DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-10
Re: Hardware compatibility
Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'll be buying parts for an AMD-based system tomorrow and I'd appreciate info
> on what motherboards/chipsets you have booted DragonFly on without problems.
> Problems you've encountered are helpful also. Hopefully your answers will be
> useful to other buyers too (at least for the next few months).
Still honing in on these, my priorities have unfortunately been
elsewhere of late. in any case:
- Tyan Tomcat S3970-U w/1x Dual Core Opteron
SMP OK with APIC_IO as well. HT1000 chipset, SATA seemed ok
both in sata and in 'legacy' IDE mode, although I did have
a strange filesystem corruption problem at one point.. not enough to
go on of yet - machine was loaded via homebrew rconfig scripts
using 'ftp |gunzip -f -| restore', which easily could have been the
problem.. GigE ok via em(4). Didn't try non text graphics modes,
but I suspect VESA stuffs should be ok. not much else on the board
since it's a server, although I'm looking forward to investigating
the new sensors port..
still need more benchmarks / stress tests, planning on these shortly,
haven't really run the machine for more than a few hours at a time
yet, but it boots.
- Acer Ferrari 1000 w/ Turion 64 x2
SMP OK with APIC_IO off.. ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 chipset. At one
point, I had some problems with NATA (and therefore using the
drive in SATA mode), but this was about 1/2 way through the 1.8->1.10
release cycle, and I haven't had a chance to update this machine
yet since I need to use it constantly. WMA, ACPI suspend, etc.
was in a similar state (e.g. didn't work, but have been lots of
positive improvements in tree since then). Overall, quite reliable
for day to day user, and on-board bge works fine too. Haven't had
a chance to try the new broadcom wireless driver. Will be
updating this one soon as well - missing out on too much goodness :)
Hopefully I'll have a chance to focus more on testing/digging into
the various chips on these machines over the next few months as the
project I'm working on is winding down.. fingers crossed.
This brings up a question:
any thoughts on a dmesg@ or similar ala  ? such a database
might be useful..
I think I need to shut up and code more.. anyways - good luck..
. .  http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#SendDmesg