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Old 04-15-03, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Problem with XFree86 load times.

Hi.

The installer worked great and it managed to put everything where it needs to be (Thanks), but I have a serious problem with XFree86. Whenever I load it up, it takes something like 5-7 minutes to load! Needless to say, this is a little out of the ordinary. I think the 2D speed seems a little off, too, but I can't get the old drivers to compare with right now.

This is what my system consists of (as far as mainboard and video card):

ABIT NV7-133R
PNY Geforce3 Ti200

I've attached the XFree86.0.log and will follow this post with my XF86Config file.

If this helps:
%cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Not Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000007:0x00000000

%cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/host-bridge
Host Bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce CPU bridge
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000217:0x00000000

%cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Disabled

%cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce3 Ti 200
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS: 03.20.00.20.04
Card Type: AGP

Hopefully, this helps. Also, there seems to be an error in the log about /dev/apm_bios not being found. I'll try to recompile the kernel tomorrow with APM support and see if this helps.
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Old 04-15-03, 01:24 AM   #2
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Default And here is my XF86Config

This is the config:
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Old 04-15-03, 01:27 AM   #3
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Default Oh... I forgot some things.

This system is roughly Redhat9 (it was upgraded from RH8 to RH9, which was upgraded from 7, from... you get the picture).

I'm not using the Redhat kernel, but instead using the absolute stock 2.4.20 (straight from a mirror of kernel.org).

Thanks.
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Old 04-15-03, 02:25 AM   #4
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From the README:
Q: X takes a long time to start. What can I do?
A: Most of the startx delay problems we have found are caused by incorrect
data in video BIOSes about what display devices are possibly connected
or what i2c port should be used for detection. You can work around
these problems with the XF86Config option "IgnoreDisplayDevices"
(please see the description in (app-d) APPENDIX D: XF86CONFIG OPTIONS).

Can you try using the IgnoreDisplayDevices option to see if it fixes your problem?

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Old 04-15-03, 12:07 PM   #5
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>Can you try using the IgnoreDisplayDevices option to see if it fixes your problem?

I already tried that. This is the line in my XF86Config:
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP"
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Old 04-15-03, 12:15 PM   #6
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Default Solution.

Ahhh...

Adding "TV" to the list of devices to ignore made the difference. Now it loads rather speedily.

Thanks.
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