[Lvlug] Bug in Athlon regarding AGP
Dann S. Washko
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 17:32:57 -0500
Apparently there is still some debate whether as to bugs in the Nvidia
drivers; since others are experiencing problems with non-athalon/duron
It's good, though, that this bug was finally weeded out by the Linux
community. Amd was aware of it for a year-and-a-half. There was a win2k
I was wondering, though, that it said people using pentium optimization in
the kernel had this problem What if you configured your kernel for
Athalon, not pentium?
On 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
> for now.
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Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
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