I've been using Mandrake 6.1 on a VAIO N505-VE for almost 6 months now and everything worked OK until recently. I've got a Linksys Etherfast 10/100 ethernet card.|
Last thursday I started getting strange messages about infinite loops in eth0 interrupts. I used this as an excuse to upgrade to a newer kernel from Mandrake 7.1: kernel 2.2.15 with pcmcia services 3.1.15 as built by Mandrake. This eliminated the problem and things were a-ok for a couple of days.
This afternoon, after a reboot, I started to get "Bad bridge mapping at 0x000000dc" messages when I try to load i82365.o.
I notice in the "known problems" page that this error is caused by some 2.3.x kernels, but I'm not that cutting edge, I'm seeing it with the 2.2 series so I can't revert as a workaround.
Any ideas appreciated; this is the first time in three years of my using Linux that something worked for a while and then stopped working mysteriously. I doubt it's a hardware failure since win98 still works fine on the same machine.