Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Dimension 2400
rswift at swiftstaffing.com
Thu Nov 12 18:47:35 GMT 2009
After removing the modem from the one unit, I no longer get the error
message. The other unit did not have a modem.
Unfortunately both units continue to freeze after running Ubuntu 9.10
for about 10 minutes.
Chuck Frain wrote:
> My first thought was 'is there a modem in there?' and if so can you try
> disabling it or removing it?
> I found a post in the ubuntu forums that confirmed that thought here
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8279919 but it could be any
> type of serial device or ports if you don't have modems in them.
> Let us know how it turns out!
> On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Ron Swift wrote:
>> I have two Dell Dimension 2400 workstations at my office that ran Win XP
>> for about 3 years. Both were purchased new from Dell with Win XP
>> installed and are similarly configured with 512 mb ram, Intel Celeron
>> chip and 80 gig hard drive.
>> I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on one using Wubi from within Win XP and a fresh
>> install of Ubuntu 9.10 completely wiping out Win XP on the other.
>> The one machine with the dual boot will boot into Ubuntu but after
>> working in it for about 10 minutes or so it will freeze the screen and
>> keyboard but the mouse cursor still moves. The machine has to be hard
>> powered down.
>> The second fresh install machine does the exact same thing. It also
>> displays "Serial8250 too much work for irq17" errors multiple times.
>> If it was just one and not both machines, I would have the motherboard
>> replaced and try re-installing Ubuntu. But I am not sure that it is a
>> hardware versus a Ubuntu OS issue.
>> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>> Ronald Swift
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