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Old 12-22-05, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default 1.0-8178 for Solaris x64/x86 released

Release Highlights:

* Improved stability with the Composite X extension.

* Fixed a corruption bug with RenderAccel and the Composite
X extension when using wide desktops.

* Fixed a problem validating HDTV modes on GeForce 6200.

* Fixed detection of certain older TV encoders.

The 1.0-8178 NVIDIA Accelerated Solaris Quadro Graphics Driver Set for Solaris x64/x86 is available for download via HTTP and FTP.

Please note: If you encounter any problems with the 1.0-8178 NVIDIA Solaris graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file.
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Old 12-31-05, 12:50 PM   #2
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where does one find 'nvidia-bug-report.log' to attach?
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Old 01-01-06, 04:26 AM   #3
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When you install the nvidia packet nvidia-bug-report.sh should also be installed on your system. Type nvidia-bug-report.sh at the prompt, you may need to be root(or what ever it is on Solaris). nvidia-bug-report.log will be in your home directory or were ever you ran it from.
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Old 01-12-06, 09:28 AM   #4
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Xorg is no longer starting for me, either using my (previously working) xorg.conf file, or the same file with UseEdidFreqs set to false.

The Xorg.0.log file lists an error about the keyboard, which I think is bogus:

(II) LoadModule: "keyboard"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module keyboard
(II) UnloadModule: "keyboard"
(EE) Failed to load module "keyboard" (module does not exist, 0)

Then it prints the usual load of stuff, and then finally:

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 8, (==) framebuffer bpp 8
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is PseudoColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False"
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Does anyone have ideas?

Thanks,

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Old 01-12-06, 11:07 AM   #5
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Is this Solaris or Solaris Express (and if so, which build)?
What kind of videocard are you using?

Please generate and post a bug report.

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Old 01-12-06, 12:07 PM   #6
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Is this Solaris or Solaris Express (and if so, which build)?
What kind of videocard are you using?
Solaris 10 3/05 plus all the public patches. I'm using a Quadro FX540 supplied by Dell.

I just backed out a kernel patch (118844-27) and this seems to restore Xorg somewhat - it now starts up although only in 8bpp mode. Better than not starting up at all...

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Please generate and post a bug report.
Attached is a zip file with the output from this partly working 8bpp mode, and from the mode where the server won't start.

Thanks!

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Old 01-12-06, 02:51 PM   #7
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What kind of Dell system is this?

If you specify a default depth in your xorg.conf, does that have any impact?

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Old 01-12-06, 03:16 PM   #8
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What kind of Dell system is this?
It is a Precision 470.

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If you specify a default depth in your xorg.conf, does that have any impact?
No, it has no effect.

In the mean time, it seems that this problem was noticed last year, and there's a workaround:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/solarisx86/message/31955

So I've put the kernel patch back, and now Xorg starts again with the nvidia driver. However it still only gives me 8bpp even with DefaultDepth set to 24.

Thanks again,

Chris

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Old 01-16-06, 06:30 AM   #9
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So I've put the kernel patch back, and now Xorg starts again with the nvidia driver. However it still only gives me 8bpp even with DefaultDepth set to 24.
I'm back to a 24-bit display :-)

The trick is to remove the nvidia drivers (use pkgrm), then remove the nvidia lines from /etc/path_to_inst and /etc/driver_aliases, then "reboot -- -r", and then to reinstall the nvidia drivers.

Chris

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Old 01-31-06, 12:01 AM   #10
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I wound up in the same situation with the Kernal drivers not being able to be loaded. I had installed the latest version of the Nvidia drivers and then afterwards installed the drivers from Sun's system disc v 1.2 for the Sun Ultra 20. It came up with the Kernal driver load problem. I reinstalled the Nvidia drivers and it came up with a version mismatch between the X server and client files. Reinstalling the Nvidia drivers dropped it back into the kernal driver load problem and several attempts to pkgrm and reinstall failed dismally. Long story short, I followed the steps above and it's now working like a charm!
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Old 03-01-06, 02:12 AM   #11
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I also have the same "Depth 8bpp" problem with 8178 driver, and in my case, un-installing-and-then-re-installing the driver didn't solve the situation. (I did re-installation twice.)
My machine is JWS w1100z, and the card is Quadro280, OS is 10 1/06 and patches applied.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Old 03-07-06, 11:59 PM   #12
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I could recover 24bpp somehow. Yet I'm not sure what had been the real problem.
What I did are...
- with BIOS setting menu, disabled unusing I/O devises as many as possible
- redone the 'uninstall-and-then-reinstall' one more time
- run nvidia-xconfig again.

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