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Old 12-17-04, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default graphic errors with amd64/nforce4/pci-e

hi,

i've got some problems with my new hardware, i hope you guys can give me an advice.
I own an asus A8N-SLI Deluxe with nforce4, a Leadtek Winfast 6600GT (pcie) and an AMD64 3500+.

I'm using the amd64 version of gentoo with kernel 2.6.9 (gentoo distributed version; linux-2.6.9-gentoo-r9), latest (6629) nvidia-drivers and xorg 6.8.0(-r3). Video bios version is 05.43.02.16.00. I attached my xorg.conf and the X log file below.

To the problems now .... I get strange rendering/graphic errors, especially the mouse cursor is weird! With enabeld hw_cursor, the only mouse cursor i get is a white square with lots of colored dots in it. Here're 2 images:
Image 1 Image 2

(sorry, made that with my digicam; cursor was not visible on a screenshot).
If I switch to sw_cursor, the mouse cursor is visible for 2 seconds and then it disappears.

In addition some gtk-apps have graphic-errors. Here is a screen of evoultion where some mail-folders simply disappeared:
Image 3

When i scroll down and up the folders come back ... (firefox e.g. makes similar errors when rendering websites ... )

I hope you guys have an idea. Of course i tried the 6111-driver and the "nv" driver as well, but it seems, that these drivers do not support the 6600gt-pcie version (yet).

greetings,
dennis
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Old 12-19-04, 04:03 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-04, 04:31 PM   #3
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Have you read the Nvidia Manual?
Code:
less /usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx-1.0.6629/README.gz
To start with you need to comment out everything related to DRI.
I am not sure what you need for PCI-e but the option NvAGP in your xorg.conf is commented out by doing this it will default to
Code:
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Normally to diable AGP you set it to
Code:
Option "NvAGP" "0"
For your mouse change so its something like this.
Code:
Section "InputDevice" 

    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        
EndSection
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@blueworm: he's using a PCI Express system.
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Old 12-19-04, 05:48 PM   #5
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@blueworm: he's using a PCI Express system.
Yes so therefore he will need to turn NvAGP to "0"(disable AGP) because leaving it blank will make it default to "3"(try AGPGART if not NvAGP) which is not what he wants. Make's sense please correct me if I am wrong.
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@blueworm: since there's no AGP port, the driver won't attempt to intialize it (i.e. the "NvAGP" option isn't applicable).
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Old 12-19-04, 07:23 PM   #7
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First of all, thanks for your replies!

I did everything what blueworm said, I changed the NvAGP to 0, disabled all DRI stuff and read the README According to the readme, I disabled "GLCore" and "dri" in the module-section, too.

The errors still occur; the mouse-cursor is now brown instead of white, but still a big and nasty square ...

Other Ideas? ...
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@kip: the problem is being investigated as a driver bug.
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Old 12-19-04, 07:51 PM   #9
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@kip: the problem is being investigated as a driver bug.
ok, good to know. I hope it will be fixed soon ...
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Old 12-28-04, 10:20 AM   #10
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Hello, can anybody say to me, when the next nvidia-driver with the fix for this is going to be released?
Next week / next month / next year? (yes, I know it's all the same...)
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Old 12-28-04, 12:49 PM   #11
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.. i would appreciate that information, too
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@kip: the problem is being investigated as a driver bug.
Got a link to the bug?

I'm running an Asus K8N-SLI with a 6600GT in single mode and I'm also having a problem with the mouse.

Under Gentoo 2004.3 (only tried KDE, reformat install)
I have a cursor, but no icons on the desktop. Icons in the start bar will appear and disapper randomly with mouse-over.

Under Fedora Core 3 (Format & install)
KDE-> no icons or cursor
Gnome -> I have Icons, but mostly no cursor. It will appear as I go over the left and right edges of windows (changes to resize cursor) and if I move mouse slowly, i'll have a cursor for about 10 pixels either side of window edge.

Mouse works tho, I get mouseover effects so I can tell when it's over a button, etc, and have finding enabled so I can hit CTRL to see where it is. In OpenGL (Americas Army) I get full normal operation, it's just a desktop issue.
Mouse cursor is visible when X starts, until about 1/2 way thru the splash screen, when it hides on me.

Under both Gentoo and FC3...

After I leave X or switch to a VC, the screen is garbage. If I exit and re-login, the screen resets to normal. And I get no logo screen. I get a display of whatever as in the memory previously (If I soft restart from windows, I'll see about 2/3 of my Win desktop)

Just wondering if these issues are seperate or if they'll be the same bug-fix.
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