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Old 09-09-04, 03:56 PM   #1
GF4 Ti4200 | nforce2 chip
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Unhappy system lockups w/ nforce&nvidia graphics

Hi everyone,

I've problems running Fedora Core 2 with these components:
- Abit NF7 mainboard w/ nforce2 chipset
- Terratec graphic card w/ geforce4 ti 4200 chipset

formerly, I had an asus a7a-266e board and kernel 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl running, worked fine with nvidia drivers (up to 1.0-6106), but I replaced the asus board with the abit. That's where the trouble began.

First of all, the system freezed (booting the good old 2.4.22) when the usb-ohci module was loaded (reproducible). Next freeze was while loading the fresh-compiled nvnet module (latest version from, which was reproducible, too.

So I switched to a 2.6 kernel: 2.6.8-1.521 (precompiled fedora kernel). Now the usb module runs pretty fine, nvnet and nvsound modules, too.

But now I get system lockups when starting X ( 6.7.0-2). I got the rescent nvidia driver (1.0-6111) and I even tried's 2.6.8-1.521.stk16 kernel, nothing helps: screen gets blank, may show weird dots and lines, system freezes.
One time I saw a kernel panic in gdm-binary flickering over the screen, but "normally" the system locks up so I cannot even access the kernel via sysrq.

Anyone got a clue on this?

Kind regards,


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