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Old 02-25-04, 04:49 AM   #1
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Default nvidia kernel module oopses on X start

Hi,

i ran into the following problem while trying to use the nvidia driver on my NEC P 440 Laptop ( GeForce 2 go ). Everytime i start X the nvidia kernel module oopses the kernel and X gets stuck. I know there are certain issues regarding the ALi chipset used in this Laptop but there still must be any chance to get this thing to run. I can run X savely while using the VESA driver but i`d like to use the CPU power somewhere else ...

Any ideas?

Btw.: I`m running a modified RedHat 8 with a kernel 2.6.1 ...
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Old 02-25-04, 06:01 AM   #2
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Did you try an earlier driver release (1.0-4620, 1.0-4496)?
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Old 02-25-04, 06:24 AM   #3
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Yes, tried to use the nvidia driver from time to time ( with kernel 2.4 of course ) but no config worked. I never felt like posting this to a support forum, i`ve changed my mind since it starts bothering me to not use the power of a valuable graphics card.

I must apologize however, since i found a similar thread for kernel 2.6.3 which describes exactly my problem, i will check the answers there first before updating my thread ...

Thanks for replying ...
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I`ve checked the relevant suggestions in the above mentioned other thread, they just don`t work for me.

I get the same error wether i have agpart installed as module / embedded / not, setting NvAGP in XF86Config doesn`t work either.

I will now try to install an older version of this driver ...
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Old 02-25-04, 09:39 AM   #5
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I tried a ( patched for kernel 2.6 ) 4496 module, it shows a different behaviour as follows:

When starting as dual-head ( as my GPU is a GeForce 2 go ) i get a screen output only on the laptops TFT. When configured to run with an external 18" TFT ( NEC Multisync LCD 1850 DX ) it just shows some garbage on the screen. The logs say everything`s fine ( using resolution 1280x1024 blah ). Switching to different resolution doesn`t help, the screen is garbled all the time. However, this behaviour is different to 5336 where the screen went only blank without showing anything ( but he had a sync signal ).

I should mention that the Windoze driver also was not able to run this display with 1280x1024, however the nv driver from XFree86 4.2 is easily able to do this so i don`t believe there is a limitation in the hardware ...

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