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Re: ASUS motherboard

|> I got my P4S533 in July. Great and stable board! The onboard LAN and
|> sound is supported in standard marcello kernels, but you'll need a
|> newer -ac kernel (I use 2.4.20-pre8-ac2), if you want to be able to
|> use NVIDIA's 3D accel. drivers via AGPGART. Finally I can play
|> UT2003demo on my P4S533. ;)
|> The 2.4.20-pre8-ac2 also gave me UDMA support for the SIS5133 onboard
|> IDE controller. With a standard 2.4.18 kernel (not supporting SIS5133)
|> I only got 3 MB/sec for disk reads (tested with hdparm -tT). With the
|> new 2.4.20-pre8-ac2 and UDMA enabled I get 46 MB/sec.

Wow, thank you---this is incredibly useful information. Just in time
too, since I'm about to do the install and configuration on this

3D acceleration is not an issue, since this machine is destined to be
a (small) departmental server and will never run X.

The difference between 3 MB/sec and 46 MB/sec for disk reads is quite
spectacular though. 

Can I ask two questions?

1. Is the 2.4.20-pre8-ac2 kernel sturdy enough to function as the
   kernel for a server (mail and web mainly, about 30 users)?

2. Would you be willing to share the config file you used to get UDMA

Thanks already for your help,


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