kernel 3.0.0-13-generic seems to be last one that works on my ASUS laptop
lproven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:09:20 UTC 2012
On 12 March 2012 14:58, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Liam Proven wrote:
>> .> On 12 March 2012 12:11, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
>> > >
>> > > i have an ASUS 64-bit G74S laptop for which the most recent kernel
>> > > that boots properly seems to be 3.0.0-13-generic. anything after
>> > > that, once i select it during grub, seems to hang the system almost
>> > > immediately (no HD activity, black screen).
>> > >
>> > > i also hand-built a "git clone"d kernel from the corresponding
>> > > config file and, annoyingly, that also hung, so i'm back to the
>> > > 3.0.0-13-generic release.
>> > >
>> > > i'm about to do more experimenting, but i'm open to suggestions.
>> > Check the machine's BIOS is the most current available.
>> it *appears* that this is the problem:
> and, sure enough, that was the problem and upgrading to packages
> from oneiric-proposed solved it. there is absolutely no way i would
> have ever figured that out for myself.
Just come back to this list after a couple of days off.
Gosh. Well, I'm glad that you got there, and that my pointer was at
least of /some/ help!
I must admit, I think you're brave to reFlash a BIOS from Linux. I've
never tried that - I'd use a DOS boot CD/USB stick/etc these days,
since floppies are disappearing.
Mind you, doing it from Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite went wrong
in December and bricked the machine. I'm still trying to find a way to
recover from that. :¬(
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