ATI 7000 and dual-monitor X? (was Re: 9600 maturity?)

Ani Joshi ajoshi at
Wed Apr 17 15:35:09 EST 2002

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Olaf Hering wrote:

> It is a VE, but I have one report where it fails on a 9600, after
> loading vgahw.a or something like that. Maybe it must go into another
> slot or the guy has to boot without video=ofonly.
> More details later..

This is most likely the perennial multiple PCI bus ISA IO problem in
userland that plagues many Macs.  I won't go into the discussion again of
why this is a problem, as this has been discussed here many times (see old
posts about this problem on G4's), but a quick solution may be to put the
card in the 1st slot, or whichever slot corresponds to the io_base
syscall.  I have never used a 9600 so ask around which slot this is.

Also, have you tried radeonfb?


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