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Pressario 2100: i8253 count too high! resetting..

Erik Poupaert
Occasional Contributor

Pressario 2100: i8253 count too high! resetting..

Thanks to Goran's reply ("use lspci"), I've been able to recover the Pressario's video chip IDs: ATI RS200/RS200M with AGP bridge IGP 340M (rev 02).

Thanks to Bruce's reply ("HP Pavilion ze4100") -- which happens to use exactly the same chip -- I've got an XFree86 config that works much better.

Thanks guys!

I've got still one major annoyance. The kernel seems to dump every 10 seconds "i8253 count too high!resetting.." to my terminal. Does anybody know how I can get rid of this problem?

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Bruce Copeland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Pressario 2100: i8253 count too high! resetting..

As I recall, the 'i8253 count too high' message has been caused by an on again, off again kernel bug. The RH 9 site might have a newer kernel that fixes this. If not you can probably find out more by searching with Google for something like linux i8253 count. That should give you enough info to build a kernel that doesn't have this problem.

Bruce
Srinivasa Deevi
Occasional Visitor

Re: Pressario 2100: i8253 count too high! resetting..

Hi Erik

Could you solve "i8253 count too high! resetting" problem . Right now I am having similar problem on my Presario 2100 laptop with Redhat 9.0 . Can you let me know how could you solve this problem ?

Thanks
Sri