Bug 18736 - agpgart fails to load
agpgart fails to load
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-09 15:30 EDT by aaldinge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 21:20:22 EST
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Description aaldinge 2000-10-09 15:30:05 EDT
The supplied agpgart module fails to load.  Modprobe reports "device busy 
or missing error".  Problem occurs on i815 chipset with on board video 
disabled and geforce 2 in agp slot.  lsmod indicates the driver was not 
previously loaded.
Comment 1 Ryan Dietrich 2000-11-13 01:33:34 EST
I'd like to confirm this bug.  I have the exact same setup.   The problem lies
in agpgart_be.c at line 2255 ... This kernel module seems only capable of
addressing the onboard video driver, and not
the agp 4x port on the motherboard.   Terribly depressing since the 815e chipset
minus the onboard video was only very recently released...

Anyone know where we can get a newer version of agpgart_be.c ? 

-Ryan Dietrich
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-01-15 12:09:33 EST
In 2.2.16-22 (the 7.0 kernel), the 815 chipset is not yet supported.
If/when there is going to be an kernel-eratum, it will be supported.
Comment 3 Mogens Kjaer 2001-01-17 10:46:49 EST
The agpgart_be.c needs only a few lines of changing to make it work.
I've tried it on an IBM NetVista NGC machine, and agpgart actually loads
afterwards, but there are other problems with this machine that makes
it impossible to run Linux with DRI support on it (just to warn if someone tries

A patch can be found from the linux kernel mailing list:


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