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Old 02-21-04, 08:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation X crash with 5336 and kernel 2.6.3

Hi, I'm experiencing a problem where X crashes during nvidia initialization. I'm using gentoo with kernel 2.6.3 and nvidia kernel 5336.

My kernel is kompiled without agpgart, and without APIC up support. I have also tried disabeling acpi.

My graphics card is a Abit Siluro FX5200:
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0 (~)
Model: GeForce FX 5200
IRQ: 5
Video BIOS: 04.34.20.18.00
Card Type: AGP

My motherboard is a Abit NF7-S v2.0 nforce2 with an AMD XP 3000+.

Nvidia information from XFree86.0.log: (XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 built under 2.6.3)
$ less XFree86.0.log|grep -i nvidia
(--) PCI:*(2:0:0) nVidia Corporation unknown chipset (0x0322) rev 161, Mem @ 0xe0000000/24, 0xd8000000/27
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
(II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-5336 Wed Jan 14 18:30:46 PST 2004
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) Found 1 PCI NVIDIA devices
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "0"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT, TV"
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using HW cursor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Video key set to default value of 0x101fe
(**) NVIDIA(0): Use of AGP disabled per request
(**) NVIDIA(0): ConnectedMonitor string: "DFP"
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE0000000

I'm also attaching my dmesg output showing some null pointer error.
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Old 02-22-04, 05:19 AM   #2
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I'd suggest making sure AGPART is compiled in. Whenever I tell XFree86 to use NvAGP it complains on boot that it can't find it and so falls back to AGPART.
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Old 02-22-04, 06:18 AM   #3
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One thing to keep in mind with Linux 2.6 AGPGART is that agpgart.ko lacks backend functionality, it relies on vendor specific backend modules (intel-agp.ko, nvidia-agp.ko, ...) to drive actual hardware. The
NVIDIA driver must assume that modprobe has been configured such that the appropriate backend module is loaded whenever agpgart.ko is requested.
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Old 02-22-04, 07:05 AM   #4
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I have tried with agpgart too. But I thought that it whould be more safe to try to get it running with agp disabled at first (Option "NvAGP" "0" in XF86Config).
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Old 02-22-04, 07:05 AM   #5
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@Zander,

I just enabled nvagp=3 with the 2.6.3 and my fps in UT2003 doubled over what Windows was doing, same settings, same point so any idea what that could be.

Sorry to highjack the thread.
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Old 02-22-04, 01:11 PM   #6
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I had exactly the same problem after upgrading from 2.6.2 to 2.6.3. The computer tries to load X, video attempts to initialize 4-5 times, then the screen goes completely blank - can't even get console. It's not frozen, though; I can still tell it to reboot.

Standard XFree 4.2 drivers ("nv") work, and the nvidia drivers still work with 2.4.25, which I'm using at the moment.

GF2MX-200 video, Asus A7N8X-X motherboard, running Debian Sarge, latest official video drivers, fast writes enabled.
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