[ILUG] motherboard question
Adrian P. Ireland
aireland at eircom.net
Fri Jan 30 20:45:29 GMT 2004
On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 10:10:24AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions (michele at blacknightsolutions.com):
> [440BX motherboard chipset:]
> > How about getting linux to work with it? Is it supported?
> Yes. No problems whatsoever.
I have no problems with a PIII 500 MHz using the 440BX chipset. It is
very stable. I enabled the stuff in the kernel which increased the hard
disk access speeds.
I have had some stability problems on an Asus A7N8X revision 2 and there
have been some posts in the news groups about it. Things seemed to work
better with kernel 2.4.22 an before as far as I remember but the
problems seemed to start when I moved to 2.4.23-pre8 and persist with
I seem to get a crash about 3 am or so when I am running some cron
scripts that do alot of hard disk access. The cron job does not delete
anything etc. No messages in the log files that look in any way strange.
Thank goodness for ext3, no problems rebooting, but I keep a regular
backup and sync the disks before I leave the box.
Sometimes if I load the newer usb drivers
There seems to be some sort of disagreement with the rest of the system.
And I am more prone to a lock up.
Someone has posted about not using ohci-hcd and using the other driver
?uhci-hcd.ko but you cant apparantly use flash usbpens with that.
Anyhow even without any usb modules loaded my system will crash about 3
am or so. This happens in the console and X. In X you can still see the
display but the clock etc has stopped and no response to network
connections etc. The yellow IDE light is often on when you come to check
the system in the am and the box is locked.
From comp.os.linux.help yesterday
:::For those of your who just purchased an ASUS A78NX-X motherboard
:::and have tried to run Linux on it and have been experiencing
:::frequent lockups with heavy hard disk I/O, I've set up a website
:::to address this problem:
nvidia have released some drivers for linux for the chipset on the
motherboard but I have not tried those.
My system may have a hardware problem too. So the board may be perfect,
but since the OP was asking about asus boards I thought I would offer my
I am thinking of going back to an earlier kernel but am still playing
around to see if I can get a usb 2.0 device to work.
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