Re: 2.4.20 kernel and RTL8139
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 03:27:44PM +0200, Alexander Borghgraef wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > Have you tried booting with noapic?
> Yes. But then it didn't load my network card at all. Why would noapic
> make a difference, I thought it had something to do with power management?
An APIC is a piece of hardware that basically routes IRQs from
hardware devices to the CPU. Some chipsets (VIA) have buggy APICs so it
helps to turn them off. (In my case I have to disable the APIC in the
BIOS and allow the kernel to re-enable it, otherwise I can't boot.)
It's nothing to do with power management.