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Old 01-22-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
c3nturion
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Angry HP nx9105 With Latest Nvidia = Black Screen


I've got a nx9105 laptop with the nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go (64 MB). Doesn't really matter which distro I choose, same error occurs.

Installed the new nvidia-drivers and everthing works smoothly, but when trying to start X the screen goes black. And I don't think it's any wrong with the card cause on both SuSE and Windows it works perfectly. And the older nvidia drivers worked smoothly to. The only diffirense with SuSE is that I don't download the driver from Nvidia's homepage, SuSE automaticly update it for me.

So anyone know what to do about this black screen?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:45 AM   #2
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I have the nx9105 with 32MB NV17 video. 6111 worked very well with a modeline set in my xorg.conf, however with the 6629 build the driver would do all sorts of weird stuff. Some gentlemen in the R3000 mailing list (it's the same computer, only a different name) suggested passing some options to the nvidia driver on load and lo and behold - it worked.

The options I pass to the module are as follows:
Code:
NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1

Håkan
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:50 AM   #3
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allright!

This is somthing new. 2 weeks ago I installed SimplyMEPIS on my desktop, which has an Nvidia GeForce2 MX 400 card in it, installed nvidia-glx and rebooted......... everything looked fine. Did some experimenting with a different distro and just reinstalled SimplyMEPIS back on my machine yesterday. Installed nvidia-glx again and BAM!! black screen! I got some error message on start up about 6111 module not compatible with this xmodule, etc, etc....

Going to try your fix later today. I will post back the results.

PS .. Where do I put the code you suggested, I am a newbie so I am not sure where to put it?????

Last edited by jprobs; 01-23-2005 at 10:07 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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It's distribution-specific where to put it, but putting this in /etc/modprobe.conf (if present):
Code:
options NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1
Second, if the module cannot be loaded you should look into that first. Make sure you have the kernel source for your running kernel in /usr/src/linux and the usual development tools installed before running the nvidia installer.

Håkan

Last edited by hw-tph; 01-23-2005 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:35 AM   #5
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To type:
Code:
options NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1
in /etc/modprobe.conf dosen't work. Don't think it's that simple, there is just something strange with
this card or there drivers?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:15 AM   #6
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If it worked with the 6111 drivers but don't with the 6629 ones, those are probably the parameters you need to pass to the module when you load it.

If it *never* did work you're probably missing some configuration item. Do you have a modeline specified for your 1280x800 resolution in your xorg.conf/XF86Config(-4)?


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Old 02-03-2005, 03:06 PM   #7
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Here is my modeline in my xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Modes"
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1024x768" 62.35 1024 1056 1184 1312 768 772 776 792 -HSync -VSync
Identifier "Modes0"
EndSection
Currently using 1280x800, the other one doesn't apply.

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