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Old 07-02-04, 01:52 PM   #85
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Thank you nvidia, super driver as usual. My tv out works great, my opengl
stuff run faster than before and the nvidia-settings util is very useful.

Now to my problem:

Every time i come back home, the system has frozen. I can see the screen
saver on the TFT, but its 'stuck' and no keys can reboot or do anything, so
i have to power-off the machine in order to get it back.

The specific screen saver has been running fine with the 'nv' driver for
over a year now, so i dont think this is a bug in the screen saver.

This is NOT an opengl screen saver, just an ordinary 2d, called "Phosphor"
and comes by default with xscreensaver. I've now changed to an opengl
screensaver ("BlockTube") and haven't had this freeze since!


Here is a description of my system:
Fedora Core 2 (latest kernel)
GNOME 2.6 window manager
Asus A7V600 motherboard (VIA KT600 chipset, agp 8x)
AthlonXP 2100+
NVIDIA GeForceFX 5600 (Asus VideoSuite, agp 8x)

$ cat cards/0
Model: GeForce FX 5600
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS: 04.31.20.28.00
Card Type: AGP

$ cat *
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 8x 4x
Registers: 0x1f000e1b:0x1f000312
Host Bridge: PCI device 1106:3189
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 8x 4x
Registers: 0x1f000a1f:0x00000b12
Status: Enabled
Driver: AGPGART
AGP Rate: 8x
Fast Writes: Enabled
SBA: Enabled

Any ideas would be appriciated.
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Old 07-02-04, 02:01 PM   #86
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@sehh: is this a regression from 1.0-5336? Does the problem reproduce if you disable AGP (Option "NvAGP" "0")? Earlier driver releases disable AGP fast-writes and side-band-addressing, but due to a bug in the current release, these will remain enabled; it is possible that this adversely affects reliability on your system.
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Old 07-02-04, 02:32 PM   #87
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zander, the older version 1.0-5336 was working fine on the exact same
machine, with the only difference that i was running Fedora Core 1 at the time.

It had never given me a problem with 2d screen savers, even though
it was running at agp 8x, with both SBA and FastWrites enabled.

Also, i've forced FastWrites to be enabled with:
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1

SBA was enabled by default.

Unfortunately this is my work machine at home, thus i won't have time
to test with disabled AGP.

Thank you for your reply.
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Old 07-02-04, 03:22 PM   #88
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Hi,

I have 2 problems:
ACPI stanby doesn't work correctly. [echo 1 > /proc/acpi/sleep] My system just freezes. The only working key set is CTRL+Sysrq+o. (even no sync or umount).
And second issue is my TFT LCD is being show as a CRT in nvidia-settings program.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-02-04, 05:05 PM   #89
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please help im getting "Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration".
. it says

Quote:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Unable to set option "NvAGP"
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
Attached Files
File Type: txt nvidia-bug-report.log.txt (24.3 KB, 299 views)
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Old 07-02-04, 06:28 PM   #90
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I had some trouble getting my LCD to work - had to set the refresh rate to 60Hz in the config file, but the monitor says it's at 75. Wouldn't work with the same settings as the previous drivers. Also, my BIOS supports Fast Writes, but they never seem to be enabled. I'll try telling the module to enable them.

-Brannon
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Old 07-02-04, 06:32 PM   #91
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Oh, and I just noticed that on the LCD (on the second port, dual FX 5200), I can't CTL-ALT-+/- to change resolution; it tries a different refresh rate, I guess, because I get an "Input signal out of range". I am _not_ ignoreing the EDIDs.
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Old 07-02-04, 06:38 PM   #92
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zander
@sleepylight: can you post the nvidia-installer.log file for this configuration?

Sure!!

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jul 2 00:00:39 2004

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
5336). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-6106), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.7/build'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
ERROR:
If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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Old 07-02-04, 06:58 PM   #93
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ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...nstaller-HOWTO :

SuSE you havent been updated yet!

So install the manual way instead...

Drivers are great

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Old 07-02-04, 07:30 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by Prommy
Just one tiny question: Do you really see any difference on your tv? I am quite sure that you don't. I also ran my tv at 1024x768 up til some time ago when someone in this forum informed me of the low resolution of tv's. I switched to 640x480 and there was absolutely no difference when watching movies. It's just a waste of gfx memory to use 1024x768 on a tv!

/Daniel
I am using the TV as a clone of my CRT so i have to restart my X and alter my conf to change the desktop size. And got 64 MB vram so i dont care about "wasting memory". And I found a work around, if a activate my TV and CRT when i start X it works o_O but thats means i have to my tv cable connected...
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Old 07-02-04, 07:55 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by zoot
I am using the TV as a clone of my CRT so i have to restart my X and alter my conf to change the desktop size. And got 64 MB vram so i dont care about "wasting memory". And I found a work around, if a activate my TV and CRT when i start X it works o_O but thats means i have to my tv cable connected...
i agree for twinview to be effective i have to change back to 800x600 metamode on both screens

but 800x600 looks rubbish on the monitor and 1024 is disabled for the tv

why did nvidia do this to us i don't care about the technicalities of how its not the proper resolution for the television , all i know is that the convenience that it had before has gone now

and its not as if theres an easy way to change resolutions too much editing
not even worth my time

i guess u can tell am not happy about this
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Old 07-03-04, 04:31 AM   #96
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@sleepylight: did you clean the source tree after building the kernel (i.e. is include/linux/version.h missing)? The source tree needs to remain intact after the kernel build, KBUILD won't generate dependencies for external module builds with Linux 2.6.6 and later kernels.
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