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Old 01-01-05, 07:05 PM   #1
sanmarcos
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Default Weird startup problem with latest kernels/nvidia drivers

Hi first of all, I'm running Debian SID testing/unstable, with Xfree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 0 (policy xserver-xfree86). Currently im running kernel 2.6.8.1, with the 6111 NV driver. Which works fine. But when I try to update to newer kernels, such as .9 or 2.6.10 my driver doesnt work anymore, when I startup it hangs at the NVIDIA splash, and the mouse shows, first with the "busy" cursor", then with the normal cursor overlayed, I can move the cursor, but it leaves a trail, if I try to switch to other virtual terminals, I get a weird black screen with weird stuff on it. Im running a NVIDIA RIVA TNT (16 mb), on an Asus a7s333, on the AGP port. The chip is a SiS 745, so its supported by NvAGP. Also Im running an Athlon XP 2000+ with 256 RAM DDR

Any ideas? On the new kernels, i tried all 6111 to 6106, to 6629 (Latest), and nothing works. I read the Kernel 2.6.10 sticky thread on the board, applied the patches and still nothing. Im totally lost.

EDIT: Here is some new stuff:

marccd@athlon:~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: RIVA TNT
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS: 02.04.18.03.00
Card Type: AGP


Im using GCC 3.3, from Debian, and I do get some warnings when doing "make install" on the new drivers. but it compiles fine.

Just in case, here goes my Xfree conf.
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