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Old 05-01-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
slick8o8
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lockup with nvidia drivers for FX 5600


When I use startx, my monitor goes black then shows some weird ascii symbols. I know people have had problems with the screen going black and freezing, but I haven't read a solution to this problem yet. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart my computer without hitting the reset button so it's not locking up completely. I also edited the XF86Config file to Option "NvAGP" "1" which hasn't solved the problem either. Any suggestions?

Vid card: FX 5600XT 256MB
Mobo: Epox EP8RDA+ nForce2 north and south bridges

lspci gives
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev a2)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0312 (rev a1)

Drivers attempted with: 4620, 5328, 5332

Slackware 9.1 with Kernel 2.6.5
 
Old 05-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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This is a commonly reported problem. I've had great luck with the new Suse 9.1 live CD under environments where others failed.

Niall.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:23 AM   #3
slick8o8
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My Mandrake 10.0 installation is running off of the 2.6.3 kernel and that doesn't have a problem with my nvidia card. It configured it during installation. nvidia works on some, but not on others I guess, but I'd like to know if anyone has sucessfully installed the drivers in slack and how to go about it.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
Louis_Carole
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Dear Slick,

I was able to get my GeForce4 MX 440 working in Slack 9.1, after overcoming several problems, including the ascii garbage thing.

Then I repartitioned my hard drive and reinstalled everything.

Now it doesn't work. I get the ascii garbage again. And I don't remember how I got it working the last time. I did:

Load "glx"
Driver "nv" --> Driver "nvidia"

in XF86Config like last time. I installed Slack from the same CD, got my kernel source from the same tarball as last time, and ran the same NVIDIA-blah.run from last time.

So my answer to your post from May is, yes, nVIDIA cards can work with slack. My question is, how?

- Ben
 
  


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