IA64 port status update

harbaugh dlist at ubuntuforums.org
Fri Mar 11 06:47:27 CST 2005


This is just a comment about Itanium 1 machines and X support during
installation.  In kernels 2.6.7 and newer, there is a problem with the
AGP GART driver of the 460GX chipset on HP i2000 machines.  Even
with working nvidia drivers, X will fail.  Until there is a fix (which
there may never be one) one possible work around is to use a PCI
card instead of AGP.


Thibaut Varene Wrote: 
> Hi all
> - Kernel status:
> The ia64 kernel is working just fine, as far as I can tell (at
> least it's not worse than
> anywhere else :)
> - Installer status:
> After quite a lot of debugging and tweaking, we now have a fully
> fledged working
> Ubuntu installer, modulo some minor troubles when installing over
> serial line (see
> James' report about that).
> As far as I know, all HP Itanium 2 machines are supported. Itanium 1
> will fail during
> X startup (missing Nvidia proprietary driver), but that's a
> non-issue since Itanium
> 1 is not on our target list (these were sort of prototype machines
> anyway).


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