[Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420 problem]

Donald J Lewis djlewis at ualr.edu
Wed Jun 27 17:54:06 CDT 2001

I / we tested only with linux. The builds for VIC from Argonne.
We also tried redhat with different drivers...Two cards, OK,
more, random lockups....

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From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On Behalf
Of lujian
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:52 PM
To: Donald J Lewis; Robert Olson
Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: RE: [Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420

   I want to use Win2k to support multi cards, And do you mean what you
experienced in Win2K, or both Win2k&Linux?

在 2001-6-27 12:06:00 您写道:
>Don't bother trying the Hauppage cards in the Dell 420.
>IT DON"T WORK for more than two cards. A PCI bus bridgeing
>problem is built into the DELL motherboard preventing them
>working. We are now on a ASUS mb using four video capture
>cards (hauppage) and cameras and it has been working for several days.
>I can give spec's if anyone is interested.
>Don Lewis
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
>Behalf Of Russ Wolf
>Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:47 AM
>To: lujian; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
>Subject: [Fwd: [AG-TECH] help Ospray 200 on Dell Precision 420 problem]
>do you kow which (manufacturer model) motherboard you have in this
>precision 420 ?  Dell has used a bunch in this model system.  PCI slots
>behave wierd on some motherboards depending on how they actually set
>them up - often they share resources so you have to get the cards in the
>right combination positions to make things work.
>I would suggest using one card move it from slot to slot until you
>confirm that at least a single slot works/dosent work then try a card
>different from the osprey - like a hauppague or another capture card -
>compare results.
>	-Russ 'the hardware dective' Wolf
>	 Boston University
>lujian wrote:
>> Hi,
>>         I installed 3 Ospray 200 video cards  on my Dell precision 420.
>>         3 VIC works, and can capture 3 video sources.
>>         But the VICs does not work long on that machine, in 2~3 minutes,
>the 3 VIC crashed one by one.
>>         And I try just one Ospray, the same result: in a few minutes VIC
>>         But when I install the Ospray 200 on other kind machines, the VIC
>does not crash( from 1 card to 3 card, they all works ok).
>>     I even reinstalled W2k on that DEll precision 420, it didn't help.
>>         I heard Dell Precision 420 may have trouble on the last PCI slot,
>but I didn't use the last PCI slot.
>>         The OS of all machines are W2k with SP2.
>>     Has anyone ever installed Ospray 200 on Dell 420 workstation?
>>         Thanks a lot!

Lu Jian
National Lab of Software Development Environment
Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

phone: 86-10-82317603
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