[CentOS] CentOS on Dell Inspiron 640m laptop

Patrick centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 1 15:08:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 08:40 -0600, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Quoting Patrick <centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl>:
> > The workaround on my laptop is to boot with "noapic irqpoll". Resume
> > works if I specify that. Last time I tried it I got a message
> > in /var/log/messages that this is going to kill performance and the
> > little battery disappeared from my Gnome taskbar. Not a perfect solution
> > but maybe it works for you.
> Well, my laptop is too old for apic, so there's no apic to disable.   
> It has apm though.  I'll try irqpoll option.  I've already tried  
> noapm, which didn't help, but who knows maybe in combination with  
> irqpoll.  What does irqpoll do exactly?

The kernel docs say this: The "irqpoll" boot parameter reduces driver
initialization failures


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