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Old 07-07-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
mickeyboa
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Nvidia driver locking up video


FC5-i386, Nvidia AGP GeForce6600 Fuzion Graphics. kernel-2.16.17-1.2145/i686 .
"nvidia" driver, kmod-nvidia is locking up video.
If I revert back to 2.16.17-1.2139 , using "nv" driver video works fine.

Thanks
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:29 PM   #2
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A couple of things you could try put a line like this in the Section "Device" in your X config file.

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Option      "NvAgp"  "3"
Then try either 0,1,2 or 3 for the values restarting X with each new value. Then you can try.
Code:
Option      "RenderAccel" "false"
In the same section and you may want to go into your BIOS and see if you have fastwrites enabled if so turn off and try again. BTW does the nv work fine on the newer kernel?
 
Old 07-08-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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Did you install the correct driver? If you're running a 686 system with hyperthreading, the smp versions of the kernel and nVidia drivers work well together.

Since you mentioned "kmod-nvidia," I assume you've read the "sticky" at the top of the forum, but I thought to remind others reading this comment of it's existence.
 
Old 07-08-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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I would like say I can boot into KDE and somewhere when I open a window, unexpectly one will lock up "X" but the mouse can still be moved around.
I have to hard shutdown and reboot.If I reboot into a old kernel that kmod-nvidia
is not setup in, using the 'nv' driver I have no problems.
I'm using the i686 arch. in smp and kmod-nvidia.
I will enter in the optional settings in xorg.conf and see what happens.
The nvidia drivers i'm using are from Livna.

Thank for your help
Jim
 
Old 07-09-2006, 10:13 AM   #5
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Well HappyTux, I think I got it working normal now.
I set the 'Options' to: Option "NvAgp" "1"
2,3 wouldn't do it, it seems to like "NvAgp" "1" .
So what does that Option setting affect ??

Thanks vey much for your help
Jim
 
Old 07-09-2006, 11:09 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyboa
Well HappyTux, I think I got it working normal now.
I set the 'Options' to: Option "NvAgp" "1"
2,3 wouldn't do it, it seems to like "NvAgp" "1" .
So what does that Option setting affect ??

Thanks vey much for your help
Jim
0 turns AGP off, 1 uses the nvidia AGP, 2 chooses either the nvidia or kernel AGP driver decides, 3 kernel AGP. So you end up using the nvidia AGP with that setting.
 
  


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