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Re: Fatal error


On Tue, 02 Oct 2007, Hans Poppe wrote:
> Nima Azarbayjany wisely stated:
> > I have installed Debian Etch on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop and it
> > is
> > working perfectly.  But one thing that bothers me is the message that
> > is printed on the screen after the boot up process is almost finished:
> > 
> > Detecting hardware...FATAL: Error inserting i8xx_tco
> > (/lib/modules/2.6.18-5-686/kernel/drivers/char/watchdog/i8xx_tco.ko):
> > No such device
> > 
> > Any help on what is this message and how to get around it is greatly
> > appreciated.
> This could be an APIC problem. Try rebooting and passing the no-apic
> option to the kernel. You may also edit /etc/boot/menu.lst to set a
> no-apic option to the kernel. 

why should this an apic problem?

the dmesg output normally states, that the bios checksum indicates that the
function is not supported, there is no mention at all of any IRQ that should
work but doesn't.

Florian Reitmeir

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