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> freeze on boot Laptop, my iinstall freezes on boot unless i press the left arrow key
post May 10 2009, 05:20 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I recently installed Kubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and the boot process stops unless i hold down the left arrow key,sometimes the power button works as well but for obvious reasons i dont like holding it down. This also occurs at the shut down process as well.
I had played around with ubuntu using wubi for a wee while and the issue happened there but i thought it was something to do with the Wubi install. But now ive only one os on my laptop.
To see if its a hardware issue i reinstalled xp and i havnt had this problem. Can anyone help me out please. I really wanna run Linux on my laptop and Kubuntu finally got round to support my wireless card (the dreaded ar5007) "out of the box" but its really annoying.
I reported it on kde.bugs and they said it was nothing to do with them.

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post May 12 2009, 06:28 AM
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Its GNU/

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Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, it does many things including power management which is probably why the battery icon stopped working.
A quick google did not provide any help on why ACPI does not work with this laptop.
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