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Old 05-15-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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GeForce FX 5200 - Ubuntu - Whenever I try to boot into graphical mode it freezes?


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System Specs:
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Dell Precision 360
450W Power Supply
160 GB Hdd
Hauppauge Analog TV Tuner
AverMedia Analog TV Tuner
TP-Link Wireless Card
Quadro NVS 280 SD - AGP Graphics Card
1 GB DDR Ram
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I have been using this system as a MythTV Backend/Server for a few months now, I'm in the process of upgrading it/turning it into a backend/frontend. (Just got the 2nd Tuner).
I have a NVIDIA GEFORCE 4 MX440 64MB coming in the mail (It supports TV-Out).

Okay, so my problem is that when I try to install ubuntu-desktop or xubuntu-desktop on the system, it freezes at boot. The GUI-Less install works and loads fine. I also noticed that the system freezes if I try to boot a live disk of Ubuntu or Xubuntu.

How can I fix this, or will this problem go away with the GeForce 4? (I've wanted to get everything set up so that when the Graphics Card got here it would be ready to just plug in).

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-22-2010 at 04:31 AM.
 
Old 05-16-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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Edit the boot options being passed to the kernel.

Also post output of

#sudo lspci -v
 
Old 05-16-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Code:
@pepper:~$ sudo lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Capabilities: [e4] Vendor Specific Information <?>
	Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 3.0
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: i82875p_edac, intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
	Memory behind bridge: fd000000-feafffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
	Flags: fast devsel
	Memory at fecf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at ff60 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at ff40 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at ff20 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
	Memory at ffa80800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
	Memory behind bridge: f9e00000-fcffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f8000000-f80fffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
	Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at fe00 [size=8]
	I/O ports at fe10 [size=4]
	I/O ports at fe20 [size=8]
	I/O ports at fe30 [size=4]
	I/O ports at fea0 [size=16]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at eda0 [size=32]
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
	I/O ports at edc0 [size=64]
	Memory at febffa00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	Memory at febff900 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18GL [Quadro NVS 280 SD] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device 0190
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
	Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Expansion ROM at fea00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
	I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
	Memory at f9edfe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: ndiswrapper
	Kernel modules: rtl8180

02:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Device 13eb
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
	Memory at f8001000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data <?>
	Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: bttv
	Kernel modules: bttv

02:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. Device 13eb
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
	Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data <?>
	Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: Bt87x
	Kernel modules: snd-bt87x

02:02.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
	Subsystem: 3Com Corporation Device 1000
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at dd80 [size=128]
	Memory at f9edfd80 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
	Expansion ROM at f8020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: 3c59x
	Kernel modules: 3c59x

02:03.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Device c111
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data <?>
	Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: cx8800
	Kernel modules: cx8800

02:03.1 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [Audio Port] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Device c111
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: cx88_audio
	Kernel modules: cx88-alsa

02:03.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [MPEG Port] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc Device c111
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
	Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: cx88-mpeg driver manager
	Kernel modules: cx8802

02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0156
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
	Memory at f9ee0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
	I/O ports at dd40 [size=64]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [e4] PCI-X non-bridge device
	Capabilities: [f0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
	Kernel driver in use: e1000
	Kernel modules: e1000

Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-16-2010 at 01:51 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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nouveau is known to work ... try making a special xorg.conf file

see
man nouveau

otherwise you can use nv or the proprietary nvidia
 
Old 05-18-2010, 10:31 PM   #5
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Hmm, good ideas.
I found that if you edit grub boot option to include "nomodeset" it will boot using old drivers, worked once.

Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-22-2010 at 04:32 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 04:30 AM   #6
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Update: I have replaced the Quadro with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187045

--This problem still occurs, when I am trying to boot into anything graphical (other than grub and such) it freezes. I even tried to install MythDora (Fedora 12) but the install freezes when trying to load Anaconda at the stage where it is "waiting for hardware to initialize". I have my agp aperture set to 36MB in the bios, considering that 256MB onboard should be plenty and video device set to automatic (even though using AGP as setting doesn't work either). This computer (Dell Precision 360) doesn't have any onboard graphics. I have never had this problem before and really need some solutions. Thanks for the past advice.

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Old 05-24-2010, 01:00 PM   #7
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With Fedora 12 (MythDora) I can get into anaconda installer by settings xdriver=nouveau in boot options. Once the OS is installed it fails to boot into x. I change boot options to xdriver=nouveau, no dough. I tried ubuntu 9.10 as well as my 10.04 again no dough. I'm getting extremely frustrated, what can I do that will work?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 10:24 AM   #8
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post the X log files in /var/log of fedora
 
Old 06-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
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Sorry for my extreme delay, but as it turns out, bootup process was getting stuck on the HAL Daemon, I found that HAL was having trouble working out what my wifi card was. I removed the card, and everything boots fine.

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