The video card is based on nvidia geforce 4, I think it says something like
MX400 or MX440. The motherboard is a gigabyte GA-7VAX board with the VIA
KT400 chipset for Athlon XP processors. It has onboard audio and LAN.
The only IRQ assignments I can do are:
The system has worked fine for a couple of years and then a hard drive failed.
I suspect it was the IDE controller that failed as the second hard drive on
that cable began to play up as well but worked fine when moved to another
machine. So the changes I made where:
1. Remove both drives from IDE channel 1, switch off channel 1 in the bios.
2. Add a new SATA card in one of the pci slots plus a sata drive
3. Also added a BTTV card in a PCI slot, this had been in the machine about 6
months ago but was taken out.
Then I partitioned the drive as I wanted to dual boot with Win98 just as
before. Win98 installed and works fine. Then installed Mandrake 10.0 with 2.6
kernel which is what I was running before and the problems started.
In the office I have a few other machines which are very similar builds with
Mandrake 10.0 and Mandrake 9.1 all on IDE drives and they have given no
On Thursday 5 August 2004 10:34, Paul Jakma wrote:
On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, kevin wrote:
> drive for a SATA card (SI 3112 based) and a SATA drive. Then I was plagued
> with "disabling IRQ16" messages scrolling past the screen like crazy. I
>> stable with no disabling IRQ messages. My next stop will be to download a
> 2.6.7 kernel and try that.
What kind of video card?
Does your BIOS have an option for "Assign IRQ for VGA" or similar?
see what happens if you set it to disable/no.
And try booting with noapic in the kernel arguments.
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