View Full Version : MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected - Still?

4th August 2008, 05:38 PM
I can see there's quite a lot of talk about this around and about, but having installed the main F9 package on a laptop and finally having persuaded it to stay stable long enough to get all the updates (up to 2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64) it's still hanging, although that's now down to only "a bit".

I've got two questions.

1) As a workaround, how do I get the "noapic" boot option to run automatically, ie not have to put it in each reboot?

2) Is there an imminent update for this, or a reliable patch I can apply myself in Fedora?

I hope this doesn't duplicate conversation elsewhere here, I have looked.