Re: Dual athlon XP 1800 problems

From: Shaya Potter (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 14:07:50 EST

On Thu, 2002-01-03 at 12:07, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > The identification string is written by the BIOS. Yours didn't know
> > about XPs so it misidentified them as MPs. Upgrade your BIOS if this
> > bugs you.
> >
> > If ID string contradicts what you think you bought, don't trust the ID
> > string.
> x86info, and 2.5.2-dj11 both have code to correctly determine XP / MP.

Just getting linux up and running on this machine, so with the original
debian kernel (2.2.20 UP) and x86info from its unstable, these retail
XPs were identified as MPs

trillian:/home/spotter# uname -a
Linux trillian 2.2.20 #1 Sun Nov 4 15:44:23 EST 2001 i686 unknown
trillian:/home/spotter# x86info
x86info v1.7. Dave Jones 2001
Feedback to <>.

Found 1 CPU, but found 2 CPUs in MPTable.
/dev/cpu/0/cpuid: No such device
Family: 6 Model: 6 Stepping: 2 [Athlon MP]
Processor name string: AMD Athlon(tm) MP Processor 1800+

PowerNOW! Technology information
Available features:
        Temperature sensing diode present.

prehaps 2.4.17 (compiling now) will make a difference, or does one need
your kernel + x86info to do it correctly?




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