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Old 27 August 2017, 01:27   #1121
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Alright....new kernel compiled. Staying with the Matrox for now.... It takes maybe 10 minutes to boot a Virtualbox of my kernel compiling system, make the changes and compile the kernel, save it to my NAS box, pull that file in from my NAS box on the Amithlon and save it to the DOS boot C: drive. Edit my small file to use the new kernel and reboot.
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Old 28 August 2017, 13:15   #1122
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Does that mean i217/218 work now too?
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Old 28 August 2017, 13:45   #1123
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No, it only means the e1000 works and in PCIe form. Milan had the driver and stated in his module list that this was a working card in Amithlon. I had not read anywhere of anyone using this card and wanted to test a PCIe card.

This is the e1000 driver, not the e1000e driver.

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This release supports the latest 2.4 series kernel as well as 2.6.x and 3.x versions.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...s-Under-Linux-

e1000e.x.x.x.tar.gz is designed to work with the Intel® 82563/82566/82567 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, Intel® 82571/82572/82573/82574/82577/82578/82579/82583 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, and I217/I218 controllers under Linux*. The latest version and earlier versions of this driver are available from SourceForge*.

If your adapter/connection is not 82563, 82566, 82567, 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82577, 82578, 82579, or 82583-based, you should use one of the following drivers:

igb-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 82575, 82576, 82580, I350, I210, or I211-based Gigabit Network Adapters/Connections
e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 8254x-based PCI and PCI-X Gigabit Network Adapters/Connections
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Old 04 September 2017, 19:44   #1124
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A little Catweasel update:

Playing around I figured I'd give MultiFileSystem (mfs21.lha) a try. I had mountlist for Amiga DD (TD1), Amiga HD (TH1) and also PC disks (PD1 and PH1). Inserting a floppy would give you it's icon plus a drive:??? for the others. Once MultiFileSystem was installed I copied all the mountlist into the DF0 folder it had created in DEVS:dosdrivers/

A reboot and inserting a floppy now only shows it's associated icon, and it is mounted as DF0: So insert a disk, copy to/from DF0: regardless of disk type/size/format. Much nicer than remembering it's an Amiga HD disk (TH1: ) or a PC DD disk (PD1: ), etc...

Very cool.

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Old 06 September 2017, 02:40   #1125
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On another note, and being slightly bored today, I swapped the Matrox PCIe G550 out for the nVidia PCI FX5200 card again.

Primary reason, I'm spoiled by the nVidia. It is significantly faster than the Matrox in graphics performance (Intuition and Graphics test). Using SysSpeed v2.6 as my benchmark, the nVidia card outperforms the Matrox in most test by 2x as much, some 6x and a few even 12x faster (OpenScr16 and OpenScr256). This goes with the nVidia cards as having the most hardware accelerated features among the supported cards.

The Matrox is no slouch and it takes the lead in a few of the performance test, possibly from it being on a PCIe bus. In those cases the nVidia is .8x as fast, the slowest at .63x in comparison (PrintTxtTru).

The second reason would be memory. The Matrox (32 MB card) is limited to 4 MB in Picasso96/Amithlon Framebuffer. This limits high resolution/high color displays compared to the nVidia which is limited to 16 MB. I use a 1280x720 @ 32bit Workbench and the Matrox had a few (very few) glitches with left behind pixels or a slight trail left over occasionally. When I installed the card I lost 1280x1024 @ 32bit so my 1280x720 @ 32bit was pushing it pretty hard. I could have lowered the resolution or reduced the colors to 16bit to eliminate this.

The Matrox is a nice card and runs very well in Amithlon and is a good choice if you need a PCIe hardware accelerated video card. I'd like to figure out why the Matrox was limited to 4 MB though....that could bump up it's performance and output abilities.
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