Slackware 9.1 + nforce + nvidia FX
I am using Slackware 9.1, and I installed the drivers and everything from the page. Everything built and compiled OK, but when I started up it said that nvaudio.o failed, then repeates it like 50 times, then dumps me to getty.
I get in to X and it is working....(Dont ask i dont know), so I am surfing the net and listening to music then...LINUX...failed. Couldnt SSH in could alt-ctrl-fn out of it or anything. Thought it was wierd. Then it happened again. Im not sure if its the nvnet nvaudio or the video drivers.
I think im going to just move to RH9.0 and see how that works, but I wanted to know if anyone had the same issue and fixed it.
also I have this problem :afro:
nVidia's code is not open source and is, therefore, not licensed under the GPL. Linux doesn't like this, and chances are, you're seeing a few 'tainted' warnings alongside a number of other errors [not attributed to the non-GPL code]:
Now, regarding the Linux crashes you are experiencing, where Linux completely freezes and becomes entirely nonresponsive, if you are using the nvnet driver for Ethernet communications, then this is likely the cause of the freezes. There have been a vast number of problems with this driver, and there have been many pleas to open source the code in hopes that the Linux hacking community could improve upon its deficiences without waiting for nVidia. Instead of waiting for nVidia, a group has reverse engineered the nvnet driver and released it. It is still in the alpha stage, but there have been many good things said about it. It's called forcedeth [google it], and it is a patch to the 2.6.x kernel. But, it isn't a must, although I recommend it.
Finally, overall, I simply recommend downloading and building yourself a nice new 2.6.x kernel. It comes with some nice new features, and the problems are, by far, considerably less. Of course, it will require you to get a little messy with some kernel configuration, but this is what Linux is all about.
Check out some things that have been said in another forum:
I would recommend using alsa 0.9.8 with slackware since RC1, RC2, and 1.0.1 have some problems with oss emulation. Actually if you don't play quake 3 based games under linux and wine you can use 1.0.1 drivers.
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