AMD Athlon -- clock run 2x faster under linux
jgedge at amis.com
Tue Aug 30 16:07:46 MDT 2005
unfortunately-- none of the ``easy'' solution [like passing kernel
options] have appeared to work.
I do appreciate the feedback though-- and after following some of the
threads that Tyler handed me-- it looks like I've got the same problem
that many others have seen with ATI chipsets... and that I need to brace
myself for a nice kernel compile. It's been 3+ years since I've had to
recompile a kernel-- so I'm definitely a bit rusty-- but hey, if it
fixes the problem it'll be worth it... I'll throw in the correct drivers
for the video while I'm at it.
Also-- Peter Howe recommended the bootdisk.com site. a very interesting
site-- unfortunately-- I'm a little scared of using a Dr. DOS bootdisk
when HP specifically mention winXP-- not sure if the winFlash util they
give requires some of the XP api's etc...
...one interesting thing I came across though-- the FreeBIOS.
Not sure if anyone has any experience with this-- but here's what I'm
I've currently got bios F.17 on my machine. Current bios is F.19. I'm
thinking I can download/compile the FreeBIOS utilities. It appears that
they have utilities for reading and writing bios images. Well-- If the
util can read out my F.17 bios and say the cksum is the saem as the bios
image I get from hp-- then there may be a good shot of the utility being
abel to write an image.
To get the images from hp-- I believe the .exe files they have are self
extracting zip files that contain the winFlash utility and the bios image.
it's an idea [that seems a little more fun -- and SCARY than installing
winXP for a short spell]. I guess if I totally fubar the system I can
take it back to compUSA-- excercise the warranty support and claim that
[somehow] the power glitched [on a laptop with a battery] while I was
flashing the bios.
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