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05-29-06, 08:39 PM
Trying to start X with the nvidia driver causes the system to lock.
When starting X manually with --logverbose 6 produces no Xorg log
file. I was able to get one with logverbose 5.
The attached log file as part of the bug report is not complete as
that seems to be the behaviour of no or partial log files.

This is on Solaris 10.
Video: MSI FX5200-TD128
Should that attachment have been zipped or left as text?

06-02-06, 02:57 PM
According to the log file, both the ATI and NVIDIA modules are
getting loaded by the Xorg server. In the device tree, I see a NVIDIA
graphics card but not an ATI card. It appears to be trying to load
the ATI module on the video input device, pci1441,8800. Can you
try removing this board and see if the problem goes away?

06-02-06, 07:42 PM
I don't have an ATI card in the system, just the one Nvidia card.
Hmm, okay, I'm in Windows now and a quick check shows that
pci1441,8800 (pci14f1 actually) is my Hauppauge WinTV card.

The location of the computer case makes me hesitant to undertake
the task of removing a card. ;)
At first chance I'll have a go at it.


06-05-06, 11:22 PM
Here's a new bug report log which now includes more information before the
standard Xorg log stuff. Seems to be lots of device info generated before the
X server starts.

I tried to use BusID this time to make sure no other cards are trying to be
used. Didn't help.


06-06-06, 09:54 PM
Well, the problem is fixed I suppose.
I wondered if Solaris 10 has support for AGP at all so I set the
Option "NvAGP" "0"
and lo and behold X started up complete with the Nvidia logo.

So my next question has to do with the screen being offset to the left.
Having the same issue on the Linux side and posting in the Linux forum
with no responses I finally figured it out. In that case I had an existing modeline
already and even though xvidtune is no longer usable I was still able to use
it to just output some info to give me an idea of what numbers I needed to change.
Then create a custom 1280x1024_60 modeline.

On Sol10, however, I don't have an existing modeline and xvidtune won't run
at all (it tells me I need to install it first [What?!?]).
So, how does one adjust the screen?
Sure I can use the monitor's controls but I'm sure that'll affect my other

Any tips?

P.S. Just using the same modeline I use in Slackware centered things up but the question
still holds.