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Old 03-11-03, 05:48 AM   #1
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Question Redhat 8.0, AGP 8X and Geforce 4

Hi all,

I've got issues with Redhat 8.0, and my current hardware :

-- Gigabyte 7VAX Motherboard (running AGP8X)
-- Leadtek Geforce 4 MX 440 running AGP8X

The drivers install fine with the rpmbuild method ... but as soon as I run startx, a whole lot of jargon appears on the screen and the pc freezes .... Any ideas ?

Danie Heath
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Old 03-11-03, 11:02 PM   #2
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When this occurs go into the /var/log directory and read the log file for X, which is XFree86.0.log for your screen0.

The server shoud post the reason for crashes in that log, or may leave something useful for getting you help. Post the log contents, the part you feel may be related to the crash.
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Old 03-15-03, 10:55 AM   #3
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There's no AGP 8x support in the latest Linux 2.4 (2.4.20 as I write). There is some support in the latest 2.5 versions, but the nVidia kernel module does not support the 2.5 series.

You may get it to work if your motherboard, graphics card and BIOS support switching down to AGP 4x. The latest 2.4 pre-release (2.4.21-pre5) has some support for using AGP 8x chipsets with non-AGP-8x cards.

Other than that, you'll just have to wait for someone to back port the 2.5 AGP 8x support to 2.4.
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Old 03-15-03, 11:30 PM   #4
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I should have added, you may be able to use the device without AGP at all by adding:

Option "NvAgp" "0"

to the Section "Device" in your XF86Config.

This may have a big performance impact though.
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