Problems with drivers
I have problems running the drivers after installing the new redhat 8.0.
yes.. I did install the tar.gz
I also tried both both rpm..
NVChooser advised the kernel source rpm and glx rpm.
I tried that.
everytime there's a hard crash when starting X. machine reboots or freezes. XFree86.0.log mangled.
Before the new install I ran an updated Redhat 7.1 and the 2960 -Version used to run fine...
(2960 doesn't work anymore.. tried that, too)
Winfast Geforce 3 Ti 200
1200Mhz AMD Athlon
does anyone have an idea?
remove those idebus=66 and ide0=ata66 from kernel commandline and try again.
Problems with drivers
i have removed the "idebus=66 ide0=ata66" parameters from the grub.cfg but that doesn't change anything...
(would have suprised since I ran with exactly those combination of kernel parameters for ages)
although i tried starting X without DMA66 two times I was not able to get another XFree86.0.log
if I put /var/log on my reiserfs-partition there is not only no new log but also the old one restored which I deleted before (transaction not closed ?).. also putting /var/log on by ext2 boot partition led to nothing..
sync before you issue startx, reiser (and probably other journaled fs)
has this nasty behaviour. "ages" ago I had a similar problem with reiser,
so I stopped using it.
sorry no other ideas at the moment.
You've rebooted your kernel since you've changed the grub config file, correct?
I just read that grub doesn't require that you rerun it when you change the config, so that's not the problem...
Does /proc/cmdline tell you that the ATA and idebus (idebus, incidentally, should be the speed of your PCI bus, not your IDE cables -- it was misnamed -- but it's only used in PIO modes, not DMA/MWDMA/UDMA setups, so that might be why you never noticed a difference) options are now no longer set?
Was this a clean install of RedHat? Or did you try to upgrade? I've seen upgrades to some really weird things to machines...
Edit: Your log file appears to have some bits of X's log, some bits of /var/log/messages, and a large piece of either /boot/System.map or /proc/ksyms. I don't know if that helps anyone or not, but those are the files that the contents of your X log file are usually in.
ro root=/dev/hda3 mem=nopentium hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi
the install was clean. only non-system data files back-upped.
okay.. finally I got my nvidia drivers running..
this time I installed the .tar.gz
as usual they didn't work .. so I started to fiddle around.. I tried to remove the
from my cmdline and it worked.
(ironically I inserted that specific parameter because the first nvidia driver I installed crashed on me otherwise.)
(if I'd only found out before doing another complete reinstall "just to be sure")
Oh yeah -- if you're using kernel 2.4.19, then you don't need mem=nopentium (assuming your processor is an Athlon XP or MP... I believe you still need it with the T-bird core but I don't know for sure). AMD released a kernel patch to lkml a while ago, and it appears to be integrated into 2.4.19.
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