Re: via ide udma & ibm hd freezes kernel

From: Roeland Th. Jansen (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 06:09:38 EST

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 02:38:20PM +0200, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using SuSE Linux 8.0 with a 2.4.18 kernel, and a machine with a VIA vt82c686b southbridge. The system runs very stable with only one (Western Digital) hard disk on ide bus 0, but when I add a second (IBM) hard disk configured as slave, the kernel freezes when I'm accessing the second disk (after *some accesses, i.e. when I can copy 10 small files on it, it freezes on the third). I read the mailing list, lost of people seem to have problems with this configuration, but most advices are to change the cable, which I did.
> Symptoms are: the hard disk LED is on, the machine freezes (no blinking cursor on the text console, no remote access) or the caps lock & scroll lock LEDs on the keyboard flash, same lockup.

I see these symptoms only when I make the awful mistake to use the
nvidia drivers.

if I ditch them, all goes fine..

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