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Old 01-22-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
scoot1212
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Linux running too fast on AMD Turion


I am having some problems with any linux distro that I have tried so far on my laptop.
It's a MSI 1029 which has:
Turion MT-30
ATI Radeon Xpress 200P chipset
ATI Radeon X700 128 meg
I have tried Ubuntu and Kubuntu both 32 and 64 bit and Mandrake 2006.0. Everything runs really fast, in a bad way too. The clock is always gaining a crazy amount of time. DVD movies play way to fast. When I try to install Suse 10.0 or OSS it hangs on the USB and locks the box.

I have tried noapictimer and irqpoll for kernel options and it still a problem. I am downloading slackware and I'm going to try my luck with that.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Scott
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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This sounds to me like a hardware problem (might be wrong though). I would try using FreeDOS and see how the clock behaves.

http://www.freedos.org/
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
rickh
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That's a known problem with ATI 64 bit machines on Linux. The noapictimer kernel option should stop it, tho. Did for me.

I don't think switching distros will help any but a recent kernel (2.6.14+) may.

Last edited by rickh; 01-22-2006 at 09:52 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
scoot1212
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nice thanks...i just can't make up my mind with distro i like better. i like ubuntu but i am also having a problem with the sound not working. no matter what i do. slackware was the 1st distro i tried and i have always liked it. not as easy as some others but that's part of the fun.
thanks again,
scott
 
Old 09-19-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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My Fav Distro

I have been into Debian - Etch for a while and like it vastly. Everything works well. It has a very nice package management set of tools from Synaptic to apt-get/aptitude. I was into Mandrake for a while, but decided to give Debian a try - and am very happy to have done so.
 
  


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