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Old 01-11-05, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

Kernel 2.6.10 issue

The patches 1155389 to 1189413 and nvidia-brcha.diff did NOT help

Symptoms: Driver loaded - black screen

cat cards/0:
Model: GeForce FX 5600
IRQ: 11
Video BIOS: ??.??.??.??.?? <-- all inits will fail?
#in 2.4.26: Video BIOS: 04.31.20.28.00
Card Type: AGP

cat agp/card:
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000217:0x00000000

cat agp/host-bridge
Host Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000000

cat agp/status
Status: Disabled

cat version:
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-6629 Wed Nov 3 13:12:51 PST 2004
GCC version: gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-3)

Any ideas, new patches?
18 GF4400 and 4 GF4200 are running well using the same kernel
(but different MoBos..)

Thank you in advance!

Gerhard Schneider
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Old 01-19-05, 02:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

Solved.

Installed the nvidia.diff.txt from the forum (not brcha).
Used agpgart

Now everything is working, with the exception that

agp/status means

Status: Disabled

But q3demo w/1280x1024 and good textures doesn't go one framerate
down so I think the loaded agpgart IS working..

Still no chance with the NVIDIA agp..
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Old 01-19-05, 02:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

Please check the output of `dmesg` for addtional information on the AGP initialization failure after starting the X server; the VBIOS revision isn't displayed until X has been started.
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Old 01-20-05, 09:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

With agpgart no problems -
NVRM: not using NVAGP, AGPGART is loaded!!

With nvidia AGP:NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000000 - black screen

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Old 01-20-05, 09:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

Judging from those log messages, there's no problem with Option "NvAGP" "1", as AGP initialization is aborted due to the presence of AGPGART, whereas using AGPGART fails; is that observation correct, or are the messages you posted misleading?
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Old 01-21-05, 03:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

No.
At first I had no AGPGART modules and no AGPGART compiled in.
No need for it, NVAGP worked with 2.4.X for more than a year.

After switching to 2.6.10 (an applying patches to make the driver
work for 4400 and 4200 - I have 22 of them - running well with
2.6.10) I didn't get the 5600 running on that motherboard.

That's the reason I compiled AGPGART in.

Now AGPGART seems to be working, NVAGP still doesn't.
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Old 01-21-05, 11:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: 6629 2.6.10 driver cannot find BIOS?

i found 2.6.10 a pile of crap, very unstable, i sticking 2.6.9 for now.
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