Quote:> i am interested in both ( either ) cards for X video ( VLB ),
> and am wondering when they might be supported in
> accelerated modes. i may buy a different card if the
> date is more than 1-2 months away. i would also like to know if
> any other cards ( besides Mach64 ) have the COM4 conflict problem
all IBM 8514A compatible cards/chips (S3 too) suffer from this problem.
the real source of this problem is the address decoder for your COM4 uart,
which does only 10 instead of 16 address lines and thus clashes with the
extended 8514 registers (COM4 starts at 0x2e8,
8514 uses e.g. 0x92e8, 0xa2e8, 0xb2e8 etc).
I'm using many S3 cards with two different COM3/COM3 cards with no problems,
both serial cards do full address decoding!
so a possible fix is just buying a new serial card!
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