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

Jamie Lokier (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 02:37:33 +0000

On Sat, Dec 05, 1998 at 11:29:47PM -0500, Rafael Reilova wrote:
> 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.

Do you know if this affects disk activity too?

I have a VIA and get lockups with DMA to my IDE disk, unless
I do hdparm -X34 as well.

-- Jamie

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at