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Old 08-30-02, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question NVidia - TNT2 M64 - X Hangs

I have recently decided to install the correct drivers for my riva tnt2 m64 (agp) card in linux. I am running Slackware 8.1. Knowing linux resonably well i had no trouble installing the drivers.
However i find that my X hangs completly after a few minutes of use with the drivers activated espcially if i run a opengl game or something. I cannot find anything in my /var/log/messages or /var/log/XFree86.0.log that might help.
Can anyone help me with a few ideas?
Mabe it's a hardware config or i'm useing agpgart when i shouldn't be or something?

If you need any files from me let me know.
Thanks ppl
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Old 08-31-02, 08:41 PM   #2
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Default tnt2 M64

I Have an Tnt2 M64, and works correctly ( or not so bad ).
I test it with tux racer, xmms openGL plugin, Quake and other 3D game

My system is a Pentium II @ 350 Mhz, 100 FSB, with 512 MB ram.

I compile my own kernel, now
Linux version 2.4.18-11custom, compiled with gcc-3.2 ( RedHat Null, beta )

AGP-gart : NO

Nvidia drivers srpm
(rpmbuild --rebuild *.srpm )

and, I modify /etc/X11/XF86Config
Delete Load "GLcore" and Load "dri" lines
Driver "nv" -> Driver "nvidia"
and put a few options

Option "IgnoreEDID" "true" # ommiting max monitor resolution
Option "NoLogo" "true" #No logo
Option "NvAGP" "1" #Use Nvidia AGP,not Kernel

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "RIVA TNT2"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "RIVA TNT2"
BoardName "RIVA TNT2"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "NvAGP" "1"

Also check that your libGL are correct, not a MesaGL link, or XfreeGL link (in /usr/X11R6/lib)

I Hope this can help to you
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Old 08-31-02, 09:09 PM   #3
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I had the same problem. I fixed it with
option "NvAgp" "1",

I had tried "2" and "3" but only the "1" stopped the freezes. For speed I guess turning off splash screens are good but I think it looks cool.

It is to do with the chipset in the motherboard. Mine are not supported by the newer AGP drivers so was forced to drop back to the basic one. If this does not work for you I think there is anoprion to use no AGP by:

option "NvAgp" "0" but I did not need to try this setting.

Look in the Nvidia docs under appendix F for a full explanation.

Cheers and best of luck

The file to modify is "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" in my case and put the option in the TAG device Your video card under the driver "nvidia" part
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Old 09-01-02, 02:16 PM   #4
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Thank you for your replies. I will be trying out these things in the next day or so, i'll let you know if it worked.

Thanks again.
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