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# Hard drive tweak Speeding up Linux Using hdparm
Not mentioned in the article:
UDMA 33/66/100. Add the -X option, and then this number i.e. (-X 69)
-X 33 ====> Multiword DMA
-X 66 ====> ATA-33 (UDMA2)
-X 68 ====> ATA-66 (UDMA4)
-X 69 ====> ATA-100 (UDMA 5)
geeeze thanks guys, your making me feel better already. when i get off work in 8 hours im going to check everything out. you would think as popular as the a7n8x is there would be native suport with the kernel and drivers also. i mean geeze everyone and there brother has this board. allthough after compiling the kernel from source i got sound, i have not checked about the onboard nic yet.
# ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support
# IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block devices
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD is not set
# CONFIG_IDEDISK_STROKE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_VENDOR is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_FUJITSU is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_IBM is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_MAXTOR is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_QUANTUM is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_SEAGATE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK_WD is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_COMMERIAL is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TIVO is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECS is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEFLOPPY is not set
# CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640_ENHANCED is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ISAPNP is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_FORCED is not set
# CONFIG_IDEDMA_ONLYDISK is not set
# CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_WIP is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_TIMEOUT is not set
# CONFIG_IDEDMA_NEW_DRIVE_LISTINGS is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AEC62XX is not set
# CONFIG_AEC62XX_TUNING is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ALI15X3 is not set
# CONFIG_WDC_ALI15X3 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX is not set
# CONFIG_AMD74XX_OVERRIDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD64X is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD680 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CY82C693 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5530 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT34X is not set
# CONFIG_HPT34X_AUTODMA is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT366 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NS87415 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OPTI621 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX is not set
# CONFIG_PDC202XX_BURST is not set
# CONFIG_PDC202XX_FORCE is not set
I recommend searching the Gentoo forums for this one. Lots of good info about nforce2, despite all the Gentoo-centric discussion.
Get the Ia32 video drivers and the nvaudio/nvnet package. I wish I knew how to use a 2.5.69 kernel, but they changed the way modules are made and I haven't figured out how to proceed with an unstable kernel + nvidia's drivers. Yet.
well i can tell you what not to do for anyone who stumbles across this post and that is don't download the zip file from asus and install there rpm file. that f*cked everything up. my network connection is gone now. failed eth0. i removed the rpm and rebooted with no luck. i don't have the time its going to take to solve this problem right this second maybe i can come up with it before i haft to turn this computer over (i hate leaving things unsolved). i built this computer for my brothers girl friend and wish i could have gotten things rolling just to test linux out and see what kind of performance i would get with this system.
well im glad i didn't buy this for myself for i do like to use linux over windows. as much as i hate to give my money to Intel i guess I'm going to haft to next time i update my system. seems there is a big problem trying to get the nvidia chipset to work good on linux. at least thats what my brief googleing had produced.
by the way this is a nvidia chipset not video card. http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?langs=09&m=A7N8X
there is no onboard video on this board. also from my understanding asus owns nvidia. so please if I'm wrong about anything i have said please feel free to chew my ass out. not literally of course.