Subject: Re: Machine freeze after starting X
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/06/2002 21:07:50
On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 12:51:13AM +0100, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
> Hiya Alpha addicts,
> on my DEC PWS 500au (Miata?, PCI based) with an 21164a processor my 
> computer still freezes completely (i.e. no keyboard, no ping-response etc 
> etc...) when i start the X server.
> I've managed to get the apended log when starting the X server remotely...

Using what X server? I didn't think a stock server supported a vga

Anyway, I'm trying to get mel's X server running on my AXPpci33. The
problem I'm having is that the server on startup attempts to probe
the PCI space. It probes the entire bus 0 OK, but then when it goes
to probe the second PCI bus the machine locks hard. 

Is it an error to probe where a second PCI bus would be if that
second bus existed? IE, is the X server wrong for probing the way
it does?
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fascinating to cats,..." -- US patent 5443036, "Method of exercising a cat"