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46and2 02-09-04 11:57 PM

Need help--Starting X takes 5 minutes!
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I just did a full install of Slackware 9.1 (switched from RH9) and then installed the 5336 nvidia driver. Everything works, but now when I startx, the screen goes blank and it's about 5 minutes before the desktop appears.
I logged in from another computer on the LAN and ran startx -- -verbose 5 from there so I could see what was happening while the screen blanked. When the "NVIDIA(0):" lines began, everything slowed to snail's pace, and after the "NVIDIA(0)" lines everything went back to normal. I tried some archived drivers all the way back to 4349, but they all had the same problem. I never had this problem when I was using RH, but I don't remember which driver version I had installed.
Video card is a PNY Verto Geforce2 PRO 64MB.
I've attached my XFree86 log (logverbose 5) and I added my XF86Config on to the end with cat >>. (Is there a way to attach 2 files?)
I'm grateful the driver works, but having to wait 5 minutes everytime I start X is super annoying. I would love to hear if anybody has any experience with this problem or any suggestions on how to fix it.


zander 02-10-04 12:53 AM

From the README:


Q: X takes a long time to start (possibly several minutes).  What can
  I do?
A: Most of the startx delay problems we have found are caused by incorrect
  data in video BIOSes about what display devices are possibly connected
  or what i2c port should be used for detection.  You can work around
  these problems with the XF86Config option "IgnoreDisplayDevices"
  (please see the description in (app-d) APPENDIX D: XF86CONFIG OPTIONS).

46and2 02-10-04 01:24 AM

Thanks zander!
I missed this when skimming the (incredibly long) README. I told nvidia to ignore DFP's and TV's and now X starts in a few seconds.

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