SiliconMotion Lynx3D Lockup

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Aug 8 14:09:52 PDT 2006

On 8/8/06, Nathan Caldwell <saintdev at> wrote:
> Hi, I'm attempting to setup a dual-head box, and have run into a
> problem. My second card is a LCD that I got from EarthLCD, and it uses
> a Silicon Motion Lynx3D chipset. Whenever I try to startup X it
> completely locks my box, and I have to do a hard-reset. The only
> information I have seen in the log file is:
> (II) Silicon Motioninitializing int10
> (II) Attempted to read BIOS 64KB from
> /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:02:07.0/rom: got 40KB
> I've only gotten this once, most of the time the log file is truncated
> before it even loads the int10 module for the Silicon Motion driver.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

this sounds like the kernel rom problem on secondary cards that's
currently being discussed on IRC and the xorg mailing list.


> -Nathan
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