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Old 03-15-04, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question Geforce 4 MX 440: not work with SuSE 8.2

Hello,

I've just bought my new computer. I've always had some kind of NVidia Graphic card and I've never had any problem with that but now....

Hardware: Abit KV7 motherboard with Athlon XP 2400+
Graphic card: Geforce 4 440 MX

Linux: SusE 8.2
Kernel: 2.4.20.SuSE

What else need?
I downloaded the NVidia driver, 1.0-5336 version.

I installed, the installer told that installation OK.
Run sax2 to configure with sax2 -m 0=nvidia, and then the computer crash.

A tried again and again, with older versions of driver too, the computer every times crashed when X is starting.

Diagnostics: When I started X (even by startx or sax2) the periferials become unaccessible, screen is usually black, sometimes shows with NVidia logo.
I can't reach the computer so I have to use the reset button....

I read all the manuals, searched through the internet (this forum too), I have seen that others also have problems with this card, but I havent found solution.

I checked the XFree86.log file.

I will copy the lines containing "NVIDIA(0)" at the end of this post.

The only line which means e anything that:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX

Anything more. I was unable to produce more details as descripted in the README file. (startx -verboselog 5)

Is there anybody who can help me?

Or please suggest some start point, even relevant forums.

Thank you:
Csaba

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NVIDIA related lines from XFree86.log:
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(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE0000000
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 04.18.20.07.00
(--) 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
(--) 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
(II) NVIDIA(0): --- EDID Information for display device CRT-0 ---
(II) NVIDIA(0): Manufacturer: SAM Model: 27 Serial#: 1096167735
(II) NVIDIA(0): Year: 2004 Week: 5
(II) NVIDIA(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) NVIDIA(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) NVIDIA(0): Sync: Separate
(II) NVIDIA(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 32 vert.: 24
(II) NVIDIA(0): Gamma: 2.07
(II) NVIDIA(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) NVIDIA(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) NVIDIA(0): redX: 0.645 redY: 0.321 greenX: 0.285 greenY: 0.600
(II) NVIDIA(0): blueX: 0.142 blueY: 0.057 whiteX: 0.283 whiteY: 0.298
(II) NVIDIA(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): #0: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 60 vid: 16433
(II) NVIDIA(0): #1: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 85 vid: 22833
(II) NVIDIA(0): #2: hsize: 800 vsize 600 refresh: 85 vid: 22853
(II) NVIDIA(0): #3: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 85 vid: 22881
(II) NVIDIA(0): #4: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) NVIDIA(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) NVIDIA(0): clock: 94.5 MHz Image Size: 312 x 234 mm
(II) NVIDIA(0): h_active: 1024 h_sync: 1072 h_sync_end 1168 h_blank_end 1376 h_border: 0
(II) NVIDIA(0): v_active: 768 v_sync: 769 v_sync_end 772 v_blanking: 808 v_border: 0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Ranges: V min: 50 V max: 160 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 71 kHz, PixClock max 110 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor name: SyncMaster
(II) NVIDIA(0): Serial No: HSAX132675
(II) NVIDIA(0):
(II) NVIDIA(0): EDID (in hex): 00ffffffffffff00c4d2720073136514
(II) NVIDIA(0): 50e01030860281b6a221965a25949942
(II) NVIDIA(0): e084c44a000013041395549516951808
(II) NVIDIA(0): 101010101010ae420006140082030306
(II) NVIDIA(0): 310083ae010000e1000000df00230ae1
(II) NVIDIA(0): 74b000a0020202020202000000cf0035
(II) NVIDIA(0): 97e636d41637475627a00202000000ff
(II) NVIDIA(0): 0084351485133323637353a0020200cf
(II) NVIDIA(0):
(II) NVIDIA(0): --- End of EDID Information for display device CRT-0 ---
(II) NVIDIA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(WW) NVIDIA(0): The user specified VertRefresh "43.000-75.000" has been
(WW) NVIDIA(0): adjusted to "50.000-75.000" (the intersection with
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified VertRefresh "50.000-160.000"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor[0]: Using hsync range of 31.00-48.00 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor[0]: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-75.00 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "832x624" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "416x312" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (width too large for virtual size)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "576x384":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): horizontal sync start (589) not a multiple of 8
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device CRT-0:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Mode "1024x768": 63.7 MHz, 45.5 kHz, 56.8 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Mode "800x600": 46.8 MHz, 43.7 kHz, 69.7 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Mode "640x480": 29.9 MHz, 34.7 kHz, 69.2 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "512x384": 32.5 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 24.8 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.1 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 25.0 MHz, 48.1 kHz, 72.2 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 18.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.3 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 15.8 MHz, 37.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 15.8 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 72.8 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
(**) NVIDIA(0): Display dimensions: (320, 240) mm
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (81, 81)
(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 4X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX
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Old 03-15-04, 08:40 AM   #2
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Yeap !! That's about the size of it..

