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Looking at the 5400 as well... it would appear that linux should run this board better than windows, IFAIK: linux can get all the apps running on it to take advantage of the full 8 cores, but the benchmarks show that few windows apps can do this. This would be dependant on the proprietory drivers being available.
Last edited by Simon Bridge; 02-15-2008 at 06:39 AM.
Yeah... just because it doesn't say "linux compatible" doesn't mean it ain't.
Had a s'mlar 'sperience wi' mp3 player - low end cheapskate, turned out t' play ogg/vorbis. Did not mention this anywhere in the docs. Mind you: in my day we used to have to challenge manufacturer to pistols a' dawn t'get linux compatability, an'all in six feet of snow. And we were grateful... <mumble>.
I'm having many difficulties to install an run debian etch (AMD64) in a motherboard DP35DP + intelQuad6600.
After many attempts, I installed the system turning off acpi and using IDE emulation to SATA HDs (this allow the DVD writer to be recognized). Besides these problems the system recognize I have a Quad but only brings up one processor core (total of 4). I'm using a SMP kernel, to allow multiprocessors, but ...
If it's necessary I can post the dmesg output or other informations.
Sounds like a jmicron issue I had a few months back on a Gigabyte mobo (different chipset).
If you want "latest-and-greatest" hardware, you need (fairly) recent kernel. For me ISTR it was probably circa 2.6.22 - you may need even later.
Yes, I used acpi=off in the installation. I will try to remove it from boot options (as I read from the suseforuns) and add pci=nommconf. There is a link in this suseforum that explain how to do the modification in the menu.lst file.