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Re: Voodoo3. DRI, X4.1.0 and Bus mastering

Thanks for replies so far....

Stephen Gran suggested that I look for a setting in the BIOS to search PCI 1st.
Unfortunately the BIOS in this machine has a funky graphical UI (i.e. is
designed for stupid people) and has no options suitable.

Aaron Maxwell suggested I check the XFree site. This page is also in
/usr/share/doc/xfree-server. And that's how I know it's not being set.

Does anyone know how the layout of modern BIOS is, compared to the 'Old Style'
(as in an AT)? I've attacked BIOS via ports 70h and 71h before, but this modern
PnP stuff leaves me behind.

This is completely frustrating. The machine in question is one of those
'E-Machines', a budget buy from CostCo. Has anyone got DRI working woith a
Voodoo3 PCI in one?


john wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been trying to get my Voodoo3 card to do DRI with X4.1.0.
> The catch is that the card (a Voodoo3 2000 PCI) needs to be set as bus
> master. When I try to use setpci
> I find that the bit for bus master is never set.
> The motherboard is a LX/EX based board, with onboard sound, ATI 3D
> graphics etc.
> The BIOS is AMI, and is one of those funky graphical interfaces. There
> are no options to enable a PCI slot to bus master there.
> There are no jumpers on the MB that I can see to set Bus Master on any
> PCI slots.
> I have a PCI SMC Ethernet card, and it is set as Bus Master... I never
> set it so I assume the Bios did it itself.
> The onboard ATI is set as bus master, and uses AGP. Could this be why
> the Voodoo won't take the Bus Master bit?
> Or does anyone know any resources on the web to do low level bit
> twiddling in AMI bios's?
> Or have any other ideas?
> Thanks in advance
> John P Foster
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