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On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:07:53PM -0300, John R Lenton wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 01:28:06PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > For those of you with Via interrupting routing issues (or
> > interrupt-not-being-delivered issues, etc), please try out this patch
> > [...]
> Just to add a little noise: My box (msi 694d pro AI motherboard,
> revI, i.e. vt82c686a) been a *lot* stabler since I removed the
> Live! and dropped back to the onboard soundcard.
> [...]
> If I could put in words the difference between the Live! and the
> via, I would. Alas, I can't, so you're stuck with this inane
> rant:
>
> please please please fix it.

This has nothing to do with the routing issue, but is a bigger problem by
itself :(

The VIA chipset is buggy, and your Soundblaster Live! increases the likelyhood
of triggering that bug. This is a rather well documented problem, read an
english article about it on http://www.au-ja.de/review-kt133a-1-en.html and a
german article on the discussion of this on the lkml on
http://www.au-ja.de/review-kt133a-linux.html (if you don't read German this is
not a problem, as all links found there refer to english pages).

You seem to have bad luck, as the 686a should not be a buggy as the 686b.

Bottom line: Try to get a BIOS upgrade and hope that VIA will opensource and
contribute their Windows patch to linux...

Regards, Axel.
--
Axel.Thimm@physik.fu-berlin.de
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