Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88053
after executing ddcxinfo the computer slows the clock by a factor of 5
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:35:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm using a old machines IBM PC-300XL and HP Vectra with 233Mhz cpu and +192Mb ram.
When i run ddcxinfo to get the Modelines the computer still runs as it should
but I get som strange problems... The Clock goes slower, each computer second
takes 5-6 seconds i real...
root# time sleep 5
reports approx seconds but it takes 27 seconds in real to execute...
The computer has either Trio 64V2/DX card or ATI Rage 128
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot computer
2.# sleep 5 (takes 5 seconds until prompt comes back)
3.# ddcxinfo (or svgamodes)
4.# sleep 5 (takes 27-28 seconds until prompt comes back)
Actual Results: I get network timeouts, the computer drifts 5 minutes slower
Expected Results: None of above.
The svgamodes and ddcxinfo gives correct info tough.
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
This is a odd interaction between the real-mode DDC calls and your BIOS. It is
unlikely that it will be fixed at this time.