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Bern
01-21-2002, 10:58 AM
I may well be the only person here that does this but if you roll your own kernel and have an athlon/duron then you should read this (http://www.gentoo.org) piece of news at gentoo.org (http://www.gentoo.org). It's a story about how the win2k athlon agp bug that was patched 18 months ago turns up in 2.4.x series kernels that have been compiled with K7 features enabled, there is a (temporary) fix already and Alan Cox has promised a permanent kernel source fix as well.

Wiggo
01-26-2002, 01:20 PM
There's a bit more about it here http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/23826.html and here http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/Linux/35/175/7626960 :smokin:
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Bern
02-10-2002, 10:59 AM
So far the mem=nopentium option is working well, I've even been able to install the nvidia 1.0-2314 driver and xfree86-4.2.0 with no graphic lock ups.

uniqueuser
02-10-2002, 12:41 PM
i havent experienced the bug at all so, what me worry? :D

Bern
02-11-2002, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by uniqueuser
[B]i havent experienced the bug at all so, what me worry? :D
Are you using a stock distro kernel or one that you've compiled yourself?