I was also having this same problem. I stumbled onto a fix which seems to work for me. I added the following line to my Device section of my XFree86 config file:
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Maybe this will work for others as well.
Athlon XP 1600+
GeForce 2 GTS/Pro
Gigabyte GA-7DX motherboard
Originally posted by Jaji Uaamanen
I have the same reboot problem. I have RH 8.0 upgraded from RH 7.3, I've always used self compiled NVIDIA_kernel (& _GLX). Both compile cleanly with gcc (GCC) 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7). When I start X-server, system reboots (mostly, sometimes only freezes). XFree86 log shows no error, since it usually doesn't get written. If it gets written, it shows no error, "nvidia" gets loaded, but the file ends randomly.
I've tried BIOS settings with PNP-os and without, with no help.
System "nv" drivers work, same as glx etc. What is this problem related? Could it be old BIOS (I have not updated, since there was no need to)?
Previous nvidia drivers have worked with RH 7.1, but with RH 7.3 all glx apps froze; Chromium froze the whole system. With no 3D-applications nvidia drivers worked with RH 7.3. I thought that upg to RH 8.0 would solve this...
Any help appreciated...
MSI K7T Turbo (Via KT133A chip)
AMD 1.2 GHz Athlon TB
Geforce 2MX/400 64MB
Linux (RH 8.0) 2.4.18-14