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Old 07-07-03, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default System crash with both 1.0-4363 and others

Hi all

I have a problem!

Does anyone remember how spectrums used to crash? with seemingly random coloured blocks and random characters on the screen, but with some sort of order...
X crashes my system like that when I load it with the nvidia drivers...

I've spoken to some people in #nvidia on freenode, but there werent any fruitful results I'm afraid...

Information thats apparently useful:
I've got a GF4 TI4200 with 128MB ram
I've tried both the latest drivers (4363) and the one I've had working with this card with my old motherboard (3123), and the one in the middle :P
I'm using the Gentoo distribution, but with a stock 2.4.21 kernel
I cant seem to get the video bios revision because X wont start without crashing the computer
I've got an Athlon 2400+
Motherboard... well well well...
Its a XFX Mach 4, model KT400-ALH
Chipset is the VIA KT400

I cant seem to attach all the files...
so I've just attached my XFree log
The rest can be found at www.apc.34sp.com/stuff/nvidia
Attached Files
File Type: log xfree86.0.log (47.6 KB, 174 views)
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Old 07-07-03, 04:34 AM   #2
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there are lots of postings in this forum regarding your problem (keywords: freeze, weird graphics, startx, ...)
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Old 07-07-03, 05:34 AM   #3
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Yeah...
there does appear to be a few of them...

I've looked, but I'm not sure where would be the best place to post it...
I have a fair bit more information which may or may not be useful - but I'm not sure which thread to post it on!

it'd be better if there was just one thread where all of this info could go, but there doesnt seem to be - should I just post it here in that case?
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Old 07-07-03, 05:01 PM   #4
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i prolly dont remember all, but:

- install the latest bios (try beta bios files if nessesary)
- try disabling agpgart in kernel and set 'option "NvAgp" "1"' in XF86Config
- try the same with "NvAgp" "4"
- try to disable ACPI/APCI in BIOS/Kernel
...

there were more, dunno. Btw, I have a Epox 8RDA and Im quite sure my problem is this board/its BIOS. Since you have a VIA board its prolly something else.
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Old 07-08-03, 04:55 AM   #5
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After having struggled to post a reply....

I've got a working kernel config now - I'll be going through the differences between the two configs tonight to try and find what made it fail so I can post more info
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