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BrianzaMan 04-05-07 09:35 AM

Console corrupted when X is started
Hi all,

I have a Vaio S4M/S laptop with a Nvidia Geforce 6200 go and the lastest drivers 9755 installed on FreeBSD 6.2.

The problem is simple.

As X starts the textual consoles (ttyv0 to 7) are corrupted. Even shutting X off will not do any better.

X works without problems, but the consoles are unaccessible.

Any hints?

My X configuration is clean (no particular options enabled like RenderAccel or such)



alexdupre 04-23-07 01:32 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
I have the same problem with a GeForce 6200 (driver 1.0.9746 from FreeBSD ports). I had a FX 5900 on the same system and the problem was not present. Once X is started, switching to the textual console give me a black screen and my LCD monitor says "No signal". It seems a problem related to 6200 cards, but I'd like to see it fixed, since the importance of textual consoles.

BrianzaMan 05-01-07 10:59 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Linux driver is also broken

alexdupre 05-25-07 01:12 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
So? Do you confirm the problem? Are you working on a fix?

lanjoe9 05-30-07 02:26 PM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Got the same problem, FreeBSD 6.2, 9746 driver.
Problem also seen in Debian GNU/Linux "etch" with the latest driver..

And I've got a few anomalies in Xorg in FreeBSD as well -- part of the rightmost border of the screen appears at the left, like when you play Super Mario Bros, you can cross from one side of the screen to the other.....


zander 06-03-07 03:46 PM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Are you using standard VGA or high resolution (VESA) consoles?

alexdupre 06-04-07 01:18 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Standard text console, 80x25, no VESA.

Harvey Pooka 06-04-07 12:01 PM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
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I can confirm that with 6-STABLE (built on June 1st, 2007). Driver 9746 exhibits out-of-sync (according to my monitor) problems on the console once X has run at least one time. Before X has run, there are no apparent problems. 9631 does not exhibit the same problem.

1. Running nVidia AGP.
2. BFG 6800 OC AGP 128MB
3. DVI
4. dmesg (verbose) boot:
nvidia0: <GeForce 6800> mem 0xfc000000-0xfcffffff,0xb0000000-0xb7ffffff,0xfd0000
00-0xfdffffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci1
nvidia0: Reserved 0x1000000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xfc000000
nvidia0: Reserved 0x8000000 bytes for rid 0x14 type 3 at 0xb0000000
nvidia0: Reserved 0x1000000 bytes for rid 0x18 type 3 at 0xfd000000
ioapic0: routing intpin 16 (PCI IRQ 16) to vector 49
nvidia0: [GIANT-LOCKED]

alexdupre 06-25-07 01:09 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Any news on this issue?

zander 06-25-07 11:32 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Have you tried the 100.14.11 driver release?

alexdupre 06-27-07 01:48 AM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started
Yes, just tried, same result :-( How can I help you?

Harvey Pooka 08-21-07 12:49 PM

Re: Console corrupted when X is started

Originally Posted by zander
Have you tried the 100.14.11 driver release?

I finally tried the 100.14.11 release. The monitor no longer shows the out-of-sync message. It now goes to sleep when I switch to a console.

# sysctl hw.nvidia
hw.nvidia.agp.card.rates: 8x 4x
hw.nvidia.agp.card.fw: supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.sba: supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.registers: 0xff000e1b:0x1f000302
hw.nvidia.agp.status.status: enabled
hw.nvidia.agp.status.driver: nvidia
hw.nvidia.agp.status.rate: 8x
hw.nvidia.agp.status.fw: disabled
hw.nvidia.agp.status.sba: enabled
hw.nvidia.version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 100.14.11 Wed Jun 13 15:15:08 PDT 2007
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableVia4x: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableALiAGP: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPSBA: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPFW: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.FlatPanelMode: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.DevicesConnected: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.RmLogonRC: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.DetectPrimaryVga: 1
hw.nvidia.cards.0.model: GeForce 6800
hw.nvidia.cards.0.irq: 16
hw.nvidia.cards.0.type: AGP

# pciconf -lv
nvidia0@pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x004110de rev=0xa1 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
device = 'GeForce 6800 [NV40.1]'
class = display
subclass = VGA

Portion of Xorg.0.log:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "RandRRotation" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0): enabled.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 6800 (NV40) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 131072 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS:
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 6800 at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0): Sony SDM-M81 (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Sony SDM-M81 (DFP-0): 155.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): Sony SDM-M81 (DFP-0): Internal Single Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1280x1024"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "800x600"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1280 x 1024
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (90, 89); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
(--) NVIDIA(0): option
(==) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1280x1024"
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "BackingStore" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Backing store enabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled

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