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Old 07-18-04, 03:54 PM   #181
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Try booting with ACPI disabled and/or change the AGP GART driver.
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Old 07-18-04, 04:00 PM   #182
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Hello, I have agp compiled into my kernel. I tried to use the system AGP:
Option "NvAGP" "3"

but i went to the same problem.
I always boot without ACPI

phobos# cat /boot/loader.conf
hint.acpi.0.disabled=1
nvidia_load="YES"
phobos#

But I will try it again!
Another thing that is messing with me is that in the nvidia-freebsd documentation says that USER_LDT is needed and it is not default in FreeBSD 5.x releases and my freebsd kernel config utility says that is an invalid kernel option. Anyone shed a light on this?

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Old 07-18-04, 05:48 PM   #183
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Hello,

I just compiled a new kernel with only one modification:

device pcm # sound device support

I compiled the nvidia-driver like this:
# cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver/
# make -DWITH_FREEBSD_AGP install

It compiled ok.
I added to my loader.conf:

hint.acpi.0.disabled=1
linux_load="YES"
agp_load="YES"
nvidia_load="YES"

and I'm getting the same troubles. I will post here my log files:

http://sublimesp.net/~alex/dmesg.txt
http://sublimesp.net/~alex/XF86Config
http://sublimesp.net/~alex/nvidia.ou...stallation.txt

Thanks for your help.

PS: Is USER_LDT enabled for default in the 5.2.1-RELEASE?
PS2: My card is AGP but In my XF86Config it says that the card is at BusID PCI, my nvidia0 was created at pc1. I know I have Primary graphic adapter set to PCI at the BIOS and that the Allocate IRC to PCI VGA is enabled in my BIOS. Does it anything to do with that?

thanks for your help!
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Old 07-18-04, 07:33 PM   #184
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nullpt - 5.x has USER_LDT "on all the time" - it's nolonger an option.

AGP cards look a LOT like PCI cards so, yes, nvidia0 will attach to a PCI bus.

And.. What troubles are you getting?
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Old 07-18-04, 07:38 PM   #185
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I have some freebsd desktops and I built them all ith nvidia driver ok.
I just started building this one and when I install and configure X with the driver it gives me a screen with lots of crazy characters and i cannot escape from this, only with reboot.

thanks!

PS: This machine was working with nvidia driver until some days ago when i had to reinstall everything due to a hard disk upgrade, the one i had was too small. From 1 month till now did the developers released some new driver with some changes? The one I have asap is nvidia-driver-1.0.4365_2 .

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Old 07-19-04, 04:09 AM   #186
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The current release still is 1.0-4365. You should try disabling AGP to see if it's the source of your problem and verify that the NVIDIA driver sees the card's interrupt requests (I'm guessing the last thing you see in the XFree86 log file is "(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode ...").
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Old 07-19-04, 05:28 AM   #187
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Yes I have that release installed.
During the night i rebuilt the world and the kernel and reinstall XFree86-4 and nvidia driver. Didn't worked.
I tried to disable system AGP byt puttyng agp_load="NO" in loader.conf and I am analising the logs asap.

Will post soon.
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Old 07-19-04, 05:42 AM   #188
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You disabled FreeBSD's AGP GART driver; if you want to use NvAGP, you'll also need to rebuild the NVIDIA kernel module with support for it. In order to disable AGP support, you'll need to set the "NvAGP" option to "0" in your XFree86 configuration file.
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Old 07-19-04, 05:55 AM   #189
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Well I compiled the nvidia driver without support for the FREEBSD_AGP gart. I installed it normally and I have been using "NvAGP" "1" that stands for the nvidia driver AGP gart.
But I will try to set it to 0 and see what happens. Thanks for the help.
PS: My XFree86.0.log and :0.log.4 is attached.
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Old 07-19-04, 06:18 AM   #190
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Same thing happens with NvAGP 0.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-22-04, 06:16 AM   #191
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Hello folks,

Thanks for the help on this issue. Unfortunatly i didn't worked it out.
I tried to reinstall it and did everything by the book and I still got the same problem.

If any developer or experienced person reads this please try to answer to this question:

I install X and the nvidia driver correctly by the book but when i load the driver nvidia on the X server it appears a screen full of carachters with no sense and I can only stop it with a cold reboot?

I think it's something related with some BIOS settings or something, so I leave you the details here:

PNP-OS Aware: OFF
Primary graphics adapter: PCI
Allocate IRQ TO PCI VGA: YES

Thanks once again for your time,
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Old 07-22-04, 10:34 AM   #192
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A black or garbled screen can be indicative of numerous problems, unfortunately; from your description, I suspect the NVIDIA card either doesn't generate interrupts or they don't reach the driver - in that case X gets stuck in the middle of the initial mode set, but the system remains intact, i.e. you should still be able to e.g. log in remotely. Looking at your dmesg log, it seems that the NVIDIA card is assigned IRQ 4 and that the first serial port is enabled; this combination cannot work, which is reflected by sio0's confusion. I guess you could try disabling the serial port (assuming you don't need it) and/or check your BIOS settings.
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