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Old 11-08-07, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default nVidia Driver consumes CPU

I'm trying to build a Linux HTPC. I have a dual core 64 bit Opteron with an nVidia GeForce 7300 GT and Slackware 12 with a custom kernel.

I've tried a number of nVidia drivers. I had trouble building the kernel module until finding a patch for the x86-1.0-9755 at After patching the module compiled. I get no errors in the X11 log or the nvidia-installer log; all of the modules including nvidia seem to load successfully after startx. However, the X server consumes virtually all of the CPU resources and all I see is a black screen. SSH lets me poke around and X is running like mad.

I've tried tweaking the xorg.conf file but I've not found the solution yet, and I'm suspect the problem isn't a simple configuration error.

Any ideas would be most appreciated.

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