Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-26-04, 03:08 PM   #1
per_rosengren
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2
Default Can't use AGP 8x

I have a nVidia GeForce Ti 4800 8x AGP. My system is a newly installed Slackware 9.1.
After I installed the nvidia driver, X crached on startup. I then changed the speed of the AGP from 8x to 4x in the BIOS, and everything worked just fine. How do I fix this?

/Per
per_rosengren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-04, 10:32 PM   #2
LordMorgul
Electrical Engineer
 
LordMorgul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 872
Default

The default behavior of the drivers is to use AGPGART from the kernel as the driver for AGP, but on many systems this does not work as well as the nVidia AGP module. Try using this option in the XF86Config, under the device section (where the driver "nvidia" is specified).
Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
__________________
"..the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)
nVIDIA video driver RPMs for Fedora :: see yum repo at livna.org.
LordMorgul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 05:54 AM   #3
connyosis
Eggplant
 
connyosis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 86
Send a message via ICQ to connyosis
Default

Also if I'm not mistaken, AGP 8x is only supported in the 2.6 kernel. Slackware 9.1 uses 2.4 doesn't it? Upgrading your kernel might help.
__________________
"Never bump a baby carriage out of a crosswalk unless the kid's really asking for it."
connyosis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 06:21 AM   #4
SuLinUX
 
SuLinUX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 847
Default

Of course AGP x8 is supported in the 2.4, I was using it in SuSE 8.2 agers ago
__________________
AthlonXP 2600+ / nForce2 Asus A7N8X-X / PNY GeForce FX5900 Ultra / 1024Mb Samsung Ram /nForce Sound / Hansol 920D Plus 19" monitor / Lite-On 32x12x40 / 2x Maxtor HD 40Gb/80Gb / nVidia 7174 driver / Gnome 2.10.1 / Kernel 2.6.11.9 / Slackware 10.0
SuLinUX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 06:51 AM   #5
connyosis
Eggplant
 
connyosis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 86
Send a message via ICQ to connyosis
Default

Oh really? You sure it isn't a SuSe thing then? I was totally sure that AGP 8x wasn't supported (Or atleast well supported) in 2.4 kernels.
__________________
"Never bump a baby carriage out of a crosswalk unless the kid's really asking for it."
connyosis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 09:27 AM   #6
SuLinUX
 
SuLinUX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 847
Default

Your right that agp x8 was not supported well due to the lack of agp 3.0 in versions of the 2.4, SuSE could well have backported it.
__________________
AthlonXP 2600+ / nForce2 Asus A7N8X-X / PNY GeForce FX5900 Ultra / 1024Mb Samsung Ram /nForce Sound / Hansol 920D Plus 19" monitor / Lite-On 32x12x40 / 2x Maxtor HD 40Gb/80Gb / nVidia 7174 driver / Gnome 2.10.1 / Kernel 2.6.11.9 / Slackware 10.0
SuLinUX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 10:39 AM   #7
connyosis
Eggplant
 
connyosis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 86
Send a message via ICQ to connyosis
Default

Yeah thats what I thought. So per, you could always try to upgrade to a 2.6 kernel if you want to use AGP 8x.
__________________
"Never bump a baby carriage out of a crosswalk unless the kid's really asking for it."
connyosis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-04, 04:00 AM   #8
per_rosengren
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2
Thumbs up NvAGP

The suggestion from LordMorgul about adding the NvAGP option worked! Thanks!
per_rosengren is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo and agp trouble john36 NVIDIA Linux 2 09-12-02 10:36 PM
agp 440bx/zx tntultar32 t00bad NVIDIA Linux 1 09-11-02 02:46 PM
How much heat can a GeForce4 Ti 4600 handle? Velkator NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series 4 09-03-02 04:41 PM
X freezes when agp 4x is enabled jinksed NVIDIA Linux 1 08-07-02 04:56 PM
Will AGP 8X increase performance over AGP 4X? sancheuz NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series 10 07-29-02 08:37 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.