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Old 05-09-03, 02:51 PM   #1
hmepas
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Default EPoX-8RDA+ (Nforce2 SPP Chipset + Nforce2 MCP-T) with GeForce2 MX400: hang up X

Hi!
When I type startx my PC is hang up, and Ctrl-ALT-DEL and Ctrl-ALT-Backspace not working.
I use latest nvidia driver and latest nForce driver. When i change nvidia to "nv" in XF86Config-4 all working, only 2D.
I try it on all BIOS version which working on my mobo ( 5/08/2003, 4/10/2003 03/05/2003) and all nvidia drivers versions with the same result.
I hear that this problem did not exist on 01/29/2003 bios version, but flashing this version is killed my mobo.

On Windows all working fine.

Any solution?

P.S.: Sorry for my English It's not my 1st language.

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Old 05-10-03, 01:33 PM   #2
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I found the solution of this problem:
My problem dissapear when I change my BIOS settings like this:

PnP/PCI Configuration
Resource Controlled by "Manual"
IRQ Resources
IRQ-10 assigned to "Reserved"

This remap VGA from IRQ10 to IRQ5
And now all working properly

My BIOS: 08 May 2003
Motheboard revision: Rev 1.1
Chipset revision: C18D (Do not try to flash mobo with this chipset revision whit bios version earlier than 05/03/2003)
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Old 05-12-03, 10:49 AM   #3
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Hi hmepas,

did you get USB working?

I have an older v1.1 revision and switched back to 29th january BIOS to fix the problem. But I still could not get USB running under Suse8.2 - USB gets no IRQ :-(

Greetings
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Old 05-12-03, 11:54 AM   #4
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Originally posted by micha_b
Hi hmepas,

did you get USB working?

I have an older v1.1 revision and switched back to 29th january BIOS to fix the problem. But I still could not get USB running under Suse8.2 - USB gets no IRQ :-(

Greetings
micha
I haven,t USB devices, so I didn't try
May be you should to play with apic? But I am not sure. Try to on apic on your kernel ( if you use lilo add append=" apic=on" to you kernel image section and on apic on you bios.

For me it looks like:
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=2.4.21rc1
root=/dev/hdb3
read-only
vga=0x0164
append=" apic=on"



I know that my chipset revision is C1, after kill 1 mobo

Luck!
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Old 05-13-03, 02:01 AM   #5
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I use standard Suse8.2 kernel (patched 2.4.20) up to now - will try 2.4.21rc2 tomorrow (is said to have nForce support).

In my current config on screen Alt+F10 I see after starting Suse8.2:
...*don't remember exactly*... no IRQ for USB found ... try irq=pciirq (or something similar)

I use noacpi bootoption and tried irq=pciirq - did not fix it. I also disabled APIC in the BIOS - did not help ...

I will also try the may-BIOS tomorrow.
If this does not help, my A3 revision might be broken ?!

Greets
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Old 05-13-03, 02:07 AM   #6
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Do you try USB on Windows?

May be you should to ask here:
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=32
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Old 05-13-03, 02:11 AM   #7
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on Win2k it works.

I already spammed nforcershq forum with my questions ;-)

Have a nice day
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Old 05-13-03, 06:55 AM   #8
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Hi hmepas,

I have the same experience with flashing the BIOS to 3129. My EP-8RDA+ mobo was killed and I am waiting for a new BIOS chip from Epox.

It is good to see you found correct working BIOS settings. As soon as I have received my BIOS I will try these as well, and let you know if it worked for me.

Thanx!

P.
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Old 05-13-03, 07:16 AM   #9
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you can flash all bios version after 03/05/2003 (05 Mar 2003) -- that is the version which was on you mobo before you flash it, i think.

You can also reflash you bios on programmator service centre. For it you should to know chip type. That it is:

SST
49LF020
33-4C-NH
0252089-A

You can see it ^ if you remove sticker from chip, but it remove your waranty too
I advice you to flash your new bios chip with newer bios, and you default chip with version that it has -- may be which help you if you for safe warranty if you mobo die.

Luck!

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Old 05-15-03, 03:52 AM   #10
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The USB problem:

it seems that 1 or 2 of the 3 USB hosts get no IRQ. If I use another USB connector on the 8RDA+ it recognizes my USB harddisk but still fails to work - I cannot mount /media/sda1 like I do with my SIS746 board and Suse8.0 ...
Tried to disable USB2.0 in the BIOS - did not help ...


The X hangup:

I have an older v1.1 of the 8RDA+ and can use the 29th january BIOS - with this the nvidia gfx driver works.

I will try hmepas' "manual Resources" proposal later.

Greets
Micha
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Old 05-15-03, 12:21 PM   #11
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Default I have the same X problem...

But changing the BIOS as suggested did nothing to fix it.
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Old 05-15-03, 12:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: I have the same X problem...

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But changing the BIOS as suggested did nothing to fix it.
That is your BIOS, Chipset, kernel, nvidia drivers and X versions?
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