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Old 11-02-06, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default 1.0.9625 - black screen but no freeze at start

I'm using the debian experimental packages (nvidia-kernel-source [incl. NOSMBUS patch] and nvidia-glx) with kernel 2.6.18 (selfmade) without success.

The pc can still be accessed via ssh, but on all vt's the monitor is blank but don't go offline (like dpms suspend).

i've tried different settings inside xorg.conf (layout Single) up to completly clean Device Section (only BusID and Driver name) and in another thread mentioned resolution of 1024x768_75_0: all without success.

My monitor was a Nokia 446xpro CRT.

The end of the Xorg.0.log looks scary to mee, cause no resolution probe or other things are shown there. Looks like the X-process stops after ~ 50% of his initialization and waits for something?

Any further hints?
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Old 11-02-06, 11:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0.9625 - black screen but no freeze at start

perhaps the card detection was wrong, cause /proc/... was different to old driver version.


8776:
cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce 6600 GT
IRQ: 22
Video BIOS: 05.43.02.27.00
Card Type: PCI-E
DMA Size: 39 bits
DMA Mask: 0x7fffffffff

9625:
/proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce 6600 GT
IRQ: 22
Video BIOS: ??.??.??.??.??
Card Type: PCI-E
DMA Size: 32 bits
DMA Mask: 0xffffffff
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Old 11-02-06, 11:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1.0.9625 - black screen but no freeze at start

The VBIOS is only printed while the driver is in use in X.

The behavior in your bug report looks very similar to what happens when using the driver without the NOSMBUS patch. How confident are you that the NOSMBUS driver patch was applied?

Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS for the motherboard?
Does this problem persist with an official Debian kernel?

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Old 11-02-06, 12:18 PM   #4
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The VBIOS is only printed while the driver is in use in X.
ok. same applies to dma-size too?

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The behavior in your bug report looks very similar to what happens when using the driver without the NOSMBUS patch. How confident are you that the NOSMBUS driver patch was applied?
the changelog says this. how confident is this?
But there is no eeprom module loaded, or exists more than the eeprom module which conflicts with the nvidia driver (with smbus)?

nvidia-kernel (1.0.9625-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Include NOSMBUS patch. (closes: #390767)




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Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS for the motherboard?
no, i will check. but i don't like to install bios upgrades cause of no floppy drive and no Windows-OS/DOS to flash.

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Does this problem persist with an official Debian kernel?
i will check thos now and report again.

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Old 11-02-06, 01:06 PM   #5
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it works fine with stock debian kernel (2.6.18-1-k7).

seems to be a problem with my selfmade kernel. any ideas?
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Old 11-02-06, 01:12 PM   #6
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I don't know how you've configured your kernel. However I'd suggest comparing your configuration to Debian's, and regressing through each change until you isolate the change that triggers the problem.

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