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RE: filmscanners: Matrox and Monitor standby



The other thing to do is to move cards around in the PCI slots - as they can
conflict with the power management's IRQ.  Since each PCI slot has a
specific IRQ number (actually I think some have two) you may find that some
cards are happier in other slots.  Not all cards share IRQs in the true
open-ended spirit of the PCI bus, unfortunately.

The Soundblaster Live! series of sound cards is infamous for a long long
long list of probs it generates - a lot of peeps ditch this card and go for
something else.  The blighter likes to take IRQ 10, on my system, as a DOS
mode IRQ which is a complete wind-up and gave me grief until I cut the
little bugger's balls off by renaming the DOS driver file.  Ironically for
all their "power" the Live cards are pretty poor if you're into
music-editing, but that's another mail list.

This all works as long as your system is Plug and Play (well, sorta!) and as
long as your cards are PnP compatible and - as I recently discovered, with
an ISA modem -  actually have PnP enabled, you'll be alright.

ACPI (or is it APCI? - the power management nonsense that you wish you'd
disabled on OS install, but can't get rid of without doing an OS
re-install!) can be a little intransigent.  Steer clear of its IRQ.  When
your PC boots, you should see a list of IRQs.

Jawed

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of LAURIE SOLOMON
> Sent: 28 July 2001 18:20
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Matrox and Monitor standby
>
>
> It seems that some motherboards have energy saving features in their BIOS
> which sometimes fight with those of their operating system; the fight can
> turn into an all out war when certain devices are used.  You might try to
> disable alternately the energy saving features of the motherboard
> using only
> those of the OS and, if that does not work, than disable those of the OS
> using only those of the motherboard's BIOS.  I would also suggest checking
> the Matrox web site to see if this is a problem with your BIOS or OS or
> contacting them.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Rob Geraghty
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 1:53 AM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Matrox and Monitor standby
>
>
> "Colin Maddock" <cmaddock@clear.net.nz> wrote:
> > Slightly off topic here, sorry about that. Recently installed a Matrox
> G450
> > on my W98 (not SE) machine, and now I can't wake the computer/monitor
> > up after the monitor only has gone into Standby after x minutes of
> idleness.
> > It hangs, and has to be re-booted.
>
> I had a similar problem on my computer.  I had to disable the power saving
> features.  I think the problem was caused by PNP insisting on putting the
> SCSI
> card and video card on the same IRQ.  It would caue hangs when
> power saving
> occurred while writing a CDR on the SCSI CDR drive.
>
> Rob
>
>
>




 




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