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Old 04-18-04, 11:05 AM   #34
tretboot
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Default Re: 32bit drivers on Asus K8V

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Originally Posted by quadfour
Hi tretboot. Does your friend have the same type of memory, kernel and same BIOS version? I have Kingmax memory in my machine but I have tried Kingston too, same problem with both brands.
Hi Michael,

Yes, everything is the same apart from the CPU (no BIOS update available yet). Mine came as a tray version, ie. without fan, and his came boxed. We now have the same fan on both CPUs. We found errors with the Elixir RAM we had at first on his machine (using memtest86 v3.1) , which I couldn't confirm on my box.

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This has been wrecking my brain. NVidia tell me they have tested the 32 bit drivers on the hardware I have, and even when I changed the mainboard, video etc it was still awry.

The only bit of hardware I havn't replaced is the CPU. I still wonder if somehow this may be the cause? Heres info on my CPU. Could you please compare with yourself and your friend, see if there are any differences other than the cache size.

[quadfour@natalie quadfour]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 12
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 2002.606
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 3997.69
# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
stepping : 10
cpu MHz : 2002.662
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 3932.16

I will come back later with data from his machine.
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If its not too much of a hassel could I ask you to reply with what you have tried to get this working?
1. Install FC1 i386, update. No usable video with default driver (nv). Run NVIDIA installer, machine would hang after "100% complete. Done." Sometimes output in the logs. I did finally see the message about the tainted kernel and concluded that the installer got past compilation (which I suspected at first although I didn't have problems compiling a kernel). This with default kernel and 2.6.5 vanilla after make oldconfig.

2. Install Suse 9.0 i386, update on my friend's machine. No usable video with default driver (nv). NVIDIA driver installed flawlessly and UT2004 demo runs very smoothly in highest settings and 1280x1024.

3. Install Suse 9.0 i386, update. No usable video with default driver (nv). Run NVIDIA installer, machine would hang after "100% complete. Done." Sometimes output in the logs. Extracted the installer package and manually compiled and installed the driver. Both insmod and modprobe would hang the machine. I can strace it, but am not in a position to make useful comments about the output.

4. Install FC1 x86_64, update. Video works with nv and nvidia driver no problems. Unfortunately it is not yet as usable as I hoped it would be.

5. Currently downloading Suse 9.0 x86_64.

Cheers,
Andreas
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