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Old 11-25-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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selecting the correct chipset on kernel configuration


anyone knows which chipset to select on the kernel configuration for motherboard K7S8X (chipset 746FX is not listed)
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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You don't select a chipset for a mobo. You do select
it for your processor, and any onboard devices. To
learn about them, issue "cat /proc/cpuinfo" for mobo
and "lspci" as root for devices.

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Old 11-26-2004, 08:42 AM   #3
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no i'm talking about the correct chipset that is present in your motherboard, at the kernel configuration. That has nothing to do w/ the processor that's present. For example, my last motherboard's chipset was a K7S5A (chipset sis735) .

But my current motherboard's chipset (sis746X) is not listed as an option.

If u who are reading know which chipset to select that's compatible w/ this one let me know.

Thanks
 
Old 11-26-2004, 10:45 PM   #4
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I'm sorry mate, I wasn't even thinking about the IDE chipset
support/bugfixes category. Who is the manufaturer of your
motherboard? Is this an ASRock motherboard?
Have you already installed Slackware?
If so, does all your hardware work?
Are you recompiling a new kernel? Which one?
The only thing in the 2.4.26 kernel is SiS5513, which
is a discontinued K6 chipset.

You might want to read this link from SiS ->
http://www.sis.com/support/faq/linux.htm

SiS doesn't have a Linux driver for any chipset software
on their site.

I really think you'll be okay with the generic kernel, and if
you recompile, you should be able to keep modules for
anything SiS related in the new kernel.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 10:25 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
I'm sorry mate, I wasn't even thinking about the IDE chipset
support/bugfixes category. Who is the manufaturer of your
motherboard? Is this an ASRock motherboard?

yea

Have you already installed Slackware?

yea

If so, does all your hardware work?

more or less

Are you recompiling a new kernel? Which one?

yea, 2.6.9

The only thing in the 2.4.26 kernel is SiS5513, which
is a discontinued K6 chipset.

You might want to read this link from SiS ->
http://www.sis.com/support/faq/linux.htm

SiS doesn't have a Linux driver for any chipset software
on their site.

I really think you'll be okay with the generic kernel, and if
you recompile, you should be able to keep modules for
anything SiS related in the new kernel.
yea but when I do modules_install it'll delete the old directory before creating the new modules right? I think I need to compile the correct module when compiling the new kernel too. I don't think it'd be safe to use an old module from an old kernel into the new one, would it?

Thanks for the help
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #6
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Originally posted by ttilt
yea but when I do modules_install it'll delete the old directory before creating the new modules right? I think I need to compile the correct module when compiling the new kernel too. I don't think it'd be safe to use an old module from an old kernel into the new one, would it?

Thanks for the help
You're correct. But when you go through the kernel compile,
you'll see which modules are available for SiS chipsets. My
computer with the 2.6.7 kernel is in China, and I'm in America,
or I'd look through and tell you what's available. For the 2.6.x
kernels you can use make xconfig and get a really nice menu
where you can go straight to chipsets and see what's there.
It should be really plain which SiS modules work with which
chipsets. Just keep your old kernel in case you have problems.
If you use DrOzz guide you should have your old kernel and
the new one available, also.
 
  


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