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Re: F7 nvidia-96xx driver problem



On Tuesday 24 July 2007 22:11, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> On 7/24/07, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko panet co yu> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 24 July 2007 20:42, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > > On 7/24/07, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko panet co yu> wrote:
> > > > On Tuesday 24 July 2007 16:12, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > > > > On 7/24/07, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko panet co yu> wrote:
> > > > > > Having an oldish GeForce 4 type video card, I tried to get 3D
> > > > > > acceleration, so (after some inquiry on the nVidia website) I did
> > > > > > # yum install kmod-nvidia-96xx
> > > > > > Yum took the package from Livna, took the appropriate
> > > > > > xorg-x11-driver file, installed them both successfully. I
> > > > > > verified the xorg.conf file that was modified in the process, and
> > > > > > it looks perfectly sane to me. But, after startx all I get is a
> > > > > > blank dark screen, and all I can do is to press the reset button.
> > > > >
> > > > > X is hanging.  See:
> > > > > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58498
> > > > > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the pointers! :-)
> > > >
> > > > So, I managed to make the nvidia-bug-report.log (it is attached).
> > > > After the reboot I found the log file there. I'll also try to post it
> > > > on the nVidia forums (where exactly?) and see what happens.
> > > >
> > > > So what now? Can you tell why is X hanging based on the log?
> > >
> > > (WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 1, 0x8000, 0x000003d4, 0x00000474)
> > > (II) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA X driver has encountered an error;
> > > attempting to (II) NVIDIA(0):     recover...
> > >
> > > Have you verified that you're using the latest motherboard BIOS?
> >
> > Well, no... I am still using the BIOS that came with the board, didn't
> > have the need to upgrade it. With FC4 the nVidia driver did work. I will
> > check on this, though.
> >
> > > Does setting NvAGP to 0 in xorg.conf help?
> >
> > I assume it should be put in as
> > Option "NvAGP" "0"
> > in the "Device" section? I did so, and it did not help. Though, the log
> > file now looks somewhat different. It says somewhere that AGP is switched
> > off by request, but the simptoms are still the same.
> >
> > Any other sugestions?
>
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device enabled on this X screen; not
> (II) NVIDIA(0):     allocating video overlay
>
> Does disabling the Composite extension help?
> Are you able to reduce the AGP rate in the BIOS?

I have flashed the BIOS to the latest stable version (from the ASUS website). 
The option for AGP is fixed to 8x and I cannot change it. There are two other 
options, though, "AGP Performance Control" and "AGP Fast Write Control" which 
can be enabled or disabled. Enabling them does not allow me to change the AGP 
rate. OTOH, they are disabled by default, so I left them disabled (I will try 
to startx with them enabled also, just for the sake of completeness...).

I disabled the Composite extension by commenting it out. Still no go. The log 
file is yet again different, due to that, I suppose.

Any hope for me?

Best, :-)
Marko

P.S. Btw, I really do appreciate your help and time invested. Thanks! :-)

Marko Vojinovic
Institute of Physics
University of Belgrade
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e-mail: vmarko phy bg ac yu


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