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Old 03-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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X crashes with current (3/1/10)


I just made a current iso and installed current and when I tried to start X the screen was washed out in a rainbow kaleidoscope pattern. I exited out and ran xorgset and Xorg -configure. Both of these hardlocked my system. Does anyone have any ideas on whats going on here?

BTW Im using a geforce 8800GT. i tried installed the nvidia driver but it still locks when I run xorgsetup.

I have to go to work, so I will post the logs when I get home, but thanks in advance.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hi -

NVidia's 64-bit Linux driver explicitly supports your GeForce 8800 GT ("GeForce 8 Series"):

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...195.36.08.html

This particular driver was just released yesterday (3/3/2010), so please give it a shot (if haven't already).

'Hope that helps .. PSM

PS:
I'm just assuming your CPU is 64-bit. The corresponding 32-bit driver also explicitly supports the 8800 GT, and a new version was also released just yesterday:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...195.36.08.html

PPS:
As it happens, I'm typing this from sunny Long Beach, CA (North Long Beach, near Cherry and the 91 ). Small world, eh?
 
Old 03-04-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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Ha, I'm in belmont shore, just up the street from Panama Joes, lol. Yes it is 64bit and I did try the newest nivida driver from yesterday. I'm thinking this is an X problem and not nvidia, although I could be wrong. I cant even configure X with out it crashing. I even tried running with out a config file and it still is a washed out kaleidoscope of colors. I booted up 32bit slackware I am running from an early current and it works fine.... The search continues
 
Old 03-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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Sounds like the same problems I was having.

By doing a:

echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

and also using vga=normal in lilo.conf to disable the framebuffer console, I've managed to get my GT140 working with the VESA driver.

After doing the above, the 'nv' driver doesn't corrupt/hang anymore but I just get a blank black screen(except for the cursor). The cursor changes as I move it about as if the application windows are there, it's just that it's not drawing the screen elements.

I've not tried to install NVIDIA's proprietary binary driver yet, but others have reported some success with the latest version
 
Old 03-05-2010, 12:31 AM   #5
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Today I upgraded my slackware64-current laptop.

I manually upgraded aaa-elflibs

Then used
Code:
slackpkg upgrade-all
Lastly I used slackpkg to re-install kernel-generic and kernel modules (Just to be sure =)).

Next I created my initrd (I have an /etc/mkinitrd.conf so)
Code:
mkinitrd -F
ran lilo and blacklisted the nouveau as mentioned above.

Rebooted into my new system without any issues and installed NVIDIA-Linux-86_64-195.36.08.

All looks groovy so far =)
 
Old 03-05-2010, 12:59 AM   #6
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Well I finally got home and tried blacklisting the nouveau module but still xorgsetup still hardlocks.

The vesa and nvidia priority driver work but they are the wrong resolution and the colors are washed out. This is really bugging me cause I can't find any hints on whats going on here. Still searching...
 
Old 03-05-2010, 01:10 AM   #7
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Ok I got it. I forgot that I hadn't set the correct resolutions for my monitor with the vesa xorg.conf. Then I remembered that the nvidia installer has its own xorg.conf generator. So I let nvidia make my xorg.conf and all is working now

However xorgsetup and Xorg -configure still hardlock the system. I will keep investigating this just to figure out what it is.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 06:17 PM   #8
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I have a 32bit system with intel card and xorgsetup locks it up too so I don' think its related to either driver
 
Old 03-06-2010, 08:37 AM   #9
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The NVIDIA URLs don't seem to work --- "Page not found". Seems, that NVIDIA withdrew that version due to fan control problems.

Therefore I tried an older, non-BETA version for my 8500 GT, but the installer script complains about kernel sources not being found.

Not sure how to proceed from here...

gargamel
 
Old 03-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #10
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Hmm, seems I don't understand NVIDIA's correlation of driver names and supported hardware, because the 190.x and 195.x are supposed to support my hardware, but don't compile. Now, with version 173.x of 10th February, 2010, everything works just fine!

So it's SOLVED for me, too.

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