Fullscreen games crash X in Fedora Core 6 with nVidia-card.
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Fullscreen games crash X in Fedora Core 6 with nVidia-card.
I'm thinking that my problem is related to the latest nVidia-drivers but I'm not sure.
What happens is that as soon as I start up a game that runs in fullscreen-mode it immediately causes X to crash and I'm thrown out and presented with either a plain text-mode login prompt or X restarts and I login that way. With some games I don't even get that though as the screen just goes black and I have to push the "reboot"-button on my machine instead.
I'm running Fedora Core 6 with the latest kernel-update (2.6.18-1.2849) and the latest nVidia-drivers (1.0.9629-1) from livna.org.
I've checked in /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log but I can't find anything that is even remotely
The games I've had crash on me so far are PPRacer, Abe, Freedoom, Tremulous, SuperTux, SuperTuxKart and Doom. I can still play Freedroid and Frozen Bubble since they don't run in fullscreen mode.
Weirdly enough I am able to play BZFlag with the fullscreen stretching across both of my TFT-monitors without it crashing or anything.
More info about my system: I'm running a dual head rig with Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2GB RAM and a Asus GF7900GS videocard.
Can anybody at least offer me some advice on how I am to go about searching for what is wrong? I'm very annoyed with this at this point.
I'm also running the latest ferdora core 6 kernel, and I loaded the 1.0.96291-1 nvidea driver from the freshrpms site. When it boots I see the nice nvidea splash screen, but whne I go to the Applications->System tools->NVIDEA X server settings panel and I click on the OpenGL/GLX info option, it logs me out of my session to a command line and then restarts X, displays the nvidea splash screen again, and asks me to relog in. Before I installed the new driver, I had HL2 running under steam with wine. Now when I try to execute "wine steam.exe" I get logged out as described.
My graphics card is a couple years old; its a Geforce4 4200 accoreding to the nvidea server settings tool.
Any advice would be appreciated, like how exactly do you back out the driver to a previous version?
I'm also running Fedora Core 6 with the latest kernel-update (2.6.18-1.2849) and the latest nVidia-drivers (1.0.9629-1) from livna.org. Noticed that ppracer was reporting 17-19fps and glxgears reported 9fps! Since all was well previously, I assume that it is the driver. Does anyone have any solutions yet?
This link refers to a manual change of resolution to 800x600. A bit silly really when the problem is that the latest Nvidia drivers from livna don't work properly in fc6. Playing ppracer at any screen resolution gives a reported 17frames per second. glxgears reports about 10fps. I would say I have no 3D and that there is a problem with the driver as it worked fine with the previous version. I tried a later version from livna testing, but it just crashed X altogether. I guess that's why they have "testing"
Many thanks for the suggestion, but as Im still stuck any further strategies greatly appreciated
I have Debian testing ("Etch") with 2.6.17-2 kernel (from linux-image-2.6.17-2-686_2.6.17-9_i386.deb), and NVIDIA drivers version 1.0-9629 (from NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run) and I have the same problems - no program can use fullscreen mode, it crash X.org immediately. Previous version (1.0-8774) didn't work with etch, but worked fine with sarge, so after I dist-upgraded my sarge I've installed the latest release. And now I have this
Logoff, then hit ctrl-alt-F1. This will bring you to a command-line terminal session. Login as root, and enter the command 'telinit 3'. When you get your prompt (you may have to hit enter if messages were displayed), you are at runlevel 3. Once you have installed the Nvidia driver, you can enter the command 'telinit 5;exit'. This will return you to a runlevel 5 X login, and end your command line root session.
I recently installed my NVidia GeForce 4 MX 420 drivers in fc6.
The problem Im having didnt come until the conf file generated w/ nvidia software replaced my conf file.
On one boot I was able to see my OpenGL and all it's splender. But I made a noob mistake of not backing up my conf file.
Any one know how I can resolve this problem?
Thanks for posting your xorg.conf. I have been having problems with the 2 latest iterations of the Nvidia drivers from Livna. Framerates in glxgears of 9fps! But in comparing my xorg.conf to your working version, I realised that the section "Module" was completely missing! presumably removed by one of the updates