Re: Tyan Thunder K7 & 2 1.2Ghz Athlon MPs

From: Steven Walter (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 14:39:13 EST

On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 03:24:09PM -0400, Ryan C. Bonham wrote:
> I get the following messages, I will paste dmesg.log at the bottom if you
> want to see it..
> mtrr: your CPUs had inconsistent fixed MTRR settings
> mtrr: probably your BIOS does not setup all CPUs
>From what i gather that message can just be ignored, it stems from bios
> vendors not following specs, and Linux is just making corrections.. Am I
> right?

The bios really isn't doing anything wrong, more like its not doing
anything. It probably just isn't setting the second CPU. Linux, as far
as I know, will set up the second CPU for you, and it only letting you
know what's going on.

> agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M
> agpgart: Unsupported AMD chipset (device id: 700c), you might want to try
> agp_try_unsupported=1.
> agpgart: no supported devices found.
> Ok, I understand the AMD chipset on this board is new, my question here is,
> how do I turn on agp_try_unsupported.. Patch the kernel?

Even easier; agp_try_unsupported is a kernel command line parameter. If
you're using LILO, boot with the line "linux agp_try_unsupported=1" or
the like, or put "append="agp_try_unsupported=1"" in your lilo.conf

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
			-- George Orwell
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