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Old 02-16-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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nvidia driver fails on 3d but works on 2d


I am having great trouble with a FX5700LE TD256 that I just bought from ebay.

I Installed the card, ran the latest nvidia installer, modified xorg.conf and then started x.

Lots of small dots on a diagonal pattern on a black screen.

I changed the xorg.conf file to driver "nv" and all was well the card worked but no 3d. I then installed mandrake 10.1 on a spare partition, installed the driver, modified xorg.conf and modules.preload, startx, lovely splash screen, doom3 installed, lots of shooty bang bang fun.

So I know the card works.

Checking /var/log/Xorg.0.log gives me

(EE) NVIDIA(0): FAILED TO MAP FRAMEBUFFER MEMORY

Does anyone know what in Slackware 10.1 is causing the problem

Yours hopefully

Samac
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:24 PM   #2
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Just an idea to try : edit your lilo.conf and change vga=...(something) to vga=normal, run lilo, change the driver to nvidia in xorg.conf then reboot and see if you can startx
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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vga = normal

Is in lilo.conf already, however I will change it to

vga=normal

and retry in about an hour, I'm downloading Mepis, to try it.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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Unfortunally, I don't think that will change something

What kernel do you use ? Did you try another version of the driver ?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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Yeah thats what I thought.

Kernel 2.4.29 bareacpi.i

I have tried

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6129-pkg1.run

I also tried the xorg.conf from Mandrake, to see if it was a configuration problem, but same result.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:30 PM   #6
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I use NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629 for my part, with kernel 2.6.9 though, maybe you could try it
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #7
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Sometimes the installer refuses to work properly with slackware for some odd reason I haven't figured out yet.

Try extracting it,
Code:
./NVIDIA-*****.run --extract-only
then cd into the NVIDIA-***** directory and run
Code:
make install
as root.

Worked for me

edit: bbcode
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:18 PM   #8
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OK have extracted and made install

4% of the download to go and then I will try to restart X with the nvidia driver.

If that doesn't work I will try the 2.6 kernel in testing

3% now
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:32 PM   #9
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Nope didn't work just the same problem
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:58 AM   #10
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Have upgraded to 2.6.10 and nvidia drivers have installed.

Many thanks to all that helped.

Samac
 
  


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