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Old 01-20-06, 12:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation Driver Failure - AMD 64/FC4 Chipset Related?

This could be BIOS or Driver related but we cannot nail it down. We have a number of brand new systems that arrived, all with PNY 3450 and 4500 graphics cards. The systems run FC4 and we have tried 3 different current and archived drivers to no avail.

The xorg.conf is the same we use on an earlier revision of the same motherboards with the same FC4 distribution and kernel without issue.

When we run nv or vesa the systems are fine, change to the nvidia driver and the machines kernel panic when we startx.

The head of systems, our hardware development guys and I are all totally stumped. As mentioned, older systems using an earlier motherboard from the same vendor are unaffected.

The configurations are as follows:

FC4 2.6.11 & 14 tested and failed
Supermicro H8DSR-i Motherbord (ServerWorks HT2000 Chipset)
Dual AMD 275 Opteron CPUs
4 and 8GB main memory
3450 and 4500 graphics cards from PNY

Here's how we installed the systems (this is our usual routine):

Install FC4_64
Run yum update
install Nvidia driver
reboot
reconfigure using standard facility xorg.conf (again, it works on the older configuration 6 months older)
edit inittab to reboot into runlevel 3
reboot
login as root
init 5
kernel panic

As we have 19 new machines with 30 more arriving using this exact configuration we are somewhat desperate to resolve the issue. We have calls into PNY, Supermicro and are awaiting feedback but any info Zander may have would be most apreciated.

Cheers,

J
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Old 01-20-06, 12:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Driver Failure - AMD 64/FC4 Chipset Related?

Actually I have the wrong motherboard listed.. These are H8DCE Boards.
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Old 01-20-06, 01:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Driver Failure - AMD 64/FC4 Chipset Related?

Hi,

you should post the kernel panic and complete dmesg+the output of nvidia-bug.sh

I can not help you, but the people who could need at least some information.

Hm, btw, have you tried bios-updates?
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Old 01-20-06, 02:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: Driver Failure - AMD 64/FC4 Chipset Related?

As energyman76b stated, please post the kernel panic, along with a bug report. Without them, there's really not much anyone can do to help.

Also, make sure that you have the latest BIOS for the motherboard applied.

Thanks,
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