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Old 04-26-03, 12:34 PM   #1
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Question it took me 5 minutes to bring up X on a 2.4.20-9smp

I have installed a brand-new downloaded RH9 on a dual PIII Xeon 800 MHz Compaq SP750. / is mounted on /dev/hdb3. All updates are applied before the installation of NVidia driver Linux IA32 1.0-4363. I have a GF3 card
>cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce3 Ti 200
IRQ: 18
Video BIOS: 03.20.00.20.04
Card Type: AGP

A Rad-7C is connected to the 15 pin VGA connector of the graphics card.

I boot the system in text mode (3), and it takes 5 minutes to bring up X window.

I have reinstalled the system twice at least as I thought something was wrong with my installation.

Please advise.

Thanks. Jason

here is my /etc/X11/XF86Config (all comments are erased):


# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unprobed Monitor"
HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
VideoRam 65536
EndSection

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

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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File Type: log xfree86.0.log (26.7 KB, 115 views)
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Old 04-26-03, 01:00 PM   #2
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From the README:

Quote:
Q: X takes a long time to start. What can I do?

A: Most of the startx delay problems we have found are caused by incorrect
data in video BIOSes about what display devices are possibly connected
or what i2c port should be used for detection. You can work around
these problems with the XF86Config option "IgnoreDisplayDevices"
(please see the description in (app-d) APPENDIX D: XF86CONFIG OPTIONS).
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Old 04-26-03, 01:14 PM   #3
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I have an SMP Redhat9 machine, using the 1.0-4363 drivers on a GF3 Ti200, and have never had this problem. Wish I could help, but at least you can eliminate RH9/SMP as the cause of the problem.
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Old 04-26-03, 01:39 PM   #4
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Question

thank you for your response.

Forgive me, I do not know exactly where to put the option strings.

I did this,
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
VideoRam 65536
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"
EndSection

but the problem persists.

'nv' can start very fast (in a second).

Please advise, thanks. Jason
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Old 04-26-03, 02:47 PM   #5
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That's weird... I don't really know...
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Old 04-26-03, 04:40 PM   #6
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just found a normal account can start X quickly, just a little bit slower than 'nv'.
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Old 04-26-03, 05:30 PM   #7
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So only root is being slow?

No problem. Just never run X as root.

And yes, I'm serious. That's not a good idea anyway; if you've got Konqueror open in /dev (or /usr/bin), for example, you can easily blow it all away if you're running Konqueror as root. Not so if you're just a low-level user.
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