Xinside's AcceleratedX and DOSEMU

Xinside's AcceleratedX and DOSEMU

Post by Leonard MacEacher » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Is it possible to use DOSEMU with AcceleratedX? I was thinking about
buying a Matrox Millennium, but since it's not supported under XFree86
(due to Matrox's policy), I'm having second thoughts..............

Leonard MacEachern
Computer Vision/Image Processing
   & Robotics Lab.
Technical University of N.S.


1. eth0 up + Xinside's AcceleratedX = CRASH

I have an interesting problem here, I recently installed a network card
(NE2000) in my machine and started to get seemingly random lock ups when
starting X (via xinit, running Xinside's AcceleratedX server v1.2)

However, I've managed to isolated down to a fairly simple condition - if the
ethernet device is configured to be up, i.e. I run:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 x.x.x.x

.. and I start X, it locks up tight - CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work,
CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE doesn't work, numlock doesn't even go on - all disk
activity halts and I have to hit reset.

However, if I take down the ethernet device:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 down

X runs flawlessly.  Furthermore, I can pull the ethernet back up, once in X,
with no problems whatsoever.

I don't know where the problem lies, with the X server, or the card, or the
network drivers, but if anyone's seen anything similar, I'd love to hear how
you dealt with it.

My system:

AMD 486dx-100
16 megs RAM
linux v1.3.59 + alan's latest patches (but I've reproduced the problem on
1.3.45 and 1.3.57)
I've got the ethernet stuff compiled as modules and both are installed
properly - I'm *not* using kerneld.  Ethernet works flawlessly, with and
without X loaded.  It is only on startup that X locks up if eth0 is

Thanks in advance & ttul

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