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Old 02-17-05, 01:04 PM   #96
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Default Re: Fedora Core 3 and nVidia drivers - Solution

My FC3 machine with nVidia graphics locks up constantly in normal use.
It installed fine with the excellent instructions I got here.
I have read and tried everything in this thread to no avail.

The problem is that about 90% of the time the entire machine locks up.
No mouse, keyboard, network, nothing. Have to hard reboot with button. Cannot ping it.
The other 10% the session crashes (I assume X crashes) and I'm back to the login screen.
I have looked at /var/log/messages and Xorg.0.log.old - nothing there.
I've read the nVidia readme and made certain that turbo AGP mode is disabled in the BIOS, etc.

When it stays running, the video works very well.
I have the latest nVidia drivers (6629).
I sent a help request to the nvidia linux support with all the requested data 2 weeks ago (they provide a tool which queries your system for all the parameters they need) but have gotten no response.

BTW, anyone who uses the "pci-routeirq" fix should follow the dmesg-based feedback request (it didn't help me):
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: usbcore: registered new driver hub
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: ** Routing PCI interrupts for all devices because "pci=routeirq"
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: ** was specified. If this was required to make a driver work,
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: ** please email the output of "lspci" to
Feb 17 11:17:10 fryspc kernel: ** so I can fix the driver.

I'm wondering if I have a hardware issue, although I didn't have troubles with the previous RH08 load.
Also - I guess I cannot be 100% certain this is a graphics/driver/hardware issue without better log messages,
however the occasional X crash leads me to believe it is potentially the problem.

It doesn't seem to take a heavy graphics load to make it happen.
I'm not sure how to proceed; any help would be appreciated.

2.6.10-1.737_FC3 #1 Mon Jan 10 13:50:10 EST 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
512 MB RAM.

nVidia nodule:
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-6629 Wed Nov 3 13:12:51 PST 2004

ALi1647 chipset - nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev a1)

Next step is to increase the X logging to level 5.
This post is already long so I'll stop now and see if anyone has any ideas.

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