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Old 04-28-03, 06:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Drivers Break X -- screen has garbage graphics

I am using 4019 drives succesfully. Since the two new driver releases I have not been able to get X to work with them.

After installing the new drivers X starst with the splash NVidia splash screen. Then, instead of getting my login or desktop, the screen is filled with junk/gargabe/mangled graphics display. The mouse pointer is visible and functions correctly, but that is it.

Has anywone solved this problem? If you need more info let me know, and I will reinstall the new drivers and get some logs. I was hoping that there is an obvious fix for this. The NVidia drivers have always worked for me, and this is the first time something has gone wrong.

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Old 04-28-03, 07:12 PM   #2
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4019? I don't remember that one ... existing even.

Can we get some system specs from you? And which driver are you using now, 4349 or 4363?
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Old 04-28-03, 08:31 PM   #3
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Sorry, I meant the 4191 version. I have tried 4349 and 4363. They both result in the same display error. I have a feeling it is something with the setup, but i am not sure. Here is my XF86Config-4 file:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "freetype"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "Autorepeat" "250 30"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "VSC"
ModelName "G90f-2"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "GeForce3 Ti 200"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 04-28-03, 08:49 PM   #4
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Here is a diff between my XFree log file when I run the new drivers and the old 4191 drivers:

13c13
< (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Apr 28 20:45:50 2003
---
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Apr 28 20:47:18 2003
177c177
< compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4363
---
> compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4191
227c227
< compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4363
---
> compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4191
235c235
< (II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4363 Sat Apr 19 17:49:42 PDT 2003
---
> (II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4191 Mon Dec 9 11:51:41 PST 2002
300d299
< (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 03.20.00.23.00
302d300
< (II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0
304,306c302,304
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 350 MHz
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 350 MHz
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 350 MHz
---
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 350 MHz
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 350 MHz
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 350 MHz
355c353
< (**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device CRT-0:
---
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for Display Device 0:
491a490
> (II) 3rd Button detected: disabling emulate3Button
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Old 04-28-03, 08:52 PM   #5
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Here is the complete XFree log file with the new drivers
Attached Files
File Type: log xfree.log (24.8 KB, 118 views)
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Old 04-28-03, 11:59 PM   #6
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What chipset do you have? Does disabling AGP fix the problem?

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Old 04-29-03, 12:37 AM   #7
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The card is an Abit Geforce 3 Ti-200. What is the easiest way to disable AGP to test it out?
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Old 04-29-03, 02:28 AM   #8
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Add
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Option  "NvAgp" "0"
to the Device section of your XF86Config file.

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Old 04-29-03, 07:02 PM   #9
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Sorry, disabling AGP had no effect. The screen is displaying the graphics, but it's as if they are not the correct porportion for the screen and they overflow to the next pixel row, making everything a complete mess.
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Old 08-12-03, 08:13 PM   #10
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Well, I have found out the the graphics display is garbled only when I try to run a 1600x1200 desktop. When I got down to 1280x1024 it looks fine.

I am now using the latests drivers, and I still get the garbled screen when attempting 1600x1200. The older driver (4191) works fine at 1600x1200. What gives?

I think it might have something todo with the vsync and hsync values, but like I said, the other drivers could figure out what to do correctly. I'll check and see if they sync frequencies differ between drivers.

If anyone else had this problem, and solved it, let me know.
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Old 08-12-03, 08:37 PM   #11
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The Hsync and Vsync values are the same for each driver. The both run the screen at:

Default mode "1600x1200": 202.5 MHz, 93.8 kHz, 75.0 Hz

Can anyone at NVIDIA verify that this mode is supposed to work with the new drivers (4496) ?

A diff of the log files between the two drivers also shows little difference:

13c13
< (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 12 17:33:07 2003
---
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 12 17:32:20 2003
218c218
< compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4191
---
> compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4496
225c225
< compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4191
---
> compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4496
233c233
< (II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4191 Mon Dec 9 11:51:41 PST 2002
---
> (II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4496 Wed Jul 16 19:06:03 PDT 2003
298a299
> (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 03.20.00.23.00
299a301
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0
301,303c303,305
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 350 MHz
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 350 MHz
< (--) NVIDIA(0): Display 0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 350 MHz
---
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 350 MHz
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 350 MHz
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 350 MHz
355c357
< (**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for Display Device 0:
---
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device CRT-0:
487a490
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Event Handler" (type: Other)
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