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Old 04-23-06, 09:49 AM   #5
skiy
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Default Re: Problem with the original NForce

There are three possible scenarios when X "crashes" after my first logout:

1) Horizontal Lines through middle of screen
2) Black screen
3) After re-login, KDE Generates enough SIGSEGV's to sink some sort of (KDE) battleship 8)

But that was all with NvAgp 3 (which is the default, and it turns out 3 was switching to 2 below)...

### Snippet from /etc/X11/xorg.conf ###

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "NvAGP" "1" # 0, 1 WORKS! 2, 3 Breaks
EndSection

### NvAgp 0 ###
### Well this was everything AGP disabled, and everything worked, so I didnt bother investigating further.

### NvAgp 1 ###
### Performance is visibly slow, but still (relatively) smooth.
### Perfectly Stable.
### Following is output from tests I entered in terminal:

[root@athlon ~]# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Disabled

AGP initialization failed, please check the ouput
of the 'dmesg' command and/or your system log file
for additional information on this problem.
[root@athlon ~]# dmesg | tail
NFSD: Using /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery as the NFSv4 state recovery directory
NFSD: unable to find recovery directory /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery
NFSD: starting 90-second grace period
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK5] enabled at IRQ 12
PCI: setting IRQ 12 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> Link [LNK5] -> GSI 12 (level, low) -> IRQ 12
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-8178 Wed Dec 14 16:22:51 PST 2005
NVRM: not using NVAGP, an AGPGART backend is loaded!
NVRM: not using NVAGP, an AGPGART backend is loaded!
[root@athlon ~]#


### NvAgp 2 ###
### Performance is fast.
### Extremely Unstable
### Following is output from tests I entered in terminal:

[root@athlon ~]# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 4x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled
[root@athlon ~]#


When I say performance I mean GLX gears and my Euphoria (GL) screensaver.

I could always run it at NvAgp 1, like I'm doing now, but I dont like to waste a good AGP bus

kthx
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