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[Bug 1574721] [NEW] IRQ Storm during Mate 16.04 install


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This is odd - and it appears to be in the kernel but since I'm still
feeling my way around I thought someone here would be able to send it to
the right place.

This issue affected a 15" Macbook Pro running kernel on T7400
Dual Core 2.16 GHz with Radeon graphics. It's quite an elderly machine
and suitable for a more modern OS since Apple no longer supports it.

When running the live disk I noticed the mouse was "sluggish" and
eventually the whole thing ground to a shuddering stop. On second try, I
switched on all the normal options and got it installed to the hard
drive but I could not even log onto a terminal (switching from GUI to a

Third time I switched the CD into text mode by appending the "TEXT"
switch (removing QUIET and NOSPLASH) and ran the live disk: what do you
know, it worked like a charm, installed without any incidents and
rebooted correctly.

I'm currently upgrading the system to see if that creates any further

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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IRQ Storm during Mate 16.04 install 
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