'm suddenly in the position where i *need* to solve this since i want
> to build and run a hand-rolled kernel based on the latest git tree.
>   booting any newer kernel in recovery mode shows the boot process
> getting as far as:
>   Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
> and *possibly* a couple more lines recognizing any connected USB
> devices such as a keyboard and mouse, but that's it.
>   i then configured and built a new kernel from the current git tree
> and using the config file from the last known working kernel, booted
> *that* in recovery mode, and it got as far as:
>   Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
> and that really was it -- frozen.  when i boot the working kernel in
> recovery mode, right after that line, i get:
> done.  hostname start/running
> and a shell prompt shortly thereafter, so i'm trying to figure out
> what's going on in between those two steps that works with an older
> kernel but not with the newer ones.
>   as i said, i'm getting increasingly desperate and open to any
> suggestions.

  never mind, i believe what i've run into is this:



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


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