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Old 03-18-05, 03:42 AM   #157
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just make sure you don't have a mobo with a VIA chipset
there are issues in putting AGP to full
I have a VIA chipset

I thought I had this card running at 8x mode with the 6629 driver though.
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Old 03-18-05, 05:33 AM   #158
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@korgull: which kernel are you seeing this problem with? A number of Linux 2.6.11 -bk and -mm kernels have a bug in their AGPGART driver that results in AGP 8x modes being downgraded to AGP 4x modes; this problem should be fixed in current -bk kernels. In general, it's recommended that you use stable kernels, e.g. Linux 2.6.11.4.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:59 AM   #159
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Does 1.0-7167 work without any patches, i.e. as is, with kernel 2.6.11.4 for most users?
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Old 03-18-05, 12:42 PM   #160
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Hi. Great stuff! I've tested it with an OpenGL app called Blender, a computational fluid dynamics application called ParaView, and tried it against xawtv (for tv). Everything works fine. Gears on a 1024x768/24 screen (fullscreen) runs at 438 frames/second (GF4/Ti4200). My only question is: do I need to run modprobe -q agpgart every time I boot (in rc.local) or only when installing new drivers? I've already built a shell wrapper around the driver to automagically load agpgart whenever I build new kernels (so I don't accidently forget). Otherwise, everything works great! Thanks!
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Old 03-18-05, 12:58 PM   #161
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@snaboofypop: `modprobe -q` only needs to be run once, at installation time. This step will be performed by `nvidia-installer` in future NVIDIA driver releases.
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Old 03-18-05, 03:11 PM   #162
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Remember me? I am the one always saying that the nVIDIA accelerated drivers aren't working on his machine. Now I guess I have made a big step towards the goal! But there is still a big qustion mark right on the nVIDIA drivers!

Finally, I have made my laptop work with the 7167 drivers, somehow by hazard, but the way I did it is quite tricky. After installing the drivers as usual, I had the idea to plug a second monitor to the laptop and to configure the X server and the drivers to implement the TwinView. The first startx hasn't worked because it locked the computer. Since I had to do a cold reboot, the second idea was to enter the BIOS and to set the laptop to start only on the LCD screen. But the second startx hasn't worked either. So, since a new cold reboot was imminent, I entered again in the BIOS and I have set the laptop to start only on the external monitor (CRT). You can't imagine my big surprise when the third startx worked. Now I am writing these lines from my computer.

I haven't tested yet the laptop without the second monitor but set to start on CRT (even there is no monitor attached). So, finally, there might be a conflict between this setting in the BIOS and the nVIDIA drivers. Maybe the drivers get stuck just because they can't properly handle this switch. Or maye the bug is Dell's! Their BIOS is not handling well the requests of the drivers to properly detect the attached monitors. But then again, how comes the nVIDIA Windows drivers and the Xorg nv driver are working properly but not the nVIDIA linux drivers?

I guess this would be the last attempt to make the drivers work on my computer because I think I am very close to the explanation of the drivers not working on my laptop and, believe me, I did much more than described here on the forum. Besides, I have a PhD report to finish.

Now, here are the xorg.conf file together with the log file.
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File Type: txt Xorg.0.log.nvidia_TwinView_CRT_working.txt (34.2 KB, 298 views)
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Old 03-18-05, 04:03 PM   #163
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Hello all,
I just wanted to post my current status with the 1.0-7167 drivers. Currently I am running with Kernel 2.6.12-rc1. First, the 6629 drivers wont install, patched or not.
I installed the 7167 drivers with smp and all configured in, as was discussed here. I did have to disable 'renderAccel' otherwise KDE would not make it past the splash screen. My 'NvAGP' option is set to "0" anything other than that froze the X server.
Thus far, all is working. KDE 3.4 starts fine. Apps that did not work before now appear to work; konsole, konqueror with the sites that locked it up in the past. I do have the Composite extention enabled as well.

My system is a PIII Coppermine 733 with an Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX400 and again Kernel 2.6.12-rc1.
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Old 03-18-05, 05:57 PM   #164
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Mar 19 00:50:48 localhost kernel: NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 19 00:50:48 localhost kernel: NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
Mar 19 00:51:51 localhost kernel: NVRM: Xid: 23,  L1 -> L0
Mar 19 00:51:51 localhost kernel: NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000020
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Old 03-18-05, 06:03 PM   #165
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will the next version of the linux driver allow adjusting the 2d/3d clocks? so we can fix the crashes on those cards where the vendor incorrectly programmed the card bios...
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Old 03-18-05, 07:10 PM   #166
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On my Dell Inspiron 8100 with a NVIDIA GeForce2 Go and the 6111 driver everything was perfect and great, I got a 6 hour battery life. This driver still physically works, but the laptop is running MUCH hotter as a whole (the fan goes on much more and the i8kmon shows average temperatures for the entire laptop of about 7 degrees higher and it is consuming much more power. I've gone from over a 6 hour battery life to a little bit over an hour. Something is seriously wrong with these drivers, they suck power and produce massive amounts of heat, and my performance shows no benefit for that. Any chance of getting a patch for this MAJOR problem soon? I can't use the 7167 drivers until there is a way to resolve this, a 2 hour battery life is rediculous and useless.
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Old 03-18-05, 08:05 PM   #167
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Hi to all,
I use nvidia driver on Toshiba M30, with Slackware and kernels 2.6.x (now the latest: 2.6.11.4), nvidia drivers works fine, this evening ("this evening" in Italy! ) I have activated suspend-to-RAM and suspend-to-disk in my laptop, but I don't know how load nvidia driver without agpgart.

In my xorg.conf I have changed option "NvAGP" from "3" to "1" and suspend mode (S3 and S4) works fine, but when I load nvidia driver load always agpgart module automatically....
If I try to unload (only) agpgart with "modprobe -r agpgart", I see the message "FATAL: Module agpgart is in use.", if I try load only nvidia driver with "insmod /lib/modules/2.6.11.4/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko" see the message
"insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.11.4/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module".

When I compiling nvidia driver with 2.6.x kernels, first run "modprobe -q agpgart", is this the reason? But... without agpgart loaded nvidia driver doesn't compile!

Excuse me for my poor English...
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Old 03-19-05, 11:48 AM   #168
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will the next version of the linux driver allow adjusting the 2d/3d clocks? so we can fix the crashes on those cards where the vendor incorrectly programmed the card bios...
I tried to use nvclock CVS to change the speeds, but first I tried to apply the frequencies without changing them. CRASH.

System Xids and crashes whenever you want to change the clock/mem speed to whatever value...
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