I have a Matrox G450 and a Via chip-set with and AMD Duron CPU.
And I have put mem=nopentium in lilo.conf file just to be sure.
I am using kernel 2.4.19 and XFree86 4.2.0 and the distribution is
The G450 works fine except with 3D, after I have been playing
Soldier of Fortune or Descent3, then after a while the game lockups
and I have to reboot to reset everything.
I have enabled some debugging in the kernel drm code for the Matrox card
and when the lockup happens of the game then I get the following written
in the log
file over and over again:
(drm:mga_dma_do_wait_for_idle) *ERROR* failed! status=0x00010000
Is this a known problem, or dose someone have any suggestion's what to
try next to locate the problem?
From: Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom <chrome@re...> - 2002-08-19 17:44:17
> The G450 works fine except with 3D, after I have been playing
> Soldier of Fortune or Descent3, then after a while the game lockups
> and I have to reboot to reset everything.
yep. it's a known problem. I have the exact same symptoms.
I don't know why, or what can be done about it.
your debugging is farther than I got. :)
I'm told that the Matrox drivers aren't under very active development; so
that's why it hasn't been fixed.
you could try posting to the Xpert list (xpert@...), and add your
voice to the list of other users who have this problem. :)