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From: NickElm
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
Subject: re:64 Bit PCI Express Problem

Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I googled and found this thread.
The problems you are describing are the exact same ones I have, except
I use an NVidia Geforce 6600 PCI-Express card. I don't run SuSE (I run
Debian testing), but I have also tried all kinds of kernels and kernel
patches, and none seem to work. I still get that infuriating message
in "dmesg": PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus
00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Unable to handle 64-bit address for device
0000:03:00.0
PCI: Unable to handle 64-bit address space for bridge
0000:00:04.0
[...]
PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #1:0@0 for
0000:03:00.0My system is the following:

2 x Intel Xeon DP 3.0 GHz
Geforce 6600 128 MB PCI-E
1 GB DDR RAM
Intel E7525 chipset / Intel SE7525GP2 ATX PCI motherboard (FSB
800MHz)

I am starting to believe that it could be the motherboard that is the
culprit behind this, but I still need more information. More details
about my problems (which basically are the same as yours) here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49981

Anyone able to shed some light on this? Any help is more than welcome.
:)


From: mjb
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
Subject: re:64 Bit PCI Express Problem

I can't see the original message you are replying to but, for what its
worth, here is my experience.

I have:
Geforce 6600 128 MB PCI-E
AMD 64 /nforce4
SuSE 9.3

other hardware details here:
https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/components/index.htm

My system works very well but I am seeing elements of what you describe, for
instance if I try to boot up in safe mode it locks up at:
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
and I have to install the graphics driver manually rather than using YaST
(but once its installed then YOU works).

So to sum up, Safe mode is less safe than normal mode and YaST Online Update
only works when you don't need it. If you find out why this software is so
perverse I would be very interested to hear the explanation, but I'm just
grateful that my system seems to work.

I have put details of how I installed my software here:
https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/software/
https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/setup/graphics/

good luck,

Martin


Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
From: houghi
Subject: Re: 64 Bit PCI Express Problem
mjb wrote:
> I can't see the original message you are replying to but, for what its
> worth, here is my experience.

So you thought that to be a good excuse not to quote anything? ;-)

> https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/setup/graphics/

I looked at that site and wonder. Why use graphic mode Yast if there is
something wrong with graphics? I would go to CLI (init 3 if needed) and
work with Yast from there. It is explained later. Pity that there are no
screenshots. Easy to take when you run it in kterm or xterm or whatever.

For the downloading of the file, I would use wget, so no MS Machine is
needed. Not everybody has a second machine or has a dualboot.

telinit is just a link to init

Pity that there is a link to ftp.suse.com. Best use a mirror.

Oh and while I am at it:
https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/software/index.htm

Looks great, but why not `real` screenshots? The reason? What is easier
to see:
https://www.euclideanspace.com/tech/pc/shuttle/software/partition/boot14.gif
or http://houghi.org/images/yast2-008.png

Explanation on how to do that:
http://houghi.org/pivot/entry.php?id=25 or
http://www.suse.de/%7Esh/yast2/screen-shots/

That will be a LOT easier and cleaner both for you as it names the files
and for the reader for whom you made it. ;-)

If you need screenshots for the beginning, perhaps vmware could be a
help. I have no idea as I never used it.
--
houghi Please do not toppost http://houghi.org
> Beware of he who would deny you access to information, <
> for in his heart he dreams himself your master. <
> Commissioner Pravin Lal: "U.N. Declaration of Rights <


From: mjb
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
Subject: Re: 64 Bit PCI Express Problem

> So you thought that to be a good excuse not to quote anything? ;-)

Does one need an excuse? While in apology mode, sorry to the earlier posters
for going off the topic, I am interested in the topic.

> For the downloading of the file, I would use wget,

> telinit is just a link to init

good points, I'm still learning about Linux as I go (specially command line)
so I appreciate this information. I will try to incorporate your other
points into the web pages.

Thanks,

Martin


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