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Old 01-16-03, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default Gnome 2.0 hard crashes!!

Hello everybody

I've been using Red Hat 7.0 with my GeForce 2 MX on an Athlon 900 without any problems for months.

Then, lately, I switched to Mandrake 9.0, and I discovered that when I boot up and log into Gnome 2.0 the PC freezes completely (even CTRL-ALT-CANC doesn't work anymore) during the Gnome splash screen (I don't even get to see the desktop with all the icons)

KDE 3 seems to work flawlessy (albeit a bit slower than KDE 2, but I guess that could be because I've got only 128 M ram).

I installed the nVidia drivers at the end of September, so I think they are not the latest version.

I've seen the pages on nVidia's site have changed quite a bit, and now you have to select which kind of Linux you have: IA32, IA64 and AMD64 and this confuses me a bit (hey! I know I've got an AMD! It's the "64" part that's confusing)

I guess I should install the Linux AMD64 drivers, am I correct?

Isn't there any "nvchooser.sh" script available anymore?

Then, what else should I do to correctly install and configure my system?

Please be kind! My Linux system administrator skills don't go beyond a ".\configure - make - make install" thing and editing the X86Config-4 file to add "nvidia"

I tried adding the "Option NoRasterAccel" line already as someone suggested me but I think he has the latest drivers, so it didn'k change a thing.

Thank you very much!!
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I guess I should install the Linux AMD64 drivers, am I correct?
No, those will be for the upcoming AMD Sledgehammer/Clawhammer processors. You want the IA32 drivers.
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Old 01-16-03, 11:34 AM   #3
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athlon is IA32 compatible. AMD64 refers to the upcoming "Hammer" series of 64 bit cpus.
I can't speak to other questions but I know this much --IA32 is what you want.
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There's still an NVchooser, it's right on the 4191 IA32 download page.

I think nVidia should consider renaming those choices, to something like "99% of users", "AMD Sledge/Clawhammer", and "Itanium", rather than IA32, AMD64, and IA64. But hey, that's just me.
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Old 01-17-03, 04:19 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for answering me

And, yes, I agree with you, bwcaz.

The names are most confusing to a "non-hardware-junkie" like me.

I mean, I expected to find the NVchooser.sh BEFORE going to the processor specific page. ;P

I guess most common users don't even know what kind of processor they have in their machines, so that would be a big help.

Thx again!!!!!
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Old 02-21-03, 03:25 AM   #6
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It seems updating the drivers didn't solve my problem
Gnome still freezes as soon as it starts just as before.

I don't know what to do next.

I put NoRasterAccel in the XFree config file but it didn't change anything

Has anyone another idea, please?

I heard talking about disabling AGP or something like that.

Can anyone explain me step-to-step how to do it, please?
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