[Lvlug] Bug in Athlon regarding AGP
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:49:07 -0500
I had problems with linux on my athlon/nvidia geforce2 system.
I would get lockups and x crashes when I used accelerated 3d
and 1600x1200 resolution. I figured it was a bug in the Nvidia
drivers but apparently there is a bug in the Athlon cpu!
According to this at http://www.gentoo.org you need to run
the system with the kernel parameter mem=nopentium.
I just rebooted after adding the line to grub and I just
played Tuxracer at 1600x1200 without locking up!!!
There was an article on slashdot that pointed me to gentoo's site.
Anybody running linux on an athlon should use this parameter