[ardour-users] Machine configurations
Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen
k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Mon Mar 1 01:58:57 PST 2004
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, Ctirad Fertr wrote:
> > > > 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
Sorry, I misunderstood you then. I do also agree that we shouldn't support
nvidia because of this attitude. But its not true that nforce2 for linux
is unstable anymore, at least not in my opinion.
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