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Old 07-22-06, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default X Fails to load with 6800xt + FC5

Here is my issue. I currently have a dying Gainward 5900FX in my machine. I decided to upgrade to a Evga 6800XT. When I boot with the 6800XT, X will not start with the nvidia binary driver. I keep getting "Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration." I can use the console and the open source nv driver. I have tried reinstalling the Nvidia driver and have tried another 6800XT, and using nvidia-xconfig but no luck. Everything works fine with the 5900FX. In the attached zip file is my nvidia-bug-report.log, Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf. Here's my hardware:

Motherboard: Asus A7n8x-E
CPU: AMD Athlon 2800XP
Ram: 2x512 mb

Fedora Core 5 with kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5

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Old 07-22-06, 11:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: X Fails to load with 6800xt + FC5

I'd suggest removing the ConnectedMonitor option. Also, you've specified an invalid parameter for the IgnoreDisplayDevice option.

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Old 07-23-06, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Lonni, but it did not work. I have also tried driver versions 1.0-8756 and 1.0-8178. These did not work as well. Driver versions 1.0-8174 and 1.0-7676 did not build properly. I also removed all options from xorg.con, tried the latest patch, used setenforce 0 and selinux=off from grub, but nothing worked. Like I stated before, my FX 5900 works perfectly, but I cannot get my new 6800 XT to function at all. Thanks.

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Old 07-23-06, 01:32 PM   #4
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I'll need to see an updated bug report that includes the changes that I recommended.

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Old 07-23-06, 03:47 PM   #5
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Lonni,
Attached is the updated nvidia-bug-report.log and I also included the output of lspci -v as lspci.txt.

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Old 07-23-06, 04:09 PM   #6
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Thanks. This looks like it might be the problem:
allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use vmalloc=<size> to increase size.
NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x23:0xffffffff:675)
NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed

Try booting with the vmalloc kernel parameter set to 256M and see if that helps. You can adjust that 256M up or down until you find the smallest value that eliminates the problem.

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Old 07-23-06, 04:54 PM   #7
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I have tried using vmalloc=256M and it results in a kenel panic. In fact, any value > 128M results in a kernel panic. Using vmalloc=128M did not fix my problem. Attached is nvidia-bug-report.log using vmalloc=128M.

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Old 07-23-06, 04:59 PM   #8
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This sounds like it might be a BIOS issue at this point, as the nvidia driver is limited by the vmalloc allocation that the kernel provides, and that seems to be restricted by your motherboard's BIOS.

Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS for your motherboard?

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Old 07-23-06, 05:40 PM   #9
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I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will play around with the settings and see if I can get my card to function. Is there any settings in particular that I should pay attention to?

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