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Old 04-28-04, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can't start startx/gdm (black screen) in fedora-redhat


I'm experiencing exactly the same problem :
when I type startx from console, the machine is under hardware lockup for five long minutes, not even answering to network (ssh, etc...), then the nvidia splashscreen appears, and everything works OK.

I am running the 2.6.5-gentoo-r1 kernel, with a "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 500] (rev a3)" graphics card, and have the following options in /etc/X11/XF86Config :

Load "glx"
# Load "dri"

Identifier "GeForce3 Ti500"
#Driver "nv"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
#VideoRam 65536

I have also disabled AGPGART (/dev/agpgart) support in kernel because it caused errors in `dmesg`, but it didn't solve the problem.

I was running FreeBSD before, with nvidia drivers version 4365, and had no problem.
I tried under Linux 2.4.25 and Linux 2.6.5, with nvidia drivers version 4496-r3 and 5336-r2, in vain...
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