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Old 11-16-02, 10:51 AM   #22
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i was also pleasantly surprised to see the nvidia freebsd drivers finally released. they installed perfectly on my current system (Pentium II 350 on an Intel SR440BX m/b with a 16MB RIVA TNT built in, along with 512MB of SDRAM), but there is the problem with the startup of my X server. whenever i start up, the screen 'pauses' just previous to the nvidia logo and doesnt go into the server until i press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace at exactly the right time (i have a 1/3s window every 30s)

my guess is that this is either configured during driver installation or the XF86Config file. i'll post the parts of my config file that refer to the server flags and card config)

----- XF86Config -----

# ************************************************** ********************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# ************************************************** ********************
Section "Module"

Load "bitmap"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx"


# ************************************************** ********************
# Server flags section.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "ServerFlags"

Option "NvAgp" "1"


# ************************************************** ********************
# Graphics device section
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Device"
Identifier "NV AGP"
VendorName "nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
# update this with the PCI id of your card. Consult the output
# of the 'lspci' command.
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

----- End of XF86Config -----

i have no idea what could be the problem. all in all, the server starts up with some effort, but if i could get it started without the hassle of 'fastest keyboard strokes wins', it would be a lot nicer

PS. i cvsuped just before i got the drivers. the latest XFree86 system was definitely installed:
|\__ freetype2-2.1.2_1
|\__ imake-4.2.0_1
|\__ XFree86-libraries-4.2.1_3
|\__ XFree86-Server-4.2.1_5
|\__ XFree86-fontEncodings-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-fontScalable-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-fontDefaultBitmaps-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-fontCyrillic-4.2.0_4
|\__ XFree86-font75dpi-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-font100dpi-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-documents-4.2.0
|\__ XFree86-clients-4.2.1_2
|\__ wrapper-1.0_2
\__ XFree86-FontServer-4.2.0_1
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