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Old 01-29-2002, 07:28 AM   #1
GandalfXXL
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Exclamation Installation of grafic gard crashes X (SUSE Linux 7.3)


:smash: Hi,

I got a problem setting up my grafic card:

This is the mashine I'd like to use:

Athlon XP 1600+
Elitegroup K7S5A with LAN
256 MB of DDR-RAM
ASUS V3400 AGP grafic adapter
Pinnacle TV Rave (based on BTB 848)
IEEE 1394 (Pinnacle Studio)
20 GB Maxtor HDD

The installation procedure works just fine, except the display configuration: The monitor is not discoverd correctly, so the picture is quite bad. After installing the newest Nvidia driver for Suse 7.3, this problem was solved. I thought everythings is fine until I discoverd that the 3D acceleration is not working. "GEARS" is telling me a frame rate of 250 fps. After trying "switch2Nvidia_glx" "Gears" is giving an errormessage like "OPEN GL is not supported by display 0". Well, after rebooting the system, X starts with a "NVIDIA" logo picture and shuts down afterwards with some strange error messages which I have forgotten right now (... something in /usr/X11R6/bin/... line 162, line 166 line ... is wrong). YAST 2 also freezes at "18% monitor" after starting the hardware discovery. The same counts for "X11 configuration". It initilazies for hours... Well, as far as I can see now, it is the ASUS card, but I do not know why. Does anybody know?

Thanx in advance!
 
Old 01-29-2002, 11:51 AM   #2
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maybe this is the AMD Open GL bug?

I've read some things (prolly on /.) about the hardware bug that AMD processors have with Open GL. If you do a search on Slashdot I'm sure the article isn't more than a week old.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 01:14 PM   #3
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try to setup X from console using xf86config
 
Old 02-05-2002, 08:58 AM   #4
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Thumbs down Thanks for trying

Hi,

thanks for advise-but it didn't help. It's funny after using SaX2 for configuring the X server the system chrashed totally with a black screen and funny noises from the systems's loudspeaker... Only a RESET help to get rid of the noise - with all the bad thing that happend to the file system.

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Old 02-05-2002, 12:26 PM   #5
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Make sure that program is finding the .so files for ogl. Also is that a TNT2? not sure about the Asus model numbers (never buy anything from Asus except motherboards).
 
Old 02-06-2002, 07:58 AM   #6
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one step ahead

Hi,

fortunately I have found a way to solve some of the installation problems. The online-update is now working after a complete new installation of SuSE.
I thing that the ASUS card is a TNT 1 which menas that this one might not be supportet by the kernel (it might be a RIVA TNT 128 chipset...). I switched to MESASOFT-rendering which brought some stability now. With this card I can't use OPEN GL application the way I would like, but this is not so bad. I am glad that the system is running properly.

Well trial and error is also a way to find out... ;-)

Thanks for helping!
 
  


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