thanks for the info!
Thank you very much for the info... I don't seem to remember my BIOS having PnP OS in it, but I will check and see if there is anything else I can tweak. As for recompiling the kernel, that is not a problem for me normally. However, on this system there are so many closed source drivers (GF4, nvnet, onboard sound) that it becomes a nightmare to upgrade the kernel. If I do nto do it correctly the first time, I have to recompile _everything_ including the closed source drivers and retest, a 2-hour ordeal _each time_. If there was a way to integrate these into the kernel tree so that they could be compiled into the running kernel with a simple 'make bzImage' it would be much simpler, but alas corporate interests come before the interests of their customers...