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Old 03-30-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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FC3 x86_64 extremely low performance with AMD64


Hi. I have a ASUS A4000D with an Athlon AMD64 3000+ , the chipset is the Nvidia nForce3 Go150, specs are at

h t t p ://uk.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=A4000D%20Series&langs=11

I was running Red Hat 9 perfectly and decided to try out the Fedora Core 3 (x86_64) dist, everything went normal during the installation. At first boot it went slow, final configurations, etc. Second boot and so on it was always slow. I didn't configure a thing manually nor changed anything. Kernel is 2.6.9-1.667. The only out of the ordinary info I have for now is at startup it displays:

Code:
    powernow-k8: vid trans failed, vid 0x3, curr 0x4
    powernow-k8: transition frequency failed
and then continues.

Does anyone have an idea of what is going on and how can I solve this?
Thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
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what's the problem
 
Old 03-31-2005, 04:42 AM   #3
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The problem is that the system is running at an abnormally low performance(as I specified in the thread topic) and the two messages of powernow-k8, failed means that something isn't right. I've been researching since I've posted, I think maybe a kernel upgrade to 2.6.11 will do the trick, but it's tricky, will post results as soon as I have them. In the meanwhile if anyone has an idea of what's going on please post if I'm going in the right direction. Thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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Upgrading your kernel probably wont help, I use a 3000+ clawhammer without any problems, I would totally try a different distro before I tried a new kernel in this situation, especially with all the problems I've heard about with 2.6.11.X on FC3
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:21 PM   #5
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Thanks again for posting.
But (and please correct me if I'm wrong) isn't the kernel the "nerve center" of every distro, and the distro itself a compilation of packages and X window apps that look and "feel" different from one another? So, if I install the right kernel the problem might be solved (maybe ). I think at least I should give it a try and having the side effect of learning more about linux itself is good for a he he

By the way, what distro are you running and what kernel do you have installed?

Thanks once again.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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I use debian, and I'm currently using kernel 2.6.8-2-i386. To be honest, distibutios mostly differn based on package management. sometimes there is some variation in kernel configs, but upgrading within a distro doesn't usually have a lot of effect. Switching to graphics accelerated video improves a lot; what graphics card do you have?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 06:29 AM   #7
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My laptop has a ATI Mobile Radeon 9200.
Why don't you use a x86_64 distro?
As I said before, I had Red Hat 9 previously and it was running fine (except the USB mouse) but no 64bit kernel. I haven't got time right now to work this out because I have a lot of work to do and study but as soon as I have a few hours free I'll try it out.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #8
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I think that a lot of your problem is related to the fact that you're probably not using graphics acceleration. The good news is that I think you r card is supported under linux, so you're lucky. Generally speaking, Ati cards aren't linux compatible.

I'm not using x86_64 becuase I don't see or know of any genuine advantage, and unless I run gentoo, I won't have most of the 64bit application support I would need.
 
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Here's the output of dmesg and lsmod:

