Re: 2.4.16 / 2.4.17pre6 hang when loading agpgart

From: Diego SANTA CRUZ (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 09:22:19 EST


> On my HP Omnibook 4150, 2.4.16 and 2.4.17-pre6 hang on boot right
> the messages below.
> I need to press the reset button and load a kernel without agpgart
> compiled in to boot. When compiled as a module, the machine hangs
> printing these lines when loading the module.

I also have an HP Omnibook 4150 (model F1629N, PII 300 MHz and Neomagic
NM2200 card) and I have similar problems (if I try to load the agpgart
module it locks up the machine). Some time ago I did a bit of debugging
and I arrived to the conclusion that the BIOS does not initialize the
base of the aperture table (that can be seen by reading the APBASE
register of the PCI AGP controller or by doing "lspci -v" and seeing
that the memory is unassigned). That locks up the system whenever AGP is
enabled by the agpgart module (will try to access memory at 0x0).

Have you ever managed to get agpgart working on the OB 4150? If yes,
which exact model and with which BIOS on which kernel?

I'm using BIOS 2.28 and running kernel 2.4.9-13 (RedHat 7.2).

Relevant lspci data is:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX Host bridge
(rev 02)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
        Memory at <unassigned> (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX AGP bridge
(rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 128
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        Memory behind bridge: fe700000-fecfffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fd000000-fe3fffff

As you can see, 00:00.0 has the memory unassigned. I guess the BIOS
should set that up.

Any feedback very much appreciated!


PS: I'm not on lkml so a CC would be appreciated. More info on my HP
4150 setup at

Diego Santa Cruz
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