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Re: FC2 - x86-64 and Asus K8V Deluxe motherboard ?



On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 14:03, Ashley J Gittins wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2004 02:58 am, Douglas Sievers wrote:
> > Hi Fedora fans,
> >
> > I am building a new system based on an AMD Athlon64 3400+ processor. I
> > have an Asus K8V Deluxe mobo on order, but it has not been delivered.
> > Has anyone had experience with this mobo on FC2?
> 
> Ask me in a week or two :-)
> 
> I've had no show-stopper issues with that mobo and FC1. I updated to some 2.6 
> kernels, and have been pretty happy with it. I have a few stability issues 
> (probably from nvidia binary drivers or X), and updatedb cripples the system 
> each night, but on the whole it's been good. I won't be moving to FC2 until 
> nvidia release compatible binary drivers (with 4k stacks support).

I could of course be all wet, but I thought x86_64 still uses 8k stacks
(because of the different memory model?) and the nVidia driver still
works. My eMachines M6807 has the ATI 9600 video, with no 3D
acceleration.

> I would not say that going to amd64 is easy or painless, you have to be 
> prepared to spend time compiling and troubleshooting packages that fedora 
> doesn't include. Some things (like Jack) I still can't get to work, but I'm 
> leaving that 'till I move to a more stable but recent kernel, which in turn 
> is waiting for nvidia (!).
> 
> > Also, those who know, what's a good video card for this system? I'm
> > looking at an eVGA GeForce FX 5700LE, but there might be a voltage level
> > issue with this mobo running it at 8x AGP mode.
> 
> Doubt I can help you there. FWIW though, I'm running a GeForce4 Ti 4400. Runs 
> UT2004-demo-64bit-linux rather nicely.
> 
> --
> Regards,
> 	Ashley J Gittins
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