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Chipset drivers for Linux Mint?

Postby Oceanwatcher on Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:57 pm

So far, the Mint experience is a great one. A few small things aside, it is amazingly easy to get up and running.

One thing I have gotten pretty used to in Windows XP is that most motherboards need some special drivers - chipset drivers - to work optimally. What about Linux Mint? No need to optimize the system?

How can I check that my harddrive is working on max speed? What about all other components?
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Re: Chipset drivers for Linux Mint?

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:58 pm

All that is in the kernel or in kernel modules - no need to worry - Linux is better than Win in this respect as soon as the kernel (modules) are in place
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Re: Chipset drivers for Linux Mint?

Postby Oceanwatcher on Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:23 pm

Husse wrote:All that is in the kernel or in kernel modules - no need to worry - Linux is better than Win in this respect as soon as the kernel (modules) are in place


Very good! I had a feeling this was the case. Still, my system seems quite a bit more sluggish under Mint than under WinXP. Any good tip on how to start checking speed and optimizing the system?
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Re: Chipset drivers for Linux Mint?

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:36 pm

Ok which Mint?
and tell us your hardware
lspci | tee lspci.txt

and post the content here
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Re: Chipset drivers for Linux Mint?

Postby Oceanwatcher on Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:28 pm

I downloaded the Mint Elyssa and installed it. Then did all level 3 and higher upgrades.

Here is the requested output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 MP [IGD4-2P] System Controller (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 MP [IGD4-2P] AGP Bridge
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] ISA (rev 04)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] IDE (rev 04)
00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] ACPI (rev 03)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Xilinx Corporation RME Digi9652 (Hammerfall) (rev 03)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] PCI (rev 04)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G550 AGP (rev 01)
02:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): NEC Corporation IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 01)
02:06.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 74)
02:08.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
02:08.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 08)
02:08.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)

It is a dual AMD Athlon MP 1800+ running on an ASUS A7M266-D with two Hansol 900P monitors set up to 1600x1200 each. The Hammefall audio controller was added after I installed Mint and has not changed the speed of the system in any way. I was positively surprised to see that I did not need any special drivers for it. It remains to see if I actually get any audio from it, but I will connect it to my audio mixer next week to try it out.

I have updated the BIOS with the latest available version - Award BIOS rev. 1011 beta 003. I have the dmidecode dump if you need it as well.

Even if this is an older system, it has two processors and should not have too much problems even if 512 MB RAM is on the lower side. It used to have 1 GB, but it was unstable, and after a check, it turned out there is a problem with the other RAM chip. After taking it out, the system seems to be rock solid. Just a little bit sluggish.

Appreciate any help.
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