just installed Mint 7 on my IBM Thinkpad. Except for one thing everything works well:
When I boot the machine, it hangs for about 170 seconds when it registers the internal Trackpoint. After that, the boot continues very fast.
Seems like there is a problem with my trackpoint. I already tried to remove my USB mouse in case this confuses the kernel somehow, but this had no effect.
Anyway, the interesting part if the boot messages is shown here:
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[ 14.633512] synaptics was reset on resume, see synaptics_resume_reset if you have trouble on resume
[ 14.720139] iwl3945: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
[ 14.720140] Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
[ 16.106280] psmouse serio2: ID: 10 00 64<6>IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3
[ 19.823500] input: TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/input/input10
[ 193.698806] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 193.761279] Adding 1518068k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1518068k
[ 194.172360] EXT3 FS on sda7, internal journal
[ 195.721894] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 195.722135] EXT3 FS on sda8, internal journal
[ 195.722140] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 195.739638] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
I also generated a bootchart, but I have to admit that I'n not able to correlate that with my dmesg output; but maybe this helps somehow.
For me that is very annoying, because if one would subtract that 'delay', the system would boot very fast.
Anyone else with that problem? What could I do?