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SubjectRe: 'spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7'
On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Martin Eriksson wrote:

> I'm starting to believe it has something to do with the parallel port being
> unconnected, thus sending random signals to the mobo causing an interrupt?
> If this is the case it is very possible that it has to do with correct
> grounding also...

Actually I believe way back there was a discussion about this same
message, Alan Cox said he thought it was caused by bad parallel ports.

That said I see it on 2 Athlon boxes with VIA chipsets. One I had never
seen the message until I removed the parallel port QuickCam I had hooked

Two penguins were walking on an iceberg. The first penguin said to the
second, "you look like you are wearing a tuxedo." The second penguin
said, "I might be..." --David Lynch, Twin Peaks

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