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Old 08-15-05, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default FX5200 Partially Working, Strange Things Happening

I'm trying to get an EVGA e-GeForce FX 5200 AGP card to work. The nvidia
drivers wouldn't install in Debian, so I installed them in my existing Red
Hat 8.0, with no error messages. However, X starts, but most menus and
buttons are invisible. Clicking on scroll bars garbles up the windows.
The mouse cursor looks like a semi-transparent square with vertical
stripes of various colors, and it actually seems to work if you use the
upper left corner of the box as the tip. (kind of cool looking, but not
too practical!)

I'm currently trying out version 1.0.6629. 1.0.7167 behaves exactly the
same way so far and 1.0.7676 gives me the ol' black screen.

I modified XF86Config with Driver "nvidia" and deleted Load "dri".
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Old 08-15-05, 03:37 PM   #2
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onlinejb,
Please post an nvidia-bug-report.log for review.

thanks,
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Old 08-16-05, 12:53 AM   #3
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bug reports attached for versions 6629 and 7676.
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File Type: txt 6629-nvidia-bug-report.log.txt (87.3 KB, 114 views)
File Type: txt 7676-nvidia-bug-report.log.txt (60.4 KB, 140 views)

Last edited by onlinejb; 08-16-05 at 01:58 AM. Reason: changing attachments
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Old 08-16-05, 10:03 AM   #4
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onlinejb,
I'm not sure what happened with your attachments, but they're nothing but ASCII characters. Can you please try uploading them again?

thanks,
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Old 08-17-05, 12:30 AM   #5
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Sorry about that...It appears that Lynx (web browser) has some bugs of its own!
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File Type: txt 7676-nvidia-bug-report.log.txt (44.5 KB, 134 views)
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Old 08-17-05, 03:23 AM   #6
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Code:
XFree86 Version 4.2.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.0-72) / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 23 January 2002
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.18-11smp i686 [ELF] 
Build Host: daffy.perf.redhat.com
Your OS is too old... obtain a recent distribution.
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Old 08-17-05, 12:42 PM   #7
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onlinejb,
Looking at your bug report for 1.0-7676, it seems that X hung right where it should be initializing the card. High up in the X log I see:
(WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION****

Is your entire system locking up with 1.0-7676 or just X? If its the entire system, do you have a 2nd system where you could setup a serial console to see if any kernel messages are getting generated when the lockup occurs?

I'm not seeing anything terribly useful in your 1.0-6629 driver report.

It may not be a bad idea to try a more modern distribution if for no other reason than to see if the behavior is tied to RH8, as you could be hitting an X bug or a kernel bug.

Thanks,
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