[ardour-users] Machine configurations

Ctirad Fertr phanatic at volny.cz
Sun Feb 29 14:12:42 PST 2004

> > > Having enormous difficulty getting Ardour running under Mandrake 9.2
> > > for various reasons. Most recently, it's seemingly because Mandrake
> > > doesn't particularly like the ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard that came
> > > in the machine.
> >
> > This mobo has Nforce2 chipset, which is probably the worst choice for
> > linux. The chipset itself is not as bad, though it´s not fully supported
> > and you need binary drivers from Nvidia to use all it's features.
> Nonsense. The only current problem with using nforce2 chipset is the
> huge amount of disinformation on the internet. There one proper
> solution to fix the stability-problems with linux/nforce2 is:
> "nolapic" kernel option.

You missed the point. The main problem is that nVidia doesn´t provide 
documentation for it´s chipsets, only closed-source binary drivers compiled 
for some particular version of linux kernel. This is bad for both users and 



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