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Old 09-16-2001, 08:31 PM   #1
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Question clock timer problem

I just delete my working slackware (it was working but damn too hard for me!!) and install Mandrake but I have a strange prob now... Each time I try to type something in command line, I receive a msg saying : "probable bug hardware; clock timer configuration lost - probably a VIA686a motherboard"
It dont do anything else,it's just annoying. it repeat every 30sec... What's this? can I fix it?
Old 03-08-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Hmm...I know this is originally an older post but... I am having the same problem with Debian 3.0r1. I have a HP Pavillion ZE4220 laptop. All goes well with the install when I get a message that says Probable hardware bug: clock timer configuration lost - probably a via686a.

Can someone tell me what this means and the workaround. I did a google seach and someone said that the HD is shot due to heat. Now I know that is a lie because slackware was running fine on the same box.


Old 10-02-2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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Same problem with Debian 3.0 r2 on VMware 4.5.2

I have no idea... Anyone???


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