I'm using the same video card here,
but using SuSE 9.0 Pro with no more
luck than you are having with SuSE 8.

If some one comes up with a solution
then it would be appreciated to alert
my email address too for any solution.

For now, I'll plod along a bit longer...
If I crack it - ofcourse I will advise you too.

Thanks
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Old 03-19-04, 03:13 AM   #3
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I'm new to Linux, but I just got my box working right so I'm feeling smart.

Check in the README file, appendix C:

[color=blue]Problems will arise if applications use the wrong version of a library.
This can be the case if there are either old libGL libraries or stale
symlinks left lying around. If you think there may be something awry
in your installation, check that the following files are in place
(these are all the files of the NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver Set,
plus their symlinks):

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so.x.y.z
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so -> libglx.so.x.y.z

/usr/lib/libGL.so.x.y.z
/usr/lib/libGL.so.x -> libGL.so.x.y.z
/usr/lib/libGL.so -> libGL.so.x

/usr/lib/libGLcore.so.x.y.z
/usr/lib/libGLcore.so.x -> libGLcore.so.x.y.z

/lib/modules/`uname -r`/video/nvidia.o, or
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o

Installation will also create the /dev files:

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 0 Feb 15 17:21 nvidia0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 1 Feb 15 17:21 nvidia1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 2 Feb 15 17:21 nvidia2
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 3 Feb 15 17:21 nvidia3
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 255 Feb 15 17:21 nvidiactl

If there are other libraries whose "soname" conflicts with that of
the NVIDIA libraries, ldconfig may create the wrong symlinks. It is
recommended that you manually remove or rename conflicting libraries
(be sure to rename clashing libraries to something that ldconfig will
not look at -- we have found that prepending "XXX" to a library name
generally does the trick), rerun 'ldconfig', and check that the correct
symlinks were made. Some libraries that often create conflicts are
"/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so*" and "/usr/X11R6/lib/libGLcore.so*".[color/]

Sax2 has caused problems, as does Yast2. I found some of the symlinks missing and some pointing to the wrong libraries. Change the name of the offending libraries as it suggests, and run ldconfig with the [color=blue]/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/[color/] directory as an argument because it won't look there automatically. Boot into runlevel 3 so it won't start the X server, you'll have to log in as root to have write access to the libraries you need to rename, run ldconfig, then check to see if the files and symlinks are there as they should be. If so, switch to runlevel 5 and see if it works.

If you check and the files and symlinks were correct before you ever read this please reply and let me know, I'll stop telling everybody to check this out.

Hope this helps,

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Old 03-25-04, 07:28 AM   #4
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Hello!

It seems that the problem is solved.

There were three points where the driver was affected:

1- There is something with the motherboard so at boot the pci=noacpi command line parameter.

If somebody don't want to type this at every boot, he should include it in the config file of the bootloader:

Lilo: /etc/lilo.conf
Grub: /boot/grub/menu.lst

The format can be clear if you open the appropriate file, because usually there are othe parameters included by the installers.
If not, you should consult with the manual of the bootloader.

At this stage the X started, but in /var/log/XFree86.0.[.0]log there is an error line that GLX can't be loaded.

2- As one of the replier mentioned according the README Appendix C I cheked the necessery links created during driver installation.

I found, that one of the link is missing. I created it manually.

At this stage X run nice with this driver, 3d applications also run without problem.
(You don't have to think games, since there are eg. research tools which need OpenGL

Now the problem is that I can't swich to framebuffer. (Ctrl+Alt+Fx). When I do this, the sreen magnified huge, the letters are fragmented, the hole thing unusable.

Fortunately the graphic screen remain good when I swich back. (Alt+F7)

3- I read that the solution is to downgrade the drived to 4363. Since it is a very strange solution, I haven't try it jet.

Maybe I will search for better solution. If somebody know about that, please send me.

But if somebody don't use the framebuffer, the solution described in 1 and 2 will help.

Best regards:

Csaba
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There is a thread regarding switching back and forth between X and non-X consoles here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25291

The problem is that the nvidia driver does not play well with other framebuffers. After I got the 3D working as described above if I switched from the X server console to the F1 thru F6 consoles (in SuSE this is done with CTRL+ALT+Fx) I would get a blank screen or a screen full of garbage. To fix it I had to tell Grub to run vga=normal instead of the SuSE default vga=0x31a.

Of course this means the text in the console is large and I don't get a cute little penguin when I boot up, but that's fine with me.

Hope this helps.

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