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Old 04-25-09, 05:21 AM   #9
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Default Re: Desktop Video corruption & VDPAU playback freeze w/180.44 and 185.19 on 8400GS

Originally Posted by mathog View Post
What kind of PCI slot is it? At 9 years old it may not be a very fast. Possibly the Nvidia driver occasionally needs to move data faster than it can handle.

Is the IRQ for the graphics card shared with another device? If so perhaps you can set a jumper or move cards around to remedy that.
I believe it is a PCI-2.0 (32-bit PCI bus slot, supports 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface), where the card puportedly works in such an old PCI slot.

Reference interrupts, that is possible ... I note IRQ 16 has the graphic card:
lee@stonehenge01:~> cat /proc/interrupts
  0:        125   IO-APIC-edge      timer
  1:       1747   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
  3:          2   IO-APIC-edge
  4:          2   IO-APIC-edge
  6:          5   IO-APIC-edge      floppy
  7:          0   IO-APIC-edge      parport0
  8:          0   IO-APIC-edge      rtc0
  9:          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
 12:      67535   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
 14:      24926   IO-APIC-edge      pata_via
 15:       4196   IO-APIC-edge      pata_via
 16:      89734   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb3, nvidia
 18:       4960   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb1
 19:       3062   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb2, eth0
 21:          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb4, uhci_hcd:usb5
 22:      19125   IO-APIC-fasteoi   VIA8233A
NMI:          0   Non-maskable interrupts
LOC:     252235   Local timer interrupts
RES:          0   Rescheduling interrupts
CAL:          0   function call interrupts
TLB:          0   TLB shootdowns
TRM:          0   Thermal event interrupts
SPU:          0   Spurious interrupts
ERR:          0
MIS:          0
... as noted .. hopefully sometime soon I'll find the time to test it in another slightly newer PC.
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