|10-21-03, 05:26 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Gualala, CA
nVidia and PS/2 conflicts?
PNY GeForce FX 5200 (128MB, AGP)
Epox EP-8RDA Mobo (nForce2 chipset)
Maxtor 40GB HD
old Quantum Fireball (1.5GB) HD
2 optical drives
After manually setting the IRQ of my video card in the BIOS, I can now use the "nvidia" drivers, with one very annoying catch: there has to be a mouse plugged into the PS/2 port.
This is not a problem with XFree86, as using drivers=nv works fine. With the nVidia drivers, though, the machine just locks up - no kb LEDs, etc., unless my mouse is plugged into the PS/2 port.
It is not that having a USB mouse screws it up - it will work fine with a USB + PS/2 mouse, but take away the PS/2 mouse, and nothing works - even takeing away both mice crashes it.
The log file leaves no errors, and the XF86Config file works fine for the nv drivers, and works for nvidia drivers with a PS/2 mouse (even though the conifig file doesn't contain /dev/psaux).
This is really weird, and really annoying. Could anyone help me, please? As I haven't configured the modem to work under Linux (though I have tried), it is a little more time consuming to post my files, though not at all impossible.
Again, no errors (grep EE /var/log/XFree86.0.log) in the log file, and the config file works fine otherwise.
Is my hardware defective, my BIOS settings wrong, or nVidia's drivers screwed up?
|10-24-03, 10:31 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Very strange indeed. Are you running the nvidia drivers for the nForce mobo as well as the video?
I would definitely tend toward saying its a mobo oddity or configuration, but as I don't have one I won't, I'll only guess.
Might have to do with the agp hangling, which is different when the nvidia driver kicks in than nv.
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