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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Bad Memory Was: Bad Swap caused my new video card?
From: James Lancaster <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 17:14:03 -0600
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On Wednesday 29 January 2003 10:01, you wrote:
> On 28 Jan 2003, Jonathan Hall wrote:
> > Since he's using memtest86 when he gets the errors, and memtest86
> > doesn't use X Windows, then the answer is obviously yes--the errors DO
> > occur when not using X.
> it happened last night, X was crashed and logging caused more kernel
> errors. Also yesterday afternoon, the hard drive started clicking, and ls
> would hang. I unmounted the hard drive and set it horizintal , and
> that seemed to fix that, I doubt that would be caused by the video card,
> but maybe something I did when trying to get the <explitive deleted> case
> apart.
> > My suggestions, in no particular order:
> >
> > Run memtest86 with the old video card in place.
> There were to setting I changed when I dissables the onboard video: I xset
> the VGA setting jumper (VEN_DIS) to disable, and the VGA interrupt
> selection to disable, which from the mother board discriptions the second
> should disable the "chipsets internal interrupt routing", I assume only
> for the onboard video only.

Try reenabling that, (VGA interrupt) that is likely the cause. 

I have a V3 2000 in a box (won't be able to see for a while (maybe a day or 
more, though it is likely one of the smallest uptime boxes running linux, due 
to moving it physically) 

also try lspci -vvv (I think -vv is max but not sure) and see what interrupt 
it has, and see if it is sharing it, and if the other video card is on there 
(should be but disabled, at least with a similar setup on the system above))

James L

> > Run memtest86 with another video card in place (get a cheap/free one if
> > you can)
> > Test the RAM in another machine.
> > Test the Voodoo 3 in another machine.
> > Try RAM from another machine in that box.
> > Check your BIOS settings.  Perhaps you can tweak your RAM and/or PCI
> > timings.
> >
> > Other questions:  What motherboard are you using?  What chipset does it
> > use?  What CPU and RAM configuration?
> I am using a ASUS PSS-VN  with a K6-2 550 , i AM USING TO 128mb crucial
> brand dimms.
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