I also tried get virtualbox but the error for that is:
I assume you mean getvirtualbox (no space)
I also assume you've installed getvirtualbox (current version is 4.0.10) from Synaptic?
Did a quick web search and found an irqbalance bug report had been filed at Red Hat but have no idea if it's relevant to your problem
Yes - getvirtualbox from synaptic - sorry. The synaptic version is for 4.0.10 but the current VB version is 4.0.12. I did it the usual synaptic way - once Getvirtualbox had a menu entry I clicked that and that is when I had the error noted above.
Since Tex said it was ok to d/l from the site I tried that next (picking the one at the bottom which is .run) had the effect of locking things up for about 15 mins. Yet still no VB. Next tried logging in to root account and (menu) GetVirtualbox then worked but this isn't the way it normally has to be done right?
I looked at the RH link but couldn't tell anything from it.
As far as I know, irqbalance act as a daemon when multiple CPU are installed, instead perform a "static balance" once upon each boot on multi core systems, then exit.
From this point of view, service irqbalance stop, is failing because effectively irqbalance is not running, from the same point of view this is normal.
what kernel are you running ?
Kernel is stock on the latest cd - 220.127.116.11-pclos1.bfs
I don't know if I can agree with your statement about irqbalance - I think it treats multi CPU/multi core the same. This is how I test:
while true; do true; done
that locks up one core (or half CPU capacity in my case) and when monitoring I can see the activity rotate back and forth between cores every few seconds, effectively keeping one core from heating abnormally. Now
the load with one instance of that code is not rotating
between cores as it used to - not a good thing.
I could look over past posts but there were some updates awhile back that started to make things go nuts for me. Don't know if I need to delete/add/update/rollback something or what. I decided to wait for this cd and in the meantime installed other DE/OSs without unexpected issues; don't think I have a hardware problem. I really, really want PCLOS KDE to work well for me like it used to - my issues seem to be more than just irqbalance. If there is any info I can give please ask.
Edit: Forgot to mention that I did another d/l, burn and install and all remains the same.