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Old 06-15-07, 03:01 PM   #13
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Default Re: crazy colors! 100.14.09 with 8600m on macbook pro

+1 for me..

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"Santa Rosa" MacBookPro 2.4Ghz
2Gb RAM
512Mb 8600M GT Bios 60.84.49.03.00
NVidia 100.14.09 driver, GCC 4.2, custom-compiled 2.6.22-rc3 x86_64 kernel
Ubunty Gutsy (development branch)
nv driver: no usable screens found
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Old 06-16-07, 03:39 AM   #14
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Sigh. I spoke too soon. After using my MacBook Pro 17" for a few hours this afternoon with the 100.14.09 driver, I rebooted into Mac OS X, worked there for about an hour, and then rebooted again into GNU/Linux, and I'm back to square one: "rainbow" colors on the display with the "nvidia" driver, and just a black screen (sometimes with a few pixels lit) with the "nv" driver. After repeated cold starts, reboots and switching back and forth between Mac OS X and GNU/Linux, I still can't get either driver working again.

I have no idea what changed or why it worked in the first place. I did upgrade a few packages in Debian while the driver was working, but no GL, X, kernel or libc-related packages.

Bug report attached. The Xid complaints in the dmesg output are from my first attempt starting the X server. When it failed, I stopped it, reloaded the nvidia module, and tried again. Still no dice, but this time no Xid errors, and that's when I created the bug report.
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Old 06-16-07, 04:33 AM   #15
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I have had success with the "vesa" driver. I simply changed "nvidia" or "nv" to "vesa" and it booted right in, and the display looked great.

I can make a bug report if anyone wants one...
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Old 06-16-07, 04:33 AM   #16
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I have no idea what changed or why it worked in the first place. I did upgrade a few packages in Debian while the driver was working, but no GL, X, kernel or libc-related packages.
Turns out the latest Debian update did upgrade some X packages and libc. The libc update appears to be minor. The X update upgraded the mouse, keyboard and Synaptics drivers.
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Old 06-16-07, 04:36 AM   #17
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I have had success with the "vesa" driver. I simply changed "nvidia" or "nv" to "vesa" and it booted right in, and the display looked great.
I'm not able to get "vesa" working, either. The gdm prompt appears briefly and then I'm sent back to the console. gdm is still running and there are no errors reported in Xorg.0.log, but I can't even switch back to the X display on vc7.
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Old 06-16-07, 05:44 AM   #18
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vesa is a kind of tricky, but sometimes it works here too...
But fbdev (unfortunatly, not in the native resolution) is the best so far.
(add vga=791 to the kernel paramters in grub/lilo and set the resolution to
1024x768 @ 16 bpp).
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Old 06-16-07, 06:29 PM   #19
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I reverted the libc and X packages on my Debian install, but still no dice. Whatever magic it was that made the "nvidia" and "nv" drivers work yesterday, I can't recreate it.
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Old 06-17-07, 03:18 PM   #20
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one question: do you have iwlwifi installed & running?
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Old 06-17-07, 03:41 PM   #21
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I'm back with more info.

The "nvidia" and "nv" drivers are fully functional again on my MacBook Pro 17". I'm not exactly sure what I did which changed things, but I have an idea. Last night while using OS X, I had my Dell 2405FPW plugged into the DVI port and was using a dual-monitor config with the Dell and the built-in display, using an external USB keyboard. At one point I closed the built-in display. The machine went to sleep, and then I woke it back up using the external keyboard while keeping the display closed, so at this point I was only using the external display.

This morning, I opened the built-in display. OS X didn't re-activate it (not sure if this is normal behavior or a bug), so I rebooted. On a lark, I decided to boot into GNU/Linux, and sure enough, the "nv" driver came up on mirrored on both displays. I shut down gdm, restarted with the "nvidia" driver and it's working perfectly now, too.

I seem to recall using only the external display with OS X just before I got the GNU/Linux drivers working last time, so that might be the thing which triggers it. I'll experiment later tonight, but right now I'm too busy trying to get actual work done now that I have working video in GNU/Linux

I've rebooted several times, but haven't booted OS X yet, since that's when my troubles started last time I had a working driver. I've tried two different kernels, Debian unstable's latest 2.6.21-4-amd64, and my own, which is based on Debian's 2.6.21-4 source, except I've applied the mactel patches and I created my own MacBook Pro-specific config file. Both kernels work fine with the "nvidia" driver (haven't tried "nv" since that first reboot). I also upgraded the libc and X packages to the latest Debian unstable versions with no problems, so I don't think they're what caused things to stop working last time (see my previous message a couple of posts back).

Here's another bug report. Compared to the report I generated after the driver stopped working the first time, the only differences which stand out for me are these (non-working config is "<", working config is ">"):

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<  16:        953          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb4, uhci_hcd:usb5, nvidia

>  16:       1843          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb2, uhci_hcd:usb3, nvidia
(sharing interrupts with a different USB controller)

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<       Expansion ROM at d3000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
---
>       [virtual] Expansion ROM at d3000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
(ROM mapping is virtual in the working case? I'm not sure what lspci means here.)

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< 30: 00 00 00 d3 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 00 00
---
> 30: 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 00 00
(a line from the lspci dump; I have no idea what it means)

These diffs are consistent with the bug report I generated the first time I had a working driver, i.e., the two working reports are identical with regard to these 3 lines.

zander, do you know what is the significance of the two lspci diffs?

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Old 06-17-07, 03:42 PM   #22
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one question: do you have iwlwifi installed & running?
Nope, why?
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Old 06-17-07, 04:09 PM   #23
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The Linux kernel's and the GPU's idea of the GPU's PCI configuration space setup differ; does the behavior change if you boot with pci=noacpi or pci=nommconf?
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Nope, why?
Whenever I load it, the nvidia driver refuses to work...
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