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drgerafe 01-04-06 11:36 PM

NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100
I'm attempting to install the 1.0-8174 for
FreeBSD i386 NVIDIA driver on my Toshiba
Satellite Pro 6100 running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE
and XFree86 4.5.0.

The kernel module (nvidia.ko) compiles, installs,
and loads without problems, returning the kernel

nvidia0: <GeForce4 420 Go> mem 0xdbf80000-0xdbffffff,0xdc000000-0xdfffffff,
0xfd000000-0xfdffffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci1

Relevant sysctl(8) variables:

When I attempt to start the XFree86 server,
however, using the "nvidia" driver, the entire
systems hangs *hard*, requiring a power-cycle to recover.

NO error messages are reported to either
/var/log/XFree86.0.log or /var/log/messages.

I get the same result when

The device section of /etc/X11/XF86Config
was generated by "nvidia-xconfig":

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card:nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"

The XFree86 "nv" driver in 4.5.0 "just" works
(i.e., I can use the full 1600x1200 resolution
of my Toshiba, and "glxgears" runs at 372 fps),
so I don't *need* to use the native NVIDIA driver.
It would be nice, however, to be able to make
it work again.

I used the FreeBSD NVIDIA XFree86 driver
once-upon-a-time for a short while when I was
running 4.x on this Toshiba.
After upgrading to 5.x, I tried once, but the
current NVIDIA driver at the time was "broken"
(it would not use the full 1600x1200 resolution
of the display).
Since I got XFree86 to use the full 1600x1200,
I haven't been back to the NVIDIA drivers...

Pointers to debugging this will be appreciated.

sannn 02-01-06 01:28 PM

Re: NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100
I'm afraid that it's a bug in the nvidia drivers. I also have a simular problem (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63561). The nv drivers work fine at all resolutions but the official nvidia drivers just make the screen swtich off and the system responsless.. kinda crappy :(

I hope that some nvidia devs read this forum and will respond to these kind of posts

lanjoe9 02-23-06 06:30 PM

Re: NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100
I've got exactly the same problem as you, my laptop is a Toshiba 5205-s503 (Nvidia GeForce 4 Go 460 graphics card). I have that problem with the 8174 driver as well...:thumbdwn:

By the way, my laptop works nicely with the 7676 driver, but since driver 6113 I've ben unable to use the CRT-OUT port on my laptop. I've been complaining ever since, sent e-mails to Nvidia (freebsd-gfx-bugs@nvidia.com) with as much information I have been able to gather and all, to no avail.
Driver 4365 was absolutely marvelous, everything worked, even the CRT-out. I would have stayed with that driver if I could, but unfortunately something changed in FreeBSD 5.3 or 5.4 which meant 4365 could no longer be installed.
This CRT-out issue also occurs in the Linux drivers (tried it on ubuntu). Can you try if your CRT-OUT works (you need to modify some things in your xorg.conf file ) with your laptop in driver 7676? I'd really like NVidia to fix this and the more people we are, the faster they'll fix it.. (if they fix it at all).

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