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Old 08-17-04, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default 5700 Ultra on x86-64


I'm having trouble running a 5700 Ultra on a Tyan K8W M/B. I can only use the card with AGP disabled, which makes all the system feel very slow. Enabling AGP through the AGPGART module in the kernel ( or NVAGP crashes the machine.

These problems occur on 5332(patched), 61.06 and 61.11 drivers.

diff'ing the outputs generated by "startx -- -verbose 5 -logverbose 5 > startxlog.txt 2>&1" produces the following:

< (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "1"
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "0"
< (**) NVIDIA(0): Use of NVIDIA internal AGP requested
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Use of AGP disabled per request
< (II) NVIDIA(0): Bus detected as AGP
< (II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Bus detected as PCI
> (II) NVIDIA(0): First mode initialized
> (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
> (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Visuals set up
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Pixmap depths set up
> (II) NVIDIA(0): GLX visuals set up
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Framebuffer set up
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Default colormap initialized.
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Palette loaded
> (**) Option "dpms"
> (**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
> (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
> (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Screen initialization complete
> (==) RandR enabled
> (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
> (II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
> (II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
> (II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
> (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
> (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
> (II) Initializing extension GLX
> (**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
> (**) Mouse0: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
> (**) Mouse0: Protocol: "IMPS/2"
> (**) Option "CorePointer"
> (**) Mouse0: Core Pointer
> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> (**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
> (**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> (**) Mouse0: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
> (**) Mouse0: Buttons: 5
> (II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Event Handler" (type: Other)> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
It seems that the NV-GLX extension crashes when using AGP.

The same drivers work perfectly on a GF 4200 card with 4x AGP.

Has anybody here encountered and fixed these problems, or doesn't have any problems at all with the same configuration ?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 08-18-04, 05:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: 5700 Ultra on x86-64


I have the same problem with the plain geforce 5700fx on the same hardware.

1. Use kernel agp: black screen of death.
2. Use nvidia agp: black screen of death.
3. Default to pci mode: works fine.

A coworker has the same hardware, and I'm fairly confident he's using the 5700 ultra without any problems. I've seen the output of his /proc/drivers/nvidia/* and it is indeed using agp fine.

He's running the latest Suse. A big thing for some of the problems he was having was updating the bios to the latest version, but his problems dealt with sata, not video.

I have also seen other posts where they substituted a different card for the 5700 and it all worked perfectly fine. Another coworker is building the same box and I'm waiting for his card (5700 ultra too) to come in, then once his box is working (hopefully) we'll swap cards and see if the issue with my box is specific to my card.

I'm running gentoo, and I've tried everything everyone has said worked for them, and a ton of additional things without any change in behavior.

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Old 08-18-04, 06:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: 5700 Ultra on x86-64

Thanks for your feedback drumz,

Just to add some info, I'm using Fedora Core 2 and consequently Xorg.
I've also had to upgrade my BIOS to be able to boot from a SATA disk.
Can you tell me if your coworker's SUSE runs XFree86 or Xorg ? BTW, what X are you using ?

The only thing I haven't tried yet was to recompile the driver limited to 4x AGP, which is something that this hardware shouldn't need.


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Old 08-19-04, 05:10 PM   #4
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My coworkers Suse box runs XFree. He thinks he remembers them saying they're switching to xorg next release, but it was too late for the current release.

I'm running Gentoo with xorg.
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Old 08-20-04, 07:00 PM   #5
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My problem is now fixed.
I also had a problem with my keyboard which lead to the replacement of the motherboard.
The new motherboard works just fine: I can now boot without a PS/2 keyboard, and the AGP now works perfectly at 8x with the same graphics card. I still have a dumb problem with my USB keyboard: I can only use it on linux using the usbkbd kernel module, and my mouse buttons generate typings of the QWERT characters in text mode (runlevel 3). However, these problems should be reported (I don't know) elsewhere...
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