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Re: [debian-knoppix] questions / suggestions

On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 05:53:44PM +0200, Kai Lahmann wrote:
> Klaus Knopper wrote:
> >If the board has a strange APIC chipset, network cards are commonly
> >detected well, but simply transmit no packets. If booting with
> >"knoppix noapic", they get the correct interrupts and work fine.
> it's the most often used "cheat" (esp. after most people learned 
> 'wheelmouse' is only for PS/2 ;)
> ..I'll never understand, why so many Bios developers are unable to do 
> something working...

Because software patches/workarounds are cheaper than producing tested
quality hardware in the first place, I suppose...

And people love to buy cheap stuff, and seem to have a huge amount of
patience with crappy hardware. (Or they just got so used to crashes
and bugs that they think it's normal.)

Did I ever mention that I hate computers? ;-)

> >Some boards seem to REQUIRE apic, though, otherwise they freeze
> >immediately when initializing IRQs. That's why I switched to support
> >APIC, which can be turned off with the "noapic" option.
> only saw the other direction - but quite logical, as we have it enabled.

Some newer AMD boards are reported to only work when apic (not acpi) is
enabled. And there is no kernel option to re-enable apic once it has
been disabled in the lilo.conf or syslinux.cfg.

-Klaus Knopper
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