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Old 09-20-06, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Drivers works partially

Here is my problem - I've been having this since Breezy 5.10 and now this is at Dapper 6.06 too.

I use nforce4 chipset motherboard (ASUS A8N-SLI) and 2x club 3d's geforce 6600 gt cards on pci-express. As a driver I use "nvidia" from nvidia-glx, which I have installed without any problems. However if I install nvidia-settings and start to use it through nvidia-settings command on terminal I keep getting this:

Code:
> nvidia-settings 
ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display. 

ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':0.0'. 

ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock Devices on ':0.0'.
However the program do start, but with just five options to change:
Code:

Code:
ToolTips = Yes 
DisplayStatusBar = Yes 
SliderTextEntries = Yes 
IncludeDisplayNameInConfigFile = No 
ShowQuitDialog = Yes
:/ Yep.. Nothing about for instance SLI settings, anti-aliasing etc.

Then, I tried to install the official nvidia drivers (8774) (I removed the nvidia-glx) and installed them without any problems (removed the nvidia-glx generated restricted modules etc.). Though still the same error occurs when I begin to use nvidia-settings.

Also in both cases (nvidia-glx, nvidia's official drivers) when I put:

Code:
> glxinfo | grep rendering 
direct rendering: No
:/

These exact same problems have occured on breezy too (with this same computer), the very same bug when I use the "nvidia" driver from nvidia-glx or nvidia's official drivers (I don't have both installed same time).

Strange matter is that when tried I used Alberto Milone's "envy" script (http://www.albertomilone.eu/europeo/..._scripts1.html) to install the drivers (no nvidia-glx or manually installed nvidia's official drivers installed yet then). I got a message that said that my card is not supported (in both remove and install drivers) and geforce 6600gt should be supported I think.

Here's my xorg.conf: http://pastebin.ca/175472
And nvidia's bug report log: http://pastebin.ca/175464

Thanks for possible answer.
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Old 09-20-06, 04:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Drivers works partially

What does `ls -la /usr/lib/libGL.so.1` produce?

It might be that this file is still somehow linked to the mesa one.

And you are not by any chance using XGL?
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Old 09-21-06, 09:48 AM   #3
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What does `ls -la /usr/lib/libGL.so.1` produce?

It might be that this file is still somehow linked to the mesa one.
Code:
> ls -la /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2006-09-19 22:37 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.8774
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And you are not by any chance using XGL?
Yes and no. This bug occurs without it and with it (I installed dapper drake from cd, then nvidia's drivers -> bug... (nothing else installed yet) then I installed XGL -> same bug...) and also on breezy (Installed it from cd, then nvidia's drivers -> bug... (no XGL)). The "bug" is an umbrella term for all these very same errors such that they all occur when the "bug" occurs.

However, one thing to say about XGL/Compiz: when I use it (with nvidia's drivers), the rotating cube thing "won't happen", I mean, when I try to do it, the screen starts to flicker very much and the computer becomes very laggy and nothing happens (the cube "won't" rotate - it tries to do it but those pre-mentioned consequences, sort of, crash it).
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Old 10-02-06, 12:20 PM   #4
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The bug still occurs. I don't know has this oddity anything to do with it, but:
Code:
#
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
#
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
#
        compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8762
#
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
-from Xorg.0.log (at nvidia-bug-report file). Why it says my version is 8762 if it is 8774? Well, indeed geforce 6600 gt has support on 8762 of course, but strange nevertheless (or should this really be this way?).
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Old 10-02-06, 12:50 PM   #5
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Something is wrong with your driver installation if you have the 1.0-8774 nvidia kernel module, with the 1.0-8762 X driver.

As for SLI not working, you need to configure X to use SLI. See the driver README for details on that process.

Beyond that, I'm honestly not clear on what other 'bugs' you're reporting here, however you should test 1.0-9625 to see if they persist.

Thanks,
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Old 10-02-06, 04:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the answer!

I installed the beta drivers (9625) and enabled SLI.

Updated nvidia-bug-report: http://pastebin.ca/189079

But still, the bug occurs.

Code:
> glxinfo | grep rendering 
direct rendering: No.
etc.

libGL.so.1 is linked to 9265 file:
Code:
> ls -la /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2006-10-02 20:57 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.9625
I have been using ubuntu dapper drake 6.06.1 LTS and also ubuntu breezy 5.10 and on both these same errors occur. The installion doesn't tell any errors, always complete and fine (I've also used different methods and also used the 64 bit version when I tried 64 bit version of ubuntu). Could this be distribution related (ubuntu) or is it actually possible that ASUS's A8N-SLI nForce4 board + Club3D manufactured GeForce 6600GT just doesn't (somehow) work on Linux, ie. there is no complete support for them?
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Old 10-02-06, 04:43 PM   #7
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You're still using mixed versions:

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8762

This looks like an Ubuntu problem. Did you read the stick posts at the top of every page?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

-Lonni
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Old 10-02-06, 04:52 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by netllama
You're still using mixed versions:

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8762

This looks like an Ubuntu problem. Did you read the stick posts at the top of every page?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

-Lonni
Yep, I have done everything on the notes on Ubuntu (removed restricted modules and nvidia-glx. Downloaded the right version headers and others). I have used this installion method: http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Latest...apper#METHOD_2
Generally, for other people at ubuntuboards with nvidia card this method has been working great and caused no problems.
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Old 10-02-06, 04:58 PM   #9
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I'd suggest uninstalling 1.0-8762.
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Old 10-02-06, 05:42 PM   #10
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I don't know but it seems that 8762 is not installed or somehow "nowhere", since for instance one of those 8762 things "doesn't exist". I mean, where is the /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so where the Xorg.0.log tells the 8762 is linked to?

Not here: /usr/lib/xorg/modules
Code:
drivers      libcfb32.so  liblayer.so     libshadow.so     libxf8_32bpp.so
extensions   libcfb.so    libmfb.so       libvbe.so        libxf8_32wid.so
fonts        libddc.so    libpcidata.so   libvgahw.so      linux
input        libexa.so    librac.so       libxaa.so        multimedia
libafb.so    libfb.so     libramdac.so    libxf1bpp.so     
libcfb16.so  libi2c.so    libscanpci.so   libxf4bpp.so
libcfb24.so  libint10.so  libshadowfb.so  libxf8_16bpp.so
Though the nvidia_drv.so at /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers do exist (it is still linked to 8762. However, I just tried to reinstall the driver and after the driver was uninstalled I looked in the /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers library and the nvidia_drv.so didn't exist then, but after I installed the 9625 driver, the nvidia_drv.so appeared again, but is still 8762 and not 9625). How I can remove the old driver, as it doesn't seem to be installed, but same time it keeps haunting around? I have uninstalled using ./nvidia-installer --uninstall method, I don't really know any other.
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