Interrupt Storm Dell PowerEdge 1850
jks at clickcom.com
Fri Aug 26 19:25:50 GMT 2005
I am attempting to install 5.4R on a brand new Dell PowerEdge 1850
machine. The installation goes perfectly however after the reboot, I
am unable to log into the machine (or in this case, create the
I have noticed 2 quirky behaviors with this machine.
1) I get to just about the "local package" time of boot when I start
Interrupt storm detected on "irq18: uhci"; throttling interrupt source
While not a solution, I got this to go away by disabling the USB
ports on the system in the BIOS. I only mention it because it's the
only other "new" behaviour I'm seeing on this machine versus the
other boxes I maintain.
2) The keyboard works until the devd detects a PS2 keyboard and
installs the device for it.
As in, I can pick which way I'd like to boot FreeBSD from the menu
and can hit keys during the probing but as soon as I see the message
that it's set up the keyboard, bam..nonresponsive.
As a test, I installed 4.11R on the machine tonight and it works
flawlessly. The only problem is that the machine this was intending
to replace is already running 5.2+ so I'll need to get this one into
the 5.X arena somehow.
j k s @clickcom.com
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