On Wed, May 26, 2010 3:20 am, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2010 02:14:34 -0700 (PDT)
> fbsdm...@dnswatch.com wrote:
>> I'm experimenting with an AMD Athlon X2 CPU:
>> I just got. This will be the first AMD based kernel I've built.
>> So I find myself with a couple of questions I'm hoping someone
>> here can assist with. As I understand it, this CPU is a K9, does the
>> following line from GENERIC still apply? cpu HAMMER
>> # aka K8, aka
>> Opteron & Athlon64
> Yes. Doesn't really mean anything. I have an X2 and that's the cpu
> setting in my kernel config.
>> I noticed the following in NOTES
>> # x86 real mode BIOS emulator, required by atkbdc/dpms/vesa
>> options X86BIOS
>> If I include VESA support in the kernel, will I also need to add the
>> that entry to obtain keyboard && VESA support?
> Look at /sys/conf/files.amd64. The BIOS emulator is automatically
> included if you have VESA in you config file.
>> Any other AMD specific tweaks I should apply?
>> Any comments/suggestions anyone wouls care to offer, will be grsatly
> If your mother board allows it and you have SATA drives I suggest
> including ATA_CAM and enabling AHCI in the BIOS. That allows, among other
> things, hot swapping drives.
> Gary Jennejohn
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