sid (unstable): 5.3.9-2
buster (testing): 4.19.67-2+deb10u2
stretch (stable): 4.9.189-3+deb9u2
jessie (oldstable): 3.16.76-1

Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report

IBM: M Pro Intellistation 6889-53U

PCI IDWorks?VendorDeviceDriverKernel
80867190YesIntel Corporation440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridgeagpgart
80867191YesIntel Corporation440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridgeagpgart
80861229YesIntel Corporation82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100e100v2.6.25-
90047895YesAdaptecAHA-2940U/UW / AHA-39xx / AIC-7895aic7xxxv2.6.25-
90047895YesAdaptecAHA-2940U/UW / AHA-39xx / AIC-7895aic7xxxv2.6.25-
80867110YesIntel Corporation82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISAignore
80867111YesIntel Corporation82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDEata_piixv2.6.25-
80867112YesIntel Corporation82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USBusb-uhci,uhci-hcd
80867113YesIntel Corporation82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPIi2c-piix4v2.6.25-
14f18800YesConexant Systems, Inc.CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decodercx8800v2.6.25-
102b0525YesMatrox Graphics, Inc.MGA G400/G450matroxfb_base,matrox_w1v2.6.25-

* Ubuntu 6.10 bootable CD recognizes and installs without issue.
* Ubuntu 7.04 bootable CD has problems with the smbus driver, and refuses to either boot or install!
* Upgrading from Ubuntu 6.10 to 7.04 (or newer) renders the system unusable due to problems recognizing the smbus driver.