Bug#819869: nvidia-legacy-check: lock during install

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Sep 10 17:21:58 UTC 2016

On 2016-08-25 16:34, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-08-25 at 22:31 +0800, 殷啟聰 wrote:
>> This is not the problem of debconf. After dpkg started unpacking the
>> package it froze, and some mimutes later the terminal gave "NMI watch
>> dog soft lockup" errors.
>> I added "acpi=off" to GRUB boot options and I succeeded in installing
>> this package.
>> Before turning off ACPI, runing "lspci" always stopped forever, and I
>> noticed the preinstall scripts has "lspci" usage, so maybe that was
>> the problem.

We should document this somewhere (and maybe even print it to the
console from the respective maintainer script).

Or can we try to kill lspci after a timeout?
Is the hanging lspci process killable?


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