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jamengual 06-17-10 01:01 PM

Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Hi guys.

I have a Nvidia 8800GT 512mb on my Macpro 3.1 and with FreeBSD 8.0 in one hd and Macosx 10.6 in another.

Everythin in Macosx and the nvidia card works, no problem at all.

In freebsd first I installed the driver with Freebsd agp and after some testing I reinstalled without Freebsd agp.

I have this on /boot/loader.conf
machdep.disable_mtrrs="1"
nvidia_load="YES"

I'm using this drivers and tools :

nvidia-driver-195.36.15 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL ren
nvidia-settings-195.36.15 Display Control Panel for X NVidia driver
nvidia-xconfig-195.36.15 Tool to manipulate X configuration files for the NVidia dri
xorg-7.4_4 X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.4_2 X.org apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_3 X.org cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.4,1 X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.4_3 X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.4 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.4 X.org fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.4 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.4 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.4 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.4 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.4 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.4 X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-macros-1.2.1 X.Org development aclocal macros
xorg-server-1.6.5_1,1 X.Org X server and related programs

FreeBSD PePeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Thu Apr 8 00:10:26 UTC 2010 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MACPRO amd64

I generated the xorg config with nvidia-xconfig utility and this how it looks like :

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (root@PePeBSD.workatplay) Wed Jun 16 23:25:20 UTC 2010


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
# have to disable xinerama if I want screen rotation
Option "Xinerama" "off"
#Option "Clone" "Off"
EndSection


Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8800 GT"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

The Xorg log info is here :

http://www.pastebin.ca/1885198

the log is with debuglevel 6 startx -- -logverbose 6.

The computer sometime hangs but most of the times I can kill Xorg from another computer and try again if I need.

I used to have a ATI HD 2600 HD and it was working with no problem and I upgraded to the nvidia for some other issues( I changes mostly because the xorg driver sucks for ATI).

I have to Dell screens that are LCDs but the driver seems to find them on the CRT-0/1 and I don't really know if that is the issue or not.

If anyone can help me with this It will be really appreciate.

Thanks.

jamengual 06-17-10 03:39 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
I have 4 GB of Ram too.

jamengual 07-06-10 12:21 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jamengual (Post 2272627)
I have 4 GB of Ram too.

Does anyone know about this issue or a possible solution or mistake from my part(base on my details) ?

Any Nvidia guys alive around here ?

I switch from Ati to Nvidia just because of the driver and now I'm stuck with a blank screen.

Thanks.

D3V1N 07-06-10 12:52 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
might want to try switching dvi ports on the videocard and reboot
I had to do this in ubuntu once
mac version of the 8800gt might have a different device ID than a non mac 8800gt
but it looks like the drivers see the card fine

jamengual 07-06-10 04:49 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by D3V1N (Post 2283510)
might want to try switching dvi ports on the videocard and reboot
I had to do this in ubuntu once
mac version of the 8800gt might have a different device ID than a non mac 8800gt
but it looks like the drivers see the card fine

I Just try that with one and two screens connected and rebooting each time and no luck.

Not even with one screen works.

mmmm

jamengual 07-07-10 06:55 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Any work from Nvidia guys ?

Any additional info needed ?

Please help!!!

Thanks.

rnejdl 07-09-10 10:01 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
I'll give a couple of ideas...

Try removing:
Option "NvAGP" "1"

Try removing the xorg.conf file altogether. Does it work with the nv driver? If so, try changing that one line in xorg.conf to nvidia. What options did you compile the driver with?

Rusty Nejdl
http://networking.ringofsaturn.com

jamengual 07-13-10 04:33 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
I tried without NvAGP already.

I recreated the config file and I try the nv driver too and goes blank too.

I compiled the beta version and the stable version with and without Freebsd AGP and with or without all the rest of the options just for testing and still blank screen.

If I install back the Ati card it works with the radeonhd and radeon driver no problem.

When I do startx the screen goes to Energy saving mode, nothing else.

I try to force like 1024x768 and nothing...

I was going to try with a VGA cable instead of DVI just for fun but I don't know if that will change something.

Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rnejdl (Post 2285483)
I'll give a couple of ideas...

Try removing:
Option "NvAGP" "1"

Try removing the xorg.conf file altogether. Does it work with the nv driver? If so, try changing that one line in xorg.conf to nvidia. What options did you compile the driver with?

Rusty Nejdl
http://networking.ringofsaturn.com


rnejdl 07-13-10 05:47 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Jamengual,

The black screen with the NV driver narrows things in quite a bit. That means we can stop basically troubleshooting any sort of NVIDIA driver issue and instead focus on output of XOrg or cabling. Go ahead and give the alternate cable a shot and see if you get any display from that. I'm using a DVI cable on my 9600 GT without issue but it sounds like you have something else going on.

Rusty

jamengual 07-13-10 06:12 PM

Re: Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen
 
Same computer, card, cables and screens different OS (Mac Os X )works perfectly.

Different video card and same computer same cable, same screens works perfectly.

is only when I use the Nvidia card, and Freeebsd.

Actually I will try again the nv driver, because I'm not sure if I really test it or not( I did too many tests that day)( I was thinking on the ati driver).

I will get back to you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rnejdl (Post 2287132)
Jamengual,

The black screen with the NV driver narrows things in quite a bit. That means we can stop basically troubleshooting any sort of NVIDIA driver issue and instead focus on output of XOrg or cabling. Go ahead and give the alternate cable a shot and see if you get any display from that. I'm using a DVI cable on my 9600 GT without issue but it sounds like you have something else going on.

Rusty



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