Success on MSI RS480M2 ATI Xpress 200 based mainboard
I would like to report success for installing Debian AMD64 on the MSI
RS480M2 mainboard (socket 939) which is based on the ATI Xpress 200
chipset with integrated graphics. This was using the sid netboot ISO
(20050303) and installing on a regular IDE harddrive (not SATA).
To get the install to work, I had to add the "noapic" boot parameter,
otherwise the machine would hang before I even got to d-i, just after
starting the logging daemons. After the install I still need noapic to
keep it from hanging on boot, because of some IRQ problems when
initializing the USB host I think?
I could not get DMA to work with the harddrive with either of the Debian
kernels (2.6.8 and 2.6.10), hdparm gave an error message about
permissions(?) IIRC. I also could not get keep settings to work.
However, after installing my own kernel based on 2.6.11-mm1, I got both
I'm using the vesa driver for X at the moment, until Debian gets X.org
which supports the ati chip (radeon 9200 igp) or I figure out how to get
the ati proprietary drivers to work after the changes to the 2.6.10/11
kernel I guess. ;)
For the mainboard compatibility list:
Mainboard: MSI RS480M2
ATA: atiixp (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ATIIXP=y)
ATA raid: ?
SATA: sata_sil (I believe, the module loads, but I have no sata drives)
Sound: atiixp (CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP=m)