Subject: RE: garbled console/lockup
To: 'Ross Harvey ' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Edwin Foo <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/1999 23:45:05
Yes, it is reproducible. All I have to do is log in, less /var/log/messages,
go to the end of the file, and start backing up. Within a few screens the
machine will lock up.
I patched the kernel as you suggested and tried it again. No luck,
unfortunately -- the behavior persists.
For reference, the the video card in question is a Matrox Millenium (MGA).
It isn't a TGA card, although it should just be operating as a VGA device, I
imagine. It is detected as vga0 by the kernel.
From: Ross Harvey
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Sent: 5/23/99 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: garbled console/lockup
Is this reproducible? If it is, please try the following patch:
save mail message to tgapatch.gz.uue
gzip -d tgapatch.gz
patch /sys/dev/pci/tga.c tgapatch