I have a nVidia driver problem. I think it's the driver
because when is use driver 'nv' instead of 'nvidia',
everything is fine (except graphics are slow with 'nv',
that's why I need the 'nvidia' driver).
1. Boot up - screen is fine
2. Use lots of programs or no programs, and screen is fine.
3. Restart or shutdown and screen goes very very strange.
With driver 'nv' I see all the pretty messages
on the screen during the shutdown process, but
with driver 'nvidia', all I see is a bunch
of black and white and gray squiggles. And the display
is only showing up on 90 percent of the screen.
I'm attaching (per your sticky post on what you need)
I started X like you said to, like this:
startx -- -logverbose 5
to get the X log I'm attaching.
Other pertinent info:
A. video card: nForce 2 Geforce 4 Integrated
(it's not a separate card, it's built right into
the motherboard. It's got dual vga output so I
guess that makes it multihead)
B. driver version: 1.0.5336
(installed using NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
which is a nice installer by the way)
C. Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
D video bios revision: from /proc/drivers/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
Video BIOS: 04.1f.00.09.09
Card Type: AGP
E. processor: AMD Athlon XP 2700+
F. motherboard: I think it's made by MSI.
It's a new Mega 180 PC. You can see their
published details about it here:
In the published details, MSI says that the video
is AGP (8x) but in /var/log/XFree86.0.log it says
that AGP (4x) was initialized. I don't know why
it doesn't initialize to AGP (8x).
I want to thank you for your help with this.
If you need more info, please let me know.