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Old 12-05-07, 09:52 AM   #1
stephan.ritsche
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Default GeForce FX Go5200 & Suspend

Hi there,
I have the following problem:

When I install the nvidia-driver 1.0.9631 software suspend to disk and to ram work flawlessly.
When I install any newer version neither software suspend nor suspend2 nor the combination with common techniques (I tried e.g. s2ram with common parameters) work - as soon as the nvidia driver is loaded.
The problem is always the same: the computer suspends and reactivates and is again reachable by ssh etc., but the display remains black. Only sometimes restarting Xorg brings back the screen, but this is no solution, of course.

Worst problem is now, that the version 1.0.9631 is not compatible with kernel 2.6.23, but I need this kernel for other reasons. (Some problems with USB devices are fixed)

My data:
I have a gentoo system with most packages stable (except nvidia-drivers and a few others)
uname -a
Code:
Linux r054200 2.6.23-gentoo-r3 #4 PREEMPT Wed Dec 5 00:32:38 CET 2007 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
lspci -v
Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200 64M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc Unknown device 3130
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 5
        Memory at d1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at e8000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
Excerpt from xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "screen"
        Device          "GeForce FX Go5200"
        Monitor         "LCD"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option          "AddARGBGLXVisuals"             "True"
        Option          "TVStandard"                    "PAL-G"
EndSection
I have seen others with similar problems, but didn't find solutions for the new kernel.
Are there patches for the old driver that make it compatible with kernel 2.6.23?
Does anybody know why the compatibility for my card for suspend is broken in this version? (I know others experienced the same problem, but I know no explanation.)
Are there possibilities to run suspend on my card with the newer version of nvidia drivers?

Already a great thank for all who help me fixing this. Suspending is so useful
Stephan Ritscher
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Old 12-07-07, 05:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: GeForce FX Go5200 & Suspend

Hi there,
I just upgraded to nvidia-driver 96.43. Works fine, also with suspend!
Greetings
Stephan
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