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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.

    damian
    --
    Christof Damian
    Technical Director
    http://mediaconsult.com/

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