On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:37:33PM +0100, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
I just helped a friend installing a Core 6 in his laptop and the
outcome is suboptimal.
Amongst the usual problems  with the installation, the main
annoyance is due to the general slowness of the entire system.
It all start as soon as "Starting udev" appears: this step takes
roughly 2 minutes!
Then the boot continue but everything is deadly slow; I also noticed
the CPU usage going to 100% just by moving the mouse.
Please note this same laptop was also affected by:
so an issue with the sony hardware could be a valid hypothesis
I am attaching the dmesg output : if needed I could provide other info.
Thanks in advance for any insight
Think I've seen this firsthand. Boot with 'nolapic' and see if that fixes