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Old 10-06-03, 10:21 PM   #1
jerr
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Default screen garbage w/ nvidia driver

Hi, sorry if im repeating someone else here, but I'm stumped. When I try using the nvidia module X freezes with some random symbols and colors on my screen. I have tried re-emerging nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx (gentoo packages) I have also tried installing manually, and using different drivers. But the results are the same. X windows is functional with the nv driver, and I know for certain that the driver can work on my system, as it has in the past (before the reinstall), but how to acheive functionality, im not certain.

Any help or ideas are more then welcome

I have also included my XF86config and XFree86.0.log, respectively, on the same file.

Thanks a bunch

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Old 10-07-03, 07:00 AM   #2
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Some things I have tried without much success:

- compile kernel with AGPGART support.
- compile kernel without AGPGART support.
- disable agp (Option "NvAgp" "0")
- different resolutions / color depths
- run NVIDIA installer with -n flag

One thing I have noticed, the line in my XFree86.0.log file indicates:

(EE) [GLX]: Failed to add GLX extension (NVIDIA XFree86 driver not found)

I am able to compile the nvidia module without errors, and I'm also able to load it without incident (modprobe), but I'm still getting the same results.. random garbage.

I'm not sure what else I should try.. I know I'm missing something, but just can't see what it is.



One more thing, Tried disabling AGP in BIOS. (3 options, auto/8x/4x Abit NF7-S rev2.0) so I went with 4x, and got a slight variation of color and garbage. Here is the end of my XFree86 log:

(II) NVIDIA(0): Memory and vga registers mapped
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not attempting to initialize AGP
(II) NVIDIA(0): kernel module enabled successfully
(II) NVIDIA(0): Interrupts enabled
(II) NVIDIA(0): No MetaMode found for mode "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"


Anyway, I'll continue to tinker, in the dark so to speak. If you have any insight, regardless how insignificant you might think, I'm all ears.

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Old 10-07-03, 12:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to the club. I'm having the same problem, also with the latest Gentoo (from their 'live' CD's). Nothing I've tried has had any effect, although the Nforce net and audio are working perfectly.
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Old 10-07-03, 02:31 PM   #4
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Default Power management...

Someone on Gentoo's forum posted that when he recompiled his kernel with power management turned off, the problem went away. Someone else suggested you could turn it off without recompiling by adding the "acpi=off" kernel option when booting.

I won't be able to try this until I get home tonight.
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Old 10-07-03, 04:07 PM   #5
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simply add to your grub/lilo line acpi=off

nvidia drivers seem not to work with acpi
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Old 10-07-03, 08:32 PM   #6
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Default Yey!

Alright, thanks guys. it works!
I added the line:
acpi=off
in lilo.conf, but it complained. So I just recompiled the kernel without acpi support. I did however compile apm support, which has no effect on the nvidia driver. nvagp works very well. Now if I could only get nforce2 to give me 4.1 sound, but thats another thread...
Once again, I really appreciate the help.

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Old 10-08-03, 11:34 AM   #7
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Yes! Worked for me too! I haven't used the machine much, but it seems to be fine. I've also switched between X and virtual consoles several times without problems.
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