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Old 12-01-02, 08:13 PM   #121
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Default Re: nVIdia driver 3123 and kernel 2.4.20

Originally posted by LinuxSam
It seems the 3123 driver and the 2.4.20 kernel doesn't mix...

when I try to compile the nVidia kernel module I get a lot of "unresolved symbols".

Umm....nope it works fine w/2.4.20.

bash-2.05$ uname -a
Linux localhost 2.4.20-preemt-apm_mod #2 Fri Nov 29 00:56:18 HST 2002 i686 unknown

bash-2.05$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Enabled
Driver: NVIDIA
AGP Rate: 2x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled

You borked something when compiling your new kernel, or installing it. I'm pretty sure you need your kernel SOURCES installed to compile the nvidia driver. Go back and check.
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Old 12-02-02, 05:31 AM   #122
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I did compile my kernel myself so yes I have the sources... I got them from se.kernel.org

And I have compiled my kernel and the nVidia module several times before without problems.

But I guess something didn't work out...

Well I've got some ideas to what might have gone wrong... will try it again later...


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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=45407#post45407 ]http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...5407#post45407 [/url] thats the link to the fix, sorry when i wrote it, i just copyed STEEL1's post and added my own comments to describe how i got my RH8.0 system with a 1Ghz AMD T-Bird Processor with 256 ddr and 2 40Gb hard drives, using the GeForce 4 Ti4200 Card up. all the steps i described may not be nessacary, but i did them out of fustration and they worked. hope this helps n00bs and 1337 alike. system works fine for me now! Peace Out! (i am still running the RH8.0 kernel off the cd, i tried upgrading and ran into some more problems, ill try to fix or find a work-a-round. ill post again if i do)
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Old 12-02-02, 04:31 PM   #124
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I'm experiencing a strange problem: I'm runnink Mandrake 9.0, kernel 2.4.19-16mdk (original distro), devfs.

When I start X my virtual consoles (those accessed by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1, etc.) get black, and remain so even if I exit X.

What can this be?
I changed the permissions of /dev/nvidia* to 666, and it didn't help, neither did disabling framebuffer support...

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-02-02, 04:51 PM   #125
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Noticed that the monitor seems to be driven quite a bit differently than it is in W2K (it's a dual boot system). All text has a 'shiny' shadow next to it - like either the refresh rate is wrong or the intensity is bad. But with the monitor at the same settings, the screen looks perfect under W2K.
I have a same problem like *rfryer*
How can i resolve it? I *must* use Linux system because i don't need M$ products.
My previous ATI card was working fine...


Kernel 2.4.19

Riva TNT2 M64
Taxan Ergovision 740LR (1024x768@100Mhz) - I'm runing 1280x1024@75

Sorry for my bad english...

Anybody know something?

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Old 12-03-02, 01:10 PM   #126
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I am having the problem that when playing Unreal Tournament 2003, the system will hang after 1 to 10 minutes of play. Usually on the order of two minutes. I have also had the X server reset itself (stop and restart X) during a KDE session.

The card was manufactured by Kaser, the mainboard by Giga-byte.

Any suggestions or commiseration is welcome. I will probably return the card and buy an ATI Radeon if I can't fix this in a few days.

Following is the complete output from the /proc/driver/nvidia directory, my XF86Config-4 file. My X server log file is attached.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Here is some information from my system:

[root@cindy nvidia]# cat version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0-3123 Tue Aug 27 15:56:48 PDT 2002
GCC version: gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-113)
[root@cindy nvidia]# cd agp/
[root@cindy agp]# ls
card host-bridge status
[root@cindy agp]# cat card
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Not Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000017:0x1f000104
[root@cindy agp]# cat host-bridge
Host Bridge: Via Apollo Pro KT266
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000217:0x00000104
[root@cindy agp]# cat status
Status: Enabled
AGP Rate: 4x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled
[root@cindy agp]# cd ../cards/
[root@cindy cards]# ls
[root@cindy cards]# cat 0
Model: GeForce4 MX 440
IRQ: 3
Video BIOS:
Card Type: AGP

Here is my XF86Config-4:

[root@cindy X11]# cat XF86Config-4
# XFree86 4.2.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator 4.10.7

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

# Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use the xfs font server for improved
# interactive performance

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
#Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
#Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "CustomConfiguration"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30-86
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Monitor "CustomConfiguration"
DefaultDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
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Old 12-05-02, 06:21 PM   #127
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Default Re: Stop tainting our kernel

Originally posted by phathead296
I have only one problem with NVIDIA dirvers under Linux. They're closed source. By tainting the kernel, you're driving off a lot of Linux users to use ATI cards so that they can have a GPL'd driver.

The only other problem I have is to use GL applications (like UT2003 or Tux Racer) I have to run X on one monitor instead of my dual head setup I normally run. When are you going to fix this?

Of course, if the driver were open source, someone else could do it for you........

the non-GPLed nature of the drivers is not a (big/relevant issue). The most relevant issue, is that, imho always, NVidia should hire 2 kernel/X programmers and make their UNIX drivers work seemesly(sp) with ALL combos of hardware available. Example, i'm having issues with my Via Apollo/Creative Labs GeForce2 GTS card: every time i try to use GL or any 3D capabilities of the driver, it's a sure crash. It would also help, if we/nvidia build a knowledge database/FAQ for the most frequent/less knownf problems. Example, there could be a page where you select your OS/chipset combo, then be presented with a list of all known problems for that combo, click on that and you get presented with a list of suggestions what to do to fix the problem.
Or you can wade through 2K of messages and endless run-on conversations to find a possible solution *shrug*
Since 95% of NVidia customers are running Windows, tho, i dunno think that's gonna happen. It's just wishful thinking, ya know? *throws puppy eyes at any passing NVidia employees* ^_^
(as soon as i finish mucking around with bashbug, i'll turn it into a script that i can run and report my entire configuration. i'll include the output file then) cheers!
(don't wanna start a flame war, but it's not your kernel, it's Linus's kernel. And on top, you don't get to brag about "our"kernel unless you have actually contributed source to it. just a reminder, thanks.
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