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Old 10-20-03, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default GeForce 3TI200 Drivers and Red hat 9

OK, here is my deal...
I am using my computer and all of the sudden it goes blank. BIOS 3 short beeps. I called ASUS, they said that it is because of the memory isn't being use correctly on the Video Card. I am using the driver IA32. Does anyone know of a fix or what my problem is?
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Old 10-20-03, 10:48 PM   #2
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That is a very specific problem, and Redhat9 +ti300 is not a very specific hardware configuration. You're gonna need to dig out some more information, details, details on hardware and how you've got it put together, exact parts etc..

And more about when, how it does this? Running what, how long it was up, consistently timed?
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Old 10-21-03, 12:36 AM   #3
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My hardware is a Geforce 3, TI200 Video Card.
Motherboard - Asus 8V7X
Processor AMD XP2100
System RAM DDR 2700- 512mb
HDD 40GB Maxtor

It usually happends about 30 minutes after running system in Linux.

What it does is it acts like it is going to stand by, but instead of allowing me to come back with moving the mouse, the BIOS gives me a beep code, and system halts.
The beep code is 3 short beeps. Asus, said it is a problem with the way the system is using the video ram...(128mb)

It doesn't do this with the default Red hat linux 8, or 9 drivers. But when i downloaded and installed IA32 off Nvidia's website this happends.

If nobody has any suggestions, can you tell me how to unistall the Nvidia Driver?
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Old 10-21-03, 01:29 AM   #4
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The installer has an uninstall option, this is painless for the most part.

However, don't give up just yet, give some peeps a little time. :-)

use the --help option for the installer to learn more.

If you simply change your XF86Config back to "nv" instead of "nvidia" you'll be back to default open source driver and should be able to run fine until someone has a suggestion.

My suggestion for now, is post your XF86Config file here as well as your running kernel version. :-)

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Old 10-21-03, 09:30 AM   #5
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Here is my Xfree86.config file. I have already changed "nvidia" back to "nv".
I am using Kernal 2.4.20.0-8, but i have been trying to update to the newest one off the rhn.
The problem there is i can keep the sys. running long enough to update.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "ENVISION"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 95.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Ok, i was working in a document and linux crashed again.

Did i need to restart X after i changed it from "nvidia" to "nv"? Because if not, then i still have the problem, and it maybe something else.

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Yes you would need to restart X after changing the config file in any way. Simply logging out will not do this if you're using a Graphical Login manager such as kdm, gdm, or xdm (by the defaults).

If you started with startx, then log out and startx again, otherwise you need to telinit 3 then telinit 5, or restart the machine.
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Old 10-21-03, 10:59 PM   #8
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Ok, i uninstalled my nvidia drivers, changed Xfree86.config back to default and the problem still occured.

I talked to my friend and borrowed his Geforce 2 64mb installed it... never installed drivers, but loaded defaults and it still did had the same problem


Two different Video cards... same problem... any suggestons?

Could it be a HDD fail? I have had problems with Maxtors in the past.

System RAM fail?

what gets me is i have removeable IDE, WinXP, RH 9.0, it doesn't do this in Windows.
my RH drive stays in, when i want to load windows i put it in like scsi (not hotswap though so the rh drive is still running with windows, but not in use.

if anyone has seen this or have any suggestions let me know.

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