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Old 09-12-08, 09:53 AM   #1
zare
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Default GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

Hi guys. I can't get those drivers to work. When i install them, ignite X11 and system goes into full freeze and reboots in a matter of seconds. From the system core dump it looks like the thing pagefaults.

The hardware is :

Intel Pentium 4 on i845 mainboard with 1 GB of RAM.
MSI GeForce3 Ti200, 64 MB RAM.

The thing worked perfectly on 5.4-RELEASE and it works perfectly on Windows2000, so it isn't a hardware issue.

This is the summary of all things i have tried;

- Got the latest legacy 96xx drivers from nVidia's site, "make install", "nvidia-xconfig".
- nvidia.ko is kld'loaded and from the /var/log/messages the kernel module detects my card OK.
- compat5x is installed and has an appropriate entry in /etc/rc.conf.
- Crash.
- Reverted to generic driver xorg.conf, and then attempted manual change of settings, refering to instructions in README file.
- Crash.
- Installed the drivers from ports tree, with Linux support. Linux ABI is already up and running good.
- Crash.
- Tried to disable native BSD AGP support and ACPI support in /boot/loader.conf
- Crash.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

Bump.

The usual things have been tried, and the poster was sent here for more specific answers. The response to date has been very disappointing. Let's solve this one please!
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Old 09-28-08, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

A couple of things that will help, then:

1) What has happened when you have tried the VESA or NV (opensource) driver?

2) What is your x config?

3) What is the output of sysctl hw.nvidia ?

I haven't seen anything like you've described except when running more than 2GB of memory and you are not doing that so let's start at the beginning then.

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Old 10-25-08, 09:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

I am sorry for very late reply, but i dropped the issue for the time being (i haven't got any solutions).

The built-in nv driver works as it should. However, i need at least 2D acceleration.

Here's the sysctl output;

Quote:
hw.nvidia.agp.card.rates: 4x 2x 1x
hw.nvidia.agp.card.fw: not supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.sba: not supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.registers: 0x1f000007:0x00000000
hw.nvidia.agp.status.status: disabled
hw.nvidia.agp.status.driver: n/a (unused)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.rate: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.fw: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.sba: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.version: NVIDIA FreeBSD x86 Kernel Module 96.43.07 Sun Jul 6 22:56:23 PDT 2008
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableVia4x: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableALiAGP: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP: 3
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPSBA: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPFW: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.FlatPanelMode: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.DevicesConnected: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.RmLogonRC: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.DetectPrimaryVga: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.dwords:
hw.nvidia.cards.0.model: GeForce3 Ti 200
hw.nvidia.cards.0.irq: 16
hw.nvidia.cards.0.vbios: ??.??.??.??.??
hw.nvidia.cards.0.type: AGP
The X11 configuration is generated by nvidia-xconfig, with the option NvAGP line enabled and with agp.ko loading disabled both in loader.conf and in device.hints. Changing sysctl entry for NvAGP shows 1->1, therefore it's already enabled. Three days ago, i installed FreeBSD 7 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro, with nVidia Geforce4Go 420. Same thing! Just on the laptop, the system doesn't hang, it shows some random jibberish on the screen, but i can kill X and return to console.

This is the procedure, for both computers;

- Download latest legacy 96.xx drivers;
- Unpack, make install;
- Run nvidia-xconfig.
- Disable agp.ko in loader.conf
- Disable agp kernel module via device.hints.
- Reboot.
- ****.
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Old 10-26-08, 08:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

Hi

Did you make sure that you have enabled FreeBSD5 compatibility? If not, add "options COMPAT_FREEBSD5" to your kernel config, rebuild and install your kernel and install misc/compat5x from the ports collection. The nvidia driver is also available as a port/package under x11/nvidia-driver-96xx, so you might consider installing it from there.
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Old 10-27-08, 12:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

It's on and i've tried ports.
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Old 11-26-08, 03:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zare View Post
Hi guys. I can't get those drivers to work. When i install them, ignite X11 and system goes into full freeze and reboots in a matter of seconds. From the cialis soft system core dump it looks like the thing pagefaults.

The hardware is :

Intel Pentium 4 on i845 mainboard with 1 GB of RAM.
MSI GeForce3 Ti200, 64 MB RAM.

The thing worked perfectly on 5.4-RELEASE and it works perfectly on Windows2000, so it isn't a hardware issue.

This is the summary of all things i have tried;

- Got the latest legacy 96xx drivers from nVidia's site, "make install", "nvidia-xconfig".
- nvidia.ko is kld'loaded and from the /var/log/messages the kernel module detects my card OK.
- compat5x is installed and has an appropriate entry in /etc/rc.conf.
- Crash.
- Reverted to generic driver xorg.conf, and then attempted manual change of settings, refering to instructions in README file.
- Crash.
- Installed the drivers from ports tree, with Linux support. Linux ABI is already up and running good.
- Crash.
- Tried to disable native BSD AGP support and ACPI support in /boot/loader.conf
- Crash.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Hi zare, now I have the same problem too Did you solve this problem?
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Old 12-16-08, 01:38 AM   #8
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

Hi mar4ela, i haven't solved the problem.
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Old 08-28-09, 03:20 AM   #9
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Default Re: GeForce3 Ti200 96xx problems on FreeBSD 7.

By the way, that platform listed in first post is relevant no more. I had same problem with Toshiba Satellite Pro M10, (GeForce 420), and i have solved it.

The driver needs to have laptop's LCD screen as it's primary display. So i added

Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"

in device section of xorg.conf, and it works.
I don't know how it would affect workstation with CRT screen. Maybe explicitly saying "CRT" in option line could do magic, however, README file clearly states that driver always goes to CRT by default.
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