new graphics card makes Linux hang
I had a nice running system with a Geforce 2 MX card.
Some days ago this card has died (probably thermal problems)
so I replaced it with a brand new XFX PCI card with GeForce FX 5200.
I DID'NT CHANGE ANY SOFTWARE.
The system comes up and seems to work nice, except that I cannot
terminate X11 (via <ctrl><alt><del>) and worse, I cannot switch to
a text terminal (via <ctrl> <F2>)
If I try one of these the system hangs - it cannot even be pinged from
the network, so I have to do a hardware reset.
If I use the NV driver from the XFree tarball I don't have any of these
start X with startx -- -logverbose 5
Doesn't contain any relevant information
- your video card
XFX PCI card with GeForce FX 5200
- your driver version
- your distribution
Linux from Scratch
- your video bios revision (look in /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0 while X is running)
Model: GeForce FX 5200
Video BIOS: 04.34.20.27.01
Card Type: PCI
- your processor
dual Pentium III
- your motherboard model (especially if you're having lockups)