Can FC5t2 x86_64 handle onboard VGA and Ethernet...
dondi_2006 at libero.it
Fri Jan 27 13:09:07 UTC 2006
...of an ASUS A8N-VM CSM board with nForce 430 and
first some feedback:
1) yesterday I saw that Anaconda in FC4 x86_64
is impossible to use because it messes up the screen:
2) later on, I concluded that it looks like a 64 bit
Anaconda bug/limit, because the CD *is* good and I
*have installed FC4 x86 (32 bit!) on the same system:
3) However, the onboard ethernet doesn't work yet: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2006-January/msg04448.html
Now the actual questions:
*) the answers (list of patches to apply) I got to 3) make
me wonder if it wouldn't be quicker (since at this
point I already am a beta tester...) to join the FC5t2
testing crow, even because it looks like the only way
to have now a 64 bit fedora on my box. What do you
think? Does anybody know if the kernel-forcedeth
versions in FC5t2 already have all the patches
mentioned here for my chipset:
I am fine with being a beta tester and submitting bug
reports to real programmers, but frankly I have problems
to decode the instructions above and find out all I'd
need to do. Helping a bit with FC5 seems more
productive, especially in the mid/long term.
*) ABOVE ALL, what about the screen messed up? does
anybody have an idea of what it could be (on 64 bit
only), how to fix it or if it's a problem that's
likely to be not in FC5?
IMPORTANT: the reason I'm asking instead of just trying
FC5 myself is that I'm not on broadband right now.
Downloading N cdroms would take me a *lot* of time, so...
I'd really hate to waste some more days (seriously!) on
it if somebody can already tell me that it wouldn't
surely work for some reason...
Thanks in advance! Hope to join you FC5 testers soon,
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