after 2 weeks of running ubuntu

Matthias Heiler heiler at
Mon Jun 27 11:17:25 UTC 2005

Oliver Grawert <ogra at> writes:

> hi,
> Am Montag, den 27.06.2005, 10:58 +0200 schrieb Matthias Heiler:
> > Steve Torrefranca <javacide at> writes:
> > 
> > > After 2 weeks we were all impressed even the die hard debian guys.
> > > Unfortunately it freezes in all machines when:
> > > a. we mount DVDs with huge files.  This happens both when we mount DVDs
> > > in the middle of our gnome session and during boot-up with the DVD
> > > inside the drive (while nautilus is loading).
> > > b. randomly freezes when we upgrade kernel to 2.6.11
> > 
> > I made the very same experience (great user feeling, but freezes) with
> > a Dell D610 notebook.  It improved when upgrading to 2.6.12 from
> > breezy plus adding boot parameters ("pci=bios idle=halt").  There
> please note that the 2.6.11 kernel image in hoary is a bitkeeper
> snapshot from mid february that the developers used to play with, it is
> in universe because of this and not intended to be used for anyting....
> additionally breezy should not be used in production environments before
> it is stable especially just using its kernel in hoary is not a very
> good idea.

Well, my alternatives are to use 2.6.12 from breezy or to not use
ubuntu at all. 

I tried really long (couple of days) to get 2.6.10 run stable on the
Dell hardware.  None of the nice tricks from newsgroups, kernel
documentation, etc worked.  The worst thing is that the freezes are
total (no logs, no error messages) and seemingly random.  Very hard to
debug and very annoying.  My current hope is that things will further
improve as 2.6 matures.


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