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Hi all. I just got an nVidia MX 4000, tried installing the latest drivers from nvidia, updated the Xorg.conf, but it crashes with sig 11 on `startx'. Useful files (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, /var/log/Xorg.0.log) are uploaded here.
I fathom that glx affects gaming, and notably, I'm having the same problem on exiting X (even with glx disabled).
I cannot accurately state whether or not glx is gaming related, I just disabled glx as that's where signal 11 was happening. Out of curiousity, however, I am interested in seeing your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf or whatever yours is, as I would like to try and compare and hopefully locate the problem (however, I know little).
.::Edit::. I figured it worth noting that I also had this problem, initially, when loading X. When I looked at the logs when I had the problem loading, I noticed that it was throwing signal 11, and returning to console mode. When you get those green boxes, if you're confortable typing blindly, you can do a
su -c reboot
and enter your password, and your system will reboot safely and your display will come up properly again.
They are talking about recompiling the kernel with no vesa support. If you have never done that before I would read thru the sticky at top of forum. It's not that hard but you will need to know the specifics of your hardware to start with. Try to set up your boot loader so you can boot back with our old kernel if things don't work out
Originally posted by dive
[B]Also having problems but of a different sort - driver loads ok but on killing x or switching to console i geta black screen full of green pixel blocks
Dive, I hope you get this, since the PM system is disabled for me.
I was screwing around lately, and have discovered how to stop the issue with the black screen filled with green blocks. I'm betting you're using a frame buffer console? That seems to be the problem on my system, and I hope it helps you out.
Hope it helps.
Let me know if it works for you as well. I'm new to messing around with the kernel, and although I believe that disabling GLX was the only change I made that would affect the graphics, it would be good to confirm that it wasn't possibly something I tweaked somewhere else.
I have had brief contact with nVidia while submitting the bug report to them. I will forward this thread link to them, in hopes that they can better locate the issue. On a side note, can I get a copy of your .config for your kernel (if you're running kernel version 2.4.31) to try and compare it to the default slackware kernel options? (Should be located at /usr/src/linux-2.4.31/.config)
Anyways, hope it works :X
Thanks for your assistance thus far and have a GREAT day
.::Edit::. Hmm...I don't see GLX in the kernel. Can you point out where it's at for me? :\
No, there wasn't, but I am finally getting around to compiling the kernel without vesa framebuffer support, hoping that'll solve the glx problem. And dri is commented out anyways, by default, and by the nvidia install directions.
I do need to load glx in the xorg file, AFAIK, as I wish to play games ;P
Xorg.0.log was posted up here, at the very beginning of the thread ;p (link). Seg 11 in glx. I'm able to load into X with it disabled, but I would love to play games ;p