too much work for irq17
bbales at cox.net
Tue Jan 3 00:37:22 UTC 2012
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
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.
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