Re: mozilla+XFree86+Linux-2.1.x => HARD LOCKUP (addition)

Rafael Reilova (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 23:29:47 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 5 Dec 1998, QingLong wrote:

> I just discovered a dependence: running DMA-active application
> (here I tried a borrowed SoundBlaster card and `splay') increases
> freezing probablity dramatically.

You don't happen to have a VIA chipset on your motherboard do you? There
is a hardware bug with the VIA that causes a total freeze up ocassionally
when doing DMA (esp. with sound). the AC kernels, since 2.1.129 (IIRC)
have a work around for that bug (you must enable PCI quirks). I was going
crazy with it too.



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