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Mach64 X-server frezes up!

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I configured my Mach64 X-server using xf86config successfully and when it comes time to run the server my computer freezes up!  What the hell? I probed for clock chips successfully.  Could it be the DAC type that is amiss?
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Which version of XFree86 are you running?  I heard that there is a problem with the newest beta version of XFree86 with some of them newer Mach 64 cards.  Try XFree 3.2 from http://www.xfree86.org.

In the older versions (< 3.2), it is often the case when SuperProbe can recognize a card, but there is no server support.  This is because SuperProbe can recognize many more cards than XFree86 supports.  I suspect that this is still the same with the newer versions.
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Did you compile your kernel with APM (Automatic power Management) support? Certain BIOSes of so-called "APM-compliant" motherboards do not meet the APM specifications. I have such a board with ATI Mach64 graphics hardware on-board. After installng a kernel with full APM support the screen turned black each time I started X. So, I had to compile a new kernel without most of the APM features. Which APM features you can use, depends on your motherboard and its BIOS. Don´t use any APM support at all or try which APM features will work properly when running X.
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