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Old 10-10-02, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default POSSIBLE AGP TROUBLE (mandrake 9.0)

Hi, i'm ultra new to linux. I installed the mandrake 9.0 distribution with no problems at all, and the x server running perfectly. I needed to upgrade so that i could use my TV-OUT port, so i followed the instructions on the NVIDIA website to the tee (using the rpm method), everything "compiled" okay. i edited the XF86Config-4 file (since XFree86 is using that config file and even if it wasn't i tried running it like "XFree86 -xf86config /etc/X11/XF86Config-4"). When I tried to start the server (I'm running the at the shell, with the x server disabled at startup) my monitor blinks 3 times with fast blue screens then it stops doing anything and my computer hangs and i have to press the system reset button. after investigating the log file there is no sign of error except for a warning at the end saying "Failed to load AGP" or something similar. I edited the config file to say Option "NvAgp" "0", but still same response when i start my X server. I have the log files + the config file. If anyone is willing to help me out i'd really appreciate it! my system specs are:

Geforce 2 MX400 64MB SDRAM AGP
VIA VT82C598MVP AGP system controller

here is the config file i am using:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "HP
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 60 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 60 # 50-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAgp" "0"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"


i attached the log output i get.

again thanks in advance to whoever can help me solve this problem.
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