[Novalug] Was: dmesg showing vesafb / drive errors at bottom Now: Why use X
jhart at kevla.org
Sun Jan 14 11:25:51 EST 2007
I'll clarify why I'm using X.
I'm trying to downsize the amount of physical space my PCs take up, so I
decided to get a couple of mini-itx boxes. I plan on replacing a Sun Ultra 2
with one of these boxes, and I plan on replacing a smaller compaq desktop with
one particular unit I'm trying to setup now.
So, I have this great desire to know how all my hardware works, basically goes
back to my days in the Nuclear Navy when not knowing how all my equipment
worked could get me killed.
Given this, since I am totally unfamilar with the mini-itx line of
motherboards, and Migrus, the maker of my board, I'm learning all there is to
know about these units. I might be the first person to try to use this
particular board under Linux, though I can't be sure, since I haven't found
any info on them via google.
I think what I have discovered to date will help me out when I buy the second
box for my new router/firewall. I know it will boot and run openbsd, I tested
this out first.
The only thing I'm really worried about at this time are those disk errors.
I'm running checks on my drives now.
> Lets clarify this one:
> I posted "noapic"
> A P I C = irq routing features
> A C P I = power management features
> I'm not aware of A P C I (see below).
> One other thing to do is ensure that your BIOS is set to "NO PNP" or
> equivalent. This forces BIOS to handle IRQs. You should really use
> this all the time, even for PnP systems. Particularly if you implement
> Whenever a video card is switching from standard to frame buffer mode IN
> THE CONSOLE during boot and the screen goes black rather than continuing
> to display, I find that "noapic" will resolve the issue and the fb mode
> displays as expected.
> I too was confused by the "X" questions given that this was slated to be
> an E-mail only server. X is simply a waste of resources *in that
> context*, however it may perhaps an unknown requirement of Jay's that we
> are not privy too.
> gregory pryzby wrote:
>> My compaq server was locking up. I turned off apci and it hasn't
>> locked since.
>> On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 10:59:37PM -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>>>> Try adding "noapic" to the kernel line.
>>> What do you think this would fix?
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