[lug] kernel support for Athlon

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Mon Jul 22 14:19:10 MDT 2002

I recently ran into an interesting problem with AthlonXP CPUs:
I cannot compile a stable kernel when selecting Athlon as CPU type.  The identical kernel 
configuration with one change: CPU Type = PentiumII ... works just fine.

My hardware:
- Tyan Motherboard, AMD-760 MPX chipset
- Single Athlon XP 1.9 GHz CPU
- NVIDIA GeForce4 video (using the NVIDIA driver)

- SuSE Linux 8.0 (using their 2.4.18 kernel)

A google search points to problems between Athlon CPUs and AGP video cards;  here is a 
sample link:

Did anybody else on this list see similar problems / have answers to this issue.  I am not 
on the kernel list and my info is purely based on a brief web search.

Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
Celebrating 20 Years of Improving Building Energy Performance

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