Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#301 closed defect (unknown)

Dell Latitude D530, problems

Reported by: eco Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Release version 3.18
Component: ACPI PSD Version: 3.14
Keywords: Cc:


From: Hans v. Mangoldt


I give this report via bugtracker because the "next" button of the "Feedback Wizard" is greyed out. The computer is connected to the internet over a permanent connection.

First of all thank you very much for your great work up till now. But this does not mean that there are not remaining some errors ... First of all with the Dell Latitude D530 with "/FS /PIC /SMP" parameters of ACPI.psd USB-ports stop to work after a while. So USB-Mouse or USB-Stick are not working any more. Plugging in the mouse in another port does help sometimes. This happens, too, in single CPU mode. Ommiting out the "/FS" parameter cures the problem. But in "/SMP" mode eCS 2.0RC5 does not boot up without "/FS" parameter.

Second, in SMP mode eCS is working slow. Windows are filled slowly after beeing opened. You can even look at the characters appearing on the screen while typing on the keyboard. The archivers ZIP and ARJ are at least 5 times slower with two cores than with only one (ARJ 3.10 slows down less than the built-in ZIP with two cores). All these problems are not existing in single core mode. Third, shutdown with power off is not working, neither in APM nor in ACPI mode.

I checked out the ACPI versions 3.09 and 3.11.

Thank you for your help!

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Change History (22)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by eco


OK, the notebook seems modern

Does acpi-test.cmd show errors?

attach acpi logs, copy acpica$ acpi.log

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by eco

yes acpi-test.cmd shows problems. I added the output of the script (acpi-test.cmd >file) to other acpi.log files incl. IASL output. It's all in

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by eco

Waiting for tester..

It's necessary collect logs again, with Uni kernel, SMP: irqstat utility output, etc.

Changed 9 years ago by Jack

Changed 9 years ago by Jack

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Jack

I only added logs with SMP-Kernel (14.104a) because eCS 2.0 RC5 does not boot up with Warp or Uni 14.104a kernel. By the way: eCS 2.0 RC6a CD does not boot on the laptop but hangs with the bootscreen (eCS 2.0 RC6a displayed). I hope these logs are helpfull ...

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by eco


Dell => always use /FS

Please try boot is SMP APIC mode, /SMP /APIC /FS or /SMP /APIC /FS /CD

If you continue to use PIC SMP then


RUS: PIC так тем более, а USB на IRQ9 так это однозначно надо валить на APIC

ENG: USB occupied IRQ9 - it's ACPI IRQ, please free it via BIOS setup (move devices to other IRQs).

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Jack

Hello e-co,

yes, "/FS" is used all the time. I now used "/APIC"- instead of "/PIC"-mode. eCS 2.0 RC5 now even seems more slow than with "/SMP" and "/PIC" - PM-windows are built up pretty slow and one of the CPU-cores is occupied nearly 100 %, changing every second from one core to the other. With "/APIC" enabled the broadcom NetXtreme? driver (9.07) does not load because it does not like high interrupts ... I will add another ACPI.LOG with "APIC".

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by eco


Repeat please, what is the main problem? run network adapter?

Broadcom Nextreme Gigabit driver should work in SMP APIC.

Did you tried Genmac Wrapper? UNSUPPORTED mode, do you know how to use it?

are there patched drivers for Broadcom for APIC? ACPI docs -> drivers supported in SMP APIC

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by eco


OK, you are in SMP APIC, now let's tune the work of notebook.

Please try boot withoud uniaud driver (rem it in config,sys)

try disable USB legacy in BIOS Setup

try Panorama VESA video driver


use TOP utility (or CADH) to view list of processes, which one overloads the CPU?

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by pasha

  • Version changed from 3.11 to 3.14

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by ecsnl

For the Nextreme NIC support try this driver with APIC mode.

comment:12 Changed 9 years ago by eco


Please disable UNIAUD, network adapters.

Try SMP APIC again.

Does the computer work slow? Let's view the logs.

comment:13 Changed 9 years ago by pasha

What show CPU metter?

comment:14 Changed 9 years ago by pasha

Please download experimental ACPI build from Mensys site:

  • Experimental build for you:


comment:15 Changed 9 years ago by stevenhl

  • Milestone changed from Release version 3.15 to Feedback pending

comment:16 Changed 9 years ago by pasha

  • Owner pasha deleted

comment:17 Changed 8 years ago by stevenhl

  • Milestone changed from Feedback pending to Release version 3.18
  • Resolution set to unknown
  • Status changed from new to closed
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