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Old 09-11-07, 09:30 PM   #1
afterburn188
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Default nvidia artifacts and lockups

This is the weirdest problem I've ever faced. I just recieved a BFG Geforce 6200OC 256mb PCI card from a friend. He only ever used it in windows and used it for gaming. I took it thinking I could pop it into my Shuttle XPC and get berly/compiz/compiz-fusion going on the thing. I have several years experience with the nvidia module and have used it in several distributions so I am in no way a novice. Now when I use the nvidia module (tried all ranges of versions) I get these weird artifacts that make my desktop completely unusable. I've tried different kernels and different distros but nothing seems to change. I'm attaching links to some screenshots so that you can better see what I'm talking about. I honestly don't know what to call them or how to go about fixing them.

http://copland.udel.edu/~janansks/Screenshot.png
http://copland.udel.edu/~janansks/Screenshot-1.png
http://copland.udel.edu/~janansks/Screenshot-2.png
http://copland.udel.edu/~janansks/nvidia-bug-report.log

Thank you for help in advance!
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Old 09-11-07, 09:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: nvidia artifacts and lockups

This looks like the classic symptoms of overheating and/or hardware damage.

A few things stand out in your bug report:
0) Why is your CPU not being identified in /proc/cpuinfo?
model name : Unknown CPU Typ

1) You're not using the 'nvidia' X driver in your bug report, yet you have the 1.0-9755 nvidia kernel module loaded.
2) 1.0-9755 is no longer supported, please upgade to 100.14.11
3) Have you verified that you're using the latest motherboard BIOS?
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Old 09-11-07, 10:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: nvidia artifacts and lockups

okay I'm not using the module in the report bc i'm posting this from the system and so i use the nv driver since it's stable. The reason my CPU is not ID'd is bc it's a rare Athlon XP 2800+ that the bios don't label correctly but auto detect everything else about it. I'm at the most up to date version of the bios. I used 100.X.X versions and they failed just the same. since i'm using ubuntu i went to their most recent version.
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Old 09-11-07, 10:25 PM   #4
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You'll need to post a bug report against the nvidia driver if you'd like further assistance.

Also, /proc/cpuinfo CPU identification occurs within the OS, not from the SBIOS.
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