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Old 10-11-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation Nvidia AGP problem with Geforce FX 5200 on and SIS 760 mobo


Well this is by no means an ordinary Nvidia driver issue. I have been trying for months now on an AMD Athlon 64 machine on an SiS 760 (sorry i know) and a Geforce FX 5200 AGP card. I have tried FC 3, FC 4, Ubuntu and Mandriva and this problem has been reproduced on all of the above.

THE PROBLEM: X.org doesnt start no matter what I do. I have tried installing via Yum, Apt-get (on Ubuntu with the nvidia-glx package) and also the official Nvidia package (Yes I have made necessary changes to xorg.conf and modprobe etc.). I have tried all versions from 7174 because earlier versions require a patch to be compiled on kernels 2.6.10 and above. I can boot into text mode safely with runlevel 3 and I can boot into X only with the nv driver.

I cant give my xorg.conf, and other log files because I had to format the Linux drive for some urgent space necessity so I am writing from Windows now .

Also I read somewhere that AGP is not very well suppported in newer drivers. I also read that disabling NvAGP will give lockups. So do I go in for AGPGart or NvAGP? And how do I know the problem will be solved?
P.S. : Please dont ask questions like whether I changed the nv to nvidia/ hashed dri etc..
Yaa one last thing to mention I am trying out 32 bit Linux only not x64.


Looking forward to a better future with Linux .


Your's truly,
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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well the nvidia_error.log will show what is happening with the driver module build and why it won't work........if we can see it we'll know how to help..........
 
Old 10-11-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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Okay I will install Fedora Core 4 again and install through Yum because its ver easy rather than the tedious Nvidia official installer.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 12:25 AM   #4
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I also read that disabling NvAGP will give lockups.
That's odd... Disabling AGP is the only thing that prevents lockups on my system.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 01:28 AM   #5
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Hi ciotog you have a similar setup (I mean an <<NV40 AGP)??
Will my setup work and will 3D graphics work??
 
Old 10-12-2005, 02:44 AM   #6
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Well I have a Soyo MB (Socket A, Via KT600 chipset) with a GeForce FX5200 and 3d graphics works fine, although with AGP disabled it's somewhat slower than I would like (1100FPS in glxgears, if that actually means anything). I have no familiarity with SiS chipsets or 64 bit mobos (running 32 bit or not), so on that aspect I can't help.

I've tried using lots of different nVidia driver versions with no success in using either AGP driver, currently I'm using the latest (7676) but my PNY card isn't going to last much longer (cheap fan) so I'm hoping that replacing it with something better will resolve the situation - something like a BFG 6200.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:39 AM   #7
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Thanks clotog.
After disabling AGP I can start X now. glxgears gives me 1360+ fps. And yaa the driver I have 1.0.7676 installed via yum (using yumex).
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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The best test I've found to see if there are any more lockups is running the xscreensaver hack euler2d - on my machine, when it's going to lock up it always locks up with euler2d within 10 minutes of running.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:18 AM   #9
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Thanks clotog.
After disabling AGP I can start X now. glxgears gives me 1360+ fps. And yaa the driver I have 1.0.7676 installed via yum (using yumex).
Thanks a lot.
plz help me....
i've a similar kinda problem. @ the begining of installation(linux) when it tries to enter in gui mode,display hangs and the monitor goes to standby. so i had to do the setup in text mode by using "skipddc".
After installation once i select the os from boot loader and when linux tries to start up i get some message that x-server could not startup or somethin like that.actually they give me some options to try and i've tried'em all with no success.
i think that linux somehow cannot start my video card, is it a driver problem??why does it happen?? how can i solve this problem??
and one more thing,i am new to linux os, so please try to keep it simple.
thanx in advance
 
Old 12-21-2005, 10:06 AM   #10
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In order to help we'd need to know the exact error message you're getting, and when it's happening. Also some information about your system (type of card, motherboard, distribution, etc). You're best bet would be to post a new message with this information, rather than using this old thread.

Speaking of this old thread, I did get the BFG 6200 and it's _much_ more stable - the AGP driver is loaded and hasn't hiccupped once. I'm running at 1792x1344x24 - I think the vastly superior heatsink is what's making the difference.
 
  


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