I can't make my notebook's graphic card working.
(I'm using Fedora 8. My graphic card is "Nvidia 8400M G")
*Here is my story:
when I installed kmod-nvidia via yum and rebooted system, sometimes system freezes while booting (when switched to graphical boot screen).
But if system doesn't freeze while booting, it freezes (sometimes) when login screen loading.
And, if I'm lucky and logged in system without a failure screen freezes if I move any window.
If I don't move a window system goes properly.
I tried to open 3D application (glest) without moving a window. It worked properly performance was very good. I could play hours and hours. So in 3D app, no problem.
I'm not so new to installation of nvidia driver on a linux machine. I used "yum install kmod-nvidia" many times before and none of them failed.
So I think I 'm not missing something in installation progress.
*Here is my workaround with 3 fresh systems:
I installed a fresh system
I installed kmod-nvidia via yum. (Yum installed 169.07 nvidia kernel module). I did not work. The problem is same as above.
After days I installed a fresh system again. And run "yum update" as root.
Then I installed kmod-nvidia via yum. (Yum installed 169.12 nvidia kernel module). I did not work. The problem is same as above.
I installed a fresh system again. I run "yum update" as root.
I installed 169.12 driver from nvidia's web site I did not work. The problem is same as above.
*Here is my guess:
Two version of Fedora's kernel module and drivers from Nvidia's web site crash my system exactly same way.
So, I think I have a specific situation about hardware.
Please say "You are wrong"
Is there any way to get worked this graphic card under fedora8?
Is there anybody who can report that that notebook (and it's graphic card) works properly with another GNU/Linux distro?
Anybody has same problem?
My laptop is "ACER ASPIRE AS5520G"
Here is my laptop's hardware: http://dpaste.com/41502/
Here my "lspci" output: http://dpaste.com/41497/
Here my "lspci -v" output http://dpaste.com/41498/
Here my xorg.conf http://dpaste.com/41500/
(Is my English confused ??)