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