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SubjectRe: Question on Vortex/Boomerang NICs
Shawn Leas wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Sep 1998, Tom Eastep wrote:
> > Shawn Leas wrote:
> > >
> > > I have been having mysterious lockups related to my 3c59x. One fine day,
> > > my machine locked HARD when I tried to start X. I mean no magic SysReq
> > > key, nothing. Didn't respond to pings, it was wedged.
> >
> > Do you happen to have a Riva128-based video card? These cards don't like sharing
> > an IRQ and will exhibit the behavior that you describe.
> How might I remedy this inside Linux? Under MickyShit Losedoze I'd just
> fudge with device mgr, but we're locked out of that stuff by some stupid
> admin software. [These are work PCs]
> Guess I've never encountered this problem in Linux before. Little help?
> Bus 0, device 13, function 0:
> Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905 100bTX (rev 0).
> Medium devsel. IRQ 9. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=8.
> I/O at 0xfcc0 [0xfcc1].
> Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
> VGA compatible controller: NVidia/SGS Thomson Riva 128 (rev 16).
> Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 9. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=1.
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfd000000 [0xfd000000].
> Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf6000000 [0xf6000008].

I had the problem on a Dell XPS 400. I solved it by moving the Rivia to
another slot.

Now I am looking for a good setting so that the rivia128 does not flicker
in 1600x1200x16

to bad that dells don't come with matrox millenium.

Christof Damian
Technical Director

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