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I have a Home-built puter w/ this:
1.6ghz AMd Athlon 2000+
A7N266-VM motherboard ( se )
2x optical drives ( 1x DVD, 1xCD-rw )
1x HDD ( Maxtor 120gb )
Windows XP pro ~running now
NVIDIA Nforce2 intergrated gfx.
My problems are;
1.I installed Mandrake9.2 w/o a hitch.BUT when booting, it said that it was loading the APIC daemon, and then freezes. ( but going into interactive boot, then into gnome and disabling this worked ). Is there any "My-Puter" friendly way to enable this pleez?
2.When that first thing was shifted, I then decided to go onto KDE, as this looks SOOOOOOOOO cool... so i tried to log ino it. It comes up with that pop-up, an gets past the little icon w/ the spanner. It then goes to the "Intergrating Periperhals" bit...and the icon stops flashing, and the system inevitably hangs. I randomly press the keyboard, but all the CAPS-LOCK and other lights start flashing in a steady succession.
Is there an answer out there...can > U < keep my puter from pain,
If you can...pleez let me know...
maybe there is something funky with your hardware that mandrake cant handle while probing or initializing.
I can tell you, if the system hangs on boot cause of this, maybe try compiling a kernel withoout apic support.
I though APIC was for like PNP devices and dynamic SCSI devices.
Dont take my word for it though.
I have Redhat9, installed it, absolutely no problem other than the fact that they left out a lot of stuff, LIKE THE SOURCE for the kernel Im us9ing, no big deal but what a peicce of shit CD they are selling. Stay away from SAMS PUBLISHING LINUX DISTROS THAT COME WITH BOOKS.
I should have just downloaded the isos, and burned them. which is what I will do.