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naraku 04-05-2003 10:45 AM

asus A7V8X and NVIDIA drivers...blank screen + freeze
 
I've already posted this into the general forum, but it may suit better here; sorry for this.
(I spent my wole afternoon recompiling different kernels with no sucess.)

Hi there, I recently bought an Asus A7V8X with VT8235 and KT400; I run a slack9 with at first the out of the box 2.4.20 kernel... worked fine with the nv drivers.... (no glx....)

I then installed the latest nvidia drivers and when I typed startx, I just had a blank screen and nothing happenned. I couldnt ctrl+alt+backsp nor soft reboot...

After a few workaround, I installed 2.4.20-pre7 kernel... recompiled it....put the nvidia drivers...same thing; has a quick look in XFree logs, no error msgs :/ here are my dmesg and a few copy/past from the console...

If anyone has the most insignificant idea, please make me know

cheers

-----------here comes a lot of txt

root@maeva:~/pacool# modprobe agpgart
root@maeva:~/pacool# dmesg
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: Detected Via Apollo Pro KT400 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf8000000


root@maeva:~/pacool# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
agpgart 13968 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 23244 0 (unused)
es1371 27816 0 (unused)
ac97_codec 11048 0 [es1371]
ehci-hcd 17384 0 (unused)
usbcore 40224 0 [usb-uhci ehci-hcd]
ide-scsi 10288 0
scsi_mod 56724 1 [ide-scsi]
natsemi 16960 1
vfat 10636 3 (autoclean)
fat 32408 0 (autoclean)

root@maeva:~/pacool# grep nvid /etc/X11/XF86Config
Driver "nvidia"


root@maeva:~/pacool# modinfo nvidia
// this is the driver before the last one
filename: /lib/modules/2.4.21-pre7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
description: <none>
author: <none>
license: "NVIDIA"
parm: NVreg_VideoMemoryTypeOverride int
parm: NVreg_EnableVia4x int
parm: NVreg_EnableALiAGP int
parm: NVreg_ReqAGPRate int
parm: NVreg_UpdateKernelAGP int
parm: NVreg_EnableAGPSBA int
parm: NVreg_EnableAGPFW int
parm: NVreg_SoftEDIDs int
parm: NVreg_Mobile int
parm: NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel int
parm: NVreg_FlatPanelMode int



// output of lspci -v (not vey useful actually)
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 807f
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: ee000000-efdfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: eff00000-f7ffffff
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 80a8
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at ed800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Expansion ROM at efef0000 [disabled] [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
Subsystem: Netgear: Unknown device f311
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Memory at ed000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
Subsystem: Ensoniq Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI64V, AudioPCI128
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at d400 [size=64]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
I/O ports at d000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
I/O ports at b800 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
I/O ports at b400 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at ec800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 808c
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at b000 [size=16]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2 GTS/Pro] (rev a4) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: LeadTek Research Inc.: Unknown device 2842
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at ee000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Expansion ROM at efff0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 1
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0

