martes, 14 de octubre de 2008

Fixed hotplug problem with HP Pavilion 6220la

I recently found that you can fix the hotplug problem (When you connect a USB device to the computer it doesn't activate automatically, you have to reboot), when using linux on HP Pavilion dv6220la.

In a previous post I wrote you have to add some flags to the linux kernel when you boot the computer. These flags are:

noapic nolapic

The problem comes with noapic. It seems to disable hotplug. To fix this, you just need to add another flag:


So the final flags are:

noapic nolapic irqfixup

If you dont want to edit directly the /boot/grub/menu.lst you can download the package qgrubeditor. You can find it within Synaptics. It comes with a nice GUI to edit grub.

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