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Old 08-09-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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nvidia gentoo freezes


Hi, I just installed the latest nvidia-glx and kernel-nvidia stuff for gentoo. I hit startx and then bring up "glxinfo | grep direct" and I see that 3d rendering is enabled. So everything looks good. However, as soon as I start glxgears/quake3/or just start another program that requires a window. It locks up. Help?

kernel-2.6.12-r6
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:46 PM   #2
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Oddly enough, I'm having lockups on the same kernel version. I'm wondering if there are DRI issues with it. Try an older kernel, if you don't need the new stuff. I think 2.6.9 is still in portage. Or a vanilla 2.6.11.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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ok

ya I'm already emerged :0 in that project. I switched to nvidia because I was sick of ati hopefully I have better luck with nvidia. Thanks
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:53 PM   #4
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forgot

did you try the masked drivers too and get the same results?
 
Old 08-09-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, my card is an ATI, but I don't do TOO much 3d-intensive work, so I'm not sure how important having an NVidia vs ATI card would be to me.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 11:53 PM   #6
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kernel-2.6.9-gentoo-r9 still fails

I tried using an older kernel but the same thing happens. Running glxgears or anything that requires a GUI and the computer locks up I can move the mouse and use the keyboard for about 2 seconds before those lock up and I cannot change screens.
 
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What happens if you press "Num Lock" or similar? Keyboard lights change?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:43 AM   #8
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I have had glxgears lock up once, but I figured it is because I have composite enabled. Otherwise, all of my 3-D stuff works. I am using the unmasked nvidia drivers on kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r7.

Also, make sure you follow the nvidia install documentation.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml

Also, remember, if you are using an Nvidia card, disable the dri in xorg.conf. It is all in the documentation.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #9
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I have it fixed

If anyone had the same problem as me then add this section into your xorg.conf
# VideoRam 26459
Option "NvAGP" "2"

Just add that Option line in your exorg config.

A value of 0 means noagp, value of 1 means nvidias agp, and a value of 2 is for a different agp. I put 2 in and now no problems.


Hope this helps someone.
 
  


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