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Old 02-24-2002, 02:25 AM   #1
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Stability Problems on KT266 based system

Hey guys, I've been having a lot of stability problems in a system that I just converted to linux. This isn't my first linux box by any means, but none has given me this much trouble. The system is based on a Soyo Dragon motherboard with a 1.3ghz Athlon CPU, 512mb Crucial DDR, 40gb Seagate Barracuda, and a 32mb Visiontek Geforce2. Installing NVidia's X server fixed all of my video related problems, but the system destabilizes every once in a while and requires a while to fix itsself (around 5-10min), and sometimes it doesn't and requires a hard reboot. I'm running Redhat 7.2 on it right now, although I ran into the same problems previously with Debian. I think it has something to do with interactions with the Kt266 chipset; I noticed that when the system boots it states that it's unable to identify the VIA southbridge. Any ideas?
Old 03-22-2002, 04:49 AM   #2
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same problem?

I also have an unknown Via southbridge,
and crashing word-suites (like Abiword)
and an error: "Xlib: missing RENDER on display ":0.0""
and K7T266 mainboard

maybe same problem?
how did you solve it?
Old 03-22-2002, 07:51 PM   #3
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I dont know if this will help you guys but here you go..

"The BiosPNP support in kernel 2.4.8 is broken for the KT266A chipset. "

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