dual-head xfree86 4.0 crashes: softbooting non-matrox cards

dual-head xfree86 4.0 crashes: softbooting non-matrox cards

Post by c.. » Mon, 05 Jun 2000 04:00:00



i am trying a dual head setup with xfree 4.0 and the problem is
that the kernel crashes with something like "illegal operand: 0" or
similar no further info is registered in the syslog.
the xfree log (which i don't have available right now unfortunately),
stop when softbooting the *second* card using int10.

the monitor attached to the "primary card" (as defined by the bios, i.e.
whichever it is selected in the bios as primary, pci or agp) goes dark
(but does not blank, i.e the monitor does not go to sleep mode) and
the machine hangs: stops responding to pings and key presses, all
within 2 seconds of startx.

happens whenever x tries to start the *secondary* adapter, whichever
the secondary is.

my setup is a voodoo3 3000 agp and an s3virge mx.
now, i have just tried putting a matrox card in,
tell the bios it is the  secondary, and things work.
basically, all points to a problem of softbooting secondary
cards in a post-bios situation, no?

this matches what people say in various places that matrox
boards don't assume they are the only ones in the box
and that they softboot fine after xfree has started.

how can i help in developing the int10 code doing this?
where do xfree developers hang out to interact?
or even better, are the any (even partial) solutions out there?

could it be the motherboard using int10?

++ carlos

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1. XFree86 4.0 dual head Matrox G400 Max

I'm trying to find an X server that can enable the use of both head's on
my dual head Matrox G400 Max. I couldn't find anything on
www.XFree86.org that said it wasn't supported, and Matrox cards seemed
highly recommended (that's why I got it).

Seems XFree86 doesn't support both head yet though.
AcceleratedX is supposed to support both heads of the G400, but it's
$200... I could have bought two cards, use XFree86, and saved money.
MetroX supports dual head configs... but doesn't mention anything about
using both heads on the Matrox G400 Max.

Anyone know when it will be supported in either MetroX or XFree86?
(or if there is any way to get a beta that supports it)

Thanks,
--
Josh I.

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