too much work for irq17
On Monday, January 02, 2012 06:37:22 PM Bruce Bales wrote:
> Hello, all.
> I have been using kubuntu 8-04 for four years and it is running out of
> support. For over a year I have been trying to install a later
> version, most recently, 10-4-3. When I use the 'Try without
> installing" feature within a few minutes I get a screen full
> of "serial I8250 too much work for irq17" and it locks up.
> When I install, I see that same "too much work for IRQ17" but have
> gotten it installed a few times. But it won't run reliably, lovking
> up with a black, blank screen within hours of startup.
> The computer is a Dell 2400 series 2.4GHz desktop about six years old.
> 8-04 runs 24/7 for months on end with minimal problems. I have
> installed (or tried to install) newer versions in all three disks in
> the box.
> Does this symptom indicate a hardware problem? What is IRQ17? Is
> there something special about Dell computers that makes them reject
> Any help gladly accepted.
A quick google seems to indicate a problem specific to that model of Dell, and
is not distro-specific either.
Some have reported that removing the pci modem fixed the problem.
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