[LinuxBIOS] I give up -- time for a new plan.

Christian Sühs chris at suehsi.de
Wed May 10 10:25:57 CEST 2006

Richard Smith schrieb:
> On 5/9/06, Eric Poulsen <eric at zyxod.com> wrote:
>>I've been researching the IDE/DMA/Linux issue that appears to plague the
>>VT8235 southbridge.  Seems there is _no_ reliable fix for this issue,
>>which has been known to exhibit itself even in Windows if you're using
>>the old/stock via drivers.    Even if I do get the LB issues figured
>>out, the DMA issue (as far as I can tell) is _unfixable_.  Reliability
>>is a huge thing for me (hence the use of Linux).  The Epia board is
>>bound for Ebay.

Somewhere I have read, that disabling the acpi function in the kernel 
solve many problems for the epia.
I use an Epia-M for myself and it works stable, without acpi.
Ok, the running applications for my board don't make high loads on the 
cpu/ide or network.

> Working well with LB is the kicker.  You could join us on the GX1
> quest.  There are several GX1 boards out there.  If you get one like
> Chris's with an external VGA chip then you won't have to mess with the
> VSA stuff.  I think the GX1 is close to working good but it just need
> a few tweaks to get there.

My stb3036 is not the fastet thing I guess ;)
It is a question of usage.

> --
> Richard A. Smith

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