Hi, long time watcher, first time actually getting involved. So I’ll jump right in:
I’m trying to run Haiku now on an older laptop of mine. I’ll give some specs below, but mainly I’m running into two issues: the boot process hangs when ACPI is not disabled, Network crashes when watching for available SSIDs, then later doesn’t operate correctly against an open wireless network.
I’ll probably end up filing different bug reports for each, but wanted to try figuring out the issues myself. I’m just looking for a little guidance first.
Here’s the problem: When I boot normally, the boot stops right before the rocket icon lights up. According to https://www.haiku-os.org/docs/userguide/en/bootloader.html#booting this means the final initialization of subsystems was last to light.
So I try booting again with on-screen debug output. The last lines I see are as follows:
Highpoint-IDE: supports_device() Highpoint-IDE: supports_device(): unsupported device: vendor ID: 8086, deviceID: 27da Highpoint-IDE: supports_device() Highpoint-IDE: supports_device(): unsupported device: vendor ID: 8086, deviceID: 27c4 publish device: node 0xffffffff8d824328, path power/button/sleep, module drivers/power/acpi_button/device_v1 publish device: node 0xffffffff8d824148, path power/button/power, module drivers/power/acpi_button/device_v1 publish device: node 0xffffffff8d824008, path power/acpi_battery/0, module drivers/power/acpi_battery/device_v1
From here, nothing happens. I see the solid black cursor (not blinking) right below that line. I can’t type anything. CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing (why would it?). My only option is to hard power-off the laptop.
I’ve tried blacklisting each of acpi_battery and acpi_button individually in the boot menu. The only difference is that the system hangs after the Highpoint-IDE lines. Fully disabling ACPI from the safe mode menu allows the system to finish booting, but obviously this isn’t ideal. What’s the next step I can take in troubleshooting ACPI on this laptop?
Any direction is appreciated!
Ok, now for some details about the system:
Dell Inspiron 9400
identical hardware to Dell Inspiron E1705
Core 2 Duo T7200 (dual core, 2.00ghz, 4096 KB cache)
4gb DDR2 667Mhz RAM, 3.25gb addressable (BIOS bug limits to 3.25gb)
NVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS (256MB DDR video RAM)
17 inch display at 1920x1200
BIOS Revision A04 (09/29/2006)
Video BIOS version 005.071.022.028.001.000
as a side note: the battery is completely dead and holds no charge
Haiku x86_64 Anyboot Nightly Image, booting from a USB stick
Any relevant info I’m missing?