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Old 06-17-10, 01:01 PM   #1
jamengual
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Red face Macpro 3.1 Nvidia 8800GT Freebsd 8.0 amd64 black screen

Hi guys.

I have a Nvidia 8800GT 512mb on my Macpro 3.1 and with FreeBSD 8.0 in one hd and Macosx 10.6 in another.

Everythin in Macosx and the nvidia card works, no problem at all.

In freebsd first I installed the driver with Freebsd agp and after some testing I reinstalled without Freebsd agp.

I have this on /boot/loader.conf
machdep.disable_mtrrs="1"
nvidia_load="YES"

I'm using this drivers and tools :

nvidia-driver-195.36.15 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL ren
nvidia-settings-195.36.15 Display Control Panel for X NVidia driver
nvidia-xconfig-195.36.15 Tool to manipulate X configuration files for the NVidia dri
xorg-7.4_4 X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.4_2 X.org apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_3 X.org cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.4,1 X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.4_3 X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.4 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.4 X.org fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.4 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.4 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.4 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.4 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.4 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.4 X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-macros-1.2.1 X.Org development aclocal macros
xorg-server-1.6.5_1,1 X.Org X server and related programs

FreeBSD PePeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Thu Apr 8 00:10:26 UTC 2010 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MACPRO amd64

I generated the xorg config with nvidia-xconfig utility and this how it looks like :

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (root@PePeBSD.workatplay) Wed Jun 16 23:25:20 UTC 2010


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
# have to disable xinerama if I want screen rotation
Option "Xinerama" "off"
#Option "Clone" "Off"
EndSection


Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
FontPath "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8800 GT"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

The Xorg log info is here :

http://www.pastebin.ca/1885198

the log is with debuglevel 6 startx -- -logverbose 6.

The computer sometime hangs but most of the times I can kill Xorg from another computer and try again if I need.

I used to have a ATI HD 2600 HD and it was working with no problem and I upgraded to the nvidia for some other issues( I changes mostly because the xorg driver sucks for ATI).

I have to Dell screens that are LCDs but the driver seems to find them on the CRT-0/1 and I don't really know if that is the issue or not.

If anyone can help me with this It will be really appreciate.

Thanks.
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