12 hours ago
I'm very new to Ubuntu. I decided to change to Ububtu (12.10) for my old laptop (Compaq Presario R3000 with AMD Athlon XP 2800+) that previously used Windows XP. After the installation, the PC restarted but, after a certain activity of the HDD stopped. Menwhile, no information from the screen (blank). Then I retried in recovery mode and the activity stopped at a certain point. I write the last two lines:
Compaq Presario R3000
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
[ 11.020922] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: >cs: IO port probe 0x3000-0x7fff:
[ 11.021676] excluding 0x3000-0x30ff 0x3400-0x34ff 0x3800-0x38ff 0x3c00-0x3cff
I don't know how to solve the problem. Thanks in advance for the help.
29 hours ago
Here is my answer from here: Compaq Presario R3000 randomly fails to boot on 11.10, 12.04, 12.10
I had exactly the same problem. The laptop would freeze on boot up most but not every time.
I found this page: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42715
The bug still seems to exist but there is a workaround by adding the boot option in Grub:
It turns off pcmcia io probing in the pcmcia_rsrc kernel module. It fixed the problem for me.