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Old 01-04-06, 03:36 PM   #18
drgerafe
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Unhappy Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

I'm attempting to install the 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 NVIDIA driver on my
Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE and XFree86 4.5.0.

The kernel module (nvidia.ko) installs and loads without problems, returning
the kernel message:

nvidia0: <GeForce4 420 Go> mem 0xdbf80000-0xdbffffff,0xdc000000-0xdfffffff,
0xfd000000-0xfdffffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci1

Relevant sysctl(8) variables:
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP=1
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=0
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile=2

When I attempt to start the XFree86 server, however, using the "nvidia" driver,
the entire systems hangs *hard*, requiring a power-cycle to recover.

No error messages are reported to either /var/log/XFree86.0.log or
/var/log/messages.

I get the same result when "hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=1"...

The device section of /etc/X11/XF86Config was generated by "nvidia-xconfig":

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card:nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"
EndSection

The XFree86 "nv" driver in 4.5.0 seems to "just" work OK (i.e., I can use the
full 1600x1200 resolution of my Toshiba, and "glxgears" runs at 372 fps), so
I'm not *desperate* to use the native NVIDIA driver.
It would be nice, however, to be able to make it work again.

I used the FreeBSD NVIDIA XFree86 driver once-upon-a-time for a short while
when I was running 4.x on this Toshiba.
After upgrading to 5.x, I tried once, but the NVIDIA driver was "broken" (it
didn't use the full 1600x1200 resolution of the display).
Since I got XFree86 to use the full 1600x1200, I haven't been back to the
NVIDIA drivers...

Pointers to debugging this will be appreciated.
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