[SATLUG] Linux Laptop help!

Caleb Wylie zodex at yahoo.com
Tue May 13 11:30:03 CDT 2003

have you tried to add some additional boot options to
the kernel.. i have read somewhere that some laptops
have funny bioses and advanced power management that
can really freak the kernel out... i know i worked on
a compaq 2100 athlon and had to add some additional
parameters here is a page for you to look at
try some of these it worked for me you have to add
them to lilo or hit escape during the grub boot
screen..... hope it helps 

--- Matthew <firestorm-v1 at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> I have two laptops that I am using as a testbed for
> HostAP.
> Unfortunately the hardware is fighting me more than
> the software is! Any
> help that anyone can provide me would be
> appreciated!
> I have two laptops that are good 'candidates' for
> the HostAP project:
> 1: a Toshiba 410CS with 16 bit PCMCIA. It'll work
> but I'd rather have #2
> running.
> 2: an old IBM 9507 laptop with Cardbus PCMCIA slots.
> On the Toshiba 410CS, the HostAP kernel that I made
> dies right after the
> root filesystem is mounted. It tells me the
> following:
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 204k freed
> and it sits there. Adding 'init 1' yields the same
> results.
> If I hit ctrl-alt-del, it says 'flushing ide
> devices: hda' then reboots.
> If i load the default shipped 7.3 kernel it  says:
> Loading linux.............<reboots>
> On the IBM however, selecting either kernel causes
> the machine to seize
> and sit there. I don't get the luxury of 'Loading
> <kernel>.......'
> I have the same HDD swapped out between the two hard
> drives and the
> kernel  boots to the point of login on my Dell. The
> kernel was compiled
> in i386 compatibility mode although both laptops are
> Pentium class.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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