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Old 01-05-08, 10:09 AM   #1
Wolfgang Klein
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Default 169.04 : X not starting when cold booting

Hello,

Switching from version 100.14.23 to version 169.04 Xorg won't start up any longer on one of my cards when I start the machine from zero power (init 0). A warm boot (init 6) works normaly, as does a restart of X.

This behaviour is repeatable: downgrading to 100.14.23 solves the problem, upgrading to 169.04 again courses the problem to reoccur.

Please note:

As I stated in another thread, there are two cards in my machine. Only the PCI card shows this behaviour, the AGP cards works correctly with both drivers. For generating the bug report I started the PCI card only, to keep he report a bit smaller.

Here's the problem again in other words:

- installation of driver version 169.04: no compiling error
- starting the machine from zero (cold boot): the PCI card doesn't start up
- rebooting the machine (warm boot): both cards start up normaly
- restarting X instead of warm booting: both cards start up normaly

I guess the problem is this message in xorg.log:

Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "1024x768_100" is not supported on this GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "800x600_100" is not supported on this GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "640x480_100" is not supported on this GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "1024x768" is not supported on this GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "800x600" is not supported on this GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "640x480" is not supported on this GPU.
(WW) NVIDIA(0):
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to validate any modes; falling back to the default mode
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select".
(WW) NVIDIA(0):
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices (CRT-0) in
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     MetaMode "nvidia-auto-select" is not supported on this
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     GPU.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Unable to use default mode "nvidia-auto-select".
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "ramdac"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Driver version 100.14.23 doesn't give this message. Are there any new parameters necessary with the new one?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-08, 03:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: 169.04 : X not starting when cold booting

Hi,

your xorg.conf would be nice (and don't pack it ...). Emmm from a first glance you try auto-detecting the resolution, but the driver does not see the edid?

What happens, if you edit your xorg.conf and set some resolutions?
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Old 08-28-08, 10:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: 169.04 : X not starting when cold booting

Hi Wolfgang,

Did you manage to resolve your problem? I am experiencing similar problem with 173.14.05. Thanks
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Old 08-29-08, 10:52 AM   #4
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Hi Wolfgang,

Did you manage to resolve your problem? I am experiencing similar problem with 173.14.05. Thanks
It is sort of solved.

I wrote this little start-up script and put into /etc/init.d/:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides:          nvidia-wakeup
# Required-Start:
# Required-Stop:
# Should-Start:
# Should-Stop:
# Default-Start:     S
# Default-Stop:
# Short-Description: boot all nvidia vga cards
# Description: makes the second screen come up at cold boot
### END INIT INFO
set -e

# wake up all nvidia cards:
/usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig --query-gpu-info -s

exit 0
This scripted is called at boot time and now all cards do their work like they are supposed to do.

I don't really call this a solution, because with a properly written driver this trick should not be necessary. Nevertheless, it makes my machine usable.
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