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IBM developerWorks: Linux hardware stability guide, Part 2: Drivers, IRQs, and PCI latency

Jul 29, 2001, 23:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"One of Linux's claims to fame is its stability. But the most stable operating system in the world won't do you any good if your hardware is defective or misconfigured. In this article, Daniel Robbins shares his experiences in getting his NVIDIA TNT graphics card working under Linux using NVIDIA's accelerated drivers. As he does, he'll show you how to diagnose and fix IRQ and PCI latency timer issues -- techniques you can use to ensure that your systems don't experience lock-ups, inconsistent behavior, or data loss."

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