....And the dmesg :
Linux version 2.4.21-pre7 (root@maeva) (gcc version 3.2.2) #4 Sat Apr 5 13:47:44 CEST 2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fffc000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fffc000 - 000000001ffff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001ffff000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131068
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126972 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=2421 ro root=341 hdc=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1533.426 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3060.53 BogoMIPS
Memory: 516044k/524272k available (1383k kernel code, 7840k reserved, 487k data, 88k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1800+ stepping 00
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf1720, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/3177] at 00:11.0
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
ACPI: Core Subsystem version [20011018]
ACPI: Subsystem enabled
ACPI: System firmware supports S0 S1 S4 S5
Processor[0]: C0 C1
ACPI: Power Button (FF) found
ACPI: Multiple power buttons detected, ignoring fixed-feature
ACPI: Power Button (CM) found
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xe0809000, size 65536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:bca0
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:11.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xb000-0xb007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xb008-0xb00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: IC35L060AVV207-0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c0311300, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c031143c, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: IDE-CD R/RW 16x10A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 120103200 sectors (61493 MB) w/1821KiB Cache, CHS=7476/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=4866/255/63, UDMA(133)
hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdd: ATAPI DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2
hdb: hdb1 hdb2 < hdb5 hdb6 hdb7 hdb8 >
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (4095 buckets, 32760 max) - 292 bytes per conntrack
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
(recovery.c, 256): journal_recover: JBD: recovery, exit status 0, recovered transactions 1474 to 1527
(recovery.c, 258): journal_recover: JBD: Replayed 1265 and revoked 3/15 blocks
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 88k freed
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,65), internal journal
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,69), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
natsemi dp8381x driver, version 1.07+LK1.0.17, Sep 27, 2002
originally by Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com>
http://www.scyld.com/network/natsemi.html
2.4.x kernel port by Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:0b.0
eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xe4837000, 00:09:5b:0a:02:06, IRQ 9.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: IDE-CD Model: R/RW 16x10A Rev: B1.4
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
eth0: link up.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: irq 9, pci mem e485d000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
PCI: 00:10.3 PCI cache line size set incorrectly (32 bytes) by BIOS/FW.
PCI: 00:10.3 PCI cache line size corrected to 64.
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Jan-22
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
es1371: version v0.32 time 13:54:55 Apr 5 2003
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0e.0
es1371: found chip, vendor id 0x1274 device id 0x1371 revision 0x08
es1371: found es1371 rev 8 at io 0xd400 irq 10
es1371: features: joystick 0x0
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: CRY19(Cirrus Logic CS4297A rev A)
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 13:55:14 Apr 5 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.0
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd000, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.1
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xb800, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:10.2
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.0, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.1, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.2, have irq 9, want irq 3
IRQ routing conflict for 00:10.3, have irq 9, want irq 3
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xb400, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver


p.s.: got a conflict with usb hub, but I dont care for the moment....
p.p.s.: the ac_97_codec.c from 2.4.21.pre7 seems broken, I didnt manage to compile it as a module or in the kernel...copied back the 2.4.20's one...
p.p.p.s: sorry for my poor english, Im french :)

ajaysingh 04-07-2003 06:58 AM

try disabling APM in BIOS.

subnova 04-08-2003 04:56 PM

IF U HAVE A7V8X (kt400 chipset)
DO This:
Option "NvAGP" "1"
...
read the readme file (app-f) APPENDIX F: CONFIGURING AGP

SenorPedo 04-09-2003 06:56 PM

For my A7V8X, I had to turn off NvAGP:
Option "NvAGP" "0"

This is because I have an 8X graphics card. If you don't have an 8X card, you may be able to use the NvAGP, but with it, you can't for right now.

ex0 07-12-2003 11:45 AM

I got an A7V8X and I'm getting probles of a blank screen when starting X too.... I'm gonna try some of the stuff you guys said now...

DrOzz 07-12-2003 12:09 PM

Starting X with AGP 8x video cards on systems with KT400 AGP
chipsets cause system hangs.
Solution: this problem can be worked around by disabling AGP
(Option "NvAGP" "0") in your XF86Config file.

Alternatively, you may be able to enable AGP 8x on your KT400 based system by overriding the default NVreg_EnableAGPSBA registry key.
To do this you can either:

- set the value on the modprobe command line;
for example:
modprobe nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1
- add an options line to your module configuration file,
usually /etc/modules.conf; for example:
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1
and use NVIDIA's AGP (Option "NvAGP" "1" in the Screen section of your XF86Config file).

and if you resort to adding them lines to your modules.conf file then make sure they are on the same line as if they are not whatever one you specify first will be the only one initialized...
so if you do put them on the same line you will see an output such as:
cat /driver/nvidia/agp/status

Status: Enabled
Driver: NVIDIA
AGP Rate: 8x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Enabled

ex0 07-12-2003 10:44 PM

Thats all good but I have an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro

DrOzz 07-12-2003 10:54 PM

well if thats all good and you don't have an nvidia card, why don't you start a thread with your problem, cause these fixes don't have not a thing in the world related to your card.

ex0 07-13-2003 04:35 AM

haha, sorry, I was just pointing out that I get the same problem and I have the same mobo...

doctorgonzo 07-14-2003 12:41 PM

I also have that problem. x freezes


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