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Old 01-01-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
THX1138
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nvidia driver blows goats


I've been at this for 3 months. Let's see if you can steer me in the right direction.

Hardware specs:
GA-7VAXP mobo
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 card
Samsung monitor (SyncMaster 172N) - can do 1280x1024 at 60Hz vert refresh

I installed driver successfully by: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496

I edited XF86Config to:
________________________
# /.../
# SaX generated XFree86 config file
# Created on: 2003-12-19.
#
# Version: 4.7
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "MapName" "Standard Keyboard [ pc104 ]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 31-48
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "SYNCMASTER 4S"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMSUNG"
VertRefresh 60-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "0x0322"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection
_____________________________

I load the module by 'modprobe nvidia' and get this warning, which I read on a thread is no big deal:
_____________________________
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Module nvidia loaded, with warnings
_____________________________

After typing 'startx', I get the famous Blank Screen. Here's THE LAST HALF portion of my XFree86.0.log file, ALL OF WHICH DOES NOT HAVE ANY ERROR LINES:
_____________________________
II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4496
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) v4l driver for Video4Linux
(II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4496 Wed Jul 16 19:06:03 PDT 2003
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xe2006000 - 0xe20067ff (0x800) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xe2005000 - 0xe20050ff (0x100) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xe2004000 - 0xe20040ff (0x100) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xe2000000 - 0xe2003fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[10] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[11] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[12] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[14] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec7f (0x80) IX[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e8ff (0x100) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[20] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[B]
[21] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d00f (0x10) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc03 (0x4) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c807 (0x8) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x0000c400 - 0x0000c403 (0x4) IX[B]
[25] -1 0 0x0000c000 - 0x0000c007 (0x8) IX[B]
(II) resource ranges after probing:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xe2006000 - 0xe20067ff (0x800) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xe2005000 - 0xe20050ff (0x100) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xe2004000 - 0xe20040ff (0x100) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xe2000000 - 0xe2003fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[10] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[11] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[12] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[13] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[14] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec7f (0x80) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e8ff (0x100) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[20] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
[21] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d00f (0x10) IX[B]
[25] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc03 (0x4) IX[B]
[26] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c807 (0x8) IX[B]
[27] -1 0 0x0000c400 - 0x0000c403 (0x4) IX[B]
[28] -1 0 0x0000c000 - 0x0000c007 (0x8) IX[B]
[29] 0 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[30] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xE0000000
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce FX 5200
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 04.34.20.23.00
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 131072 kBytes
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detected TV Encoder: NVIDIA
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 400 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 400 MHz
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-0: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 400 MHz
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor[0]: Using hsync range of 31.00-48.00 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Monitor[0]: Using vrefresh value of 60.00 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 400.00 MHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "832x624" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "416x312" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x384" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device CRT-0:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "1024x768": 65.0 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 40.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "512x384": 32.5 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
(**) NVIDIA(0): Display dimensions: (340, 270) mm
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (76, 72)
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
(II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
[0] 0 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
[1] 0 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[3] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[4] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xe2006000 - 0xe20067ff (0x800) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xe2005000 - 0xe20050ff (0x100) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xe2004000 - 0xe20040ff (0x100) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xe2000000 - 0xe2003fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[12] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[13] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe0ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[14] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B](OprD)
[15] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B](OprD)
[16] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B](OprD)
[17] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec7f (0x80) IX[B]
[20] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e8ff (0x100) IX[B]
[21] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[25] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d41f (0x20) IX[B]
[26] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d00f (0x10) IX[B]
[27] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000cc03 (0x4) IX[B]
[28] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c807 (0x8) IX[B]
[29] -1 0 0x0000c400 - 0x0000c403 (0x4) IX[B]
[30] -1 0 0x0000c000 - 0x0000c007 (0x8) IX[B]
[31] 0 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B](OprU)
[32] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B](OprU)
(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 8X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
______________________________________

Well? Anyone got a clue as to my problem? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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2 corrections:

1. I installed nvidia driver by typing: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
2. I'm running SuSE 8.2 Pro

Looking forward to your replys.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 04:16 AM   #3
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I could be wrong, but when I ran Suse 8.2 I installed the nvidia drivers like you did, then opened up the Yast program and there was a box saying enable hardware acceleration...and it worked fine for me. I dont recall having to edit my XF86Config file
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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On my box (Mandrake 9.1) the file to edit (according to the NVIDIA Readme) was
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and NOT
/etc/X11/XF86Config

Maybe you are editing the wrong file?

