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Old 04-14-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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A7N266-VM MB; System Hangs at "Checking Module Dependencies" if USB Device Connected

I have installed RHL 9.0 and Mandrake 9.1 on the A7N266-VM motherboard and it works fine EXCEPT when I have anything plugged into the USB port, then it hangs at "Checking Module Dependencies"

Other than that, the way I got the install to work on the A7N266-VM is as follows:

1) Set up the computer with a PS/2 keyboard and mouse (or the USB problem will hang the computer and the install will not work).

2) Install RHL 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1 from CDs burned from ISO images. Make sure you have the kernel headers installed on your system--you will need them later for compiling nVidia drivers. If in doubt (which I usually am) install the complete kernel source package. Probably overkill, but I am not a kernel hacker... You can do a graphic install and the new version of the GRUB loader work just fine; both will install a generic vForce 2 video driver which works, but you will want to upgrade to the latest nVidia video driver for best performance.

3) Get the nVidia graphics driver and the nForce 2 chipset drivers (for audio, ethernet and supposedly USB...) and follow the directions on their respective pages for installs. Neither RHL 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1 have binary RPMs available; so you have to do some compiling... The directions might sound complicated, but it really is pretty easy and pretty smooth; even a "newbie" should be able to follow the directions and do it with minimal hassle.

For the video driver, running the script worked great on both the RH and Mandrake distros.

For the rest of the nForce drivers, I had success using the Source RPM package for Mandrake, but it the Source RPM DID NOT work for RedHat (I kept getting an error that there was no “debugfile.list” what ever that means). However the Kernel Tar File NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.tar.gz worked like a champ.

Does anybody have a fix for the USB issue?

I can live with using the old PS/2 keyboard/mouse, but I want to use my wireless USB keyboard & mouse!

Last edited by jfxberns; 04-14-2003 at 12:28 AM.
Old 04-14-2003, 07:44 AM   #2
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Had the same problem, works fine now.

Old 04-19-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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I'm having fun with this board as well!!

I found that changing the power jumper for usb1 (next to the CPU socket), and then changing the BIOS USB legacy device support to disabled seemed to solve it. I'm hoping it'll still boot when I put my firewire card in!

Need to sort the DMA problem, not got above 16Mb / sec, I think it needs a 2.4.21 kernel, might even try a 2.5.


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