Shutdown gpf or oops PREEMPT SMP with openSUSE 11.3 x86_64

This is probably related to hardware more than anything else, so I’m
posting here.

Built a new machine 2 weeks ago and installed openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 on it
using the express setup (or whatever it was called). I have always done
a manual setup in the past, but wanted to try out the fast way.
This is my first experience with openSUSE 64 bit (always used 32 bit in
the past). I have used SLES 10 64 bit without problem.

When I shutdown openSUSE the machine does not power off. It has always
done this from after the initial install and after any updates. It does
reboot just fine.

Same behaviour if I shutdown from the GUI or from terminal as root.

I either get a General Protection Fault or an OOPS with PREEMPT SMP.
I must power off the machine manually and disconnect from power before
restarting.

System is ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU,
2 x Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM, EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB

I have updated the motherboard BIOS - no change.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,
Chris

Hi Chris,

I’m also getting the OOPS PREEMPT SMP on 11.4RC2 with an Intel Atom D525 (dual core, 64-bit, 4 threads). Like you, everything was fine in 32-bit. I can trigger it by downloading a large file (just using sftp over the local network with a 2GB file is sufficient). I would like to debug it a bit more before I file a bug report. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I could find out more about this error and what’s causing it?

On 2011/03/06 7:06 PM, quantamm wrote:
>
> Hi Chris,
>
> I’m also getting the OOPS PREEMPT SMP on 11.4RC2 with an Intel Atom
> D525 (dual core, 64-bit, 4 threads). Like you, everything was fine in
> 32-bit. I can trigger it by downloading a large file (just using sftp
> over the local network with a 2GB file is sufficient). I would like to
> debug it a bit more before I file a bug report. Does anyone have a
> suggestion as to how I could find out more about this error and what’s
> causing it?
>
>
Hi quantamm,

I got rid of the OOPS after a week or 2 of fiddling with various
settings. I changed so many things over the course of 3 months, that I
can’t remember what fixed what.
Ultimately I determined that the ASUS motherboard that I was using was
the source of all problems. The BIOS does not like Linux, DSDT tables
are buggy. ASUS only approves the use of outdated versions of Linux on
some of their products.
After I installed a GIGABYTE motherboard - no problems.


Chris F
openSUSE 11.3 x86_64|GNOME|nVidia 260.19.36|
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H|AMD Phenom IIx6 1055T|
2 x 4GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz DDR3|GeForce 8400GS|Ultra LSP-550W PSU

Hi everyone,

I ended up narrowing it down to my USB wifi card. Apparently, there is a known issue with the RealTek driver.

The bug report is here:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677263

On 03/28/2011 11:36 AM, quantamm wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I ended up narrowing it down to my USB wifi card. Apparently, there is
> a known issue with the RealTek driver.
>
> The bug report is here:
>
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677263

That report is for an Ralink driver/device, not a Realtek. As a maintainer of
the Realtek USB drivers, I want to know if you have a Realtek or an Ralink device.