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Old 02-25-2006, 11:53 AM   #16
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Sorry, forgot to mention, I didn't really have any issues with ethernet with any BIOS release. I've seen reports of ppl preferring forcedeth over nv_net, I use nv_net, don't have problems.

I don't use sound (or much video for that matter, running on VESA), and couldn't even tell you if it works or not. This thing is a server to me.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 11:10 PM   #17
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I know this is totally off topic but I am having a hard time trying to upgrade my BIOS here. Could any of you show me where you found your DOS bootable image? I dont have a floopy in my computer and I burned a cdrom using nero's provided DOS image and tested it in my laptop. When i took it to my ASUS system (the target system) it just doesnt work! The system reboots after it starts to load DOS from the cdrom. I need this upgrade so I can use my SATA drive with my old info (the current BIOS has an issue with "previously" used drives). Hope anyone can give me a pointer to further information. Sorry for this post being here, I know it doesnt belong in here but since many of you managed to get the update I just thought someone could help me here. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-06-2006, 11:35 PM   #18
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Hello again, I have been out of town. I am still wondering if anyone has seen or experienced the extremely slow operation of Linux once it installs? Even the install itself took hours. Isn't this odd? Any suggestions what to look into to figure out what the slowness is about? BIOS?
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:12 PM   #19
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The Asus A8N VM CSM Motherboards work with Fedora Core 5 without any problems. You can find a ready to run Fedora 5 distro for this motherboard at

LixSystems dot com


This distro also works with the newer Asus M2NPV-VM

Here is What's working
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Sound
networking
Nvidia 3D
hardware accelerated MPEG with XvMC
SATA
USB
1394
DVI
TV


Instructions
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How to get the A8N-VM or A8N-VM CSM working in Linux?
The following sections is for those who do not wish to buy their systems from us but have problems getting their Asus MB running under Linux. None of this applies if you install from our Install DVD.
ACPI:
Upate to Bios version 1001. This fixes the DSDT table and you can now cleanly boot into Linux. ACPI is fixed after the BIOS update as well.
SOUND:
These motherboards use intel-hda audio. Update to alsa version 1.0.11. In case you hear a high pitch sound from the speaker add the following option to modules.conf "options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack"
NETWORK:
Install the forcedeth driver Version 0.47 or higher.
USB:
Disable the "Legacy USB Support" in the BIOS
Video 3D drivers:
Install Nvidia drivers version 8756 or higher.

Monitor resolutions
Modern monitors in general provide the EDID (Extended display identification data) data structure to the connected graphics card. XWindows interprets these data to select the best resolution for your monitor. In case of an older monitor, modelines might have to be added to the xorg.conf configuration file. Run the following command to check the EDID status :
grep "EDID" /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Example output for none EDID monitor :
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to read EDID for display device CRT-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device CRT-0's EDID; cannot compute DPI
(WW) NVIDIA(0): from EDID.


Common modelines

ModeLine "NTSCspec-59.94i" 14.318 768 784 848 910 483 484 492 525 Interlace
ModeLine "NTSCspec-59.94p" 28.636 768 784 848 910 483 484 492 525

ModeLine "ATSC-480-59.94i" 11.958 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-480-60i" 11.97 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-480-59.94p" 23.916 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525
ModeLine "ATSC-480-60p" 23.94 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525
ModeLine "ATSC-480a-59.94i" 11.958 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-480a-60i" 11.97 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-480a-59.94p" 23.916 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525
ModeLine "ATSC-480a-60p" 23.94 640 664 736 760 480 484 492 525
ModeLine "ATSC-720-59.94p" 74.176 1280 1320 1376 1650 720 722 728 750
ModeLine "ATSC-720-60p" 74.25 1280 1320 1376 1650 720 722 728 750
ModeLine "ATSC-1080-59.94i" 74.176 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-1080-60i" 74.25 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125 Interlace
ModeLine "ATSC-1080-59.94p" 148.352 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125
ModeLine "ATSC-1080-60p" 148.5 1920 1960 2016 2200 1080 1082 1088 1125

Hardware acclerated MPEG

Add a file called "XvMCConfig" in /etc/X11 containing the path and file name of your NVIDIA XvMC library. In case of the Lx8100 or FC5 with NVIDIA driver version 8756, the file would contain the following line:

/usr/X11R6/lib64/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.1.0.8756

Kernel Version
I recommend Fedora 2.6.16.




good luck
Andy
 
  


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