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Old 03-12-05, 05:37 AM   #70
legalos
Leadtek 6800 / PNY 6600GT
 
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Question Re: 1.0-7167 for Linux x86 released

@zander

I have tried 2 different brand 6600GTs. PNY and XFX. Both have dual DVI outputs.

After playing something 3d, but it could happen in 2d (takes a much longer time), both my screens go blank.

Screens display "No signal, check cable"
Machine in hardlocked. Cannot ssh into it, etc.

in /var/log/messages I get msgs like this:
Code:
Mar 11 19:52:53 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:52:53 jedi NVRM: Xid: 6, PE0002 180c 02c402c5 0030fb80 bf0e380c 00000005
Mar 11 19:53:50 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:53:50 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:54:25 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:54:25 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:55:06 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:55:06 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:55:43 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:55:43 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:56:20 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:56:20 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:56:58 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:56:58 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 11 19:57:31 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 11 19:57:31 jedi NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 12 02:41:31 jedi NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 12 02:41:31 jedi NVRM: Xid: 6, PE0002 180c 03be03af 002ec900 00000000 00100000
I tried 6629 & 7167, 6600GT is supported in only those 2 versions.

I went as far as measuring my power usage with a multimeter, disconnecting all unnecessary devices and I still get the error, thinking maybe it was power related. My motherboard specs claim it has all the supporting features.

Giga-Byte: GA-7DPXDW-P motherboard

450watt PSU
dual amd 2800+
1xPNY 6600GT AGP
2xSATA WD raptor drives
2xATA/133 maxtor drives
1xSony DVD+/-RW
1xPCI/66 intel gigabit ethernet
1xPCI/66 promise SATA
1xPCI sound blaster audigy
1xPCI via usb2 card
1xPCI hauppauge tv tuner

My calculations were: 121.0 volts from wall socket * ~3.0 amps under load == 363watts, 121.0 * ~2.6 amps idle == 320watts

In the readme, there is another Gigabyte board listed with AGP problems. Not sure if mine is the same...

On a side note, I have been running with a Leadtek 6800 since august 13, 2004 with not one lockup. I wanted to switch for the dual DVI, as I now have 2 LCD displays...

According the multimeter reading, the 6800 and 6600 seem to draw about the same amount of power both idle and under load, within a few watts.

What I basically would like from someone like zander, is their thoughts whether it is hardware or software (driver) related, so I know whether or not to keep the card.

I have also tried an updated BIOS from http://www.mvktech.net, but with the updated BIOS, only one DVI port works, so i had to go back to the factory BIOS.

thanks so much. you time is appreciated.

cheers,
joe
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