View Single Post
Old 10-05-03, 03:02 AM   #17
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 10

I'm going to chime in here and offer my problem out to you all in this thread. Why? Because from the first description - it's exactly the same issue. But with slightly different hardware.

If I run the nvidia driver I get X freeze ups where the screen just freezes but the mouse still moves.

I have tried all the NvAGP options, I don't have the ability to turn off ACPI in my bios, I guess ASUS didn't think that should be an option. I have tried different resolutions and bit depths, all cause the same problem.

My system:

Athlon T-Bird 1GHz
ASUS A7Pro (KT133 chipset) - Phoenix BIOS
Geforce 2 MX 400
640 megs of PC133 SDRAM

I have been grappling with this issue since I install RH9, but it's not exclusive to RH9. I had the same issue with Mandrake 9.1.

I've read about people saying to disable APIC in the kernel, I haven't got the first clue how to do that. I have done searchs on google about that and it sounds more confusing than it's worth. If someone has an easy way to do that, then post it here or email me.

Here is the text of my XF86Config file:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
# Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "KDS XF-70"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 72.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"

Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
VideoRam 65536

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

MadMikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote