Nigel wrote:One thing you could try - some BIOSes have a setting on (I think) the PCI configuration page that allows you to tell the BIOS whether you have a "Plug'n'Play" operating system or not - I always set that to "No" for Linux machines, although I believe the recommendation for Windows is to set it to "Yes".
nelz wrote:Which was the version of Knoppix that worked for you, and have you tried that version again lately?
Nigel wrote:PCI configuration page that allows you to tell the BIOS whether you have a "Plug'n'Play" operating system or not - I always set that to "No" for Linux machines, although I believe the recommendation for Windows is to set it to "Yes".
johngrinham wrote:Am using it now to talk to this forum. Tried for about two hours last night, no crashes yet.
It's Knoppix 3.3.
Now, here is something I hadn't noticed till today, this version of knoppix is on a cover disk of a magazine called APC (Australian Personal Computer). The version of Xandros that worked for me was off a cover disk for Australian PC Authority. Both Australian magazines, could it be set specifically somehow for Australia. Surely it can't be that simple.
Nigel wrote:What boot switches are you providing to your newer Linux systems ? Have you tried "pci=noacpi" and/or "apm=off" and/or "acpi=off" ?
johngrinham wrote:Here is, I believe, absolute proof that I have an incompatibility problem (as I have always suspected).
Today I bought another magazine with Knoppix 4 on the cover DVD. In less than two minutes it displayed the same tendancies to crash, in the same programs, at the same places as the LXF DVD did.
johngrinham wrote:So I googled for problems with nVidia and found so many entries I didn't know where to start. I turned off the computer, pulled out the nVidia card, replaced it with some cheap card out of an older machine, fired up knoppix 4, and now I CAN'T MAKE IT CRASH. No more dots and dashes on the screen when I move windows, I've opened NVU and loaded a file, which is a first for NVU. Tried a couple of games, no problems.
johngrinham wrote:On that note, can someone recommend a video card that is linux safe. The one I have put in is a VANTA /TNT2M64, which I know nothing about
Nigel wrote:Why not run with the TNT2 card for a while ? It may be a little long in the tooth, but it is still a good card (I still remember the "wow" factor from the first one of those I installed) and it should give you good results with Linux. You can always put your GF4 into the old machine if you need to keep that one going...
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