Re: Frustrated with Linux, Asus, and nVidia, and AMD
From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Sat Oct 28 2006 - 20:42:03 EST
Andi Kleen wrote:
Marc Perkel <marc@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Ok - I had a bad day today struggling with hardware. Having said that
I'm somewhat frustrated with the lack of progress of Linux getting it
right with Asus, nVidia, and AMD processors right.
I still have to run pci=nommconf to keep the server from locking
up. That's with both 939 pin and AM2 motherboards.
This bug remains unresolved:
So what's up with the no progress?
The bug report only references ancient kernels (2.6.15, 2.6.17) How do you know there is no
2.6.18 is the latest released kernel, I don't think calling one release
back "ancient" is really advancing the solution. The problem seems to
have been reported in August, and is still not fixed, I do understand
that he would feel there is no progress.
How long will you wait before putting in the fix Marc Perkel suggested,
perhaps with a warning logged that it's a band-aid? Many users will not
be astute enough to find this discussion, the bug report, the fix,
configure and build a kernel, etc. And not all distributions will
address it either.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
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