Just to clarify things: It is the 3522 BIOS for the EP-8RDA3+ that will allow Linux to start working again?
I have been having nasty problems where the system would freeze after a few minutes of no keyboard activity (without X running at all). Also I haven't been able to get X to start up at all (Geforce4) with this motherboard.
Has anyone tried IO-APIC and/or ACPI in the kernel with the new BIOS?
THe BIOS can be found here: http://www.epox.com.tw/file/8RD33526.BIN