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Old 07-17-2003, 07:20 AM   #1
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nvidia geforce fx 5200 ultra problems


Trying to run fx 5200 ultra AGP on Mdk9.1 amd athlon 1.1, KT-133 motherboard.

nv_check.sh is reporting that the nvidia kernel module isn't properly loaded, although I've typed modprobe nvidia with no errors. I have nvidia in the XF86Config-4 file along with load"glx"

XFree's log shows nothing untoward. X crashes and locks me out from console. The kernel doesn't crash as I can ssh in and do a restart.

I've tried switching off AGP and tried agpgart but nothing makes a difference there.

The only way to get X running is to switch to the "nv" driver instead of "nvidia".

Anyone got any tips on what to do?

thanks in advance
 
Old 07-17-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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You should use:
Option "NvAGP" "1"

with that motherboard as per Nvidia's README file in (app-f) APPENDIX F: CONFIGURING AGP

Good luck to you
 
Old 07-19-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks grym,

I am using "1", but it still doesn't make any difference.

Is there anything else I need to check?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
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Did you downlaod the rpms....?

If so, you should probably get the .src.rpm files and rebuild them...

http://hvdkooij.xs4all.nl/software/U...e_Support.html

That might fix the kernel module problem. Nvidia build their drivers for one kernel, then you have to rebuild them if your kernel is different from theirs.

Hope it helps
 
Old 07-19-2003, 05:36 PM   #5
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make sure the required alias is in the modules.conf file and make sure you have PNP OS Aware disabled in bios (or whatever yours is called) and make sure you have assign irq to vga set to enabled in bios....
/****DO THIS IF NONE OF THE ABOVE FAIL TO WORK*****/
post any relevant errors that you see in the /var/log/xfree86.0.log file when USING the nvidia driver...
note:
the beginning of the lines will say something like
(II) NVIDIA(0)
if you see something like:
(II) NV(0), then don't post it, make sure it says the nvidia one...
tip:
boot to init 3, change driver to nvidia, then type startx, watch it crash and reboot...boot back to init 3, and before making any changes, make a copy of the /var/log/xfree86.0.log file with the output from the nvidia driver, then change back to the nv driver and post the relevant errors in that log file.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:10 AM   #6
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Thanks DrOzz - you can see an X log from running X with nvidia driver at:

http://www.monkeez.co.uk/linux/xconf.../XFree86.0.log - I put it on my site because I got fed up with posting it everywhere. If you can find a clue in there, I'd be pleased to hear it.

As for the bios settings, I've done all that. Again, many thanks for the suggestions though.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:56 AM   #7
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PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation unknown chipset (0x0321) rev 161, Mem @ 0xd8000000/24, 0xd0000000/27

my system could actually ID the chipset. other than that you log is much the same as mine
 
  


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