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Old 11-16-2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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How does one discover if AMD 790X chipset support is in a given kernel?

It's been years since I compiled my primary machine's kernel
( not necessary, nowadays )

and think I remember having to choose the chipset,
and I know that the BeOS coders said that chipset was more crucial than CPU,
in whether one's kernel would function in the OS in question, so. . .

How does one discover when the new AMD chipsets ( 790x series ) are supported,
to what degree they're supported,
and in which kernels?

I've tried grepping the entire "make config" display
( ran script,
did make config because xconfig & gconfig & menuconfig didn't work,
held Enter down while scrolling through countless screens of m/y/n type answers,
grepped the typescript file )
and then the entire dang tree, itself, and haven't found any "amd.*790" anything. . .

grep -i "amd.*79" -r * \
| grep -v -i "amd.*7930\|am.*79c\|amd.*799"
( net drivers, sound? whatever, they weren't 790 anythings, anyways, nor any 79X or 79XX or other )

So, are they supported?

If so, in which kernels?

and to what degree?

I'd love to get a Barcelona mobo, and have it actually work, y'know?


Old 11-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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Even though the kernel does not have any support for it. The kernel will try find software that it is compatible for it. It will work, but will not have full support for it.


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