Subject: Re: More pyxis/500a info..
To: David Hopper <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/11/2000 20:49:02
On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 10:59:44AM -0800, David Hopper wrote:
> Some time ago I was going to triumphantly report that my 500a works
> perfectly with NetBSD, but after three weeks of trying to get it to run,
> I've moved on to more pressing items.  My particular problem with a rev.
> A04 board was not related to Jeff's problems, but rather once the
> machine is booted (I've tried all iterations of INSTALL, GENERIC, and
> custom kernels from the 12/4 and 12/31 snaps, and -current CVS sources),
> I can't get it to stay up long without an imminent massive corruption of
> the VGA display and an instant hard-reset.
> It's fine for a while, until I use 'vi' and begin scrolling the display
> (or do anything which touches virtual memory, it would seem).  Other
> OS's don't choke.
> I have to assume at this point that the damn pyxis bug is quite a doozy,
> and is still haunting the code.

FWIW: A04 is really old. It does not have the "Pyxis lockup" and "DMA bug"
ECOs applied. 

Might or might not be related to your problem..

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