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Old 01-12-04, 03:36 PM   #1
Antonio P.
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Unhappy Problem with 5700 Ultra

I recently upgraded my video card Geforce 2 MX to a Geforce FX 5700 Ultra from MSI (FX 5700 Ultra TD128).

I've experienced various problems.
I've an Athlon XP 2000,
motherboard Gigabyte GA-7VAXP, 512 Mb,
distrib Mandrake 9.2
latest nvidia driver 5328

At startup after installation, Mandrake detected a new hardware, but it was not the right card name. The video test failed and X didn't start.

Back to console mode, I discovered that even the console mode doesn't work properly : I have no cursor and the screen line don't scroll up when it gets full (very hard to type commands or edit files).
I checked the XF86Config-4 : for me it seems ok. Actually, it didn't change from previous card.
I've no errors in the XFree log (no lines with (EE)).
I went to the MSI site to look for a new bios version, but there is'nt.
I tried both DVI and VGA connection with my LCD monitor, same thing.

I also tried running Knoppix (liveCD distrib), same prob.

I joined the message i've got on screen when I try to start X manually (this doesn't help much either).

Thanks a lot for any help.
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Old 01-15-04, 03:08 PM   #2
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I began to have some results.
I replaced the call of "nvidia" module to "vesa".
With that change, I can start X, but the screen is unreadable, completely "unsynchronized". I suspect my XF86Config file to be a lot of rubbish.
What is bizarre is that after killing X, back to console, I have know a normal behaviour : cursor and scroll.
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Old 01-20-04, 06:04 AM   #3
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Default by changing to Vesa

by changing to Vesa you have completly disable the NVidia drivers and if vesa is not working then it might be time to check the card works in another machine / OS
Or at least try some really low resolutions i.e. 800x600
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Old 01-20-04, 07:10 AM   #4
Antonio P.
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Actually, my card works perfecty with windows.

With knoppix distrib, it (almost) works with vesa driver on low resolutions, 800x600 I guess, but I still can't get it to work on a better resolution, and it still doesn't work with my distrib.

The point is that I tried with a previous kernel version (2.4.19, I'm using 2.4.22) and it seems to work better in console mode, because some better video modes are working (better than 80x25).

Since I'm not really understanding what I'm doing and I don't understand why the kernel version should really matter, I don't know what to do.
The alternative is to reinstall linux (?)
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