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Bug 37978 - SiS 746 crashes with AGP enabled - gentoo-sources 2.4.22-r4
Summary: SiS 746 crashes with AGP enabled - gentoo-sources 2.4.22-r4
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High critical (vote)
Assignee: (DEPRECATED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-12 07:37 UTC by Björn Michaelsen
Modified: 2004-01-14 10:18 UTC (History)
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Description Björn Michaelsen 2004-01-12 07:37:14 UTC
Maybe this is the cause of the crash:

I am running a NVidia fx5600 APG8x Gfx-card.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. SiS 746 Mainboard
2. enable /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) in kernel

Actual Results:  
System crashes hard upon trying to start Xfree

Expected Results:  
start xfree (without /dev/agpgart it does) and followups
might explain the cause. Maybe there should be a warning in the kernel doc.
Comment 1 Brian Jackson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-14 10:18:38 UTC
I don't think that's the problem, that email was in response to a patch that we don't use. The best thing I can tell you is try to use the nvidia driver internal agp support (but that may only work on nvidia chipsets), or try upgrading to 2.6. I just closed a bug earlier saying we have no plans to backport agp3.0/8x support to gentoo-sources, so I wouldn't hold your breath about getting support from gentoo-sources. We haven't historically documented what does and doesn't work in kernels since that is likely to change from week to week and day to day.