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Old 01-22-03, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default 5 minutes to start X, are there any solutions?

I've read through some of the posts here, but I couldn't find a solution to this problem.

It takes X some 5 minutes to start, after I installed the nvidia drivers. After aprox. 5 minutes my WM loads...


Did anyone come up with a solution?
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Old 01-22-03, 11:16 AM   #2
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Let me guess, either a GF2 MX or a GF4 MX, right?

I don't think there was ever anything that worked for everyone, but some people had success reducing the number of modes that the X server probed (but I don't remember how -- if it was deleting unused resolutions in the Screen section, or if it was reducing the VertRefresh range, or what), and I think some others had success with reducing the number of elements in the FontPath (especially the directories that were either empty or didn't exist). Worth a shot, maybe...
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Old 01-22-03, 12:19 PM   #3
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Actually its a G3 ti500
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Old 01-22-03, 03:57 PM   #4
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Hmm... that's new. The people with that problem that I've seen have all been running MX series cards... huh.

Well, the FontPath / refresh rate / resolution thing might work anyway.
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Old 01-22-03, 04:21 PM   #5
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mb[DK] said:

"Actually its a G3 ti500"

Same here. I have 2 nearly identical machines. One has a 4600, the other a Ti500. The 4600
machine fires X up fast. The Ti500 takes about 45 seconds to get into X.

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Old 01-27-03, 01:50 PM   #6
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I have a GF3 Ti 200 running in a machine with a Jetway V266A motherboard and Athlon XP 1800+, 256MB DDR2100 RAM, running a Linus Linux 2.4.20 kernel.

I too get the slow start-up. I've diagnosed the following:

Driver 1.0-3123: System halts for 30 seconds on X start-up.

Driver 1.0-4191: System halts twice during X start-up, each halt is for approximately 2 minutes.

During both these halt periods the system is TOTALLY unresponsive (no ping etc.).

As you can imagine, the behavour of 3123 is just about acceptable as the machine isn't being used as a server and doesn't have other people using it interactively. However, the behavour of the 4191 driver isn't. I've tried using both the kernel agpgart and the Nvidia built-in version and it make no difference.

If necessary I can upload the XFree86 log file (with annotation showing where the halts appear) and the XF86Config-4 file.
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Old 01-27-03, 02:01 PM   #7
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Default solved!

I finally solved my problem.
After trying the same version on my winXP partition, it showed the same problem, took much longer to boot winxp with that version. So I installed 31.23 and now everything is running smooth, 31.23 does not slow X by much, a few second is all.

On more thing was the 2d performance with 41.91. I couldn't even drag a window without the entire system slowing down.
Don't use 41.91 go for the older version.
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Old 01-27-03, 09:58 PM   #8
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I finally solved my problem.
After trying the same version on my winXP partition, it showed the same problem, took much longer to boot winxp with that version. So I installed 31.23 and now everything is running smooth, 31.23 does not slow X by much, a few second is all.

On more thing was the 2d performance with 41.91. I couldn't even drag a window without the entire system slowing down.
Don't use 41.91 go for the older version.
That is no solution.
nVidia must release a bug-fix.
I have a KT4 MSI and Geforce 3 ti200 MSI and my X server dies for about 4 minutes. Unacceptable.
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Old 01-29-03, 11:50 AM   #9
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Same problem with:
Mandrake 9
GF3Ti200
Duron@933
256Mb ram
Via KT133A chipset

Waiting for solution or patch!!!!
I think I'll downgrade at 3123 drivers
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