Re: 2.1.112: Console funnies _almost_ cured

Michael L. Galbraith (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 07:02:38 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 30 Jul 1998, Chris Evans wrote:

> The most severe appears to still be present in 2.1.112, that's the
> "screen blanks when I do 'find .' then press uparrow return uparrow
> return etc etc".

Wow. I just tried that; after about 5 secs of etc etc, a scrambled oops
zipped across the tube and the machine rebooted.

My machine won't boot if I use (scanned) VESA fb modes (card switches ok,
but box goes beepitybeepbeep forever or until CtrlAltDel at which time
beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee) which I think is my AMI bios, so was booted
in plain vga fb (80x25).

Box is old Intel PCI-Premier LXII w. Matrox Mystique.


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82434LX [Mercury/Neptune] (rev 10)
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 IDE interface: Micron FDC 37C665 (rev 01)
Flags: fast devsel
I/O ports at 01f0
I/O ports at 03f4

00:02.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 82378IB [SIO ISA Bridge] (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5434-8 [Alpine] (rev 26)
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 9

00:0c.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7871
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at fc00
Memory at ffbff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 1064SG [Mystique] (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at a0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Memory at a0800000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
Memory at a1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

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