Hanging on Real Time Clock Driver

Hanging on Real Time Clock Driver

Post by Christophe » Wed, 02 Jul 2003 02:47:07



Hello,

I have recently installed RedHat 9 onto my Compaq Presario 800 Laptop that
currently has Windows XP. Much to my disgust, this installation
process has been a complete nightmare.

I will spare you the grueling details of my trial-and-error process, but I
*finally* got the installed on a separate partition complete with a LILO
booter. However, when I try to boot Redhat it hangs during the boot
sequence with this on the screen:

Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e

Some people have had similar problems, but manage to continue with the
boot sequence by pressing any key. No such luck with me, it just stalls
forever. I tried moving the /dev/rtc file to another name, but this does
not seem to work. I would altogether like to disable this particular driver. Is this possible, or does
anybody know how to circumvent this problem?


Thanks,

Christopher
 
 
 

Hanging on Real Time Clock Driver

Post by Hagbard Ce » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 07:24:46


Sounds familiar, but with Windows XP as the culprit. There is something
fishy with those laptops from Compaq - not to say they're a bad purchase...


Only way I can think of is by removing it from the kernel; I believe you may
want to use a vanilla-kernel, since RH is using the RTC for
performance-boosting for the desktop. Instead, you may want to try the
ck-patchset from Con Kolivas:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;)

If you need any help compiling or patching, post it!

--
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.3.8p1
Linux 2.5.74-mm1 i686 AMD Athlon(TM)Processor GNU/Linux

 
 
 

Hanging on Real Time Clock Driver

Post by Vwake » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 07:35:45


It might also be due to APM not working for your system. You can try
"apm=off" as a boot parameter and see if it helps.


Never knew you can get past it by doing this. Good to know.
 
 
 

Hanging on Real Time Clock Driver

Post by unru » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 16:09:42

Hagbard Celine < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:



]>
]> Hello,
]>
]> I have recently installed RedHat 9 onto my Compaq Presario 800 Laptop that
]> currently has Windows XP. Much to my disgust, this installation
]> process has been a complete nightmare.

]Sounds familiar, but with Windows XP as the culprit. There is something
]fishy with those laptops from Compaq - not to say they're a bad purchase...
]
]> I will spare you the grueling details of my trial-and-error process, but I
]> *finally* got the installed on a separate partition complete with a LILO
]> booter. However, when I try to boot Redhat it hangs during the boot
]> sequence with this on the screen:
]>
]> Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
]>
]> Some people have had similar problems, but manage to continue with the
]> boot sequence by pressing any key. No such luck with me, it just stalls
]> forever. I tried moving the /dev/rtc file to another name, but this does
]> not seem to work. I would altogether like to disable this particular
]> driver. Is this possible, or does
]> anybody know how to circumvent this problem?

]Only way I can think of is by removing it from the kernel; I believe you may

On my Mandrake system rtc is a module. You could just ask it not to load
the module for rtc.

But why do you believe it is rtc? Often if the kernel lists it, it has
already happened. Ie, it might be next thing being loaded which has the
problems.