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Old 01-05-06, 12:36 AM   #1
drgerafe
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Unhappy NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100

I'm attempting to install the 1.0-8174 for
FreeBSD i386 NVIDIA driver on my Toshiba
Satellite Pro 6100 running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE
and XFree86 4.5.0.

The kernel module (nvidia.ko) compiles, installs,
and loads without problems, returning the kernel
message:

nvidia0: <GeForce4 420 Go> mem 0xdbf80000-0xdbffffff,0xdc000000-0xdfffffff,
0xfd000000-0xfdffffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci1

Relevant sysctl(8) variables:
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP=1
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=0
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile=2

When I attempt to start the XFree86 server,
however, using the "nvidia" driver, the entire
systems hangs *hard*, requiring a power-cycle to recover.

NO error messages are reported to either
/var/log/XFree86.0.log or /var/log/messages.

I get the same result when
"hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=1"...

The device section of /etc/X11/XF86Config
was generated by "nvidia-xconfig":

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card:nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"
EndSection

The XFree86 "nv" driver in 4.5.0 "just" works
(i.e., I can use the full 1600x1200 resolution
of my Toshiba, and "glxgears" runs at 372 fps),
so I don't *need* to use the native NVIDIA driver.
It would be nice, however, to be able to make
it work again.

I used the FreeBSD NVIDIA XFree86 driver
once-upon-a-time for a short while when I was
running 4.x on this Toshiba.
After upgrading to 5.x, I tried once, but the
current NVIDIA driver at the time was "broken"
(it would not use the full 1600x1200 resolution
of the display).
Since I got XFree86 to use the full 1600x1200,
I haven't been back to the NVIDIA drivers...

Pointers to debugging this will be appreciated.
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Old 02-01-06, 02:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100

I'm afraid that it's a bug in the nvidia drivers. I also have a simular problem (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63561). The nv drivers work fine at all resolutions but the official nvidia drivers just make the screen swtich off and the system responsless.. kinda crappy

I hope that some nvidia devs read this forum and will respond to these kind of posts
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Old 02-23-06, 07:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-8178 crashes my Toshiba Sat Pro 6100

I've got exactly the same problem as you, my laptop is a Toshiba 5205-s503 (Nvidia GeForce 4 Go 460 graphics card). I have that problem with the 8174 driver as well...

By the way, my laptop works nicely with the 7676 driver, but since driver 6113 I've ben unable to use the CRT-OUT port on my laptop. I've been complaining ever since, sent e-mails to Nvidia (freebsd-gfx-bugs@nvidia.com) with as much information I have been able to gather and all, to no avail.
Driver 4365 was absolutely marvelous, everything worked, even the CRT-out. I would have stayed with that driver if I could, but unfortunately something changed in FreeBSD 5.3 or 5.4 which meant 4365 could no longer be installed.
This CRT-out issue also occurs in the Linux drivers (tried it on ubuntu). Can you try if your CRT-OUT works (you need to modify some things in your xorg.conf file ) with your laptop in driver 7676? I'd really like NVidia to fix this and the more people we are, the faster they'll fix it.. (if they fix it at all).
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