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colin_b
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Long delays on old Acer laptop

#1 Post by colin_b » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:57 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUu-G--ma9I

It seems a lot of Acer laptops have problems with long delays when booting.

Fehlix offered a solution to the problem at viewtopic.php?f=97&t=46450&p=461763&hil ... 21#p461683, and it seems the Debian 4.9 kernel can address the problem.

Will this problem disappear with MX 18?

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Re: Long delays on old Acer laptop

#2 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 am

I very much doubt the problem will go away with MX-18 as it is likely to use an even newer kernel than MX-17.

The problem exists with some Dell laptops from the Latitude D6xx range; they probably use the same chipset as the problematic Acers.

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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Long delays on old Acer laptop

#3 Post by colin_b » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am

Would it be possible for this problem to be mentioned in the manual alongside its solution?

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Re: Long delays on old Acer laptop

#4 Post by j2mcgreg » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:07 am

The Acer Extensa 4620Z that is being tested in the video only has 2 GB of ram (max), and the tester is trying to boot MX 17 from within Win XP which was a known resource hog. Of course it was slow to recognize the usb drive. The tester didn't make use of the onboard DVD writer and that makes me think that he was trying to make the procedure more tedious than it needed to be. For those interested here are the specs of that laptop:

https://us.hardware.info/product/42912/ ... ifications

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Re: Long delays on old Acer laptop

#5 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:27 pm

colin_b wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am
Would it be possible for this problem to be mentioned in the manual alongside its solution?
It would certainly be a good idea to have it recorded somewhere.

My test Dell D630 still suffers the same problem with MX-18; replacing the kernel with the 4.9 one still fixes it.

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Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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