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Old 03-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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GeForce SuSe 9.0 hangs on boot and X ctr-alt-bspace

SuSe 9.0 k 2.4.blah standard install. Various hardware.

On boot up, 50 % of the time i get to the bootloader (I've tried Lilo and grub), press linux,
screen goes black, no kb, nothing. Press reset, same, press reset boots OK.
(maybe the hardware has warmed up?)
Somtimes it boots fine sometimes not! Sometimes, say 1 in 7 when I exit from X screen goes garbage, no kb. Blip the power button and X server
dies and all is normal again! All this often enough to be annoying.
This morning, alarmingly it hung on entry to X (first time this happened).

I've got recent hardware (jan 04) P4 2.8, Abit IS-7 mobo. GeForce FX5200
Interestingly just bought a Gericom 3Ghz laptop, GeForce FX 5600,
and that exhibits the same behaviour!

Another strange thing. I took the mouse out to try in laptop, booted
(kb worked allowing the boot obviously) got a login prompt, no keyboard.
tried again various options noacpi pci noapci, all the same, no kb needing reset :-(

I then Remembered mouse was out, put it back in and it booted fine ?!

I've been using Suse for years never had real probs before.
So is the nVidia buggy or the 2.4 kernel or the distro or what?

Any ideas?

Old 03-07-2004, 09:14 PM   #2
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are you using the official nvidia driver (nvidia) or the opensource (nv) driver?
I own a Geforce FX and noticed problems with the 5000 series drivers, so i downgraded
to the 4000 series.


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