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metamatics 03-28-05 03:52 PM

RenderAccel hangs X on Geforce 2 MX, driver 1.7167
My X server hangs, if i have RenderAccel enabled, after some render activity (like surfing the web with firefox), and, yes, i tried both latest Xorg and Xfree.
X does just hangs, the mouse still moves, but the applications are not responding, and i could recover the machine with Alt-Sysrq-K.
Everything works ok if RenderAccel is disabled.
I don't know if nvidia is interested in supporting such an old card, but if not so it shoud be made explicit.


TurboI 03-28-05 09:12 PM

Re: RenderAccel hangs X on Geforce 2 MX, driver 1.7167
Hello. Have you been following any of the "Freeze problem" threads? I have been having many freezing problems here, on my backup system- K62-500 and VIA MVP3 chipset, and GeForce2-MX-400 64MB AGP. "Render Accel" did not help, but disabling Font AntiAliasing in KDE really did, as mentioned in the Linux Gamers' FAQ on icculus.org.

I thought about swapping in my 5600XT 128MB from my main system(waiting for a replacement ATA133 card)into this system, so when the system locked up the last time, I swapped cards and noticed the heat sink on the MX card was really hot, and I had not even been playing any games, just surfing the net. This other card has a fan and heatsink, and has not locked up once.

It reminds me of my first NVIDIA card, a Creative TNT-2 with 32MB. It had a heat sink only, and it got really hot, no matter what. I rigged up two small fans blowing from the end of the card to over the chip. I might have to do that again. I never noticed this MX card get that hot, but the last time I used it I was dual booting between Linux and windows(for games).

There are some temperature threads running around the forum, also, mostly on the windows side...

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