NVIDIA drivers work very well for me.

HTH
 
Old 01-03-2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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There are some strange things in your XF86Config, I suggest you try the following:

Create a backup of XF86Config

Look up the technical specifications of your monitor for the horizontal and vertical refresh rates (horizontal should be in kHz, vertical in Hz) and change them in the following part of the XF86Config file:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 31-48 <- change these values
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "SYNCMASTER 4S"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMSUNG"
VertRefresh 60-60 <- change these values
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection
Right now your vertical refreshrate is locked at 60 and this can't be what you want.

Also remove the UseModes "Modes[0]" line from the above section and completely remove the following section too:

Code:
Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
EndSection
They refer to modelines settings which shouldn't be needed anymore in recent XFree versions (and they weren't defined here anyway so it should be pretty safe to delete those lines)

Hopefully this works, be sure to post your findings.

greetz

Last edited by delta9; 01-03-2004 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys, but unfortunately I'm still trying to debug it.

Brainbeer: I wish it was that simple, but it doesn't work. I can't get into X-Windows while using the nvidia module. Even so, the 3D acceleration check resets itself after each reboot.

tredegar: SuSE distro uses XF86Config as it's configuration file. Believe me, I'm using the correct file after viewing XFree86.0.log.

delta 9: If I change the horizSync values my monitor goes all screwy. I'm using a 17" Samsung flat screen monitor, and the manual clearly indicates the vertical refresh rate needs to be a constant 60Hz. I also commented out your other suggestions, and it didn't change my situation at all.

After looking at the NVIDIA README file more, APPENDIX F lists AGP chipsets supported by NVIDIA's AGP. Mine is a VIA KT400 series, and it's NOT on the list. In this case, it recomends not to use NVIDIA'S AGP module, but Linux's AGPGART module instead. This can be done with

Option "NvAgp" "2"

But even this doesn't work! What should I do? One more thing, in /etc/modules.conf I found:

options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1

Does this mean the agpgart module is loaded within the kernel or at boottime. What does the value "1" mean? Any help is WELL APPRECIATED! Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:38 AM   #7
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Did you guys really notice any difference after installing the driver? (besides the nice nvidia logo on bootup)
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:52 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by johnallen
Did you guys really notice any difference after installing the driver? (besides the nice nvidia logo on bootup)
Uh, yea I did, Slackware/KDE comes with some Nice Screensavers, some of which require 3D acceleration to work, I also have "realslick screensavers" installed.......these needed 3d acceleration working in order to compile/install and they look great.......Plus Tux Racer needs 3D in order to work properly............So yea there was a difference.......
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:01 AM   #9
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I'm not a expert but here is my two cents worth. It sounds like the software and the vidieo card are happy with the settings but the monitor is not happy with one of the settings. Usually you get a error if the video card doesn't like a setting or software one.

I would suggest entering a range instead of specific valuses. This is what I use for mine, for example:

Code:
    HorizSync   30-95

    VertRefresh 50-160
That may help. Hope you get that sorted out.

Later

 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:01 AM   #10
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I just tried your Horiz and Vert settings, and still no change. What about my question regarding APPENDIX F and possible chipset problems?
 
Old 01-11-2004, 08:01 AM   #11
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This might help. But I don't know. I currently don't have SuSE loaded on a machine.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...ler-HOWTO.html

Maybe you've already been here, done that.

good luck
 
Old 01-11-2004, 12:05 PM   #12
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You need to use the sync and refresh rates specific to your monitor. Especially if you are using an LCD as they are often quite different from a CRT running at the same resolution. Your monitor documentation will tell you this information.
 
  


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