Cyrix 6x86 P166+ - Will Redhat 5 work?

Cyrix 6x86 P166+ - Will Redhat 5 work?

Post by joe » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

are there going to be any potential problems with using Redhat 5.0 with a
Cyrix processor. I have been doing a little reading, and haven't found any
reason to think there will be any problems.

Any warnings / hints / tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
joe.

 
 
 

Cyrix 6x86 P166+ - Will Redhat 5 work?

Post by Eric Rees » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I'm running RH 5.0 on a P200 with no problems.
I've heard of a patch for some Cyrix processors, but I don't know what
and whom thats targeted to.

 
 
 

Cyrix 6x86 P166+ - Will Redhat 5 work?

Post by Heath Doan » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi!

Quote:

> Hi,

> are there going to be any potential problems with using Redhat 5.0 with a
> Cyrix processor. I have been doing a little reading, and haven't found any
> reason to think there will be any problems.

> Any warnings / hints / tips will be greatly appreciated.

> Thanks,
> joe.

I'm using the Cyrix P-166+ right now.  It's on a PC Chip's motherboard.
I have no problems with the CPU (the motherboard, on the other hand...)

        The only issue is with the GLibc files that come with RedHat 5.0 -
They're broken for Cyrix.  Download the new ones (in the Errata pages at
www.redhat.com) and everything's fine.

        Heath

 
 
 

Cyrix 6x86 P166+ - Will Redhat 5 work?

Post by Eric Lee Gre » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00



>are there going to be any potential problems with using Redhat 5.0 with a
>Cyrix processor. I have been doing a little reading, and haven't found any
>reason to think there will be any problems.

>Any warnings / hints / tips will be greatly appreciated.

The only problem I have discovered so far is that Red Hat includes a
version of the GNU "C" compiler which does not work properly on the 6x86
processor. The solution is to download the fixed version from
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/contrib/hurricane/i386. I am shocked and amazed
that Red Hat has not seen fit to provide an 'official' bug fix for this
defective compiler, but all they have done is create an 'official' erratum
pointing you at 'unofficial' RPM's.

The version of GCC included in RH 4.2 has no problem at all with working
on the 6x86. The version of GCC included with SUSE 5.1 has no problem with
working on the 6x86. I have no idea why Red Hat doesn't have some in-house
Cyrix-based  machines to catch things like this on, but...

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