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Old 04-16-03, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default GeForce 4 Ti4200 + K7S5A + RedHat 9 + 4349 = No Workie

Setup:
The drivers were installed on a clean install by running the command sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run

And then changing nv to nvidia in the config.

Symptoms:
Apon start of X it crashes back to a text login prompt around 4 times and then starts the config problem utility. A few secnds later the computer freezes compeletly ( num lock doesnt even work).

If i try to start X while logged into the shell only (no graphical login), I am crashed out to a prompt then the computer is frozen completely(hard reboot needed).

When I change the driver back to nv, X will start up fine...


Info:
video card - NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/ AGP8X
driver version - 4349
distribution - RedHat Linux 9
video bios revision - Unknown
motherboard model - ECS K7S5A

Attached is my XFree86 log file, below is a section from my XF86Config.

Section "Device"

# Option "TwinView"
# Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
# Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.0 - 96.0"
# Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "55.0 - 160.0"
# Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 800x600,800x600"
# Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Thanks in Advance!
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Old 04-16-03, 11:49 PM   #2
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log file didnt attach, now it is
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Old 04-17-03, 01:22 AM   #3
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Ive disabled EDID and AGP, still the same problem....



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Old 04-17-03, 07:45 AM   #4
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Default same problem

i have the same problem with the Ti4200 and Redhat9 with an Asus board (P4T533)

i always an error message "INIT: ld "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" and it repeats every 5 minutes...

Also an error while loading who tells me that the first parameter of the Vertical Refhresh is not a valid keyword in this section, haha

Any ideas so far?
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Old 04-17-03, 09:29 AM   #5
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backburn -- your problem, as reported in the log, is "could not initialize NVIDIA kernel module". I've posted answers to that one at least a hundred times -- you need to first, make sure the kernel module (named nvidia) is loaded, and second, if it is, check your kernel logs. Or just try what fixes 9 out of 10 cases where people get this error -- turn PnP OS off in your BIOS, and turn Assign IRQ to VGA on.

Ganzbaf -- your problem is very likely not "the same". Can you start another thread, and attach both your config file (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 if it exists, and /etc/X11/XF86Config if the -4 version doesn't exist), and your log file (/var/log/XFree86.0.log)?
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Old 04-17-03, 10:50 AM   #6
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that did it, thanks a ton.

Still having a little problem though, the movies in quake3 will flicker... Is there a workaround for this?

Thanks again,
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Old 04-17-03, 12:03 PM   #7
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I don't know; I've never seen anything that could be described as flickering...

What do you mean by flicker? Are certain groups of polygons disappearing, or is the whole screen going black for a frame or two, or what?
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Old 04-17-03, 12:46 PM   #8
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freezing catching up. skipping frames in the process...

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Old 04-17-03, 02:39 PM   #9
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Another Prob:
After a few minutes of gameplay quake3 will start choking. However, it works great untill then. THen its 5 seconds of solid performance then a hickup and hang for a second then good performance....

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Old 04-17-03, 03:09 PM   #10
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Is there any kind of pattern? You mentioned 5 seconds of solid performance -- it so happens that the default ext3 writeback interval is 5 seconds, so perhaps the IDE channel and your video card are sharing an interrupt or something?

Basically, it sounds like the problem (in both cases) is that frames are being dropped; this might be because something else is taking CPU time, or it might be because something else is contending for the bus with the card...
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Old 04-17-03, 05:13 PM   #11
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no real pattern to it, you would think it was from overheating or something but my videocard, proc, chipset, and hdd's are liquid cooled. And it woks fine in winblows xp. Im thinking something is soaking up cpu cycles.
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Old 04-17-03, 05:15 PM   #12
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Im using a dual head setup, 2 19" NEC multisync 95's. It shows the same symptoms if im using one head or both in widescreen in game.
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