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Old 03-09-04, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Screen gradually turns black from left to right under linux

Hi all,

I'm having a very strange problem with GeForce4 MX 440 and TUV4X motherboard every time I'm using Linux. The screen turns black gradually from left to right.

This usually happens after 10min, more or less, after linux starts its operation. Under windowsXP I have no problem, but with RedHat 9.0 or Suse 9.0 this happens.

Initially I though it was a virus, but after formatting the partition and installing Linux again the problem persisted. I followed up nvidia recipe and installed its driver for Suse but didn't help.

Does anyone has any idea how can I fix this? Is this a common bug of GeForce4 MX 440 under linux?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-09-04, 09:43 PM   #2
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Virus in Linux no we dont have them, anyway thats a strange issue, what monitor options did you try, nvagp modes?
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Question Monitor option

I don't have nvagp in my monitor option.

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 28-70
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "SYNCMASTER 753DF(T)"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMSUNG"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Where do I include this option?

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Old 03-10-04, 01:55 PM   #4
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It's a nvidia driver option not a monitor one.
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Angry the problem persists

Hi,

I included Option "NvAGP" inside nvidia Device in XF86Config but nothing has changed.

Any other suggestion?

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Old 03-15-04, 07:14 AM   #6
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Thumbs down now I have 1min

Hi all,

the problem is getting worse. Now I have only 1min before the screens turns completly black. Here is my computer description:

video card: GeForce4 Mx440
driver version: 1.0-5336
kernel distribution: 2.4.21-192-default
processor: Pention III 1GHz
motherboard model - Asus TUV4X
memory: 256KB
XFree86.0.log attached
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Old 03-15-04, 07:15 AM   #7
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Here is my XF86Config file
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Old 03-16-04, 05:03 PM   #8
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From your X log:
Code:
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce4 MX 440
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 04.17.00.63.39
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kBytes
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0, TV-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detected TV Encoder: NVIDIA
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Multiple displays connected, but only one display allowed;
(WW) NVIDIA(0):      using first display
There is a known issue with MX440 chipsets and the newer drivers (I forget how far back the issue appears to go in versions) that creates strange behavior when a TV is connected to the TV-OUT chip. This appears to be what you have setup.

The problem creates hard-lockups, display corruption on virtual terminals, and other weird behaviors; its quite possible that is a similar issue.

Remove the TV connector when the kernel boots and test.
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Hi,

Thanks for the info, but there's no TV connected to my computer.

Apparently RedHat 7.3 solved the problem. This problem occurs with RedHat 9.0 and Suse 9.0.

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