gerald_clark, curaga: Yes, I did not really expect any problems with the new acx.ko module in Alpha7. I just tested it with Alpha7 and (of course) it works fine.
Another observation: on recent booting of Alpha6 and Alpha7 on this Dell Inspiron 5100, I see a set of "Bus error" messages on the console, but I can't find a corresponding set of messages in the dmesg output. This seems benign... I don't notice any problem once TC starts. Anyone else see messages like this? EDIT: I rebooted a few few times with just a bare "base norestore" boot option list, and did not see the bus error messages. I did again with my normal:
TCE=hdc4/tclinux_3_0 RESTORE=hdc4/tclinux_3_0 laptop
boot options and saw the bus errors again. Just before this, there is something about a udev rule . I'll try again with the pause boot option and make another edit.
EDIT2: Ok, there is first some "text file busy" errors for /etc/init.d/rc.5 on line 459, then a message that /etc/udev/rules.d/75-cd-dvd.rules "cannot be read", then the multiple "Bus errors", then a message about "intel_rng: FWH not detected" (which I've always seen on this laptop).
Again, this stuff seems benign, but looks like something is wrong. I don't have a CD drive installed on this laptop, if it makes any difference to udevd.