We are doing some prototype mobile stuff with the new Atom board,
D945GCLF, using fairly recent versions of Linux. Most of the kernels
we try to use (from 2.6.20 through 2.6.25) either crash the system on
boot (modprobe errors related to the realtek Ethernet port) or else
successfully start the system, but only operate the Ethernet port point
sporadically -- most of the failures are warm-boot related. By
building we the latest code, we can get past the OS crash problem, but
still, the warm boot issues remains.
There are several somewhat hard-to-nail down kernel patches floating
around to deal with the first set of issues, crashing the whole OS.
But I have not seen anyone address the 2nd set. The Mandriva folks
seem to have a fix, as do the Ubuntu people, not not necessarily for
both issues, and not in a systemically implemented way.
Anyone got some ideas? I am not sure where is the right place to post,
but since there did not appear to be anything anywhere on the Intel
site about this neat little board crashing a very kind OS like Linux,
all for a wee working driver, I figured someone ought to put something
Full technical details are available with a Google of 'D945GCLF Linux
bug' . One OK place to look is also