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cameroa 05-12-04 04:36 AM

Quadro4 900 / nForce3 150 / AMD64 3200 / RHEL 2.4.21-9.0.3-EL
 
H/W: Quadro4 900 / nForce3 150 (Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP) / AMD64 3200
OS: RedHat Enterprise 2.4.21-9.0.3-EL
Display driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

Symptoms: gets as far as downloading from nvidia ftp site, making new kernel module (up to "100%") then the machine hangs totally (requires reboot). NB: Driver and card work fine on a dual proc AMD athlon VIA board running the same OS

Has anyone used this combination successfully?

Cheers.

whig 05-12-04 07:14 PM

Re: Quadro4 900 / nForce3 150 / AMD64 3200 / RHEL 2.4.21-9.0.3-EL
 
Other people have reported problems with 32 bit drivers on Athlon 64s:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...light=stepping

cameroa 05-13-04 04:52 AM

Re: Quadro4 900 / nForce3 150 / AMD64 3200 / RHEL 2.4.21-9.0.3-EL
 
Thanks Whig, great link.
If only I'd known this before I'd bought the m/board and chip. In my ignorance I'd assumed that if I bought an nvidia chipset it would be compatible with an nvidia graphics card. Silly me huh?

FWIW running cat /proc/cpuinfo shows that my cpu stepping is 10 and hence will fail to run the nvidia driver properly on the 32-bit Redhat OS.

I actually got a private message from Andy Ritger at Nvidia who said:

"OK, this is the same problem we're seeing; the kernel won't make a
difference -- it's an interaction problem between the 32bit NVIDIA
kernel module and a particular set of AMD64 CPUs. The best I can
suggest in the short term is to install a 64bit OS (the 64bit NVIDIA
kernel module does not have this problem)."

Which is flippin' marvelous. I'm currently downloading the 64-bit version of Fedora.

cameroa 05-14-04 07:36 AM

Re: Quadro4 900 / nForce3 150 / AMD64 3200 / RHEL 2.4.21-9.0.3-EL
 
Which, after a bit of mucking about (I had to use "linux nofb apm=off acpi=off pci=noacpi" to get Fedora to install in less than 14hrs - I kid thee not) seems to work just fine.


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