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Old 04-04-09, 12:49 PM   #1
waltm
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Default Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

I have a new Ubuntu system running nvidia drivers 180 fine with the onboard 8200 nvidia video but will not load the nvidia drivers when I install a 8400gs PCIe card, same results with 8.10 and 9.04. I need to use the 8400gs for component video out to a 1080i tv. System defaults to low graphics mode with PCIe card. I just did a fresh install of 9.04 and enabled restricted Nvidia driver 180 to get back to clean system. xorg.config that works with 8200 onboard video but not 8400gs PCIe is

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Mon Mar 23 15:33:27 PST 2009
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "GVT 15LCD(TMDS)"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 64.0
    VertRefresh     60.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 8200"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
X.Org log with 8400gs PCIe
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Release Date: 2009-2-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-23-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux htpc-desktop 2.6.28-11-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 3 17:39:51 UTC 2009 i686
Build Date: 03 April 2009  07:14:39AM
xorg-server 2:1.6.0-0ubuntu9 (buildd@rothera.buildd) 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Apr  4 13:33:30 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
(**) Option "Xinerama" "0"
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
	/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
	built-ins
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
(WW) Disabling Mouse0
(II) Loader magic: 0x3bc0
(II) Module ABI versions:
	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
	X.Org Video Driver: 5.0
	X.Org XInput driver : 4.0
	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(II) Loader running on linux
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0@2:0:0) nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS rev 161, Mem @ 0xfa000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xf8000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000bc00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
(II) System resource ranges:
	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[4] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[5] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[6] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[7] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[8] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[9] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[10] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[11] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[12] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[13] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[14] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[15] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[18] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[19] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[20] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[21] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[22] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[23] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
(II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
(II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "record" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
(II) NVIDIA GLX Module  180.44  Mon Mar 23 15:29:02 PST 2009
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.13.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  180.44  Mon Mar 23 15:05:32 PST 2009
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 02@00:00:0
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "wfb"
(II) LoadModule: "wfb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
(II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
(II) resource ranges after probing:
	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[4] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[5] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[6] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[7] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[8] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[9] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[10] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[11] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[12] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[b]
	[13] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[b]
	[14] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[b]
	[15] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[b]
	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[18] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[19] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[20] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[21] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
	[22] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[b]
	[23] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[b]
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TwinView" "0"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "MetaModes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

 ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log


O.log
Code:
2643 2222
xinit /etc/gdm/failsafeXinit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe with-gdm -- /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7 -br -once -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe -logfile /var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log

X: warning; process set to priority -1 instead of requested priority 0

X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Release Date: 2009-2-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-23-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux htpc-desktop 2.6.28-11-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 3 17:39:51 UTC 2009 i686
Build Date: 03 April 2009  07:14:39AM
xorg-server 2:1.6.0-0ubuntu9 (buildd@rothera.buildd) 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log", Time: Sat Apr  4 13:33:33 2009
(++) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe"
error setting MTRR (base = 0xf9000000, size = 0x00e00000, type = 1) Invalid argument (22)
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
2643 2222


Any ideas what I should be looking at?
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Old 04-04-09, 01:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

Can you post the output of dmesg? According to the logs you posted the Nvidia kernel module isn't loaded and dmesg might have a clue as to why.
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Old 04-04-09, 02:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

Ok, as sugested in another forum, in synaptic I marked all installed packages with 'Nvidia' in the name for removal, then ran
Code:
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
restarted with the following errors

http://paste.ubuntu.com/144377/

when running 'hardware drivers' the list is empty and says "No Proprietary drivers are in use on this system."


Current dmesg output is at http://paste.ubuntu.com/144373/
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Old 04-04-09, 06:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

I'm assuming you're coming up in low graphics mode at that point. If you click "Reconfigure graphics" and then "Use Generic (Default) Configuration" and then restart do you get a normal desktop using the nv driver?
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Old 04-04-09, 07:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

I switched back to the onboard 8200 and installed nvidia 180.44 drivers while installing some other applications.
reinstalling the 8400 to perform you instructions.


