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Date:      Mon, 09 Oct 1995 11:45:09 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Annelise Anderson <ANDRSN@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU>
To:        kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Video Problem
Message-ID:  <01HW8GWAWCWA004W4V@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU>

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> 
>> I'm having trouble with a messy screen in X, and the video card
>> tech people suggest excluding A000-C7FF as they can be excluded
>> in the DOS/Windows memory management line in the config.sys file.
>> 
>> The installation is 2.0.5, generic kernel.  Does this already
>> avoid writing to the A000-C7FF area, or is there something I could
>> add that would do this?

>What card are you talking about? What they said about excluding
>memory in the config.sys does not apply to FreeBSD. FreeBSD
>leaves the memory below 1MB alone (at least it doesn't interfere
>with it in such an unpleasant way as EMM386 would do).

If FreeBSD leaves memory below 1MB alone, then this is not the
source of the problem.  The card is a Diamond Stealth 32.  The
dot clock problem has been taken care of with the freq program.
But recent postings to this group noted a number of other people
having similar problems using the SVGA server.  I'm using the
_W32 server now and still have this problem.  The Stealth 32
has an et4000w32p chip.



>What does dmesg give?

I don't know what kind of a message to ask about that would be
relevant to this problem--

Annelise



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