After several attempts to get this working, including moving boards around,
trying other versions of the 2.4 kernel and even a 2.5 kernel I was a little
nervous about asking on lkml, so I had a search of hte lkml and could only
find vaguely similar issues, so I tried a google for my exact error message
and fould several references on the 3c59x mailing list abour slow network
connections due to SMP kernels and apic.
Checking all the threads, I eventually tried adding option="noapic" to my
/etc/lilo.conf for the 2.4. SMP kernel and this has sorted the problem.
I don't know what APIC is besides some boot-up message, but this has sorted
my network issues with my SMP kernel, so I can stop re-booting from linux to
linux when I need Internet access or want to use my DVD drive.
I would feel better with a proper explanation but I'll live with this.
Adding Kingston memory to your system will allow you to open more files, run
larger applications and download from the Internet faster???
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