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

Olaf Hering olh at
Tue Apr 23 01:22:12 EST 2002

On Tue, Apr 16, Ani Joshi wrote:

> 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?

That was the culprit. He had to boot with video=ofonly. I will try to
get some info why it fails.
Maybe another slot or a newer kernel, or both.

Gruss Olaf

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