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Old 03-04-05, 06:20 AM   #37
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wow, the nv driver is working. last time I tried he crashed x too.

nvidia.o hmm...
the 'building' works fine, just the installation will break.
the o -> ko sounds good, however I cant find the .o file.

never mind.
/me needs new glasses....
uhm there are already two nvidia files. one .o one .ko
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Old 03-04-05, 08:24 AM   #38
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my combination tries sumup:

2.6.9 || 10 with 6629 patched: dead screen
2.6.9 || 10 with 6629 unpatched: dead screen
2.6.9 || 10 with 6111 || 6106: unable to install (missing nvidia.o
2.6.8-2 with 6629 unpatched: fatal server error caught signal 11. aborting
2.6.8-2 with 6629 patched: dead screen
2.6.8-2 with 6111: WORKING??!!
nvidia logo showin, glxgears runnnig (848) mplayer without segmentation fault.
working.. unbelievable
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Old 03-05-05, 04:20 AM   #39
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well... until next reboot...
then the driver are uninstalling themselfes?

right now I install teh drivers, starx works great, x is little slow maybe, but its gnome afterall.
then a reboot, and startx wont work.
i get eh logo splash and tehn
fatal server error:
caught signal 11. server aborting.
the last (II) entry is Initiliazin extension GLX.

the nvidia2-7 files in /dev/ are missing after teh reboot.
any ideas, besides wrinting a script that will automaitcally launch teh nvidia installer in silent mode at boot?

modprobe nvidia doesnt work.

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Old 03-06-05, 09:50 PM   #40
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Update:

I'd be curious if this works for anyone else running the 'nvidia' driver. If I switch to another shell with say, CTL-ALT-F2, I get a blank screen, then the 'light black', seemingly locked up screen.

I can shell back to my X session with a CTL-ALT-F7 alright. This then allows me to exit my X session just fine back to a runlevel 3, pre-'startx', text-mode session.

Obviously still not great, but a much better workaround than restarting my system.
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Old 03-07-05, 01:39 AM   #41
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the nvidia2-7 files in /dev/ are missing after teh reboot.
any ideas, besides wrinting a script that will automaitcally launch teh nvidia installer in silent mode at boot?

modprobe nvidia doesnt work.
well, if you're using fedora there are instructions somewhere on how to get it setup correctly for when you reboot - try the sticky items on the forum.
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Old 03-07-05, 03:41 AM   #42
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No, he has a Debian Sarge!

mrm: You can unpack the nvidia drivers with NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run --extract-only and search for makedevices.sh in the newly NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1/usr/src/nv created folder. At the end, you have this code:

Code:
if [ ! -c /dev/.devfsd ];
Now copy all that code up to fi to a little script. Then, you can call it each time your system boots. You can call it just at the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit (you have to call it before any initialisation splash screen is displayed).
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Old 03-14-05, 02:33 AM   #43
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no didnt work alxmax.
and the new driver 7167 with kernel 2.6.8 ends in a dead screen too.
guess i ll have to live with "./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/nvidia-installer -a --no-network -q -s" aftrer each boot for now.
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Old 03-14-05, 12:23 PM   #44
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mrm: Have you tried to put a modprobe nvidia command instead of that little script?

All: Well, I guess I hoped too much from the new release of NVIDIA drivers because they end by locking my system too. Here are my attempts to make it work:

For the installation, I have respected exactly the steps described everywhere on the net:
  1. changed the default running level to 3 in /etc/inittab;
  2. installed the NVIDIA drivers;
  3. adjusted the X server and the driver parameters in /etc/X11/xorg.conf;
  4. done a supplementary reboot in order to flush all the hard disk buffers;
  5. run startx -- -logverbose 5.

At the fifth step, the laptop hangs and it doesn't respond to any key or mouse events. Only a cold reboot reanimates it.

In addition to the description of the previous attempts, with this new version I tried to use the newly added option ExactModeTimingsDVI, but the laptop locks either with True or with False.

But there is one more thing I tried this time with the Xorg nv driver. As you may see in Xorg.0.log.Xorg_nv_20050311, the EDID requests return these values:

Code:
(II) NV(0): clock: 65.0 MHz   Image Size:  286 x 214 mm
(II) NV(0): h_active: 1024  h_sync: 1048  h_sync_end 1696 h_blank_end 1344 h_border: 0
(II) NV(0): v_active: 768  v_sync: 771  v_sync_end 777 v_blanking: 806 v_border: 0
Based on these values, I created this modeline:

Code:
Modeline     "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1048 1696 1344 768 771 777 806 +hsync +vsync
which I added to the Monitor section of the xorg.conf. In this case, the X server doesn't use the normal resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels but it switches to 800 x 600. This makes me think there might be something wrong with the EDID infos because xvidtune with the Xorg nv driver loaded reports these:

Code:
HDisplay   = 1024
HSyncStart = 1040
HSyncEnd   = 1136
HTotal     = 1312
VDisplay   = 768
VSyncStart = 769
VSyncEnd   = 772
Vtotal     = 800
Am I wrong when I am thinking the EDIDs are not right or the EDIDs contain the maximum values?

I will attach to the message an archive containing these files:
  • nvidia-bug-report.log;
  • nvidia-installer.log_20050311 - the log file after the installation (but I saw it was dumped in the nvidia-bug-report.log);
  • Xorg.0.log.Xorg_nv_20050311 - the log file produced by the X server configured to use the Xorg nv driver;
  • Xorg.0.log.nvidia_20050311_ignoreedids - some infos obtained before the laptop locks with the X server set to use the NVIDIA driver, UseEdidFreqs
    set to False and IgnoreEDID set to true;
  • Xorg.0.log.nvidia_20050311_useedids - some infos obtained before the lock with the X server set to use the NVIDIA driver and with ExactModeTimingsDVI set to true;
  • xorg.conf - the sample configuration file I used (the computer locks with or without the modeline using the NVIDIA driver).

P.S. I have forgot to say the 7176 drivers where patched with the NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-7167-1233959.diff.txt patch .
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Old 03-14-05, 05:03 PM   #45
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Yep, I'm having the same problems on another Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop.

Seems like I'll downgrade to .6111
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Old 03-14-05, 06:11 PM   #46
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Yep, I'm having the same problems on another Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop.

Seems like I'll downgrade to .6111
Same system here for hardware, but running slackware and a 2.6.8.1 kernel, cant seem to go any higher than that kernel (tried 2.6.10 and 2.6.11.2) with the .6111 driver version, what kernel you got that working with?
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Old 03-15-05, 02:42 AM   #47
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koala: The 6111 drivers are working for you? Well, it is the first time someone with an Inspiron 2650 says it works! Would you mind telling me your BIOS version? I guess the hardware configuration is the same as mine (see my signature).
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Old 03-15-05, 03:30 PM   #48
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koala: The 6111 drivers are working for you? Well, it is the first time someone with an Inspiron 2650 says it works! Would you mind telling me your BIOS version? I guess the hardware configuration is the same as mine (see my signature).
Sorry, not yet. I'm on 2.6.11, and the nvidia module refuses to load (even after applying the Con Kolivas patches).

Code:
alex@wintermute:~$ cat /proc/i8k
1.0 A10 xxxxxxx 62 0 0 0 0 -1 -22
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