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Old 12-28-03, 10:47 AM   #4
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Default Re: X fails to start and freezes display

Originally posted by jmahler
Geforce 4 Ti 4200
2.4.23 kernel

after typing startx... the display goes black like normal then when normally X would be displayed, all sorts of characters are frozen on the screen (some in color). This locks the entire computer (if ssh an kill -9 x's PID, control resumes).

the drivers install like normal. they modprobe correctly.

I've tried several versions of the driver, several versions of X, and several versions of kernel. even completly reinstalled once.

I've tried agpgart and nvagp.

at the moment i am using vesa driver, because i need a computer. however, without the nvidia drivers, i am lacking several features i need.

i can post whatever information you want.


I had the same problem than you...

Be sure than your nvidia driver is loaded before. "lsmod"

add this to your XFConfig-4 file : Option "NvAgp" "0"

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAgp" "0"

should work like charm ;-)
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