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Old 06-02-04, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default nvidia driver - AddScreen/ScreenInit fails...

Hi all,

whenever I reinstall my system (Gentoo) they work once as long as I let run my XFree86. After stopping XFree86 and trying to restart it I get the following:

(II) NVIDIA(0): Memory and vga registers mapped
(II) NVIDIA(0): Verifying AGP usage for Screen 0...
(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 8X successfully initialized
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to map framebuffer memory
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

I tried 4496, 5336, 5341... Always the same...
I tried Gentoo stable, unstable and even newer packages...

ACPI/APM off in BIOS and kernel... well, I use 2.6 kernels but many do without problems...
is glibc with NPTL an issue because many use that without problems...

The only thing I can't change is AGP 8X, no option in BIOS and that flag (NVreg_ReqAGPRate=8) in /etc/modules.d/nvidia I changed to 4 but starting X still used AGP 8X.

I have added these three files that you can check?

Also check my thread on gentoo.org:


I hope here someone can help...
Sure I miss some infos, I tried all I think... but ask please...

I use Gainward GeForce FX 5900 Ultra card.
If here is noone that can help sure my gfx card firmware must be buggy?!?
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