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I cannot get machine going properly.
* First, I get that message (whizzing past), "ICH ... not 100% native. Will probe for IRQs later".
* Then, just as x-Server should start, screen goes blank.
--> What does this mean; does it, or does it not, indicate that my Chipset is faulty??!!
If so, perhaps that is the explanation to all the problems I am having - with my NEW BOARD...
I have tried installing *4* different Op. systems, through this same board, and using two different display cards -- both supported (or "supported"!) by this version, 9.1. Every attempt gives troubles -- and a 'going downhill' -- but different troubles from OS to OS.
These 4 are: OS/2; BeOS; windoze; Linux
The _Common factor_ nevertheless, I have thought, *seems* to be: unsuited graphics set driver.
Now I think: chipset is 'flaky', even in new board, as mentioned.
On the Internet and BeOS & OS/2, it goes a few links or getting some of my mail, then stops, jams utterly, not even shuttable down !!
Windows, however, loses CD-rom support, once it has itelf been copied in (i.e., after re-booting).
Serious Troubles - new board, Pentium 4 Intel 845E
Marvellous: reply already...!
This is worrying.
Ah! Not only Linux trouble -- disquietingly, but it may throw the light we need...
Windows apparently boots correctly BUT then has lost all CD-rom support !! That is not right...
In OS/2, there are serious file access problems, especially some subfolders - that I know are there - not showing up, say in some apps.' Open Panels !! (They all show in File Commander/2, where I have, though, had some weird ghost- files and folders... This may, though, be a hangover from my old board, which was known to be flaky -- e.g., S-bridge, as unable to use floppy-unit though that itself fine.)
On Internet, Both OS/2 and BeOS Browsers JAM after a few links ...
Star Office, on OS/2, also JAMS as I try to paste in lines partway through my largish file (40+ pages), but not near end, which is very bad (not tried on Windoze).
**************** start of addition *****************************
This is a good system -- email reply leading me back to the Thread.
!! However, I still have to log in after I have logged in, same session...! Perhaps somebody
would investigate that.
- Cd-player (when I autostart it, at least) has jammed several times -- leaving the unit to play
on, to the end of disc, uncontrolled.
- sometimes results as if, respectively, the SHIFT or CTRL key were
down when NOT (keyboard controller believes that?). I have to tap key to reset.
- spontaneous SUSPEND MODE even while I am typing -- & not only when using big prog. like Star
Office, also in (Enhanced) system editor!!
- Windows does power it off (though OS/2 NOT, even new Edition).
My hard-disc is a modern IBM Deskstar (DTLA), sold as new, though at Computer FAIR.
Last edited by uk.sharpless; 07-07-2003 at 06:33 AM.