APIC Trouble (Ubuntu 7.04 on Toshiba Satellite laptop)
My laptop reports the following error when booting Ubuntu:
8254 Timer not connected to IO-APIC
Evidence suggests that this is the cause of very frequent freezes (the
freezes to the point that a power off is the only possible action),
since when I boot
with the noapic boot option, the thing runs for hours without
freezing (and the usual
"mean time between freezes" is in the order of a few minutes).
However, when booting with noapic, I have no networking --- both wired
networking fail; as if I had no network devices installed.
Is there any way around this? That is, solution #1: is there a way
to make networking
run with no apic ?? Or, solution #2: is there some way to avoid the
(the Timer not connected to IO-APIC).
The exact laptop model is Satellite A100 (Celeron M 1.7GHz).
Flashed the BIOS a
few weeks ago, but didn't affect the problem.