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Old 07-03-03, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default RedHat 9.0 and 3D Prophet DDR-DVI: XF86 Crashes

Thanks for all your efforts!!!

I have a 3d Prophet DDR-DVI AGP 4x board in my PC and I am having issues with the latest NVIDIA drivers. This is a newer install, so I can't comment on the older drivers. Here is what happens, and all my other information is below:

With the default NvAGP option set at "3" in the XF86Config, X is very unstable. At random times - usually no more than 10 mins into the session - it just locks up completely and I have to ssh in and kill -9 X, or it dumps itself and restarts. Nautilus and Mozilla seem to be the biggest offendoers - in that order. However, Quake 3 is flawless (as are other GL games) for as long as I want to play them.

With NvAGP set to "0" or "1" - X is still unstable, and the games will just dump me back to X - which sometimes recovers and sometimes freezes - usually about 3 -4 mins into the game, even faster if I jump into a fairly full arena with a lot of action in Q3.

I haven't tried NvAGP set to "2" yet, but I have a feeling its not going to make much difference since the setting of "3" should result in the same. I will do that next and report here if there are any differences.

I have tried lesser colors, smaller resolutions, etc. but all with the same results. The default "nv" driver that came with RedHat is flawless and I have had no problems from it what-so-ever - but of course I cannot play GL games.

Linux Version:
Linux version 2.4.20-13.9custom (root@localhost.localdomain) (gcc version 3.2.2
20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #2 Fri May 30 09:28:47 EDT 2003

NVidia Driver Version:
Latest: 1.0-4363

1.Ghz P III
512 MB Ram
3D Prophet DDR-DVI 4x AGP
MotherBoard: ASUS TUSL2-C

Video BIOS Revision:
Model: GeForce DDR
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS:
Card Type: AGP

Here is my XF86Config:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

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

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
# Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "ADI MicroScan 5EP"
DisplaySize 318 235
HorizSync 30.0 - 64.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"

# Driver "nv"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce DDR (generic)"
VideoRam 32768
Option "NvAgp" "3"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

(Attached to next post.)

Thanks so much!


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Old 07-03-03, 06:33 PM   #2
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