[ardour-dev] Ancient history? - Problem _really_ identified

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 14:15:50 PST 2004

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:48:58 -0500, Joel White <cv223 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Bing!  The thick mist of confusion is beginning to lift...
> My graphics card is an old S3 86c764.  I'm running an old ALR 7200 mobo,
> which doesn't have AGP (or at least, there's no identified AGP slot).
> This mobo does have an on-board Cirrus Logic graphics chip, which I
> think I will try (although the resolution is crummier than the S3).  
> Joel
> "glad to be getting this particular monkey off my back"

   First I'm glad you are making headway.

   Second, I think the test you've captured here is potentially one
that should be remembered on a web page somewhere for new users. This
is a good metric for makign sure you don't have problems later.

   Third, if you're using any motherboard that's has a PCI based
graphics adapter (again, run lspci and see if your VGA is on bus 0 or
some other bus) then Christmas is coming and give yourself a present.
You're working in a tough box sticking with PCI.

Note: This applies to a great extent to folks who use two adapters to
do two screens where the second adapter is PCI. BAd stuff for an audio
directed machine.


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