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Old 05-11-2003, 10:20 PM   #1
illtbagu
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hdparm 64MB in 19.68 sec=3.25 MB/sec


just put together a new amd xp 1700+, A7N8X, 512mb ram, ata133 7200 rpm 40 gig maxtor hard drive and im getting 3.25 MB/sec WTF is going on. i went through the bios 5 times with nothing obvious.

[root@dhcp-633-291 snicker]# /sbin/hdparm -tT /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.35 seconds =365.71 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 19.68 seconds = 3.25 MB/sec
[root@dhcp-633-291 snicker]#


WTF
i compiled the 4.2.20 from source and im still getting the same results. this one is way beyond me anyone know what is going on.

thanks,
AD
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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You need the nforce drivers....

Mine was like that at first. Now.................

gentoo jeff # hdparm -T /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.28 seconds =457.14 MB/sec

I'm using an Abit NF7-S nforce2 chipset. Google nforce2 linux.


Last edited by je_fro; 05-11-2003 at 10:38 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:55 PM   #3
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What are your settings? Is dma on?
Code:
[root@tinwhistle root]# hdparm /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
 multcount    = 16 (on)
 I/O support  =  0 (default 16-bit)
 unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
 using_dma    =  1 (on)
 keepsettings =  0 (off)
 nowerr       =  0 (off)
 readonly     =  0 (off)
 readahead    =  8 (on)
 geometry     = 4865/255/63, sectors = 78165360, start = 0
 busstate     =  1 (on)
# 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)
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:15 PM   #4
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yea, that speed is pio mode 4.
even the slowest dma drives would get 6 megs a second.
you should be getting around 40 megs a second with
a new drive in dma mode.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 09:38 AM   #5
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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.

 
Old 05-12-2003, 09:52 AM   #6
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My ide stuff from my kernel config:
Code:
#
# ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support
#
CONFIG_IDE=y

#
# IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block devices
#
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE=y
# 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_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI=m
# CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640_ENHANCED is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ISAPNP is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RZ1000=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_PCI=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_FORCED is not set
CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO=y
# CONFIG_IDEDMA_ONLYDISK is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
# 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_ADMA=y
# 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_PIIX=y
CONFIG_PIIX_TUNING=y
# 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
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SVWKS
 
Old 05-12-2003, 05:25 PM   #7
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btw you can fine tune your hdparm stteing from /etc/sysconfig/harddisk(s) file
 
Old 05-12-2003, 06:01 PM   #8
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nvidia will not release specs for their boards. that's
why it takes forever to get support in the linux kernel.
i think that's why anyway. We are talking about an
nvidia board right?
 
Old 05-12-2003, 06:14 PM   #9
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He needs these .....

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux

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.

Does anyone here know?

Last edited by je_fro; 05-12-2003 at 06:18 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 09:43 PM   #10
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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.

thanks,
AD
 
Old 05-13-2003, 09:46 PM   #11
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You got hosed doing the modules.

Did you modprobe anything?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:03 PM   #12
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hdparm -c1d1X69 /dev/hda
 
  


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