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Old 01-26-05, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Install appears to work, but still cannot use 'nvidia' in XConfig-4

Hardware: "K7N2 Delta-L, K7, nFORCE SPP, MCP2, [ from the boxtop ].
Running: Debian 'sarge' Kernel 2.6.9-1-k7
NVIDIA-1.0.6629-pkg1 installer.

Installation appears correct.
One warning about finding "rivafb" as a module, and they cannot play together.

I cannot find "rivafb" in the module configuration.
The boot log shows:

VFS: Mounted root (cramfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 156k freed
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
====
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2

no mention of 'rivafb' there either.

Also, no mention of 'glx' either; and I think there should have been.
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BUT, if I change 'Driver "nv"' to 'Driver "nvidia"' in XF86Config-4,
the boot causes the screen to blink about 3 times as X tries to set up the console, then to failover to console mode. "nv" seems to be working, but my bet is that the accelleration isn't happening.

When I tried doing "dpkg --reconfigure x-window-system", mostly what I accomplished was setting the resolution back to 800x600 and screwing up all my desktops until I could get 1024x7?? working again.

Some, possibly relevent, snippets from XFree86.0.log include:

(II) Bus 2: bridge is at (0:30:0), (0,2,2), BCTRL: 0x0002 (VGA_EN is cleared)
(--) PCI:*(1:6:0) nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] rev 21, Mem @ 0xda000000/24, 0xd8000000/25
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[b]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[b]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[b](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[b]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[b]
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xd0000000 from 0xd7ffffff to 0xcfffffff

(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.6629
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension GLX

WELL, THAT'S PROMISING!

(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
Unknown TNT2, Vanta, RIVA TNT2 Ultra, RIVA TNT2 Model 64,
Aladdin TNT2, GeForce 256, GeForce DDR, Quadro, GeForce2 MX/MX 400,

THAT, OF COURSE, IS LESS SO.

(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)
(II) Keyboard "Generic Keyboard" handled by legacy driver
(**) Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"

AND THAT TELLS ME GLX CAN'T BE WORKING.

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David A. Cobb, semi-retired Software Engineer [t-rex]
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Old 01-26-05, 12:22 PM   #2
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hmm, can you please run "nvidia-bug-report.sh" and attach it here ?
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Old 01-26-05, 09:52 PM   #3
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Driver 6629 has problems with old video cards. Try a previous driver.
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Old 03-23-05, 02:01 PM   #4
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Ok, so how to know which version of the driver my card is supported by ?
After a look to the drivers list, its written that the last version contains also the drivers for the old cards (in the README of the last version)
But http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html give a doubt, this document concerns the ast version too ?
But how to know if the driver is effective ?
In my case, i would know if 3d rendering of Riva Vanta 16mb is supported by the actual version of the driver. I downloaded tuxracer but it jerk and i dont know if its due to the 16mb of memory or if the 3d rendering isnt active.
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Old 03-23-05, 11:35 PM   #5
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The 7167 drivers work for the TNT2 card I have in the other machine. They might work with a Vanta - install the driver and see if it loads.
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Old 03-26-05, 12:00 PM   #6
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I dont know if i understood what you mean but you mustnt have the rivafb built-in your kernel (if it was in module, unload it).
Moreover, in the Readme file, its written that some modules must be removed from the XF86Config-4 file (glcore and dri).

For my own, i would know how to test if "3d rendering" is active, because the driver functions correctly but 3d games jerk :S Is tere a test ?
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Old 03-26-05, 04:21 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gros-Bibi
I dont know if i understood what you mean but you mustnt have the rivafb built-in your kernel (if it was in module, unload it).
Moreover, in the Readme file, its written that some modules must be removed from the XF86Config-4 file (glcore and dri).

For my own, i would know how to test if "3d rendering" is active, because the driver functions correctly but 3d games jerk :S Is tere a test ?
Yes, you want to see direct rendering:

Code:
$ glxinfo 
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
....

$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status 
Status:          Enabled
Driver:          AGPGART
AGP Rate:        8x
Fast Writes:     Enabled
SBA:             Enabled
You may get more mileage on your system using NVAGP or AGPGART (as you can see above I'm using AGPGART). Either may perform better so try both (reboot between). The nvidia readme has NvAGP switching instructions.
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