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Old 07-21-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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nVidia Troubles


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.

Thanks in advance for the help.
-Wes
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Everything looks good, except for one thing.
You might try commenting out this line in the Device section:
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Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"
I have an MX 4000 as well. I was looking in my Xorg.0.log and came across this line:
Code:
(WW) NVIDIA(1): The user specified VertRefresh "50.000-100.000" has been
(WW) NVIDIA(1):      adjusted to "60.000-75.000" (the intersection with
(WW) NVIDIA(1):      EDID-specified VertRefresh "60.000-75.000"
That is the only thing I see that could be a problem. It is probably not a good thing to ignore the EDID. I think you can damage the hardware that way.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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I have tried without that line, and am still having troubles. If it helps, it's in a Dell Dimension 3000 with a Dell E193FP. (dunno if either of those could be the cause)
 
Old 07-22-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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I have disabled the GLX driver and flux is loading now so it's got to be the GLX driver. Anyone have any ideas why??
 
Old 07-22-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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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

Cant think why the GLX messes it up tho - from the readme:

Remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLCore"

In the "Module" section of the file, add the line (if it does not already
exist):

Load "glx"

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...667/README.txt

Does the glx affect gaming? (I would have thought thats its an OpenGL driver or module)
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:31 AM   #6
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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).

-Wes

.::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
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su -c reboot
and enter your password, and your system will reboot safely and your display will come up properly again.

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Old 07-23-2005, 02:44 AM   #7
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Ok, I've been pulling my hair out, so if anyone reads this, please help.

I found this.

Does anyone know where a similar option would be in slackware-current?

-Wes
 
Old 07-23-2005, 10:27 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 08-01-2005, 01:18 AM   #9
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[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.


-Wes
 
Old 08-02-2005, 01:28 PM   #10
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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
I recompiled my kernel without GLX and it fixed this problem for me.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tip, man. Greatly appreciated. I'll start a modified kernel compiling now

-Wes
 
Old 08-02-2005, 06:23 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:25 PM   #13
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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
-WEs

.::Edit::. Hmm...I don't see GLX in the kernel. Can you point out where it's at for me? :\

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Old 08-02-2005, 08:54 PM   #14
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i never saw a "glx" option in the kernel config.
maybe you've got framebuffer support compiled in.
( only use " vesa " )

you don't need ' Load "glx" ' in your xorg.conf file.
maybe check that ( and "# comment " that)
same for "dri"

if still no luck, then check the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log
for warnings and errors.

egag

Last edited by egag; 08-02-2005 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:09 PM   #15
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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

Thanks again egag

-Wes
 
  


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