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Old 08-27-05, 11:05 AM   #145
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pdrongowsky writes :

"Beware of YOU under SuSE! When I ran YOU initially, it downloaded
the patch which in turn downloaded the nVidia driver. I do not
believe that the *SuSE patch* has been updated to download the
latest and correct version of the nVidia driver. I tried using
YOU twice, and yep, it retrieved 71.67 in both cases.

Thus, if you're using SuSE, you will need to download 76.76 to a
local directory and use the manual method of installation at least
until the patch is correctly modified."

I'd like to ask you how you uninstall the nvidia driver which YOU installed
before manually installing the one you downloaded.

Is there prerequisites between the installation by YOU and the manual installation?

Or did you do it directly and it worked?

Thank you in advance for your reply because I am not sure of what to do to switch from
the driver from SuSE YOU and the one from Nvidia directly.
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Old 08-27-05, 02:25 PM   #146
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Hi Berbae --

The Linux Driver README and installation guide from the Nvidia web site
is pretty long and comprehensive. Section 2 lists some additional options
that you can give to the installer. To uninstall 71.67, I entered:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run --uninstall

That should do the business!

I did not find any dependencies between what YOU installed and the
current driver. The only issue I had was having to bring the installed
kernel sources into sync with the kernel as updated by YOU. This
was required since the installer wanted to build the nvidia kernel
module.

Hope this helps!

-- pj
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Old 08-27-05, 08:51 PM   #147
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Upgrading to the latest nvidia drivers seems to cause the screen blanking and system locking every time now. I went from the 1.0.7174 drive which locked up every 1 in 5 to version 1.0.7676. This locking mainly occurs when my system starts up but also when there is a change in the display such as running vmware and going from window mode to full screen or doing a CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE. The system locks hard and the only thing I can do is hard reset the laptop.

Nvidia is there anything I can do which might help look into the problem further. Its a bit hard to run diagnostics when the notebook has frozen up (and no I cannot ssh to it from another PC). Any ideas on what I can do to look at the problem?

PS. I have had to go back to the 2D (xorg) nv module for now because it become unworkable for me to use the 3D driver.

Specs :
Centrino 1.5GHz
Nvidia FX5200 GO
Fedora Core 4 (kernel = 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4)
Livna Nvidia Driver (kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.7174-0.lvn.4.4.i686.rpm / kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.7676-0.lvn.1.4.i686.rpm)

- Kurt
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Old 08-28-05, 04:38 AM   #148
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Thank you pdrongowsky
you give me confidence and I switch successfully from the outdated nvidia driver from SuSE YOU to the last version 7676 from the nvidia site.
Now my Geforce 4 MX 4000 works incredibly faster than before.
Thank you for your reply.
Bye
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Old 09-01-05, 04:50 AM   #149
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Ahhhh, just trashed my NVIDIA card and replaced it with a RADEON 9200 with TWIN VIEW output.

Installed the ATI drivers and now I have dual output. (1680x1050 + 1028x1024)

Everything is running 64 bit...


So as Bart Simpson would say - "Eat my shorts NVIDIA".
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Old 09-01-05, 02:18 PM   #150
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Originally Posted by tmarcel
Same problem like described by vkrevs.

SUSE 9.3, 64 bit
2.6.11.4-21.7-smp #1 SMP Thu Jun 2 14:23:14 UTC 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Pentium 4, 630 (EMT); 3 GHZ, (hyperthreading enabled), 1Gb RAM,
ASUS P5P800
GeForce FX 5200 128MB

ALL NVIDIA-supplied drivers 64 bit (version 1.0-7174, 7664, and latest 7667) hangs the computer with black screen.

Driver installation completes without a problem.

But when you run sax2 machine is locked with black screen.

I lost hope for having this running

Hello,

Finally I have found the reason for the problem described above.

The solution was to set in my BIOS in the CPU Configuration the Execute Disable Function to ENABLED.

When it is Disabled the NVIDIA drivers hangs my computer under Linux. For Windows XP this set seems that it does not matter.

Hope this will help for some of you.
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Old 09-04-05, 01:59 AM   #151
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I was running into this as well, with a very similar configuration as a previous user:

ASUS K8N-DL
Dual-DVI XFX 6600
3GB RAM

With all drivers up to the latest (7676), I got the black screen. This driver seems better in that it at least doesn't lock my system and put X at 99% CPU. (I, like others, can ssh in). Now it just shows an underscore in the corner and tells me that no valid screens are found.

I included the results of the bug report in the attachment.

Thanks
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Old 09-04-05, 02:21 AM   #152
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I had the same problem. Turns out that in my bios it said that the AGP,1,5 slots shared the same IRQ. Just moved my card from the # 5 PCI slot and everything worked.

Hope this helps
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Old 09-04-05, 06:51 AM   #153
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Quick question for all of you.

What brand BIOS is used on your boards? Mainly Phoenix AwardBIOS or American Mega Trends Inc (AMI).

I beleive the problem may be reflective upon AMI BIOS'.
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Old 09-04-05, 11:05 PM   #154
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tmarcel
Hello,

Finally I have found the reason for the problem described above.

The solution was to set in my BIOS in the CPU Configuration the Execute Disable Function to ENABLED.

When it is Disabled the NVIDIA drivers hangs my computer under Linux. For Windows XP this set seems that it does not matter.

Hope this will help for some of you.
You're a genious!! I've been following this thread since it started back in May and your suggestion finally fixed the problem. It was just the simple BIOS setting for the 'Execute Disable Function'. People have been complaining about the 'black screen and hang' issue to nVidia for a while now and they never figured it out, so thank you solving the issue that nVidia couldn't. Hopefully, most other people in this thread are having the same issue, because it would solve a lot of people's problems.

Here's my hardware configuration in case it will help you determine if the fix will work for you:

Asus P5GD2-Deluxe mobo
Intel P4 630 (em64t)
Gigabyte 6600GT (Silent Pipe) - PCI Express
1 GB Ram
Gentoo Linux 2005.0 (64-bit)
Kernel 2.6.12 (also tried 2.6.11)

Thanks again! I'm happy now.
-Rawc
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Old 09-04-05, 11:32 PM   #155
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Quote:
The solution was to set in my BIOS in the CPU Configuration the Execute Disable Function to ENABLED.

When it is Disabled the NVIDIA drivers hangs my computer under Linux. For Windows XP this set seems that it does not matter.
Is this setting only for intel chipsets? I'm using an AMD with the AwardBIOS and don't see any of this stuff in the settings.. I'm getting quite frustrated with this as I've been trying to get it to work everynight for the last week.
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Old 09-05-05, 12:50 AM   #156
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Is this setting ['Execute Disable Function'] only for intel chipsets? I'm using an AMD with the AwardBIOS and don't see any of this stuff in the settings.. I'm getting quite frustrated with this as I've been trying to get it to work everynight for the last week.
The no-execute (NX) feature is mostly/only on 64-bit cpu's I think, and AMD refers to it as 'Enhanced Virus Protection'. Look in your bios for something more along those lines if you have an AMD cpu. I don't actually have a 64-bit AMD system so I can't offer much more help than this. AMD may not actually let you turn the feature on and off like the Intel chipsets.

Hopefully and AMD user can chime in and help you out on this specific feature.
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