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Old 07-23-03, 05:16 PM   #1
PrObLeMaN
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Question nvidia GLX blank screen problem

Hello, I have a problem with nvidia GLX (1-0-4363), on EpoX nforce2 8RDA+, GeForce4 MX440 Gainward Pro/600, Athloh XP 2000+
with 2.4.21 kernel, RH 9.0
Problem is next:
I tray load nvidia.o module with 'alias char-major-195 nvidia' in /etc/modules.conf
and check with 'lsmod' :
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
nvnet 30720 1

then I tray in shell write : alias char-major-195 nvidia and I get:
-bash: alias: char-major-195: not found
-bash: alias: nvidia: not found
but with 'modprobe nvidia' can load this module, and with lsmod get:
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
nvidia 1670688 0 (unused)
nvnet 30720 1

But thin is not problem, problem is when I start X.
/etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
# Load glx module.
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
EndSection

I set Device to work with 'nv' driver, then all work correct,
when I set driver to 'nvidia', I get blank (black) screen, system stil work, but I can't back to shell or
make something, just can hard reboot or rebot with Ctrl-Alt-del, and weit to system go down, and reboot.

I start X with 'nv' driver and check extension, and glxinfo

$xdpyinfo
name of display: :0.0
version number: 11.0
vendor string: The XFree86 Project, Inc
vendor release number: 40300000
XFree86 version: 4.3.0
maximum request size: 4194300 bytes
motion buffer size: 256
bitmap unit, bit order, padding: 32, LSBFirst, 32
image byte order: LSBFirst
number of supported pixmap formats: 7
supported pixmap formats:
depth 1, bits_per_pixel 1, scanline_pad 32
depth 4, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32
depth 8, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32
depth 15, bits_per_pixel 16, scanline_pad 32
depth 16, bits_per_pixel 16, scanline_pad 32
depth 24, bits_per_pixel 32, scanline_pad 32
depth 32, bits_per_pixel 32, scanline_pad 32
keycode range: minimum 8, maximum 255
focus: window 0x1e000a0, revert to PointerRoot
number of extensions: 26
BIG-REQUESTS
DOUBLE-BUFFER
DPMS
Extended-Visual-Information
FontCache
LBX
MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
MIT-SHM
MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
RANDR
RENDER
SECURITY
SHAPE
SYNC
TOG-CUP
X-Resource
XC-APPGROUP
XC-MISC
XFree86-Bigfont
XFree86-DGA
XFree86-Misc
XFree86-VidModeExtension
XInputExtension
XKEYBOARD
XTEST
XVideo
default screen number: 0
number of screens: 1

screen #0:
dimensions: 1280x960 pixels (332x251 millimeters)
resolution: 98x97 dots per inch
depths (7): 24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32
root window id: 0x38
depth of root window: 24 planes
number of colormaps: minimum 1, maximum 1
default colormap: 0x20
default number of colormap cells: 256
preallocated pixels: black 0, white 16777215
options: backing-store NO, save-unders NO
largest cursor: 64x64
current input event mask: 0xda4031
KeyPressMask EnterWindowMask LeaveWindowMask
KeymapStateMask StructureNotifyMask SubstructureNotifyMask
SubstructureRedirectMask PropertyChangeMask ColormapChangeMask
number of visuals: 2
default visual id: 0x21
visual:
visual id: 0x21
class: TrueColor
depth: 24 planes
available colormap entries: 256 per subfield
red, green, blue masks: 0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
significant bits in color specification: 8 bits
visual:
visual id: 0x22
class: DirectColor
depth: 24 planes
available colormap entries: 256 per subfield
red, green, blue masks: 0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
significant bits in color specification: 8 bits

"GLX", "NV-GLX" and "NVIDIA-GLX" extensions not present.


$glxinfo

name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None


I read nvidia README file, and appendix C to check data, and all is OK.

I need some direction or solution, I work on that 3 days and I gona crazy ...

What to do?

