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Old 09-09-02, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default No Errors with X, but X not starting

Hi there,
I still have problems to get X running with the nvidia drivers. Fbdev works fine with ugly refreshing rates.

I have the Nvidia420 chipset board made by MSI, and installed the most recent drivers from Nvidias driver page.

The kernel module is being loaded, when trying to start X, the screen gets black and nothing happens. Shell comes back after switching to a different virtual terminal and back.

This is what appears on the screen. No error messages to see:

> XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
> Release Date: 23 January 2002
> If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
> newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
> reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
> Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
> Module Loader present
> 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/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Sep 6 17:38:21 2002
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
> XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

No hangups, but no X anyway

My X0-log reads as follows

> (....)
> (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
> (II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
> (II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
> (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
> (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
> compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
> ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
> (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD0000000
> (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDD000000

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Hajo
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Old 09-09-02, 06:45 AM   #2
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Sounds like you are having an issue with NVdriver not loading up. What happens when you do:

/sbin/modprobe NVdriver

?

If it is successful, try starting X again, if not, then you probably need to install a different driver. I had to compile mine from source to make it work. If you need help with that let me know.

Otherwise, check the documentation to make sure you have made the appropriate changes to your X-windows configuration file.

BTW, I am using the exact same board from MSI. Which distro are you using?
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Old 09-09-02, 07:09 AM   #3
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Originally posted by targatop
Sounds like you are having an issue with NVdriver not loading up. What happens when you do:

/sbin/modprobe NVdriver

?

If it is successful, try starting X again, if not, then you probably need to install a different driver. I had to compile mine from source to make it work. If you need help with that let me know.

Otherwise, check the documentation to make sure you have made the appropriate changes to your X-windows configuration file.

BTW, I am using the exact same board from MSI. Which distro are you using?
Thanks for your help.
I am using a Suse 8.0. The board worked fine in a Mandrake 8.2 environment, unluckily I did not save XF86Config.

The XF86Config contains the appropriate "driver" settings as well as the Load "glx". DRI is not being loaded.

I did both; I checked the configuration with the ready-made RPMS as well with the drivers compiled locally. No difference in behaviour.

NVdriver is beeing loaded at bootup and appears with "NVdriver" according to lsmod. So I don't suppose the error there.

Two things are strange:
- I can't find anything suitable about the error 104. No documentation at XFree86.org.
- I wonder, if the error comes up due to the MMIO-registers. Is there anything I can change in my bios?

Is there a possibility for you to post your XF86Config?

Thanks in advance.

Hajo
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