Re: PA-2013, K6-2 and AGP TNT2: Windoze runs, but Linux crashes
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On Mon, 13 Dec 1999, Alexander Kushnirenko wrote:
> MB : FIC PA-2013 (revision 2.0)
> CPU : K6-2-450 with huge fan on top of it.
> HD : IBM 15 Gb
> CD : CD-DVD Toshiba
> Sound : SB live (value)
> Video : AGP Diamond V770 TNT2
> Modem : Actiontech PCI
> Linux : Debian Slink installation
I've got many of these same components...PA2013 board, K6-II 450. The
notable difference is the video board (mine is a 3dfx voodoo3). All this
hardware is supported fine by Linux, with only possible exceptions being
the modem (PCI modems are usually not compatible) and the video board (I'm
just saying that as a disclaimer, since I don't know anything at all about
I am inclined to believe that you are in fact facing some kind of hardware
problem that windows is able to ignore for some reason. Nothing on your
hardware list should be crashing Linux if it's working properly. I would
try swapping some stuff out with different, similar hardware. Try
different HD cables, a different disk, a different video board. It might
even be the motherboard.
You might also want to try running your hard drive on your secondary IDE
controller, and disabling the primary controller in the BIOS. It could be
that one of the controllers is bad but the other is OK.
I had to RMA my PA2013 after experiencing some strange crashes in
Linux. Disk IO would stop working completely. If i left procmeter
running, I could try to run a program and watch the system load increment
by one with each new process I tried to start. The only way out of this
state was to reboot. I still don't know what caused it, but replacing the
motherboard fixed the problem...
Hope this helps you.
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