nForce driver 1.0-0261 causing slowness
The new nForce driver 1.0-0261 has a serious bug that, at least on my computer, causes the system to slow down a lot when doing something network-related.
For example, loading a page with Mozilla is extremely slow, and during that time, mouse cursor hardly moves, and the system acts very slowly. After loading the page is done, the system regains the normal speed.
The bug seems to be somehow related to the amount of memory on-board. With 256 MB memory, the bug is not very noticeable. With 512 MB or 768 MB the system becomes very slow.
The nForce driver 1.0-0256 does not have this bug, it is in fact working great.
Asus A7N266-VM motherboard
256MB, 512MB or 256MB+512MB memory
RedHat 9 (tested with kernels 2.4.20-13.9 and 2.4.20-18.9).