At 14:28 8-6-2001 -0400, Nathan J. Mehl wrote:
In the immortal words of Seth Mos (knuffie@xxxxxxxxx):
> Ahh, I sea that it has a via chipset onboard. Include warning neon sign
Argh, I was afraid that was going to be the answer. Sigh.
I'm sorry. If AC can't get VIA to cooperate, what's next?
Unfortunatly, if you want to run a socket-A athlon system (which is by
a long yard the best bang-for-buck solution out there), there really
aren't too many alternatives at the moment. AMD makes their own
chipsets, but they're basically only doing so under duress, and they
have a tendency to pull them from the market the moment anybody else
starts shipping in quantity.
It's fairly undocumented.
> I suggest getting your newest bios and try to build and install a newer
> kernel. The newer kernels have better handling of the via chipset.
Okay, BIOS update is easy. New kernel might be a bit harder, as all
of the xfs patches on sgi's ftp site are for 2.4.2/2.4.3 -- can they
be cleanly applied to 2.4.5?
Checkout the CVS. That one is linux-2.4.6-pre1-xfs.
There is also a patch against a vanilla 2.4.5 on the ftp server.
Note: Oss.sgi.com was/is having a hard time could be unreachable for the
> I'm gonna wait for a nVIDIA nForce mainboard, yummi :P
Heh, that'll probably be my next upgrade, but that's still a good six
Asus A7N266something boards could be showing up in stores around you in
june/juli. Let's hope that nVIDIA will produce the same kind of performance
drivers or patches that make it possible to play quake3 under linux ;-)
There is a link to a 4 board nForce roundup on http://www.tweakers.net/ (in
dutch but it has lot of links :-)
I want one.
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.