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SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.69
On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 09:41:10PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 4 May 2003, Florin Iucha wrote:
> >
> > On SIS 735 motherboard, with agpgart, sis-agp and radeon loaded, I get
> > this on the serial console before the machine freezes:
> > agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device.
> > agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 00:00.0 into 4x mode
> > agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 01:00.0 into 4x mode
> > Without these modules loaded, the machine is stable.
> Make sure to also test with regular 1x AGP (and no fast write stuff etc).
> A lot of motherboards really aren't going to like 4x and some other
> settings (in particular, enabling fast writes seems to be a very iffy
> proposition indeed).

On your suggestion I did use AGPMode 1 and 2. No difference.

> Also, check if the same setup is stable under 2.4.x and possibly using the
> DRI CVS tree. Radeon in particular seems to be a lot stabler in DRI these
> days than it has historically been.

The machine was stable in 2.5.30 - 2.5.40 timeframe, using DRI modules
from DRI nightly builds on top of XFree 4.2 . Direct rendering was
working as well.

I will try with the DRI modules again.

Thank you,


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