View Full Version : SLI in Fedora Core 5

27th June 2006, 12:49 AM
I know this doesn't matter too much because I don't play games on my Fedora Core 5 install anyways, but I was just wondering if Linux actually supports SLI. Is there any way to check? I have two 6800 GS cards in SLI mode and it works fine in Windows XP, but I was just curious to see what Linux did with the setup.

27th June 2006, 01:41 AM
SLI does work, however, based on my experience it depends very much on which board, cpu and kernel you are running.
Which kernel are you running and is it a SMP kernel?

29th June 2006, 04:14 AM
Well, just for starters, this is my hardware configuration:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe w/ AMD Athlon 64 3200+
2 Nvidia 6800 GS video cards in SLI
2 GB Corsair Value Select RAM PC3200
SB Live 5.1 Soundcard
250GB 16mb cache SATA 3/gb Western Digital Hard Drive

As for what kernal I'm running, I got this from my KDE control center:

KDE Version: 3.5.3-0.2.fc5 Red Hat
Release: 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5
Machine: i 686

Not sure if that's the info you need, if not I will reboot system and pull the kernal version off the boot menu. As for my copy of Linux being an SMP version, I don't believe that it is. I got this copy of Fedora Core 5 off a DVD that came packages with other distros as well. Is there any other way I can check to see if I have a SMP version?