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Old 02-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Bill Davidsen
 
Default ACER 1681 upgrade issue

I have an ACER 1681i laptop, with FC4 running nicely. I'd like to
upgrade, but I want to be sure it will work before reinstalling. Clearly
I have a backup, so problems can be recovered, but I'd rather not.


When I boot from a Live-CD of FC[678] with GNOME or KDE, the boot
proceeds until the login prompt appears, then the keys and mouse buttons
stop working, but the touchpad still moves the mouse. At that point
there's no easy way to get debug information, and I'd rather try some
boot parameters first if someone has a thought on what this might be.


I've tried noacpi and noapic, just in case the Pentium-M CPU is
confusing some issue. I'm going to try "rescue" CDs instead of live CDs,
but I really want to be sure the hardware will work before I take the
time to do a proper install.


Suggestions?

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Old 02-17-2008, 04:26 AM
Tim
 
Default ACER 1681 upgrade issue

On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 16:05 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> When I boot from a Live-CD of FC[678] with GNOME or KDE, the boot
> proceeds until the login prompt appears, then the keys and mouse
> buttons stop working, but the touchpad still moves the mouse. At that
> point there's no easy way to get debug information, and I'd rather try
> some boot parameters first if someone has a thought on what this might
> be.

While the live discs can be a useful test of compatibility, I've found
every one of them to be painful, and screw up badly (lock ups, dead slow
running, crashes), whereas the normal install of an OS worked fine.
They test whether the live disc works, they don't test whether the OS
will work normally.

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Old 02-17-2008, 01:32 PM
Bill Davidsen
 
Default ACER 1681 upgrade issue

Tim wrote:

On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 16:05 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
When I boot from a Live-CD of FC[678] with GNOME or KDE, the boot
proceeds until the login prompt appears, then the keys and mouse

buttons stop working, but the touchpad still moves the mouse. At that
point there's no easy way to get debug information, and I'd rather try
some boot parameters first if someone has a thought on what this might
be.


While the live discs can be a useful test of compatibility, I've found
every one of them to be painful, and screw up badly (lock ups, dead slow
running, crashes), whereas the normal install of an OS worked fine.
They test whether the live disc works, they don't test whether the OS
will work normally.

Since the NIC on this machine is only 100Mbit the backup time would be
rather more than I like, but I am going to try the rescue CD, just to
see if it has a different behavior.


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