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Old 11-09-07, 06:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Stumped!! Can't run more then 3 NVIDIA Cards!?!

This should work though I have never seen someone connecting 8 displays but it should work. The config file looks ok from a quick glance. It sounds like some device initialisation issue which can be related to acpi / irq stuff.

I'll paste the full description from the docs:
Q. My X server fails to start, and my X log file contains the error:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to
(EE) NVIDIA(0): be receiving interrupts generated by the NVIDIA
(EE) NVIDIA(0): device PCI:x:x:x. Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS
(EE) NVIDIA(0): section in the README for additional information.

A. This can be caused by a variety of problems, such as PCI IRQ routing
errors, I/O APIC problems or conflicts with other devices sharing the IRQ
(or their drivers).

If possible, configure your system such that your graphics card does not
share its IRQ with other devices (try moving the graphics card to another
slot if applicable, unload/disable the driver(s) for the device(s) sharing
the card's IRQ, or remove/disable the device(s)).

Depending on the nature of the problem, one of (or a combination of) these
kernel parameters might also help:

Parameter Behavior
-------------- ---------------------------------------------------
pci=noacpi don't use ACPI for PCI IRQ routing
pci=biosirq use PCI BIOS calls to retrieve the IRQ routing
noapic don't use I/O APICs present in the system
acpi=off disable ACPI
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