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Old 04-28-03, 05:12 AM   #5
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I have exactly the same issue, i get the screen full of ascii then a hard lock and have to power my system off.

I have tried redhat 7.3, 8.0, 9.0, FreeBSD 4.7, 4.8 and 5.0

All go into a full hardware lock when starting X with the Nvidia drivers. The non-accelerated drivers (nv) work fine.

It seems to be something to do with the Epox 8RDA+ mainboard as already mentioned above its probly a Bios issue.

I had no problems with my old mainboard, a ASUS A7V133 (KT133 Chipset)

So the problem is definately mainboard related, despite having no problems in windoze

Hopefully there will be a bios update for the 8RDA+ to fix the problem in the near future, but im not holding my breath.

Hope this saves some of you some troubleshooting time.

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