[driverloader] driverloader-1.62 locks up laptop during boot

C Hamel vgm2 at sc2000.net
Mon Feb 16 08:55:54 EST 2004

On Monday 16 February 2004 07:03, burgeke at HQ.VerizonWireless.com wrote:
> I have been using driverloader for quite some time on a Fedora Core 1
> loaded IBM X31 laptop with the Intel 2100b card. Somewhere after 1.58 but
> definitely reproducible in driverloader-1.62, the laptop will hang on boot
> sporadically while trying to obtain a IP from DHCP. Only way out of the
> hang is a hard reset. I have tried using both the generic packages and the
> Fedora 2.4.22-1.2166.nptl package. Thinking that it could be the 2166
> kernel I downgraded back to the 2149 kernel with the same results. In
> addition, I dual boot SuSE 9 and can reproduce the hang there as well
> during boot at the same point (DHCP request). Only resolution seems to be
> falling back to the next previous version I have (1.58) which works
> perfectly.
I respectufully disagree that the problem is the definitely the driverloader.  
I used three different kernel versions & had no problem with the hanging 
(though I did have a problem getting my wireless to talk to a network, but 
that's another story).  Yes, it will wait a few seconds and I did think I had 
a problem ...but then it took off & finished the boot process.  On my HP, the 
only way I got it to hang on the DHCP lookup was if I disabled ACPI or used 
the 'safe settings' when I attempted to install SuSE9.


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