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Old 09-06-08, 08:16 PM   #1
glaurung
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Default NVIDIA Driver for linux >=173.xx.xx fails, whereas 169 used to work. [SOLVED 177.80]

Hello everybody,

I have a serious problem, having bought a new PC a couple of months ago, and still not enjoyed 3d graphics.

My Graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce 8500GT.
My Monitor is an LG Flatron L227WT.

Xorg will not start with nvidia drivers enabled. It gives me a black screen, my monitor shows "Digital, Power Save Mode" and it goes to sleep, as if the graphics card sends no signal. After that, Ctrl+Alt+F1 does not get me back to the framebuffer. Ctrl+Atl+Del is all I can do (reboot).

X is always stuck at this point (from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
...
...
[43] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[b]

There is no error (EE), I assume this is a serious crash.

I initially tried many linux distributions (Arch, Gentoo, Sabayon 3.5, Ubuntu Intrepid, openSUSE 11, Fedora 9, Sidux 2008-2, Mepis 8 beta) and every one of them has failed. In fact, I would think that I have problematic hardware or configuration, if it was not for the fact that the nvidia drivers did work in Mandriva One 2008.1.

Mandriva One 2008.1 comes with nvidia driver version 169.12. The nvidia driver stopped functioning even in Mandriva when the update to 173 became available. I have also tried version 177.70 in Gentoo but I get the same result.

X.Org X Server is 1.4.2.

I can login remotely to the machine through ssh, but nvidia-bug-report.sh does not complete normally, it is stuck and the logfile it has managed to write before i kill it is quite small:
Code:
nvidia-bug-report.log
Start of NVIDIA bug report log file.  Please send this report,
along with a description of your bug, to linux-bugs@nvidia.com.

nvidia-bug-report.sh Version: 2445528

Date: Sat Sep  6 02:22:09 EEST 2008
uname: Linux gandalf 2.6.26-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Thu Aug 28 14:24:23 EEST 2008 x86_64 AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

____________________________________________

/proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  177.70  Wed Aug 27 12:46:19 PDT 2008
GCC version:  gcc version 4.3.1 (Gentoo 4.3.1-r1 p1.1) 

____________________________________________

/proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
And here is /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.4.2
Release Date: 11 June 2008
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.26-gentoo-r1 x86_64 
Current Operating System: Linux gandalf 2.6.26-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP Thu Aug 28 14:24:23 EEST 2008 x86_64
Build Date: 28 August 2008  02:27:38AM
 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Sep  6 02:17:06 2008
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Xorg Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "LG_Flatron_L227WT"
(**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) |-->Input Device "PS/2 Mouse"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
...
(II) Module ABI versions:
	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
	X.Org Video Driver: 2.0
	X.Org XInput driver : 2.0
	X.Org Server Extension : 0.3
	X.Org Font Renderer : 0.5
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 2.0
(++) using VT number 7

(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 10de,0754 card 1849,0754 rev a2 class 05,00,00 hdr 00
...
(II) PCI: 03:00:0: chip 10de,0421 card 10b0,1401 rev a1 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
...
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 4: bridge is at (0:18:0), (0,4,4), BCTRL: 0x0002 (VGA_EN is cleared)
...
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
...
(--) PCI: (2:0:0) nVidia Corporation unknown chipset (0x0849) rev 162, Mem @ 0xf9000000/24, 0xc8000000/27, 0xc6000000/25, I/O @ 0xcc00/7, BIOS @ 0xf8fe0000/17
(--) PCI:*(3:0:0) nVidia Corporation GeForce 8500 GT rev 161, Mem @ 0xfc000000/24, 0xd0000000/28, 0xfa000000/25, I/O @ 0xdc00/7, BIOS @ 0xfd7e0000/17
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
	[0] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x100000000) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[b]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
	[0] -1	0	0xf8ef8000 - 0xf8efbfff (0x4000) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0xf8eff800 - 0xf8efffff (0x800) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0xf8d7e000 - 0xf8d7e00f (0x10) MX[b]
...
	[32] -1	0	0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc7f (0x80) IX[b](B)
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
	[0] -1	0	0xf8ef8000 - 0xf8efbfff (0x4000) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0xf8eff800 - 0xf8efffff (0x800) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0xf8d7e000 - 0xf8d7e00f (0x10) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0xf8d7e400 - 0xf8d7e4ff (0x100) MX[b]
...
	[32] -1	0	0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc7f (0x80) IX[b](B)
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
(II) All system resource ranges:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
...
	[38] -1	0	0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc7f (0x80) IX[b](B)
(II) "extmod" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "dbe" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "freetype" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "type1" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "record" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "dri" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module  177.70  Wed Aug 27 13:08:31 PDT 2008
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.13.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "xtrap"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions//libxtrap.so
(II) Module xtrap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) Loading extension DEC-XTRAP
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/fonts//libfreetype.so
(II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 2.1.0
	Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
	ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/fonts//libtype1.so
(II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.2
	Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
	ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.5
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input//kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.3.1
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input//mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.3.0
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  177.70  Wed Aug 27 12:51:09 PDT 2008
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 03:00:0
(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:1:3) found
(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:0) found
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
(II) Loading sub module "wfb"
(II) LoadModule: "wfb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
(II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
...
	[38] -1	0	0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc7f (0x80) IX[b](B)
(II) resource ranges after probing:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
...
	[41] -1	0	0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc7f (0x80) IX[b](B)
	[42] 0	0	0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[b]
	[43] 0	0	0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[b]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(**) 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 "UseEDID" "FALSE"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEdidDpi" "false"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "DPI" "90x90"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(**) NVIDIA(0): ConnectedMonitor string: "DFP"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Ignoring EDIDs
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Not probing EDID on DFP-0.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8500 GT (G86) at PCI:3:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 60.86.65.00.00
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 8500 GT at PCI:3:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): DFP-0: Internal Dual Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1680x1050_50.00"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1280x1024-100.00"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1024x768"; removing.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "800x600"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (90, 90); computed from "DPI" X config option
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 32-bit ARGB GLX visuals.
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
...
	[42] 0	0	0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[b]
	[43] 0	0	0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[b]
Any ideas for what I can do? At least how to get nvidia-bug-report.sh to generate a complete logfile, because nvidia requests for assistance to them must include this.

Last edited by glaurung; 11-04-08 at 04:14 PM. Reason: solved
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