Unrecoverable Kernel Oops when launching X on 9400M (ION)
I have a Zotac IONITX-B mother board with the Nvidia GeForce 9400M chipset. Whenever I try to launch X with the nvidia module it results in a kernel Oops and X is unusable.
As soon as I try to load X (xorg-server 1.6.2) the pc crashes with a kernel Oops. The pc is equipped with 4Gb of DDR2 800Mhz RAM. No other perhiperals are used except for one wifi usb dongle and a usb keyboard. The pc is hooked up to a 40" lcd tv via HDMI. The distro of choice is Arch Linux.
This is what I have done so far to try pin pointing the problem:
* Installed the nvidia package from the ArchLinux repositories = results in kernel Oops when trying to run X.
* unistalled the ArchLinux nvidia package and installed the driver available on the nvidia website (the .run file) = results in kernel Oops when trying to run X.
* Removed one stick of ram and tested each stick individually on both slots on the motherboard = results in kernel Oops on all tries when trying to run X.
* Installed xf86-video-vesa from the ArchLinux repositories and used that module in xorg.conf = results in no kernel Oops and a well working X environment.
My xorg.conf is very minimal as it depends on HAL to detect what needs to be loaded.
Do you have any idea what might be causing this behaviour?
I tried to run the nvidia-bug-report script but it hangs and probably doesn't provide a full report.
Hopefully you can make something out of the logs I have attached and provide me with a solution to this problem.