Thank you Chris.

 I found no newer firmware than 1.41a on soekris downloads and I need a 2.6 
kernel due to compatibility of own software (kernel driver).

Kind Regards

George


On 10.03.2012, at 15:34, Chris Boot <bo...@bootc.net> wrote:

> On 10 Mar 2012, at 11:30, George <sentos...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi
>> 
>> I tried Debian/Ubuntu with different kernels 2.6.32 and 2.6.38 on net6501-70 
>> BIOS 1.41a. All do not detect the HPET.
>> 
>> Kernel timer interrupt frequency is approx. 1000 Hz instead of 4000 Hz or 
>> higher with LowLatency kernel. Same kernels on other motherboards work fine.
>> 
>> cat /proc/timer_list does not list hpet and shows
>> .resolution: 999848 nsecs instead of 1 nsecs
>> 
>> Any workaround?
> 
> Disclaimer: I don't have a net6501.
> 
> I think you really want a later kernel than the ones in Debian Squeeze. You 
> can either get a 3.2 kernel from backports.debian.org, or you could upgrade 
> to wheezy. There are many issues with earlier kernels that mean the very new 
> hardware in the 6501 isn't fully supported.
> 
> You should also grab the latest firmware for the 6501 from the Soekris web 
> site. There may be beta firmware that will work better for you, as well.
> 
> Chris
> 
> -- 
> Chris Boot
> bo...@bootc.net
> 
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