[root@localhost ~]# dmesg
001 A M I OEMBIOS 0x11000402 MSFT 0x00000097) @ 0x000000000ff50040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 A4D-U A4D-U001 0x00000001 INTL 0x02002026) @ 0x0000000000000000
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 15:4 APIC version 16
ACPI: Skipping IOAPIC probe due to 'noapic' option.
Using ACPI for processor (LAPIC) configuration information
Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.1
Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
OEM ID: ASUSTeK <6>Product ID: A4D <6>APIC at: 0xFEE00000
I/O APIC #1 Version 17 at 0xFEC00000.
Processors: 1
Checking aperture...
CPU 0: aperture @ f0000000 size 128 MB
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet console=tty0
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 32768 bytes)
time.c: Using 1.193182 MHz PIT timer.
time.c: Detected 1795.393 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 251068k/261376k available (2389k kernel code, 9568k reserved, 1276k data, 164k init)
Calibrating delay loop... 3555.32 BogoMIPS (lpj=1777664)
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 1024K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ stepping 0a
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
Using local APIC NMI watchdog using perfctr0
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
Detected 12.468 MHz APIC timer.
checking if image is initramfs... it is
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040816
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 37)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P0P2._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS0] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS1] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS2] (IRQs 3 *4 5 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LKLN] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAUI] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LKMO] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LKSM] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LTID] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LATA] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12 *14 15)
ACPI: Power Resource [GFAN] (off)
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LKSM] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:01.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS0] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS1] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LUS2] enabled at IRQ 4
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.2[C] -> GSI 4 (level, low) -> IRQ 4
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LAUI] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LKMO] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.2[C] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.3[C] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
agpgart: Detected AGP bridge 0
agpgart: Setting up Nforce3 AGP.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xf0000000
PCI-DMA: Disabling IOMMU.
IA32 emulation $Id: sys_ia32.c,v 1.32 2002/03/24 13:02:28 ak Exp $
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1112394470.241:0): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 512 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
ksign: Installing public key data
Loading keyring
- Added public key A5E29F99832BE46B
- User ID: Red Hat, Inc. (Kernel Module GPG key)
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
ACPI: Fan [FN00] (off)
ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports C1)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (30 C)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
NFORCE3-150: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:08.0
NFORCE3-150: chipset revision 165
NFORCE3-150: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
NFORCE3-150: BIOS didn't set cable bits correctly. Enabling workaround.
NFORCE3-150: 0000:00:08.0 (rev a5) UDMA133 controller
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: IC25N040ATMR04-0, ATA DISK drive
Using cfq io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: UJDA760 DVD/CDRW, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Probing IDE interface ide2...
ide2: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide3...
ide3: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide4...
ide4: Wait for ready failed before probe !
Probing IDE interface ide5...
ide5: Wait for ready failed before probe !
hda: max request size: 1024KiB
hda: 78140160 sectors (40007 MB) w/1740KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
Firmware: 5.9
180 degree mounted touchpad
Sensor: 35
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio4
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 256 buckets, 14Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 2340)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron processors (version 1.00.09b)
powernow-k8: 0 : fid 0x0 (800 MHz), vid 0x18 (950 mV)
powernow-k8: 1 : fid 0x8 (1600 MHz), vid 0xa (1300 mV)
powernow-k8: 2 : fid 0xa (1800 MHz), vid 0x6 (1400 mV)
powernow-k8: cpu_init done, current fid 0xa, vid 0x4
powernow-k8: vid trans failed, vid 0x3, curr 0x4
powernow-k8: transition frequency failed
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI wakeup devices:
USB0 MDM USB1 USB2 P0P1 LAN0 SLPB
Freeing unused kernel memory: 164k freed
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: hda6: orphan cleanup on readonly fs
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 127825
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 127824
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 127790
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 127749
EXT3-fs: hda6: 4 orphan inodes deleted
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
security: 3 users, 4 roles, 280 types, 16 bools
security: 53 classes, 5494 rules
SELinux: Completing initialization.
SELinux: Setting up existing superblocks.
SELinux: initialized (dev hda6, type ext3), uses xattr
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev selinuxfs, type selinuxfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev mqueue, type mqueue), not configured for labeling
SELinux: initialized (dev hugetlbfs, type hugetlbfs), not configured for labeling
SELinux: initialized (dev devpts, type devpts), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev eventpollfs, type eventpollfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev pipefs, type pipefs), uses task SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev futexfs, type futexfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev sockfs, type sockfs), uses task SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev proc, type proc), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev bdev, type bdev), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev rootfs, type rootfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev sysfs, type sysfs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.9-1.667
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter
PrefPort:A RlmtMode:Check Link State
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:06.0 (0001 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:06.0 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49557 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 47417
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:06.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:06.1 to 64
MC'97 1 converters and GPIO not ready (0xff00)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.2[C] -> GSI 4 (level, low) -> IRQ 4
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: EHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.2 to 64
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: irq 4, pci mem ffffff0000024c00
SELinux: initialized (dev usbdevfs, type usbdevfs), uses genfs_contexts
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
PCI: cache line size of 64 is not supported by device 0000:00:02.2
ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.2: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2004-May-10
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
ohci_hcd: 2004 Feb 02 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: OHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.0 to 64
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: irq 10, pci mem ffffff0000026000
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: OHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:02.1 to 64
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: irq 11, pci mem ffffff000002e000
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
Linux Kernel Card Services
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:01.0 [1043:1987]
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0008, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000006
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: wakeup
ohci1394: $Rev: 1223 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.1[B] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[10] MMIO=[feaff000-feaff7ff] Max Packet=[2048]
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using address 3
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using address 2
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Optical USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:02.1-1
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00e01800032917de]
SELinux: initialized (dev ramfs, type ramfs), uses genfs_contexts
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device ffffffff8044af00(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC0] (on-line)
Asus Laptop ACPI Extras version 0.29
A4D model detected, unsupported, trying default values, supply the developers with your DSDT
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com
cdrom: open failed.
SELinux: initialized (dev tmpfs, type tmpfs), uses transition SIDs
SELinux: initialized (dev hda8, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
Adding 265032k swap on /dev/hda7. Priority:-1 extents:1
SELinux: initialized (dev binfmt_misc, type binfmt_misc), uses genfs_contexts
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
powernow-k8: ph2 null fid transition 0xa
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (1021 buckets, 8168 max) - 496 bytes per conntrack
SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
i2c /dev entries driver
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.11.0 20020828 on minor 0:
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 4x mode
[drm] Loading R200 Microcode
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
radeon 145137 2
parport_pc 29569 1
lp 15153 0
parport 53837 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 30921 0
i2c_dev 14273 0
i2c_core 27841 1 i2c_dev
sunrpc 202553 1
ds 20681 2
ipt_REJECT 7617 1
ipt_state 2241 1
ip_conntrack 52097 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 3521 1
ip_tables 19009 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
vfat 18113 1
fat 56801 1 vfat
dm_mod 66345 0
button 8161 0
battery 10313 0
asus_acpi 14305 0
ac 5833 0
md5 4801 1
ipv6 292769 8
joydev 11073 0
ohci1394 41305 0
ieee1394 383569 1 ohci1394
yenta_socket 22081 0
pcmcia_core 69713 2 ds,yenta_socket
ohci_hcd 26833 0
ehci_hcd 37829 0
snd_intel8x0m 22313 2
snd_intel8x0 42549 2
snd_ac97_codec 84417 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 59513 0
snd_mixer_oss 20801 3 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 123981 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 36169 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11473 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 5057 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 11713 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 32997 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 9805 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 64425 14 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uar t,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 12641 3 snd
sk98lin 165677 0
ext3 139985 1
jbd 91761 1 ext3
[root@localhost ~]#


