I just helped a friend install Slackware 1.2.0 on his PC. Installation
went great, it runs fine of the network (even installed via NFS) and
everything seemed to be going great for a while.
BUT, we get "Illegal Instruction", "Failed load of /lib/lib.so.4", and
other such messages and seemingly random times. It seems to have
something to do with his AMD CPU. It's a 40 mhz 386-clone, and most of
the problems seem to disappear when we crank the speed down to 16 mhz.
I know that there are specific patches for the kernel that have to do
with cache-logic on Cyrix CPUs, and I think a while back I saw a mention of
something similar for AMD chips as well.
I've looked every place I could think of (FAQs, Meta-FAQ, HOWTOs,
sunsite and tsx-11) and haven't found anything related to the AMD chips.
If anyone knows anything about problems like these, or could point me
int the right direction, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,
BYU CS Department Systems Programmer
"To ask is but a moment's shame; Ignorance is a lifetime's shame."