After selection those options and restarting I get another error message
Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Coompatible NVIDIA X driver not found)


After trying the same options and restart again I get a different screen with the following error.

There already appears to be an X server running on dissplay :0.
Should another display number be tried? Answering no will cause GDM to attempt starting the server on :0 again.
(You can change consoles by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus a function key, such as Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go to console 7.
X servers usually run on consoles 7 and higher.)

Then a <yes> or <no> choice.

Choosing no restarts with the same as above
Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Coompatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

Choosing Yes lets me start another low graphics session with the desktop
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Old 04-05-09, 12:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

Ok, try this then:

- Remove the 8400 card from the system and restart.

- Ensure the xserver-xorg-video-nv package is installed. Uninstall all nvidia-glx packages.

- Uninstall the nvidia driver package you downloaded by doing the following (I know this will kill your 3D, but it's only temporary.) :


Step 1: Log out of X or boot the computer and don't log in to X, switch to a text terminal by using Ctrl-Alt-F1 and log in.

Step 2: Shut down X by typing the following -
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
Step 3: Uninstall the nvidia driver
Code:
sudo /usr/bin/nvidia-installer --uninstall
Step 4: Restart X
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
At this point it may come up and complain about being in low-video mode etc. Go ahead and reconfigure graphics and then select default generic configuration. After you click ok on that and it cycles back to the other menu click cancel and X should restart. Hopefully you should get a normal desktop back at that point using the nv driver.

If you're able to get to the point where you have a good desktop using the onboard 8200 and the nv driver, go ahead and reinstall the 8400gs and reboot. You should just have to reconfigure once like before and it should work as well. Let me know if this works and then I'll post more instructions on how to check for old kernel modules and reinstall the 180.44 driver. I just don't want to bury you in if-then type stuff just yet.
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Old 04-05-09, 07:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

Uninstalled nvidia stuff, rebooted 8200 without errors but at a resolution of 800x600. I could not change this in displays as it would not detect the display so didn't offer any higher choices.

Swapped in the 8400 and got this error:
Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode
Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.

Clicked OK, Reconfigure graphics, Create new configuration for this hardware, OK, restart, cancel out of errors again then restart.

Same errors but this time selected use default (generic) configuration instead of creating a new one.

Same error again, tried to restart in low graphics mode and got this error

There already appears to be an X server running on dissplay :0.
Should another display number be tried? Answering no will cause GDM to attempt starting the server on :0 again.
(You can change consoles by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus a function key, such as Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go to console 7.
X servers usually run on consoles 7 and higher.)

Then a <yes> or <no> choice.

Choosing no starts the desktop at 1024x768, monitor still unknown. Detect Monitors button in Display Preferences doesn't change it from unknown.

Xorg.0.log can be seen at http://paste.ubuntu.com/144855/
dmesg output is at http://paste.ubuntu.com/144857/



Thanks for all your help! I've installed ubuntu at least 8 times on various older desktops and laptops without any problems. This is the first time on new hardware and its almost as bad a windows install
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Old 04-05-09, 01:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

Only other thing I can think of is that maybe there's a conflict between the two adapters. Can you disable the onboard video in the BIOS?
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Old 04-05-09, 03:03 PM   #9
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I didn't see any option to "Disable" exactly. Just which to initialize first (PCI, Onboard or PCIe), Onboard video always on or only if no other card, and to use SLI or not. There is no output on the motherboard video jacks when the card is installed.
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Old 04-05-09, 04:50 PM   #10
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Default Re: Driver works with onboard 8200 but not with 8400gs PCIe

I tried various combinations of bios settings, and creating the xorg.conf buy cutting and pasting sections from the one that worked with the 8200.

Not only is the 8400gs working but I'm getting component out to the tv!

Thanks so much for your help!

Now to find out why there is no digital audio out.....
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