Computers Gone Wild!
smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 10:42:34 MST 2008
Thanks I'll give the liveCD a shot.
My thinking would have been PSU as well but this is a laptop and the
problem is there regardless of if I'm plugged in or not.
Here is /proc/interrupts
laptop:~$ sudo cat /proc/interrupts
0: 2442731 144402 XT-PIC-XT timer
1: 49 5 XT-PIC-XT i8042
2: 0 0 XT-PIC-XT cascade
5: 114 13 XT-PIC-XT sata_nv
7: 144946 2448593 XT-PIC-XT ehci_hcd:usb2
8: 0 0 XT-PIC-XT rtc
9: 417 96 XT-PIC-XT acpi, ndiswrapper
10: 24 12 XT-PIC-XT HDA Intel, eth0
11: 1944 188 XT-PIC-XT ohci_hcd:usb1, nvidia
12: 3428 265 XT-PIC-XT i8042
14: 23 10 XT-PIC-XT ide0
NMI: 0 0
LOC: 2577218 2577195
Not sure what it means there but looks like an error code of some sort
is in there, what do I check to find out?
On Jan 16, 2008 10:24 AM, Shane Hathaway <shane at hathawaymix.org> wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > Pretty much the rest of my problems sound like an IRQ issue especially
> > since my Kernel options have to include irqpoll or the computer won't
> > even consider booting. But what about my phantom drive.
> The CD driver can react to a strange interrupt any way it likes.
> Is your power supply dying? A dying switching PSU tends to produce
> noisy power, leading to bit errors in random parts of the system.
> The IRQ theory is still interesting though. What do you see in
> > Could this be a malware problem? If what are best practices for
> > checking a Linux system for malware?
> Run rkhunter and chkrootkit from a live CD.
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