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Old 05-07-04, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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
IRQ: 24
Video BIOS:
Card Type: PCI

- your processor
dual Pentium III

- your motherboard model (especially if you're having lockups)
SuperMicro P3TDLE
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File Type: txt XFree86.0.log.NVIDIA.txt (28.1 KB, 155 views)
File Type: txt XF86Config.txt (16.0 KB, 140 views)
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