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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Timer bug fix ported to 2.4.20
> > I recently upgraded from 2.2.19 to 2.4.20 and noted that the via timer
> > bugfix has disappeared.
> >
> > I'm not sure if this is a VIA problem, because it happens on my PIII
> > i440BX-based board, Gigabyte GA-6BXE, which does not seem to have any
> > chips made by VIA. (82443BX, 32371EB PIIX4, ITE 8671 SuperIO)
> Different people have reported this check triggered on various hardware
> which doesn't have VIA686-anything. In my case on both an old AcerNote
> and a Toshiba-1800.

OK, it seems in my case it's triggered by the initialization of the X
"s3virge" driver (for my s3 virge/dx pci card).
It doesn't occur when using "vga" nor when switching ttys.
Starting X with s3virge seems to be the only way to trigger it on my

i'm not very familiar with those problems, i only know that resetting the
timer keeps my system clock from going mad.


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