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Old 04-17-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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Problem with nVidia driver on OpenSUSE - Open ACPI failed


Hello,

I have problem with nVidia driver on my OpenSUSE 10.3 64 bit.

I have created following topic:

http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=48856


but apparently nobody from SUSE folks is able to help me.

I was wondering whether somebody on this forum can give me any advise.

Short description of the problem:

When I use nvidia driver in xorg.conf, GNOME does not start because of the problem with nvidia driver.
/var/log/Xorg.0.log shows this:

Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (Connection refused)


Any ideas?

regards
Rafal
 
Old 04-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Which Nvidia graphic cart do you use I use the nvidia 6200 serie and it works perfectly I just follow the instruction on the website of Nvidia web site


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Old 04-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hi ronlau9
thanks for quick reply.
here my comments:

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
Which Nvidia graphic cart do you use
nVidia GeForce 8500 GT

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
I use the nvidia 6200 serie and it works perfectly I just follow the instruction on the website of Nvidia web site all the bes
great :-)
I use GeForce 8400M GS on my laptop and it works as well ;-)
but what it has to do with my current problem ?

Here some other things I observed:

In BIOS I have possibility to switch of "ACPI APIC Support".
I have disabled it.

In Suse I executed this command;
/etc/init.d/acpid stop

When I executed this afterwards:
/etc/init.d/acpid stop
it gave me information:
acpid: no ACPI support in kernel


ok...so I stopped it again to be sure it has stopped.
I tried with:
sax2 -r
I can read anything after I see something on the screen

If I execute this:
init 5
I see nVidia logon and again it hangs. After restart I checked
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, and again it shows this:

Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (Connection refused)

I installed nVidia according to the instructions they gave.

Any ideas?
What I can check or do in order to configure nvidia?
is this problem with nVidia driver or rather something in the system ?

regards
Rafal
 
Old 04-17-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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If I understand you well you,re Nvidia cart 8500 GT I can overlook it off course but going through suse website where it mentioned the supported cart I can not find the 8500 GT


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Old 04-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Does that error have a (WW) in front of it? I get a similar error about ACPI, and it has a (WW), meaning warning. Warnings usually don't make X fail, only errors can, they have (EE) in front of them.

I get this, which is similar to yours, but it doesn't make X fail.
Code:
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
 
Old 04-17-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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Does that error have a (WW) in front of it? I get a similar error about ACPI, and it has a (WW), meaning warning. Warnings usually don't make X fail, only errors can, they have (EE) in front of them.

I get this, which is similar to yours, but it doesn't make X fail.
Code:
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
No.
It is not warning.

It is "(Connection refused)" and you've got "(No such file or directory)"
 
Old 04-17-2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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No.
It is not warning.

It is "(Connection refused)" and you've got "(No such file or directory)"
SORRY !!!!
I was wrong!

I double checked and you were right
there is (WW) in the beginning of the line
This means it is only warning.

So, what could be wrong ?

If this is not the root cause, where should I check and what ?

regards
Rafal

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:01 PM   #8
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Are there any lines starting with (EE) in the log?
 
Old 04-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #9
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Thanks for all help !

SOLVED ;-)

I don't know why nVidia and Open SuSE community provides WRONG link to the latest drivers???

I spent few days to test everything possible with driver version 169.12 (from February 2008)

Link from OpenSUSE.org goes to the driver:

Linux IA32
Latest Version: 169.12
Latest Legacy GPU version (1.0-71xx series): 71.86.04
Latest Legacy GPU version (1.0-96xx series): 96.43.05
Archive

BUT (!) if you go to "Archive" you can find this:

Linux Display Driver - x86
Version: 171.06
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: March 07, 2008

I found this only because I thought I will try with older drivers.

Even If I search for driver for my card (GeForce 8500 GT) it points to the driver 169.12 (from February).


All my problems went away after I installed latest driver: 171.06 and executed:
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia

Strange but I see correlation with another problem I had. I could shut down my OpenSUSE. It usually stopped at:
Master Resource Control: runlevel 0 has been reached

OR

Skipped services in runevel 0: SUSEFirewall2.setup

After I installed nVidia driver and it works, I can shut down my system without any problems.

regards
Rafal
 
Old 04-17-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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Here some additional comments from my side
(you have to read this:
http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?...=0#entry240612
to understand why I put these comments):

+ in the meantime I reinstalled the system to 32 bit version (Open Suse 10.3 32 bit), so do not be confused that you see 32-bit driver for 64-bit system
+
Quote:
Whenever I tried to install 32 bit version like OpenSuse 10.3 or OpenSuse 11 Alpha 3, I got following error:
“Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn’t work! Boot with apic=debug and send report. Then try to boot with the ‘noapic’ option.”
In BIOS I disabled following: "ACPI APIC Support". After I have done it, I couldn't observe kernel panic anymore

+ I am using ASUS M2N motherboard and it has nVidia chipset, so I think it can explain why I do not observe problems with shutdown after I installed drivers (although my main problem was video card, by the way I installed new drivers for all nVidia chipsets I have)

I hope what I described in this post can be helpful.
regards
Rafal
 
  


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