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Date:      Tue, 11 Jun 2002 09:37:51 -0700
From:      "David O'Brien" <obrien@freebsd.org>
To:        Rob B <rbyrnes@ozemail.com.au>
Cc:        rupp@coredump.at, Wilko Bulte <wkb@freebie.xs4all.nl>, freebsd-alpha@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alpha pws 500au and Matrox Millennium G450 (PCI)
Message-ID:  <20020611093751.A21492@dragon.nuxi.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2114f$14781da0$0b64a8c0@pootah>; from rbyrnes@ozemail.com.au on Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 09:29:46PM +1000
References:  <20020611105008.I21224-100000@squirm.dsto.defence.gov.au> <20020611093822.B645@freebie.xs4all.nl> <20020611103349.A8003@cassandra.coredump.at> <000001c2114f$14781da0$0b64a8c0@pootah>

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> > Why? I thought that with the PWS you can only use those cards in the
> > 64bit slots that SRM "knows"?! This is actually also my experience.
> > The machine does not accept "unknown" cards in 64bit slots, while they
> > may run fine in 32bit slots.
> 
> Definately not the case.  I have both a Matrox Millenium II and an Elsa
> GLoria XL in the 64 bit slots on a PWS, and both FreeBSD and Linux boot
> fine.  I am pretty sure that what you mention is only the case for VMS and
> Tru64.

No, what he says is true -- it is an SRM issue, thus one that happens
before any OS is loaded and affects us all.  Also Matrox Millenium II and
Elsa GLoria XL are well known by the Miata SRM.

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