Re: laptop suspend problems in kernel 2.0.27

Alan Cox (
Fri, 23 May 1997 19:39:49 +0100 (BST)

> I have a Gateway 2100 laptop and am running Redhat 4.1 with the generic
> 2.0.27 kernel as shipped. The suspend resume option on the laptop works
> fine in console mode, but not with X.
> When trying to resume having left X to go to a separate console for the
> suspend-resume seauence, the errors below arise.

> May 21 18:23:54 hamilton kernel: divide error: 0000
> May 21 18:23:54 hamilton kernel: CPU: 0

That looks like the good old AMD RDTSC bug or some variant of it - does
it have an AMD CPU.

However rebuild the kernel with APM enabled and a) your laptop will behave
more nicely on power management b) it should stop occuring.