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Re: Dragonfly and Hyperthreading....

From: David Xu <davidxu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 21:45:40 +0800

Andreas Hauser wrote:

davidxu wrote @ Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:16:03 +0800:

But these chipsets are not used widely as VIA's, and you could get
lots of trouble in open source world, either SATA will not work or
USB not work, or ACPI won't work (NVIDIA always has this problem, and
will continue the story.)

My amd64 NVidia board works rather nice (SATA, USB, ACPI, Sound, firewire). The only thing we currently have a problem is one of the two onboard ethernets and even that is only a problem in the driver on our side.

Imho, NVidia makes very decent chipsets.
And compared to ATI e.g. it is very nice to us (dfports/x11/nvidia-driver).

I have NVidia nForce 3 ultra based Athlon64 (939 socket) board, its ACPI
is completly broken, onboard network interface does not work, and its 8254
clock input pin is not connected to standard APIC pin, DragonFly tries to
work around it, but still hang at boot time, I am very disappoint with
the kludge chipsets.


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