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Old 09-02-03, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Blue squares instead of video...

Problem: Occassionally the card will get into a mode where all video (mplayer, xine. Some non-straight X overlay thing) no longer works. Instead of the movie, I get a big blue screen.

Once this happens, I have to kill X to fix it.

I used to have this problem a bit more frequently in the 3xxx series of Linux drivers, but it had gone away. I recently added a bttv-based HD tuner card to my system, and when I try and use that card it will sometimes get into this mode.

The software for that card is rather unstable (and trying to use the motion comp/IDCT support), so I suspect that its doing something wrong... but I still think the driver should prevent things from becoming broken like this.

Any suggestions? Any thing I can do to better track this down?

$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS:
Card Type: AGP
$ grep "XFree86 Driver" /var/log/XFree86.0.log
(II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4496 Wed Jul 16 19:06:03 PDT 2003
$ rpm -q kernel
$ rpm -q redhat-release
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Adding the V4L module to X appears to have helped some...
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