Re: Spurious 8259A Interrupt IRQ 7
From: steve harris (steveharris1_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 20:48:25 -0500
> Hello all,
> This one's got me truly baffled. I've searched all over the place
> for help on this error and everything I find says it's basically a
> harmless but annoying kernel message. However, in my case, it's showing
> up when I should see the graphical login after bootup and the X Server
> fails to load. The only thing I changed was that I installed drivers
> for a conexant modem that had been sitting idle in the machine since I
> bought it. I removed the modem (even though it doesn't use IRQ 7)
> figuring that if I undo what I did, it might just fix it. I don't have
> any parallel port devices at all on my machine. I'm running Red Hat 9
> and everything is up to date according to RHN. If anyone has any ideas,
> I'd really appreciate it.
I get that spurious message on all three of my systems, same IRQ7. I
would suggest that isn't your problem.
Try "startx 2> filename.txt"
This will capture all of the startx error messages.