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Re: DMA problems



On Friday 08 July 2005 16:30, Gregory Seidman wrote:
> I can't get DMA working at all on my dual G4 tower. When I try to turn it
> on with hdparm (hdparm -d1 /dev/hda) I get errors on the console and it
> gets turned off again. Is there some module I should have loaded? This is
> really distressing; my swap partition is on this non-DMA drive, so things
> get VERY SLOW when I do anything memory-intensive (like running KDE,
> Kaffeine, xchat, mozilla, gaim, and several xterms all at once). Please
> help!
>
> --Greg

Well, you did quite well with the vital stats, BUT...

What are the errors you see on the console when you try to enable dma?
What (if anything) ends up in dmesg when you try to enable dma?

David

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