[CentOS] New System Build

BRUCE STANLEY bruce.stanley at prodigy.net
Wed Mar 14 14:58:25 UTC 2007



Feizhou <feizhou at graffiti.net> wrote: John Summerfield wrote:
> Feizhou wrote:
>>
>>> I generally prefer Asus motherboards, I quite like Via chips and SIS 
>>> works well too (but it is low-spec).
>>
>>
>> I will give Asus second thoughts because their BIOS sucks, I will never 
> 
> Specifically, what's wrong with the BIOS?

APIC tables or ACPI issues. I have seen many reports of needing kernel 
parameters to get stability on various Asus boards that are apic or acpi 
related besides having first hand experience with one particular board.

> 
> 
>> ever touch a VIA board again (I have a socket A VIA board for my home 
> 
> One bad VIA experience?

FYI, the linux kernel developers have code specifically just for 'Via 
Quirks' which are reverse-engineered from what I see on LKML. If you 
like to trust VIA's mucking about with the PCI bus or what not to get 
some 'short cuts' without releasing data about this behaviour then be my 
guest.
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Hum...

I have a VIA motherboard, an ABIT KT7A and the ACPI works fine
with Centos 4.1.  I did have some screen saver issuses at first but
got around them by using  xscreensaver.

No problems powering down the machine at shutdown.

All PCI devies work fine.


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