Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Lee Thompson <bm55b@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] MSI Neo2 Platinum woes follow up
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 18:11:15
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] MSI Neo2 Platinum woes follow up by Nuitari
Okay, Got 3 Neo3 Platinum boxes on BIOS 1.B.

The two 64 bit Gentoo boxes are running clean with
2.6.9-r9 gentoo sources.  One has the dual core
upgrade and its very very nice!  Played with lots of
different kernels including gentoo-sources 2.6.14 and
vanilla-sources 2.6.14 on the single core box and they
all hang like the 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 kernels.

If I can find about 8 hours, I can probably isolate
the kernel code change(s) that causes the freeze on
this MBoard and float a patch into 2.6.14 and see if
some kernel guys can study it.

The third box is a windoze XP and it occasionally
needs the keyboard unplugged and replugged after the
BIOS starts.  This looks like a hardware issue because
it happens with BIOS 1.3, 1.8 and 1.B and occurs far
before the bootloader gets going.

I'm off to Frys because the dual core box has a stuck
chipset fan.  Might as well buy 3 replacements, one
for each board.

--- Nuitari <nuitari@××××××××××××××××.net> wrote:

> > So, the old BIOS works with all versions of the > kernel > > going back a year. The new BIOS doesn't work with > > kernel 2.6.11 and 2.6.12. > > > > Anyone familiar with the recent changes to libata > or > > nv_sata drivers? > > No, but I know that there are fixes related to > nv_sata in 2.6.14, so it > might work again. > > "sata_nv: Fixed bug introduced by 0.08's MCP51 and > MCP55 support" > (the bug seems to have been introduced earlier in > 2.6.14 development. > > "[PATCH] Add NVIDIA device ID in sata_nv" > > There is also a fix atapi_packet_task vs intr race > (take 2) which is way > too technical for me to understand before getting a > good night of sleep. > > > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list > >
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