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Old 02-18-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Using hpet for high-res timesource

when installing fedora core 3, it hangs up at this line...does anybody know what this is or how to fix it. I have 2 amd opteron 250s so is it maybe compatablity issues with the 32 and 64 bit?????????????
Old 02-18-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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you could try the boot parameter

i think this is/was a kernel bug
might try newer kernel as a fix as well
linux kernel gets confused about time for AMD
and the newest is always the buggiest

i think the kernel tries clock in this order
cyclone, hpet, pmtmr, tsc, pit

you can pass it a clock= parameter to controll it.

tsc works good here
pit is old slow 8-bit i/o interupts
tsc is cpu frequency
pmtmr is part of ACPI
Old 02-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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thx for the help, but since switching to the 64 bit version everything is aye O K. btw...^^^^^^^that stuff u said is like trying to read chinese..i only hope 1 day i can understand linux like you :-)
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