FreeBSD 2.1.5 + Gateway 2000 + Xfree86 v3.12 OR v3.2 crash host.

FreeBSD 2.1.5 + Gateway 2000 + Xfree86 v3.12 OR v3.2 crash host.

Post by Tim Whit » Tue, 31 Dec 1996 04:00:00



  Howdy,

  I have a strange problem with Xfree86 crashing a Gateway 2000. The
 Gateway and Mach64 are both brand new. Manufacture date of the video
 card is about 10 days before the release date of Xfree86 v3.2. When
 I start any of the servers( mono,vga,mach64 ) the screen blanks and a
 few seconds later the host goes thru the CMOS tests as if I had just
 turned on power.

  I figured I had an unsupported card so I installed a Jaton svga card
 I use at home with freebsd 2.1.5 and xfree86 3.12. Behaviour is now
 slightly different in that I get a few seconds of scrambled video
 before the machine dies...all servers I try crash the host.

  Both cards are PCI, Plug and Play is disabled. Any advice/ideas would
 be appreciated.

  thanks , tim

 
 
 

1. FreeBSD 2.1.5 + Gateway 2000 + xfree86 3.1.2 OR 3.2 crash host.

  Howdy,

  I've got a strange problem with Xfree86 crashing a Gateway 2000.
 The Gateway is brand new with a new Mach64 card installed. Manufact-
 ure date of the card is 2 weeks before the release of Xfree86 3.2.
 Starting any of the X servers ( mono,vga,mach64 ) will blank the
 screen and seconds later the host CMOS will pop up as if going thru
 POST( power on self test ).

  I replace the Mach64 with a Jaton video card I use at home with 2.1.5
 and xfree86 version 3.1.2. Behaviour is slighltly different in that the
 host will give me a few seconds of scrambled video before giving me the
 POST messages.

  Both video cards are PCI. I'm guessing this may have something to do
 with the disabling of Plug in Play in the CMOS but this may be way off.
 Any help/ideas/advice would be appreciated!

  Thanks. tim

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