thanks for your time and your patience, really grateful
 
Old 04-01-2005, 04:04 PM   #10
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...and the cpuspeed.conf

VMAJOR=1
VMINOR=1
OPTS="-i 2"
#DRIVER="powernow-k7"
#OPTS="-a /proc/acpi/ac_adapter/*/state -t /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/temperature 75"

 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:42 AM   #11
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I'm interested to know how reads your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 ?

And what's the output of glxgears run from an Xtrem?
 
Old 04-04-2005, 08:40 PM   #12
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I could'nt find XF86Config-4 anywhere, I did updatedb and locate XF86Config-4 and didn't find it and it's not in /etc/X11/

glxgears outputs

914 frames in 5.0 seconds = 182.800 FPS
1027 frames in 5.0 seconds = 205.400 FPS
1116 frames in 5.0 seconds = 223.200 FPS
1052 frames in 5.0 seconds = 210.400 FPS
1070 frames in 5.0 seconds = 214.000 FPS
1110 frames in 5.0 seconds = 222.000 FPS
1137 frames in 5.0 seconds = 227.400 FPS
1161 frames in 5.0 seconds = 232.200 FPS
1181 frames in 5.0 seconds = 236.200 FPS

moving my mouse around like crazy and

480 frames in 9.0 seconds = 53.333 FPS
720 frames in 13.0 seconds = 55.385 FPS
874 frames in 5.0 seconds = 174.800 FPS
336 frames in 9.0 seconds = 37.333 FPS
447 frames in 5.0 seconds = 89.400 FPS
451 frames in 9.0 seconds = 50.111 FPS
423 frames in 8.0 seconds = 52.875 FPS
457 frames in 10.0 seconds = 45.700 FPS
487 frames in 7.0 seconds = 69.571 FPS
477 frames in 10.0 seconds = 47.700 FPS
426 frames in 7.0 seconds = 60.857 FPS
784 frames in 9.0 seconds = 87.111 FPS

with the mouse stopped

as unbelievable as it may sound if I'm moving the mouse pointer around it almost acts normal(in terms of speed)
if I lay it down it almost falls asleep

what is going on? That's really weird!
 
Old 04-04-2005, 08:54 PM   #13
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moving the foucs of the mouse pointer out of the window actually allows it ot process frames fater.

YOu definitly need to find a howto for installing raedeon drivers, and you need to verify compat with the 9200.

google is your friend
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:43 AM   #14
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Hi Ru_e, thats a nice laptop you have there. I have always heard Asus builds some really slick machines.

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=43730
I found this link to a good guide that will help you setup the ATI x86_64 beta drivers under Fedora Core 3. It will probably take a while, since he is recommending that xorg needs to be rebuilt, but I guess that this is probably a standard thing for new platforms like x86_64.

It might be a good idea to check a couple other things before attempting the above. Try running:

Code:
glxinfo | grep Direct
which should tell you if the installed ATI driver is working correctly. Its also possible that the problem might not be related to the ATI driver at all. The power management module might be improperly setting the core speed of your processor, or a buggy application might be starting when you boot the computer and causing the slowdown. Run the command:

Code:
top
in a console while glxgears is running. glxgears should appear at the top of the list, using the most processor time if it is running. Hopefully we can figure out what is going on.
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:00 PM   #15
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Hi
First I'd like to say I'm sorry about not posting a reply earlier but I've been having tons of work and study to do.
Now I'm not having any problems about powernow-k8 or system performance because I moved from FC3 to FC4-test2 and... man, it runs like a rocket, installed it today and I'm very satisfied, be going to up2date regularly to get the new bug-free goodies. Thank you so much for your interest and help.

P.S.-I did try to recompile the kernel but... I messed up
 
  


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