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Old 12-05-03, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default GeForce Ti4200 hangs when starting a game

Hello to you all,
This is my problem:

When i want to start a game (for example America's Army)
all goes well untill i want to start the game itself (like a training).

Tux racer works just fine, X (Gnome 2.4) starts without any problems!
Seems when OpenGL is called, the vid. card in combination with the Asus mobo cant handle it anymore :S

this is my configuration:
- Asus A7V8X-X
- Club3D GeForce Ti 4200 (128 MB)
- Athlon XP Processor 2400+ running at 2.17GHz
- 512 MB RAM

I've had the same problem under windows (w2k and WinXP)
but had the feeling all would be better with linux,

- Debian Woody 3.0 Unstable
- Kernel 2.4.22

If you desire more details, let me know,
I am about to throught my computer out of the window :'(

Clueless as i am!
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Old 12-10-03, 11:31 PM   #2
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The SAME problem? If the system has an issue across platforms that exhibits similar behavior its likely hardware. Clean the whole thing (if its even slightly not spotless), check for overheating, swap power supplies or test yours (a computer shop should be able to help with that), reseat cards etc. Do you have another video card to try or another system to try that card in?

Tux racer would probably work pretty well in software on that machine, are you sure the 3D drivers are functioning? Check glxinfo and glxgears, check the file contents in the virtual directory /proc/driver/nvidia.
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Old 12-11-03, 06:27 AM   #3
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You are right,

the vid card was/is broken.

Got myself a GF FX 5200 256 MB


One problem though:
cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status: Disabled

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 8x 4x
Registers: 0x1f000e1b:0x00000000

cat /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 |grep nvidia
Driver "nvidia"

lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: PF
nvidia 1630720 11 (autoclean)

Still because of the status being "Disabled"
i get the feeling it is not using my gf card.
What can i do ?
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Old 12-13-03, 04:17 PM   #4
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The status will be disabled until you launch X, are you checking afterward? Have you added the option for nvagp to your XF86Config?
Option "NvAGP" "1"
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Yes and Yes,
but it has been fixed now,

the MTRR was not enabled in my kernel, so i recompiled it and now it works

Though i only get 1640 fps in 5 secs witih glxgears,
it now gets higher fps inside America's Army.

Which is the reason i am pleased

Also, it now hangs the system once in a while.
This was not happening when the status of the nvidia drivers where Disabled.

So i believe the nvidia drivers DO have to do something with hanging systems with a GeForce FX 5xxx series (5200 in particular!)
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Have you tried the 46.20 driver? If you're using 44.96 now the 'beta' one might be more stable on your FX card, in any case its worth trying if its currently hanging your system.

Beta Linux Drivers? (46.20)
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I'll test this tonight,

i'll keep you posted !


Thnx anywayz in advance
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