Oops! Sorry, you are right. I only looked at the audio
and nic files, and they are source tarballs, but the one
for Promise 20378 is only modules, for kernel 2.4.19 or
Where do you see Linux drivers on the Promise website?
I can't find them.
Both Asus and Promise are located near to me. On Monday
I'll try calling them up to see what they have for Linux
support. Since Promise is making disk I/O chips and
cards, and Linux is widely used on servers with a lot of
disk, maybe they can be motivated to release the driver
source, or at least keep it more up to date for the
Regarding the AGP problem, is your Radeon card the newer
low voltage (.8 or 1.5 volt) type? The older ones
(3 volt?) won't work.
What happens when you try to compile the Radeon driver
for kernel 2.5? Maybe you can fix it. Or since they are
providing source, and thus are favorable to Linux, maybe
they will fix it if asked.
The linux-kernel mailing list FAQ http://www.tux.org/lkml/
says the list is gated to this newsgroup: fa.linux.kernel
which can be read via google:
Using google advanced search, and looking for "i875" or
"intel875" (which doesn't find anything) or "875", in this
newsgroup, there is almost no mention of the i875 chipset
in the kernel mailing list.
Most references to i845 mention AGP. Is AGP the only thing
the kernel has to deal with in the i845 or i875 chipset?
If not, it seems dangerous to run Linux on a motherboard
that has a master chip set (i875) that the kernel is not
designed to deal with.
Maybe this discussion should also be posted to Usenet,
e.g., comp.os.linux.misc and comp.os.linux.hardware.
A lot more people would see it there.
Mark Bilk email@example.com