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Re: New motherboard (and processor)

On Sun, 18 Oct 1998 homega@vlc.servicom.es wrote:

> Michael Beattie dixit:
> > On Sun, 18 Oct 1998 homega@vlc.servicom.es wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi there,
> > > 
> > > I recently had the motherboard changed in my machine.  There's nothing I've
> > > changed in Debian since, and it seems it had no problems with the change. 
> > > Just one though, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work properly.  It starts the shutting
> > > down process down to the last line, but when it comes to actually rebooting
> > > the system, the screen stays blank and it doesn't reboot (so, I have to
> > > resort to the reset button).  Instead, windows95 restarting works fine.
> > > Any idea of why this might be?  May be anything I have to change in the
> > > BIOS?
> > 
> > You haven't gone from an AT board to ATX have you? If you have, its a
> > simple matter of recompiling the kernel with ATX support.
> I'm just checking on it... now, the old m'board is an AT based on the UMC
> UM8498F... (made in Taiwan... ops, like faked watches, no wonder...).
> The new one is: Pentium 571 TXPROII VGA/3D SO (whatever this all means).
> I just hope I don't have to recompile the kernel, I have no idea on how to
> do it (besides, it seems to be working ok, except for the rebooting bit).

Your manufacturers website: http://www.ability.com/ (I think thats right)
They should have some specs on your MB, But as a stab in the dark, I would
say that yes, you do have an ATX board.

Recompiling the kernel is easy, install the kernel-package and
kernel-source-2.0.34 packages, and read the docs for kernel-package.
> > >  Also, I got hold of an Intel MMX processor (I currently have a
> > > P-120), and am wondering if I have to tell Debian somehow about the change,
> > > or will it be just like with the m'board.
> > 
> > Shouldn't matter. Mine didn't complain.
> That's good news... will they keep coming?

Im sorry.. I dont understand?
> Thanks so much.

No worries.

                       Michael Beattie (mickyb@es.co.nz)

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