Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter

Stupid Hardware

It seemed like the new Mandrake Linux installation on my game machine was being pokey. (glpsol was taking longer to get started than I think it did on my desktop.) Since the game machine is a dual-core Athlon with a decent built-in SATA controller, I am less than pleased. But, after all, I did get it to play Windows games.

My desktop gets about 44MB/sec from its drive. Same drive model installed in the game machine gets 5MB/sec on a good run. (It doesn't appear to be the disk, the second SATA drive is the same or worse.)

It looks like somebody else has the same problem with the sata_nv driver.

I am not well enough to figure this out. :(
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