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Old 09-28-04, 11:44 PM   #1
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Question Nvidia drivers hang my system

I am running the "testing" version of Debian. My kernel version is 2.6.8. When I start XFree86 up I get the nvidia splash screen and then Gnome appears to load as normal presenting me with my typical desktop. I may swirl the mouse around as much as I like and the text/graphics on xmms and gkrellm scroll across the app as expected. As soon as I click a mouse button the text/graphics quit scrolling and the system locks up. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (or any other keys for that matter) produces no effect and I have to reboot the system. Can someone assist me in getting my graphics card working properly? It is a GeForce FX 5700LE.
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Old 09-28-04, 11:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia drivers hang my system

Attached are the relevant log files...

Also, the drivers appear to install correctly when running the 1.0-6111 install script.
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File Type: txt XF86Config-4.nvidia.txt (2.8 KB, 156 views)
File Type: txt dmesg.txt (13.0 KB, 172 views)
File Type: txt XFree86.0.log.txt (32.9 KB, 144 views)
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Old 09-29-04, 12:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Nvidia drivers hang my system

While looking through your config file, I noticed:

Code:
Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection
I use X.Org rather than XFree86, however the two don't differ that much. My modules section looks as follows:

Code:
Section "Module"
        Load    "dbe"

        SubSection "extmod"
                Option  "omit xfree86-dga"
        EndSubSection

        Load    "type1"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "glx"
EndSection
I suggest following my example to see what happens. If you still experience the same problems, then I don't know what else you can do
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Old 09-29-04, 08:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: Nvidia drivers hang my system

AFAIK ateam's suggestion about modules is a non-issue. Your modules seem to be loading okay.

I would suggest finding where the problem is first. Is the problem your Debain system? That is, is the system stable without running X? Can you compile a kernel without locking up for example?

Is it the Desktop Environment or Window Manager? GNOME in this case. Install a very minimal window manager like twm (or fvwm2) and test your X configuration with that.

Then if that does work, try increasing the logging from X, 'startx -- -logverbose 5'.

Hope that helps.
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Old 09-29-04, 02:31 PM   #5
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The computer works fine if I only change the driver line from "nvidia" to "vesa". Also, this logging *is* 'startx -- -logverbose 5'
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