Re: Ati chipsets
You might have better luck with the motherboard if it is using the ULI
Something along the lines of the Asus P5RD1-V w/ a 6xx series P4 (for
I'm not sure how well that'll work though. It would be an interesting
It looks like the SATA is supported by libata:
Niklas Ögren wrote:
I've heard rumour about Linux not able to support ati chipsets that
much.. Is that a generic, or a pure64 problem?
Anybody been running pure64 (or x86 debian) on ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200P
I have the non-P version on an MSI board. User experience is _POOR_.
* Clock is at least 2x too fast.
* A lot of time is "wasted" in system mode, which could be a problem of
the SATA chipset. No real idea what is causing it, though.
* The SATA chipset is not really supported. SATA_SIL driver seems to
work, but throughput is not really good.
* The graphics driver from ATI does not compile on recent kernels, and I
need one of those to get SATA running.
* The IDE compat setting in the BIOS for the SATA does not work for
Linux (not recognized as IDE drive), but for Windows XP and FreeBSD 5.3.
Generally you want to have the SATA_SIL and the ATI_IXP IDE drivers for
the drive controllers that come with the chipset. I use VESA mode for
Bad luck, I guess.
With kind regards,