With nvidia drivers ,screen freezes or crashes
It's said that Sabayon was tested on a Pentium 1.6gh processor with 512mb of ram. I have a Pentium 2.4gh processor with 2gb ram. The deal is it eigther freezes or it crashes. I have been at it for over a week trying to fix the problem. This is with both Gentoo-11.2-x86 and Sabayon-7-x86 both with Gnome desktop. I have search the forums and googled the problem.
Like I said it either freezes or it crashes (goes to black screen with funny face saying "OOPs we >yada yada).Went as far as copying the xorg.conf file from one other machine to this machine to see if it would work--better,but it still crashed. The problem machine works great with Fedora-15 and Gnome-3, that's why I decided to try Sabayon. I installed the nvidia-drivers both with equo install and the drivers downloaded from nVidia's website. Constructive critism appretiated..
No criticism, just a comment. Before the nouveau kernel module became usable on my system, I'd have to use the nvidia driver - nv always froze my system. On more than one occasion after a kernel, Xorg, or nvidia upgrade, I could not get a working nvidia driver with the new setup, even when the nvidia driver would compile without errors. I just kept extra copies of the latest working kernel and xorg rpms handy and would downgrade often.
And a question - does the nouveau driver work for you?
Hey,Doc.. Haven't tried the nouveau driver as of yet. I'm still trying the nvidia driver.Success wasn't built on someone quiting. I'm thinking of your idea of downgrading the kernel to 2.6.3x, and keeping Gnome-3 and see what that does for me.
Thanx for the help..will get back later.
you should read and understand how video works and get\s installed.
i use debian and derivates> good example how to get NVIDIA proprietary working on any debian is here>
also is covered nouveau and vesa section.
perhaps there is similar how-to for sabayon, but i am sure the main logic for building and loading/unloading nvidia driver modules will main the same. in short i can tell you have failed some steps with KMS kernel parts and you still have loaded nouveau module, wich conflicts with NVIDIA one.
You think so?? Androdik
I've had problems with sabayon installs on navidia chipsets, usually after an update. Worst was when using GeForce 7025/nForce 630a but with GeForce 6150 SE/nForce 430 and a later version of sabayon (8 as opposed to 5.4) it worked fine without any serious tweaking, dispite warnings from Sulphur.
Are you using Optimus technology?? See the output when you run lspci in terminal..
If you're using it, I do have a tip for you. I'm using Sabayon too on my machine, and yesterday I've installed Bumblebee, and know all of my NVIDia problems are gone. Here's the link to install Bumblebee on Sabayon: http://www.danilopianini.org/index.p...cles&Itemid=23
Hope it helps!
Sabayon 10 seems to work fine with nvidia chipset but not sure about updates, installs are fine. The output from lspci is:
fred@localhost ~ $ lspci
bash: lspci: command not found...
fred@localhost ~ $ su
localhost fred # lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
localhost fred #
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