Re: 9755 + 2.6.20 xserver eats all cpu + ram, black screen
I hadn't checked recently, but the bios was already the most recent. In any case, the most recent BIOS change for that motherboard is in 2003.
I disabled the composite extension and tried setting NvAGP to 0 as suggested. Neither caused any notable change in behavior. Would you like an additional bug report with the changed system values, or is the original sufficient since the behavior is the same, anyway?
actually, I was rather hopeful in regards to the NvAGP.
This version of the Nvidia driver has been working for me quite well with the 2.6.19 so I would speculate that it had something to do with kernel changes between 2.6.19 and 2.6.20, possibly to do with the via (kx333?), the k7, and agp? In any case, the problem appears to be a memory alloc gone horribly, horribly wrong.