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falcon15500 04-21-10 07:53 PM

Intermittent failure to initialise onboard GF8200 - Nvidia 195.36.15
 
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Hi all,

As above I am using an onboard GF8200. I have clean installed Mythbuntu 10.04 beta 2 i386 and am having problems with the Nvidia driver. Randomly (it seems) after booting up, X fails to start. It advises of a failure to initialise the hardware. None of this is new hardware, and this configuration was working prior to the fresh install.

I have attached two nvidia-bug-report files. One from a boot where this failed (name failed-nvidia-bug-report.log.gz) and one from a successful boot (named working-nvidia-bug-report.log.gz).

If anyone can shed some light on this I would be grateful. I have tried a variety of kernel line options, to no avail.

Regards,

M.

Dizzle7677 04-21-10 11:47 PM

Re: Intermittent failure to initialise onboard GF8200 - Nvidia 195.36.15
 
Have you tried a simple CRT/monitor hookup to rule out the TV as a potential problem? Some additional tinkering with the xorg.conf seems to be needed to get it right. Xserver fails at the libXrender part for whatever reason.

Quote:

(WW) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): The EDID for SONY TV (DFP-0) contradicts itself: mode
(WW) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): "1920x1080" is specified in the EDID; however, the EDID's
(WW) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): valid VertRefresh range (48.000-62.000 Hz) would exclude
(WW) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): this mode's VertRefresh (24.0 Hz); ignoring VertRefresh
(WW) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): check for mode "1920x1080".
(II) Apr 22 10:26:14 NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0

and when it fails...
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

falcon15500 04-21-10 11:50 PM

Re: Intermittent failure to initialise onboard GF8200 - Nvidia 195.36.15
 
Thanks for your response!

I will give it a shot, but I am pretty sure it's not the cause. The part you quoted only appears in the logs when the driver works and X comes up.

However - as I said (and thanks), I will give it a shot. :)

M.

falcon15500 04-22-10 06:30 PM

Re: Intermittent failure to initialise onboard GF8200 - Nvidia 195.36.15
 
Hey all,

In the end I did (yet) another clean install and it's all working fine now. Which really does my head in. As far as I can see, everything is the same - yet it's working as good as gold. Unfortunately this means I have no insights to offer for anyone else who comes across this - apart from doing a re-install.

M.

gradinaruvasile 04-23-10 06:40 AM

Re: Intermittent failure to initialise onboard GF8200 - Nvidia 195.36.15
 
Well Lucid is in beta testing phase, many things come and go...Wait until after it is released.

BTW i too have a 8200 on a M3N78-VM mobo and it works perfectly well on Debian Squeeze. I used it with Ubuntu 9.04/Xubuntu 9.10 and never had any issues.

One problem i had when i was testing the 2.6.33 kernel - a driver conflict between the nouveau driver and the nvidia one. I had to disable kms + blacklist nouveau in order to make it work. But i always use the standard linux driver installer (which, in my opinion is better than the Ubuntu .debs that caused me headaches).


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