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SubjectRe: APIC usb MPS 1.4 and the 2.4.2 kernel
On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 12:49:54PM -0500, Pete Toscano wrote:
>
> Very interesting. I had not heard about this. Are there any SMP boards
> with a VIA chipset that does work well with Linux and USB? I have an
> old P2B-DS that I had replace with this board as I needed more PCI
> slots. Heck, for that matter are there any SMP boards that work well
> with Linux and USB that have six or more PCI slots?

If you really want USB to work in APIC mode on the Tiger 133 board,
spend $25 on a USB pci card. That should work just fine :)

> > But, Linux does seem to run just fine with USB and SMP in the noapic
> > mode, which is a lot better than Win2000 can say, as it doesn't even
> > support the VIA USB chipset on this board at all :)
>
> How would this express itself? I recently upgraded from WinME to Win2k
> and it all _seems_ to be working well. Where would I look to verify
> this?

All I know is this:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q233/1/63.ASP
as I've not run Win2000 on this machine, thankfully....
Also the message board at:
http://www.usbman.com
is full of comments about the VIA chipsets and the difficulties of
getting them to work properly under Windows.

> Thanks for the info and the update.

No problem, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner with this.

greg k-h

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