After crashing my system by trying to burn a CD on hdc AND read a DVD on hdd
at the same time, I could not log into X as any user but root any more?!?
I thought about what I had done and decided it was time to bite the bullet
and re-install from fresh Woody CD's, thanks to PCPlus.
I also decided I would finally install the GVX1 video card I've had lying
around for too long. The base system installed fine, but he X4.1.0 did not
like my video card. I had the sources for X4.2.0, so I compiled, installed
pam and ncurses and recompiled and installed. X worked! Now to finally get
some use of my second processor. I installed the kernel image for 2.4.16-smp,
optimised for PII. Now I've got both processors working, but now my network
card doesn't : (
I've had this problem any time I've tried to use 2.4 series kernels.
The strange thing is, the card is on IRQ10. So is my wintv card, my USB port
and the video card! In 2.2 series, this works just fine. in 2.4 series, it
doesn't. If I try to ping my gateway, I get no responces for ages, then
replies 12190.5ms later. I also get warnings in dmesg about it.
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out.
eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e601.
diagnostics: net 0cd8 media 8880 dma 0000003a.
etho: Interrupt posted but not delivered -- IRQ blocked by another device?
Flags; bus-master 1, dirty 128(0) current 128(0)
Transmit list 00000000 vs. df535200
<15 length and status words>
All of this works fine with 2.2 kernels. I need 2.4 for proper SMP and UDF
for my DVD's.
On to the video card. I've got X4.2.0 compiled and installed. It does not
like xf86cfg, it locks up the system. but I was able to use xf86config in
text mode to configure my 3DLabs GVX1 card and get it working. I even
disabled the generic vga section in the XF86Config file to be sure it was
using the 3DLabs module. I get great resolution, but I don't seem to have
accelleration? I've tested it with tux racer, which would crawl on my ATI
RageIIc+. It seems even slower now? did I miss setting something for my video
card? Even ssystem only runs at 1fps??? I expected better performance from
the card used to make Mission Impossible II.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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