Re: [OT] Suitable Athlon Motherboard for Linux

From: Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams (
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 14:05:47 EST

On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Joseph Mathewson wrote:

> Having heard the various horror stories about the VIA PCI data corruption
> bugs, and watching one Via based machine destroy itself with a Mandrake 8.0
> 2.4.3, I was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion for an Athlon
> motherboard that works reliably under Linux (I don't think all the issues
> have been cleared up in the kernel yet?). There must be quite a few Linux
> Athlon users out there - what boards are you using and with what success?
> I can't see much alternative to Via chipsets in the Ahtlon market, other
> than all-in-one-graphics-sound-network jobbies that, from previous
> experience (namely the i810), are also best avoided.
> Joe.

I have a D-700 on an Asus A7V (VIA 82C686A) with BIOS revision 1007 running
Red Hat 7.1 with kernel 2.4.3-12. Stability seems to be fairly good, with
occasional lockups in XFree86. If you need more details, feel free to ask.

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <>

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