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Re: Unable to enable IDE harddisc DMA on VIA KT 880, VIA VT 8237 chipset

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> "J. Grant" <jg@jguk.org> writes:
>> now2g:/home/now3d# hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc
>> /dev/hdc:
>>    setting using_dma to 1 (on)
>>    HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permitted
>>    using_dma    =  0 (off)
>> I seem unable to enable DMA, which means it is very slow to use.. and
>> causes my whole system to slow (even with nice -n19).
> Check that you do not load ide-generic at boot time (or not at all)
> but the specific driver for your chipset.

To this specific chipset the right driver looks like 'via82cxxx'.

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