Subject: port-i386/10356: NetBSD has trouble with VIA's KX133 chipset
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/13/2000 15:42:11
>Number:         10356
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       NetBSD has trouble with VIA's KX133 chipset
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jun 13 15:42:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>
Matthias Scheler                  
System: NetBSD 1.4ZC NetBSD 1.4ZC (LYSSA) #0: Mon Jun 12 12:50:59 CEST 2000 i386

After replacing the Pentium II 400 on a BX board in my system with an
Athlon 700 on a KX133 board I observerd two problems:

1.) eap(4) didn't work correcty with the Soundblaster PCI 128 anymore,
    there were several clicks during audio playback.
2.) bktr(4) wasn't able to show a fullscreen life picture anymore.

Both boards worked absolutely fine with Windows 98 SE on the same
hardware. Replacing the board again with a Pentium III 700e on
a BX board solved both problems for NetBSD.

Because there were also reports about problems with boards based on
VIA's VX133 chipset I suppose a problem with their south bridge and
NetBSD's PCI support.

Try to use a Soundblaster PCI 128 or a Hauppauge WinTV PC in a board
with KX133 chipset.

Sorry, I don't know.