[SOLVED] System hangs, cannot start new processes



  • Maybe someone runs into the same problem:

    On my Shuttle SG41J1 with a Core 2 Duo E7500 the system freezes about a minute
    after booting is finished. All running processes continue to work (almost) normally,
    but when starting a new process, the system just hangs (no Ctrl-C, or anything else
    works).

    In the BIOS "Multi-Processing", "SpeedStep" and "C-State" are enabled.
    When disabling all 3 options, the system runs normally…

    The problem is Shuttle's buggy ACPI implementation, which can be worked around
    by adding this sysctl:

    kern.timecounter.hardware=HPET

    Have fun (and don't buy Shuttle)!


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