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Old 04-26-03, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Long time to start X (5 minutes) - possible solution

I had been having the '5 minutes wait' problem when using any of the new 4xxx series drivers on my Via 694x SMP system (GeForce 3). I have a flat panel connected by DVI interface and eventually found that the driver was spending all this time searching for a non-existent VGA connection. When I added the Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT,TV" parameter to the "Devices" section, the startup was reduced to seconds.
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Old 04-26-03, 02:46 PM   #2
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That is the solution. From the README:

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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).
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Old 06-17-03, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hello

This little trick with option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" solved my problems. But is it something wrong with my card? Should I go back to the store and tell them that my Graphic Card dosen't work like it is suposed to do?

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Old 06-17-03, 07:13 PM   #4
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nVidia seems to think so.

I don't have any idea, but what they're saying sure does sound plausible at least (they're saying that the video BIOS isn't set up quite right, and doesn't always have the right information on what's connected where).

As for whether or not you'd want to complain to the store... well, I have a sneaky suspicion that they won't care too much. Assuming that you got it from a store like Best Buy or something, that is. Of course, it's always worth a shot.

The manufacturer of the card (a company like Asus, MSI, or something like that), on the other hand, just might care though.
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