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Old 10-15-2009, 04:15 AM   #1
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Mouse and keyboard become unresponsive with MSI K9VGM-V motherboard


First off, know that I am new to the world of linux...Running various applications, from the update manager to 2D/3D games, my mouse and keyboard will freeze at random times (mouse pointer is still visible). Usually the video will continue to operate normally (system monitor, screen saver, etc.) And I can most often press and release the power button and the system will shut down without a problem. I tried a different keyboard and mouse, removed the PCIe video card and PCI sound blaster live audio card to eliminate them as possible causes. I noticed in the /var/log/kernel/errors file I was seeing a lot of the following:

Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: +------ PCI-Express Device Error ------+
Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: Error Severity^I^I: Uncorrected (Non-Fatal)
Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: PCIE Bus Error type^I: Transaction Layer
Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: Flow Control Protocol ^I: Multiple
Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: Receiver ID^I^I: 0010
Oct 12 14:09:30 localhost kernel: VendorID=1106h, DeviceID=a238h, Bus=00h, Devic
e=02h, Function=00h

After reading through several forums I found that I could start the kernel with pci=nomsi, those errors are no longer present, but still having the same problem.
I have an MSI K9VGM-V motherboard with a VIA K8M890 chipset, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, PCIe ATI x1650 pro video card (now using onboard VIA Chrome 9 video), 2x 512MB DDR2 memory modules, and a WD 80GB hard drive. I am currently using PCLinuxOS 2009 with updates via synaptic package manager, but have tried several other distros with the same outcome. Please tell me I don't need a new motherboard to be able to run a good stable linux system!!! Thanks for any assistance.

Monty

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Old 10-15-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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It sounds to me like either the CPU or the motherboard are bad. I know you don't want to hear that, but you did say the problem occurs with other distros you have tried also.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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Guess I forgot to mention that I have no problem with Windows XP on a RAID setup, sorry. But thanks for taking the time to respond
 
Old 10-15-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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It sounds to me like either the CPU or the motherboard are bad. I know you don't want to hear that, but you did say the problem occurs with other distros you have tried also.
NOT CPU could be motherboard
 
Old 10-18-2009, 12:55 AM   #5
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Not sure if it is related, but I have also noticed that when booting to linux, this computer WILL NOT keep accurate time. Whether I use the time server or adjust it manually, it always advances over a period of time.
 
  


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