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Old 12-27-02, 06:56 PM   #1
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Question strange sudden halt of PC, SiS 648 problem?

Hi...

Recently I upgraded my old Pentium II running on a ASUS Board with BX Chipset to a P4 with a Gigabyte Board and the SiS-648 Chipset.
This chipset (not that new) is still not recognized by the latest -4191 driver.

I experience a strange problem:
I can play Quake 3 for some 4 or 5 minutes and then the computer suddenly immediately halts. The same happens when I run a GL visualization for xmms -after some minutes the computer switches off. So I tought it's GL, but even more showed up.:
  • I can't press CTRL+ALT+Backspace to reset the X-Server, the computer just switches off doing this
  • Windows 98 running in a VMWare switches off the computer (first it is booting correctly, but -I think at the point, when it switches the screen resolution for the first time - the computer halts)
Anyone with similar problems? I thought it's DRI or DRM (vmware uses this), but I have no clue.
I'm going to check this with a different card (Matrox G450) and write a bug report if this is working correctly.

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Old 12-27-02, 07:01 PM   #2
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Default forgot this...

the card is a MX 200.. but it should not make any difference
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Old 12-27-02, 07:35 PM   #3
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did you try typing glxinfo and looking at the opengl render string line for your card type? if not I'd suggest you do that.
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Old 12-28-02, 11:18 AM   #4
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OpenGL renderer string: GeForce2 MX/AGP/SSE2

(500)$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/*/*

Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Not Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000017:0x1f000104
Host Bridge: SiS (unknown)
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000217:0x00000104
Status: Enabled
Driver: NVIDIA
AGP Rate: 4x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled
Model: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS: 03.11.00.18.00
Card Type: AGP

everything is installed correctly. i know, because i did it a hundred times (not kidding).
My problem is a combination of agp-chipset, drm, dri, card. Therefore I'm looking for somebody with a SiS 648.
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Old 12-29-02, 07:47 AM   #5
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Did you upgrade your PSU when you upgraded the mother board and CPU??? (Just a thought). As it maybe power related...

Oh!! and it maybe worth checking the SIS website for a Linux driver! I've seen this SIS problem somewhere else on one of the forums..

If I find it I will post it ....
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Old 12-29-02, 04:54 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by datpeter
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce2 MX/AGP/SSE2

(500)$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/*/*
...
Registers: 0x1f000017:0x1f000104
Host Bridge: SiS (unknown)
...
Status: Enabled
Driver: NVIDIA
AGP Rate: 4x
...
IRQ: 11
...
everything is installed correctly. i know, because i did it a hundred times (not kidding).
My problem is a combination of agp-chipset, drm, dri, card. Therefore I'm looking for somebody with a SiS 648.
The first couple things I would try are:

1) decreasing your agp "rate" from 4x to 2x, and if the symptoms are still exhibited, to 1x, and finally disabling it (Use bios options to change rate from 4->2->1, and the XF86Config-4 option to completely disable it)
2) perhaps agpgart will give you better stability?
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