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Old 06-11-2002, 10:15 PM   #16
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Did you build these boxes yourself or buy them off the shelf?
Old 06-11-2002, 10:16 PM   #17
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What other hardware you using mobo, gcard etc

Old 06-11-2002, 11:07 PM   #18
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I'm running dual Athlon MP 1600's on a Asus A7M266-D Mobo, 256mb DDR, Geforce 2 mx, running Gentoo on a home tweaked 2.4.18 kernel. Thing runs like a dream. Just got to get my ram back up where it should be, I had a 512mb stick of crucial go sour on me

But yeah Athlons and Linux get along just fine.
Old 06-12-2002, 02:05 PM   #19
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I want one of those , bet dual Athlons kick ass

Old 06-15-2002, 07:58 AM   #20
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Originally posted by bkeating
well WTF. it's gotta be heat then hey? But Windows installed/runs fine on both machines. I just don't get it.
Hey Buddy!

Have you tried installing any other distro out there with em? I am gonna start checkin out Gentoo pretty soon, see what they got under their hood. Oh and you know at the beginning of the mandy install you press F1 to get a 'text' screen? At that point I think you can type 'mem=nopentium' and it's supposed to help with issues with the processor.

I have had similar problems before, just like that. I actually just thought it was the graphics card. So I started installing using vgahi (which they say you should choose vgalo) and haven't really run into the problem since.

I don't know what the mem=nopentium does, maybe a mod or a guru can enlighten us on that one.

Good luck dude
Old 06-15-2002, 06:53 PM   #21
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As MasterC says; mem=nopentium did the trick
for me, but only for stability and Nvidia in my case,
i could easily install it though
I ran into another install problem, but that was
freebsd related; only thing that worked then was;
flashing the bios! yes a bit risky, but the only option.
Maybe the not installing mdk/rh thing is related with
your mobo??
AMD runs otherwise just fine with linux
Old 06-16-2002, 09:38 AM   #22
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I'd like to use AMD too but check out

If there are no problems with AMD CPUs, how come AMD has asked the Linux community to help resolve AGP and other problems in the next kernels?



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