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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.22-pre2 and AthlonMP
On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 11:42, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sul, 2003-06-29 at 00:52, Edward Tandi wrote:
> > It does have an AGP NVidia card in it. I'm using the standard XFree
> > drivers with it at the moment but I have played UT on it for hours
> > before (using NVidia drivers) without problems. It might be an AGP x2
> > card though. The computer is now mostly a back-end server and I haven't
> > really pushed it on the graphics side recently
> >
> > Could the problem be caused by some BIOS setting? I could spend some
> > time looking at them.
> The BIOS has magic tuning tables for AMD76x chipsets for various video
> cards. Its one of the reasons that new BIOSes sometimes make AGP 4x
> work, or more reliable.
> > The version running prior to this one was 2.4.21-rc3. This version
> > allowed me to specify noapic.
> Out of interest, compile out ACPI support and see what it does

OK, compiled without ACPI. The system boots and runs fine with or
without noapic. No nasty warnings.

The AMD76x power management has been off in all tests to date.


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