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Old 04-25-07, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default GEFORCE FX 5200 / UBUNTU 7.04 / BLANK SCREEN AT BOOT

Hi,

I bought several monthes ago a new Geforce FX5200.
I tried to use it with nvidia drivers on Suse without success but as I did a lot of manioulation, I feared that my behaviour could have prevented it from working.

Here, I installed from scrach an Ubuntu 7.04.
I'm running linux in noapic nolapic acpi=off
I installed nvidia drivers via synaptic and module nvidia-glx 1:1.0.9631.

When rebooting, when xserver starts, I get a blank screen.
To help you and following the procedure, I obtained the same behaviour by running a manual startx -- -logverbose 6.
Here are the logs :
old is for natural boot other one is for startx in verbose mode.

Hope you can help me !

Thanks,

J.Lo
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Old 04-25-07, 01:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: GEFORCE FX 5200 / UBUNTU 7.04 / BLANK SCREEN AT BOOT

1.0-9631 is no longer supported for your GeForce 5200. If this problem reproduces with 1.0-9755 & 100.14.03, please generate and provide a new bug report.

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Old 04-25-07, 04:39 PM   #3
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Hi again,

I uninstalled via Synaptic nvidia-glx and restricted-modules.
I installed the correct version (100.14.03) you advised and support.
Here are the two logs, one with normal boot (old) and one with verbose.
Problem persists.

Thanks,

J.Lo
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Old 04-25-07, 05:33 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what you've attached, but they're not zip archives.
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Old 04-25-07, 06:01 PM   #5
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maybe they were in 7z format, here the same ones in zip format.

sorry,

J.Lo
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Old 04-25-07, 06:06 PM   #6
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Does this problem persist if you remove "quiet splash" from your GRUB configuration (and reboot)?

If you set NvAGP to 0 in xorg.conf, does that have any impact?

Have you verified that you're using the latest motherboard BIOS?
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Old 04-25-07, 06:25 PM   #7
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Are you installing the drivers from the classic .run file or from any kind of DEBs that Ubuntu has?
Cause I own an FX 5200 and I use it with no such problem on openSuSE 10.2(with apic and acpi=on) with 9755 driver and 100.14.03 one and all the previous ones including 9631.
Also I had installed in the past Kubuntu 6.06 and I also didn't have such problems.
I haven't use your distro but I think Kubuntu is almost the same with Ubuntu.

My suggestion: Install the 9755 driver provided from NVIDIA's site, and use nvidia-xconfig in installation to configure your xorg.conf.
Note: You must install kernel-headers deb before in order to build the driver!

If the problem persists install another distro(openSuSE 10.2 really worths trying and works excellent with this card!!) cause your card generally works perfect under linux.
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Old 04-26-07, 12:26 AM   #8
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I installed the drivers from nvidia site.
I set the option NvAGP to 0 and now startx works for the first time ever.
So a great thanks at first !
Then setting NvAGP to 0 won't be a problem in terms of performance ?

Do you think that the fact I have to do so is related to my motherboard or bios ?

Thanks first anyway,

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It could be a hardware problem, a BIOS problem, or an AGP driver bug.
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