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Bug 233108 - BIOS handoff failed
Summary: BIOS handoff failed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 4.4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager
QA Contact: Martin Jenner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-20 14:50 UTC by Rainer Koenig
Modified: 2007-11-17 01:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-18 11:06:59 UTC
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Description Rainer Koenig 2007-03-20 14:50:50 UTC
Description of problem:
When booting I get sporadically:

ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: BIOS handoff failed (160, 1010001)
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: continuing after BIOS bug...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel 2.6.9-42.08.ELsmp (x86_64)

How reproducible:
Sporadically, usually always after transitions from PS/2 keyboard and mouse to
USB equipment and vice versa. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL
2. Boot with PS/2 keyboard & mouse
3. shutdown
4. unplug PS/2 keyboard & mouse
5. plug USB keyboard & mouse
6. Boot again.
Actual results:
Error messages occur, system needs about 15 minutes to reach the login screen.

Expected results:
No error, much faster startup

Additional info:
System is a dual Opteron workstation with 2 dual core CPUs. Nvidia MCP55 chipset.

Comment 2 Prarit Bhargava 2007-09-18 11:06:59 UTC
Closing re comment #1.


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