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Re: About to order motherboard Asus M4A78LT-M - any known issues?

Dne, 31. 03. 2011 18:08:27 je shawn wilson napisal(a):
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Klistvud <quotations@aliceadsl.fr> wrote:
> Howdie, fellow Debianites!
> I'm about to order a system with Asus M4A78LT-M (AM3/PCIE/S/R/V1G/H5200, > with an AMD Phenom II X4 840, 3,20GHz) and was wondering whether any list
> member has any experience with this mobo in Debian Squeeze.
> In particular:
> 1. I'm planning to run virtualized Windows XP on it and have seen reports > such as http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5639 about VirtualBox having > problems with AMD SVM. Anybody care to confirm/rebut that? Does hardware
> virtualization work?

hardware virtualization is mainly dependent on the processor - if the
processor supports vt (or whatever), it'll work if not it won't.

Yes, but as the saying goes, "some vendors disable hardware virtualization in the BIOS." So we're back to square one... ;D

> 2. What's the support for the integrated ATI Radeon 3000 graphics in the
> stock Squeeze kernel? Can the free driver be used? Is 3D working?

for most advanced video card features on ati cards (ie, 3d) you'll
need to use their driver. their driver is 'free' but not 'open
source'. note, other than vmware fusion (mac), i don't think anyone
else does graphics acceleration within the virtual.

I didn't express myself clearly enough. I won't be doing 3D in the virtual. I will be running 3D in plain (bare-metal) Squeeze, for some OpenGL games and stuff.

But I will also run a virtual Windows XP machine in my plain Squeeze from time to time (probably qemu/kvm since it's built into the kernel and I know it best).

So the question is, how does ATI 3000 3D wotk in Squeeze pure and simple.

so, check the processor to make sure you've got one that supports hw
virtualization and that's about it. everything should 'just work' out
of the box except 3d which you'll probably need to install the ati
driver for (probably even get that out of the non-free repo now days).

Thanx for your input!


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