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    Default BT4 R2 freezes *screen turns black and the OS is completely unresponsive*

    I recently re-installed my BT4 R1 to BT4 R2

    (tried the upgrade procedure at first but i had quite a lot of error messages relating to dpkg when running apt-get and got tired of messing around with what was probably an error caused by my own messing around )

    Anyways, I formatted the ext3 and swap and installed R2 from a CD.

    The only specific customizations I have made to the OS so far is to install dropbox, and follow the wiki guide to installing NVIDIA drivers & CUDA for Pyrit.

    Besides that, the OS should be completely clean.

    This set up is on a desktop computer running on an i7-930 *not clocked*, 6GB memory, I have a 128 GB disk dedicated to running my OS'es (dual booting with win7x64).

    Usually I would suspect this behavior to be caused by some sorts of HW error - however I can run Win7 without any issues at all and I had no similar errors when I was using BT4 R1.

    I contemplated whether or not to put this in the bug sub-forum but I have too little experience troubleshooting linux performance and don't know where to start looking for error logs etc so before I can be sure that this is no fault of my own I decided to place this in the beginners forum.

    If anyone has any idea of where I can begin to look for helpful error messages, KDE log, or some sort of event viewer type application - please let me know.

    Thank you

    Duke

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    Default Re: BT4 R2 freezes *screen turns black and the OS is completely unresponsive*

    You are not the only one having this issue, the error pops up because of acpi, I will try and make a more detailed post about this issue and the workarounds for it in a few minutes.
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    Default Re: BT4 R2 freezes *screen turns black and the OS is completely unresponsive*

    Fast reply! thanks

    Good to know that I'm not the only one, the issue had me scratching my head for a while until I decided to post here.

    I'll keep an eye out for the workaround

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    Default Re: BT4 R2 freezes *screen turns black and the OS is completely unresponsive*

    Ok so the problem is the new kernel can't find acpi support, so you have 2 choices right now:

    1. Revert back to the old kernel and everything works fine.
    2. Boot with "noapic acpi=off" flags, but before doing this I suggest you read what those do and what will happen when you boot without them.
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    Default Re: BT4 R2 freezes *screen turns black and the OS is completely unresponsive*

    Thank you sickness, I'll do some research and find out what is the best solution for me.

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