Thank you very much for every help!
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Old 07-23-03, 05:20 PM   #2
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I'v bee experiencing the same problem and no solution, but try what i try, look at the XFree86configsample file that is under /usr/doc/Nvidia... and tri to set it up!!

I don't know what's going on but its annoying hope we'll get some replyes soon.

GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 07-24-03, 12:39 AM   #3
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PrObLeMaN,

I think our problems are related. Can you check if the driver causes an oops in the kernel? Load the X and, when the screen blanks, type Ctrl+Alt+F1, login (if you weren't logged) and type dmesg.

Thanks.
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Old 07-24-03, 10:34 AM   #4
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Unhappy kernel oops

Yes, I'm having kernel oops, too. What's wierd is that I had it working yesterday, and I really don't know what I've changed. I'm running a 2.6.0-test1 kernel, with the patched drivers. I know they're not supported, but if other people are having oops problems too, I'd like to hear what solutions are forthcoming.

-Mike.
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Old 07-24-03, 10:38 AM   #5
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Default Kernel oops averutime

I have that problem too, and the ctrl+alt+fX sequence doesnot work so the only resort is to rest it hardly.

I tried it lots of times but right now I'm working with no Acceleration.
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Old 07-24-03, 12:05 PM   #6
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canf1,

If it halted in a way that isn't possible to switch the vt, you can reset and check it in /var/log/messages. If it didn't halt the whole kernel, you will find something about "Unable to handle kernel paging request". This is an oops, and the following messages describes what happened.
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Old 07-24-03, 01:22 PM   #7
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Sorted it now. The problem was that I needed to recopy and relink all of the .so's. I'm running with the patched 4363 drivers for the 2.5.x series (I'm actually running 2.6.0-test1.

I had to create a new shell-script to copy and link after each install, and it's sorted now.
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Old 07-24-03, 04:17 PM   #8
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Yes I can't use Ctrl+Alt+F1 (n) sequence to go on console, and cant find oops message ("Unable to handle kernel paging request") in dmesg or other logs.
But look in attach file for config files and dmesg, XFree and syslog log when I start X.
Thx for any help or solutions!
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Old 07-25-03, 09:23 AM   #9
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Unhappy no log messages

I'm just trying all this solutions so be patient, buit still nothing woksand no log messages
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Old 07-27-03, 03:11 PM   #10
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Ok, I find solutions fot this problem.
I use 2.4.21 kernel, and download latest patch 2.4.22-pre8.
Patch the kernel, and in section Character device is new option 'NVIDIA chipset support', enable this option and recompile kernel.
Instal nvidia driver and startx, and its work!! (on my comp.)

This is it!!
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Old 07-28-03, 08:43 AM   #11
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Default CONRATULATIONS!!

Probleman you got it, but not me.

I'm a little newbie here in Linux Communities and working with linux is a bit hard. I was testing too many thing and nothing wworked, I was on a little Weekend holiday and now I see you happy for your triumph.

I have Kernell 2.4.20 so I want to upgrade it to ..22 to do waht you did, but don't know how, I'm downloading the kernell and the prepatch but can you tell me howto upgrade the kernell and its prepatch. Thank you.
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Old 07-28-03, 12:33 PM   #12
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- Download latest stable linux kernel (2.4.21)
Unpack in (most people du that in /usr/src)
bzip2 -d linux____.tar.bz2
tar -xf linux___tar

-Now download patch
for 2.4.21.
unpack the patch, and copy this patch in linux-2.4.21 directory.
-patching kernel
patch -p0 <patch_name

-now you need compile kernel
make mrproper

make menuconfig or in X make xconfig
(configure your kernel, save configuration..)

make dep

make clean

make bzImage

make modules

make modules_install

depmod -a 2.4.22-pre8

make install

now tel bootloader to install new kernel in mbr

lilo

lilo -L (if you use LBA32, see lilo man pages)

reboot your comp..

If you compile kernel for first time check some documents on Internet about compiling kernel, and how its work..

Attach file is my config file for 2.4.22-pre8 kernel, you can use it for example...
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