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Old 02-11-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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rivafb results in black screen


Hello,

I have a Geforce Ti4200 with a LCD attached to the DVI-Connector. My
computer is running Debian with kernel 2.6.10. I compiled the rivafb-driver
into the kernel. But when I boot, I see only a black screen.

debian:~# dmesg | grep rivafb
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda2 ro video=rivafb
rivafb: nVidia device/chipset 10DE0253
rivafb: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4200]
rivafb: Detected CRTC controller 0 being used
rivafb: RIVA MTRR set to ON
rivafb: setting virtual Y resolution to 104857
rivafb: PCI nVidia NV25 framebuffer ver 0.9.5b (64MB @ 0xE8000000)


debian:~# fbset -i -fb /dev/fb0

mode "640x480-60"
# D: 25.176 MHz, H: 31.469 kHz, V: 59.942 Hz
geometry 640 480 640 32767 8
timings 39721 40 24 32 11 96 2
rgba 8/0,8/0,8/0,0/0
endmode

Frame buffer device information:
Name : NV25
Address : 0xe8000000
Size : 67108864
Type : PACKED PIXELS
Visual : PSEUDOCOLOR
XPanStep : 1
YPanStep : 1
YWrapStep : 0
LineLength : 640
MMIO Address: 0xfd000000
MMIO Size : 16777216
Accelerator : No


debian:~# fbset -i -fb /dev/fb1

mode "640x480-59"
# D: 25.176 MHz, H: 31.469 kHz, V: 59.489 Hz
geometry 640 480 640 480 4
timings 39721 48 16 39 8 96 2
rgba 6/0,6/0,6/0,0/0
endmode

Frame buffer device information:
Name : VGA16 VGA
Address : 0xa0000
Size : 65536
Type : VGA 16 colors in 4 planes
Visual : PSEUDOCOLOR
XPanStep : 8
YPanStep : 1
YWrapStep : 0
LineLength : 80
Accelerator : No

debian:~# cat /proc/fb
0 NV25
1 VGA16 VGA



So where is my problem?

Sebastian
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:04 AM   #2
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Sounds silly...but have you tried connecting to the standard VGA port?? My Geforce 4 did that to me in Linux a while back. I only had signal from the VGA rather than the DVI. Its just something to try.. theres gotta be another reason for it not working.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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Mmmh, everything works fine, when I attach my LCD to the standard VGA Port. But why? I just want to use DVI!

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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I think it has something to do with the older chipset. Like I said I had the very same problem on my Geforce 4. If I remember correctly in the nvidia-settings menu theres a way you can change the default setting for that.

Yes Linux has a GUI settings menu for Nvidia drivers. I think the command was nvidia-settings from the terminal.

Give that a shot. Let me know how that goes.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:03 AM   #5
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I can't do that. nvidia-settings is part of the driver from www.nvidia.com. But I can't install it, because it conflicts with the rivafb-framebuffer-driver!
 
  


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