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Old 11-26-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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hdd trouble --> disabling IRQ #7

Well here is my error message:

Message from syslogd@localhost at Thu Nov 25 16:23:31 2004 ...
localhost kernel: Disabling IRQ #7
I get this error on and off and it freezes my hard driver for seconds or even minutes sometimes, even while im working on my computer. It happens in console only and in KDE, what i've noticed though with KDE, is that any process or function that doesnt depend on reading or writing the hdd. Also my gkrellm proc window starts gradualing going up in a stair fashion, and then suddenly starts going down, also by little skips while i regain control of my computer. I'm usinga a Seagate Barracuda 120 GB 7200 RPM drive with the 2.6.7 kernel in Debian Sarge (testing) with and AMD XP 2600+. BTW the IRQ #7 corresponds to my hda. If you guys need any logs to check out wtf is happening ill be happy to post them. I tried checking the web for some help and didn't find anything related to IRQ #7. My current suspition is the fam daemon, but i have no clue what could be the problem. Thanks
Old 11-26-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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irq#7 is used by the parralell printer port, it looks like you may have more than one device on this interrupt. check bios.

BTW: when I google your error message, I get no end of people discussing same or similar errors. B'sides above, the other thing that keeps coming up is the possibility there is something wrong with some installations of the 2.6.7 kernel. So if you are not sharing the interrupt (or you do not have a printer) then perhaps a kernel upgrade is in order?

Old 11-27-2004, 04:54 AM   #3
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In the LPT1 i have a LCD i hooked up with a HD44780 controller. On my last installs i have had no problems at all. My printer is hooked up via usb to an addon PCI card. I have a second parallel port though hooked up as an PCI card, that has troubles in both windows and linux, do you think that could be the problem?


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