3.0 Beta - finally success - sort of.
Hey, Finally some success for me with the 3.0 beta. But new problems. After getting linux-kbuild backported I managed to build the nvidia drivers for my GeForce 7600 GS but still I got a freeze on X startup. I tried adding the various boot parameters noapic acpi=off etc with no success. I was ready to ditch my nvidia card for an ATI. But I thought I'd give it one more go. So I was looking in my motherboard's BIOS settings (I have a Tyan s2895) and found an option to switch from APIC to PIC. I selected PIC and my machine has booted right into X. A joyous occasion! However now I find every so often my CPU gets maxed out by IRQ-5. I have four Opteron cores yet it grinds my machine to a halt for about 30 seconds.
mpacey@64studio:~$ cat /proc/interrupts CPU0 0: 176 XT-PIC-XT timer 1: 2 XT-PIC-XT i8042 2: 0 XT-PIC-XT cascade 4: 2 XT-PIC-XT 5: 59567784 XT-PIC-XT nvidia 7: 17185 XT-PIC-XT ehci_hcd:usb2 8: 0 XT-PIC-XT rtc0 9: 0 XT-PIC-XT acpiAny ideas how to fix this? That aside, I can now get on with playing with the lovely new Ubuntu-based 64 Studio. Hurray! Also this forum is finally playing nice for me in Firefox 3.0. Cheers Michael