Subject: Re: working motherboards
To: Joseph Sarkes <>
From: Erik Berls <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/26/2007 23:30:33
I've got an A8N32 SLI Delux with an FX60 proc.  The last kernel
(amd64) I used on it was ACPI + MP + a couple of other config bits
that got pulled in.  A non-ACPI kernel would not function for me.

The machine is primarily a game system, so doesn't see NetBSD all that often.


On 2/25/07, Joseph Sarkes <> wrote:
> Hi,
> It's been a while since I posted so please take that into account.  I
> have an asus A8N sli premium
> mother board and amd 64 fx2 processor.  I think that ever since I
> bought the board I have been
> unable to use the 64 bit version of netbsd on it.  The 32 bit seems
> to work, but the 64 bit version
> gets stuck with lost interupt messages during boot and I never got to
> install it.
> The upshot of this is that I am interested in what are the
> recommended/tested motherboards
> for netbsd? I am tired of doing battle with non-useable/not-supported
> hardware and want a
> stable easy to use system.  I have learned my lesson about using
> state of the art equipment
> and stuff made by secretive manufacturers that won't cooperate with
> users.
> I apologize if this info is in some readme file that I haven't been
> smart enough to read
> thoroughly enough to glean the needed info.
> If there is a list of what boards do not work or one that says which
> ones DO work, it would
> be helpful to avoid wasting effort.
> BTW, if there is some testing to be done to work out what the faults
> are with booting this
> mb, I would be willing to invest some time as long as it won't be
> wasted like my efforts have
> been to this point.
> Thanks for all the hard work you all have put into netbsd, as
> although in recent time I haven't
> been running it, I find it to be the cleanest and easiest to
> understand and use/configure
> compared to linux and M$ products.