Another 2550 oddity

David Chait davidc at bonair.stanford.edu
Thu Oct 16 23:29:01 CDT 2003


The interupts look ok:

           CPU0
  0:  323246030          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       1247          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  5:   81836456          XT-PIC  aacraid
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
 10:   97346079          XT-PIC  eth1
 11:         15          XT-PIC  aic7xxx
 12:        956          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 14:         68          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:    6429339          XT-PIC  esm
NMI:          0
ERR:   11100994

I opened a case with dell's online system, hopefully I'll hear from someone
the next few days.

-David


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "nathan r. hruby" <nhruby at uga.edu>
To: "David Chait" <davidc at bonair.stanford.edu>
Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: Another 2550 oddity


>
> [I was in meetings all day, so my apologies if this was already
answered..]
>
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, David Chait wrote:
>
> > machine, my answer so far has been simply "Don't run X", but I would
rather
> > see it fixed. I updated all bios/firmware recently and that didn't seem
to
> > resolve it, and I am currently using RH's 2.4.20-20.9 kernel with it. It
is
>
> One thing that I've found with various Dells I've seen in the past is that
> sometimes the video card IRQ is set to be shared with another device,
> which can cause contentions and lockups.  Mainly I've seen this with video
> cards and network adapters on the same IRQ.  You can check this by cat'ing
> /proc/interrupts  and changing things in the BIOS to give everything a
> dedicated IRQ.  If there aren't enough and you don't use USB, disabling
> USB will sometimes free up that IRQ :)
>
> My $0.02 and HTH,
>
> -n
> -- 
> -------------------------------------------
> nathan hruby <nhruby at uga.edu>
> uga enterprise information technology services
> production systems support
> metaphysically wrinkle-free
> -------------------------------------------
>
>




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