Do Linux and VIA Apollo 133A Play Nicely together?

Do Linux and VIA Apollo 133A Play Nicely together?

Post by hermi.. » Tue, 29 Aug 2000 10:53:33



Hi Folks:)

        Is Linux compatible with the VIA Apollo 133A chipset?  Are there any
stability issues?

        I'm building an SMP system.  The board is either going to be a Tyan
S1832 (BX) "F" series running 2 PIII 800 Coppermine CPUs, or a Tyan
S1834 (VIA 133A) with 2 PIII 933 cpus.

        Which system will faster and more stable?

****  Herminio Alvarez, Jr.

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Do Linux and VIA Apollo 133A Play Nicely together?

Post by ken_.. » Wed, 30 Aug 2000 04:00:00



>    Is Linux compatible with the VIA Apollo 133A chipset?  Are there any
>stability issues?

I have no problems at all with my Asus P3V133::PIII533B and Red Hat
6.2 However, from a hardware point of view the chipset has fumbled the
handling of memory and the box runs no faster the a Celeron 400 on a
440BX chipset set to a 66MHz FSB. (Note: The PIII533B is a 133FSB
cpu.) I have not yet had a chance to test some of the newer chipsets
that have come out.

I think, therefore, ken_i_m
Chief Gadgeteer, Elegant Innovations

 
 
 

Do Linux and VIA Apollo 133A Play Nicely together?

Post by John Klau » Wed, 30 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I'm running a TYAN S1834 with a PIII 533b (133Mhz FSB) and its not working (RH
6.2)  I should point out that I have not yet determined if I maybe have a bad
component.  I am petty sure the memory is OK (Apacer, reccomended by TYAN)

I did try a 100Mhz FSB processor in the system and it worked fine.

John K


> Hi Folks:)

>         Is Linux compatible with the VIA Apollo 133A chipset?  Are there any
> stability issues?

>         I'm building an SMP system.  The board is either going to be a Tyan
> S1832 (BX) "F" series running 2 PIII 800 Coppermine CPUs, or a Tyan
> S1834 (VIA 133A) with 2 PIII 933 cpus.

>         Which system will faster and more stable?

> ****  Herminio Alvarez, Jr.

 
 
 

Do Linux and VIA Apollo 133A Play Nicely together?

Post by Zajde » Thu, 31 Aug 2000 04:00:00



>>         Is Linux compatible with the VIA Apollo 133A chipset?  Are there
any
>> stability issues?

>>         I'm building an SMP system.  The board is either going to be a
Tyan
>> S1832 (BX) "F" series running 2 PIII 800 Coppermine CPUs, or a Tyan
>> S1834 (VIA 133A) with 2 PIII 933 cpus.

I have MSI-6321 (aka 649Dpro) dual P3 667 (FCPGA) 128MB ECC. Started with
RH6.0, now patched to 2.2.16 due to VIA UDMA66 and on-board sound.
It works fine. If you are concerned about memory performance goto
www.h-oda.com (or look for how to use WCPRSET).
Then choose what you want (2-way, 4-way interleaving) and use linux setpci
to set chipset registers (e.g. setpci -s 0:0.0 50.b=FF).
Have fun.

    Paul Zajdel

 
 
 

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Hello!

I'm going to buy new system to run exclusively on Linux.

I plan to buy Celeron 566 on PIII motherboard (FIC KA11) which uses VIA
Apollo 133A chipset and has onboard audio Creative 5880 chip.

I have seen some discussion regarding Intel vs. Apollo chipsets, but I'd like
to get some more recent experiences and especially some  advice regarding
onboard audio.

Is the motherboard ready for Linux?
Sincerely,
Sasa

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