Re: VIA Southbridge bug (Was: Crash on boot (2.4.5))

Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 04:10:31 EST

On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 01:27:56PM -0700, David Grant wrote:

> I'd be interested in testing any fixes for the VIA Southbridge chip. I have
> an ASUS A7V133. I was having problems with the IDE controller, but I've
> switched to the on-board Promise IDE and it works fine. I couldn't get rid
> of the DMA timeout errors with my VIA vt82c686b, even with the latest
> patches. I even completely disabled DMA (through .config options) and I
> although I didn't get DMA timeout errors anymore, everything still came to a
> halt under heavy disk usage.
> Would it be a good idea to form a small mailing list of people with VIA
> chipsets (vt82c686b only)? Then perhaps we could communicate with Vojtech
> more easily, and the VIA southbridge problems might end a little quicker.
> It seems like there are a bunch of people still having the VIA problems.

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