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Old 01-20-05, 12:51 PM   #13
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

I'll give a glance. Thanks!
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Old 01-20-05, 03:27 PM   #14
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hi AlxMAX,

sorry for my language because i'm french and I don't speek english very well !

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I've the same problem, I've got too a Dell Inspiron 2650 with the same config. (geforce 2 go, P4 1.7, ...).

When I reboot my PC or when I make a 'telinit 3', I obtain a black screen.

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I already searched into the french web and the world web and your the only one to have the same problem as me and you seem to have unserstand what this problem fuc... problem could be.

If you have any solution or further details about this issue think of me and mail me or post a message on the forum.

It would be very nice.
Thank you very much and hello from france.
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Old 02-04-05, 09:43 AM   #15
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Well, I decided to wait for the next release of the nvidia drivers. Meanwhile, I would like to ask the nvidia driver developpers not to forget the support for the Geforce 2 Go drivers and to include somehow the same monitor idetification protocol as the Xorg nv driver (this driver at least doesn't lock my computer). By the way, someone told me about some [beta] 6637 drivers. They are really existing?
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Old 02-04-05, 10:37 AM   #16
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It is unclear as to whether or no the go 6800 is supported. It may or may not be. The Go 6200 and 6250 are not yet supported and may or may not be supported in the next driver release. As far as SuSE 9.1 and 9.2 users are concerned you must have not only the kernel-sources package installed you will also need to have the kernel-syms package installed to build the 6629 driver. You will also need to use the online update tool to get all available updates. You must also configure the kernel sources against the installed kernel before running the installer. Also be aware that it appears that sax2 may not have a definition for your card and you will need to manually edit your XF86Config file in /etc/X11. Refer to the README on the driver download page. Yhis readme also addresses issues for mobile devices. The main difference between the file you install using yast and the file you download from nVidia is this: one is pre-compiled and the later is not. Further to this please upgrade your xorg to version 6.8.2RC3 if you are an SuSE user. You can find it on most SuSE mirrors in the supplementary folder.
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Old 02-10-05, 03:39 AM   #17
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Hi, it's been a long time since my last post. But somehow I tried again to make the 6111 drivers work on my computer. But this time I have deactivated the EDID dedection and I have passed NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=0 to the kernel module. The result was a garbled screen, but after starting the X server, I could revert to the console without locking the laptop. Nothing was wisible anymore on the console, but at least my laptop wasn't locked and I could reboot the computer with Ctrl + Alt + Del. I could even blindly restart the X server and the same garbled screen appeared. The screen presented the same patterns.

In addition I attach the xorg.conf used. I have to mention the Modeline in the Monitor section was written based on the report of xvidtune using the Xorg nv driver. Apparently, given the garbled screen, the server didn't use that Modeline. Is there any way of convincing the X server / NVIDIA driver to use that Modeline without probing?

I have almost forgot to say the 6111 drivers where patched with NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-6111-1132076.diff. I haven't used the other patch because the kernel itself was patched with brcha's code.
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Old 02-24-05, 04:32 AM   #18
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Yesterday, I have tried [again] to compile and install the 6629 drivers with all the patches released by zander and posted here. I have tried the seddings described in my previous post, but all I was able to get was a garbled screen when setting NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=0 and a hard lock when using default settings. I think it is definitely a problem with the laptop flat panel detection. I'll be very glad if someone can tell me how can I cope with this problem. I thought it might be possible to dump the video BIOS in order to study it... But [again] how comes the Xorg driver doesn't lock the computer?
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Old 02-25-05, 07:51 AM   #19
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Damn! Are there so few persons having the same problem as mine? This means I am not so lucky with my Dell laptop!
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Old 02-26-05, 11:20 PM   #20
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I'm also having problems with Geforce 2 Go on my laptop (Toshiba P25). I managed to run the 6111 driver but only with kernel 2.4.29. Trying to work with 2.6 would result in random hard freezes. I think problems with Geforce 2 Go manifest themselves differently on different laptops, so it's difficult to find people with precisely the same symptoms.
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Old 02-27-05, 12:04 AM   #21
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I'm also having problems with a Gateway Solo 9550 (GeForce2 Go) for my work, the normal "nv" driver detects things fine but the "nvidia" one crashes at ddc like you guys are seeing (but more frequently before that at "MMIO registers at 0xE1000000". Nothing seems to work (acpi=off, apm=off, NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0, NVreg_Mobile=5) (2.6.10-1.766_FC3). Suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-27-05, 09:32 PM   #22
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Obviously a widespread problem on many platforms. I'm experiencing the black screen lockup problem upon X shutdown on a HP Pavilion ZD7268 with the 6629 drivers and a GeForce FX Go5700 chipset. I can (must) do a CTL-ALT-DEL to get out of the black screen. All other sessions screens (CTL-ALT-Fx) appear locked.

I'd like to use the nvidia module because of "snow" problems with DVD players such as xine on the Pavilion's 17" WSXGA display with the nv module. No snow with the nvidia driver, but this X shutdown problem is pretty irritating when a reboot is the only way out.
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Old 02-28-05, 01:46 AM   #23
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Chronos, any posibility you could post your x config file, I have an HP zd7000 with a go 5200 and 17" display, but I can't get X to decide on an appropriate resolution and refresh rate.
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Old 02-28-05, 11:04 AM   #24
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mortalic: You can use xvidtune to find out the refresh rates and the resolution of the current working mode of your monitor. You can even try other resolutions, but you have to be sure your computer doesn't lock when you change the resolutions. You can set a very permissive refresh rate intervals in your xorg.conf, write some resolutions in the Screen section and set it to default to a working resolution. Then you start your X server and begin to test the resolutions. But be very careful with xvidtune.

chronos: According to your description, you still have the control, even after switching to console mode. Am I wrong? After stopping the X server, have you tried to blindly type startx and see what happened? Do you have any problem other than that?
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