[parisc-linux] Re: B132L+ and PCI cards

M. Grabert xam@cs.ucc.ie
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 20:30:25 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Bad Max wrote:

> The question is not about Linux recognizing the new gfx card or not, the
> question is that my S3-based-card lock my B132L+ at power up. So I can't
> get Linux booting because the B132L+ don't finish the initialize process.

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Martin K. Petersen wrote:

> It depends on your machine type and firmware version.  Older firmwares
> are extremely picky.
> In the first PCI-based PA-RISC machines there was a corruption bug in
> Dino (the GSC-PCI bus adapter), and the firmware would disallow any
> other PCI cards than HP graphics.  Newer Dinos fixed that problem and
> PDC allowed 3rd party SCSI/network cards to pass.

Sorry for the misundestanding.
I was not aware that THIS is really a PDC/hardware related issue.