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SubjectRe: matroxfb, console switches, and BP6 SMP

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Robert Woodcock wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 17, 2000 at 07:27:55AM +0000, Alex Buell wrote:
> > Check the power supply rating. It should be not less than 300w.
> It is 300 watts. Does switching virtual consoles really require extra
> wattage? :>

I really doubt it. Also you have more problem than just this.

> Every single one of these crashes (4 so far) has happened that way - it's
> waaaay too consistent to be hardware.
> If I overclock to 500mhz, it'll still crash once a week, and it'll still be
> during a virtual console switch. :)
> The memory, disks, scsi cards, video card, netcards, case, power supply, and
> modem (basically, everything except the BP6, chips, and fans) have been
> perfectly stable (several ~100 day uptimes) even with a celeron 300 running
> at 375 (4.5*83.3).
> --

Its a problem when you run X right. Try using fbset to turn off the use
of accels for matroxfb. fbset -noaccel should do it. If you don't have the
app you can download it at Just follow the
link for fbdev utilities.

Codito, ergo sum - "I code, therefore I am"
James Simmons (o_
fbdev/gfx developer (o_ (o_ //\ (/)_ (/)_ V_/_

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