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Old 01-30-03, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Guide to A7N8X Under Linux

Please check out my guide at
http://attila.stevens-tech.edu/~dkopko/a7n8x.txt
I put a lot of work into it, please tell me how well things go using it.

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Old 01-31-03, 05:39 PM   #2
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Default Updated to v1.1

I noticed some omissions and a bit of misinformation with AGP 8x. That link now points to the updated file.

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Old 02-02-03, 06:28 PM   #3
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Default Updated to v1.2

The idebus=66 kernel parameter was mentioned by a reader to possibly be dangerous. The warning has been added in the guide, and it is not suggested for use any longer (although it was a very skeptical suggestion to begin with).

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Old 02-02-03, 06:30 PM   #4
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Default One more thing...

By the way, I wouldn't recommend anything without first testing it myself, unless I specifically mentioned it was untested. I had used that idebus parameter for several days without the slightest problem, so I assumed it to be safe, and it may still be harmless. However, to be on the safe side I have removed it because I also saw no performance difference with it there anyways.

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Old 02-07-03, 08:56 PM   #5
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Default almost right

Sir,
Let me say right off that yours is a most detailed and dedicated attempt at solving this problem we call A7N8X Deluxe. For me however it didn't work...for one reason or another(It could just be me). I used a new Kernel and nvnet driver supplied by

http://homepage.mac.com/mpeters/

i believe that yours is the real way to fix this problem, but this way worked for me very well.

thanks for your attempt, it started me on the right path.

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Old 02-07-03, 10:08 PM   #6
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Default To jcn:

Thanks for giving it a go... Would you be able to tell me exactly where things stopped working with my guide for you? I wrote the guide after the fact, and maybe I missed something.

Glad you got it working,

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Old 02-08-03, 08:26 AM   #7
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1- grub wouldn't boot the new kernel, unless you used root rootnoverify

2- X wouldn't start (don't know why)

although i have been around computers for a long time i am a "newbie" with linux.






did anyone else here play gorillia in dos?
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Old 02-08-03, 06:18 PM   #8
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Default jcn:

Did you have a special partition setup, or was it automatically configured? If you didn't use ext3 on your partitions, perhaps my .config file is missing some of the alternate filesystems.

Also, /var/log/XFree86* are the files that you'd check to see why X isn't starting. You may already have them overwritten, though, but it would be helpful if you had the errors that occurred.

Thanks,

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Old 02-16-03, 05:14 PM   #9
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I tried this link but it doesn't work......could someone please post this guide?
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Old 02-25-03, 04:02 PM   #10
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Default Re: Updated to v1.2

hi,
i've got problem with udma

hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
/dev/hda:
setting using_dma to 1 (on)
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
using_dma = 0 (off)

i suppose that it's because the chipset isn't fully supported just yet.
or?
thanks
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Old 02-25-03, 04:17 PM   #11
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Great guide!
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Old 02-25-03, 04:58 PM   #12
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Default Re: Re: Updated to v1.2

Quote:
Originally posted by philip_sigke
hi,
i've got problem with udma

hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
/dev/hda:
setting using_dma to 1 (on)
HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
using_dma = 0 (off)

i suppose that it's because the chipset isn't fully supported just yet.
or?
thanks
Please post more information... Did you follow the guide and are you running the guide's kernel? Or what is your setup? The other possibility is that your harddrive just doesn't support DMA (though that is unlikely). As root, type dmesg and look through the output to see how the nforce2 ide driver got initialized.

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