The aic7xxx driver in 2.1.65 crashes my system, too. I have a IWILL P54-TS motherboard with built-in aic7850. I'll have to try the patch with that. Thanks Bruce -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to email@example.com . Trouble? e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .