Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 15261
Static electricity build up with 2.6.32
Last modified: 2012-05-14 14:58:11 UTC
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When I first compiled the 2.6.32 kernel when it was rc5, I had problems with my box booting. The problem it turns out was static build up in my laptop. After every suspend or third reboot, my computer refuses to turn on because of the static. I then have to pull out the battery and put my finger on the power button to draw the static away.
I'm not sure how the 2.6.32 kernel is causing/failing to prevent this, but it has been a repeating problem with the 2.6.32 kernel, across several distributions, both stock and custom made.
Created attachment 24971 [details]
Did 2.6.31 work correctly?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Did 2.6.31 work correctly?
Yes. I've ran kernel 2.6.26-2.6.31 on this box, all worked fine. 2.6.32 is the first to do this.
I'm starting to think the problem is KMS. I'm running a .30 kernel with it enabled, and it's giving me the same fits. However, I get a message whenever I drop out of X when the computer has too much static. It reads "ACPI:EC:input buffer is not empty, aborting transaction"
No idea what it means, but when it shows up, my computer won't start after a reboot without dissipating the static built up.
Is the problem still present in 2.6.37?
It's great that kernel bugzilla is back.
can you please verify if the problem still exists in the latest upstream