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Old 12-29-08, 07:55 PM   #13
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I've installed brand new Fedora 10, installed nvidia drivers, still the same problem :-/

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Old 12-29-08, 08:32 PM   #14
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This is very odd. It'd be nice if we could get an nVIDIA dev in here.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:01 AM   #15
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Is the card overheating?
I would just RMA it.
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Old 12-30-08, 02:36 AM   #16
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Is the card overheating?
I would just RMA it.
doesn't look like it's overheating - on D620 nvidia just doesn't start at all, XPS M1330 worked fine yesterday all evening, now - just a few minutes ago - with temperature 49C it started to flickering then X crashed...

just before Christmas I have updated BIOS on both machines - I did it because after upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 10 on XPS fan started to work on full power and some one suggested bios upgrade...

will have to call Dell I guess
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Old 12-30-08, 10:26 AM   #17
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Is the card overheating?
I would just RMA it.
someone is coming tomorrow to replace motherboard for me - I hope it won't get broken again :-(
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Old 12-30-08, 10:53 AM   #18
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There is a batch of nvidia chips that are known to be defective. This affects most of the mobile chips with the Geforce 8xxx and 9xxx where the substrate was week and do fail easily. It is difficult to tell if you have one of those since no nvidia log was posted.
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Old 12-30-08, 10:56 AM   #19
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There is a batch of nvidia chips that are known to be defective. This affects most of the mobile chips with the Geforce 8xxx and 9xxx where the substrate was week and do fail easily. It is difficult to tell if you have one of those since no nvidia log was posted.
log was posted here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...2&postcount=13
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Old 12-30-08, 11:29 AM   #20
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Well I sure hope that the video card works after replacement as the 7300 is not one of those known to have problems.
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Old 12-30-08, 11:38 AM   #21
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Well I sure hope that the video card works after replacement as the 7300 is not one of those known to have problems.
will see. I've got a similar problem with another laptop Dell XPS M1330 - as far as I know, this laptop has chip which is known to have problems... have scheduled call with Dell to do some diagnostics and hopefully to get a replacement too. On my Dell XPS M1330 nvidia driver loads, but it hangs after a few minutes showing random noisy images and flickering, nv open source driver works fine though - will see.
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Old 12-31-08, 06:51 AM   #22
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it seems that other gpu can be defect : http://www.theinquirer.fr/2008/08/13...ectueux_1.html

Apologize, it's in french, but edifying ... is it the reason why powermizer appears in the drivers ? and why powermizer on my 8800 gtx (not a laptop with battery) ?

what i said is perhaps stupid, but there is poor feedback/explainations to our posts and poor change in the bug, so my imagination run ...
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After installing 180.18 driver my graphics card started to behave in a strange way - even when I have reverted to 177.82, strange behaviour remains:
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Any ideas?

I am using Fedora 10 with kernel 2.6.27.7-134 and 177.82 nvidia driver delivered by rpmfusion.org (akmod-nvidia package).
RPM Fusion doesn't provides beta driver (180.18) for Fedora 10 yet.
So I expect that you get driver mismatch when you tried to install the beta driver from the nVidia installer...

Here is a prelimirary http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia

edit: But i don't mind such mismatch produced hardware problem..

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Old 12-31-08, 09:07 AM   #24
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RPM Fusion doesn't provides beta driver (180.18) for Fedora 10 yet.
So I expect that you get driver mismatch when you tried to install the beta driver from the nVidia installer...

Here is a prelimirary http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia

edit: But i don't mind such mismatch produced hardware problem..
Thanks for your post. Before installing 180.18 driver I've removed nvidia driver installed from rpmfusion so there should be no mismatch I hope.

Strangely - I've upgraded BIOS in both machines and after BIOS upgrade I started experience problems with nvidia chips - now I got one laptop fixed (motherboard has been replaced) and it came with earlier version of the BIOS - I am scared - should I upgrade it or not? :-)

it's fixed now - DELL engineer replaced my motherboard and it works now and I am not touching it
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