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Old 01-02-03, 09:53 AM   #1
Sherwood
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Default Black Screen not related to AGP problem

I am experiencing video instability with my Linux installation (Red Hat 8.0, kernel 2.4.18-14).

After recompiling NVidia driver (version 4191) I could finally start X Windows. However X starts normally but I get a blank screen after a period of time (several minutes) even if I am not doing anything special.

I am relatively new to Linux world. According to Nvidia documentation this could be related to AGP problem but I got the same problems with the option NVAGp set to "0" as can be seen in the attached XFree86.0.log file.

Looking at my other log file var/log/message the only thing wrong I can see in my configuration is the audio driver which does not seem to work.

For the time being and with the assistance of this forum, I have done pretty much I could related to the video card. If somebody can help me to diagnose the problem and whether it is related to the video driver; otherwise can somebody help me to disable this audio driver from being activated in order to have a clean configuration and eliminate options about the reason of my.

The attachment is a concatenation of my XFree86.og and /var/log/message file.

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Old 01-02-03, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default Ac97 Intel 845G with ICH4 only running on kernel 2.5.11 ??

I have been looking for more information on Intel web site for the i810 chipset.

According to my motherboard documentation, I have a recent 845G chipset using the ICH4. Intel says this is only supported in kernel of version 2.5.11 and above.

Unfortunately Kernel 2.5 is still in beta release.

Anybody has tried to upgrade to this version of kernel ? How can I do this ? Is there any way back to my current "stable" version if this does not work ?
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Old 01-02-03, 05:14 PM   #3
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Default installing new kernels

Compiling a new kernel may seem like a daunting task at first but once you understand it it is rather easy. You should go to www.tldp.org and read the kernel howto thoroughly. Basically it consists of
1. downloading the kernel source and patching it to newest version.
2. configuring all the kernel options - this is probably the hardest part because there are many many options.
3. compile and install the kernel and making the correct lilo or grub bootloader entries.

Once the lilo/grub entries are correctly made you will have the option of booting the new or old kernel at startup. Good luck.

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