In the same line of thought as kriton12, here is a website that may help. http://roub.net/blahg/archives/2004/...ntd_up_to.html
. It also mentions appending noapic.
Also, I thought keventd was gone in the 2.6 kernels? Not working on my Slack box right now, so I can't check, but is it still keventd when you run 2.6.10? I probably just mis-understood something that I read before.