Thanks for your reply.
This bug report seems well documented:
Describes exactly what I am experiencing. It also describes a hack/fix I don't quite understand. I've been compiling my own kernels since 2.2, and I have no idea what this person is referring too:
"I compiled 2.6.18 and setting acpi_skip_timer_override to 0 instead of 1 makes
the problem go away."
It would be nice if I knew what "he" meant. I can't find a setting for that...even in:
I don't think I upgraded the bios on this board, but I will check next boot. In the kernel bug report it's mentioned that an upgrade to the latest bios did not fix the problem. There may have been another update, which I will check.
Anyways, I hope that is more to the point.
Chris m. w.