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1kyle 10-09-2005 03:08 AM

X fails - SUSE 9.3 with Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 Cards
 
This card seems to have problems with X whether the nv driver (from the install) or the nvidia driver from the nvidia site used.

It seems to work fine the FIRST time --but fails after a re-boot or if you restart X.

The message (CTRL Alt Backspace to quit the X server) shows

== Log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log
== Using config file "etc/X11/xorg.conf"

EE Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)

Then a whole slew of could not init font paths etc -- but I think the main problem is the Nvidia driver not being found.



Here's my XORG.CONF file

Section "Files"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "freetype"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "v4l"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 28-82
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1280X1024@60HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "--> LCD"
VertRefresh 30-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1059
Modeline "1280x960" 97.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 960 961 964 993
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1152x864" 78.82 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 894
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5200 (0x0322)"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection
Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Cheers

-K

DarkCow 10-09-2005 06:12 AM

Looks like the nvidia driver somehow got uninstalled.
Try installing again with one of the .run files from nvidia's website.

1kyle 10-09-2005 07:45 AM

Done that -- still no joy

This problem doesn't occur in either 10.0 (or the betas or 10.1 alpha)
Also 9.2 was fine (with the Nvidia driver from the site).

With 9.3 you can get it working --and it's fine until you use YAST or install any software -- once something gets linked then the next time you start X it fails.

9.3 Runs really fine and stably on a Laptop and other desktops --it's just these 2 desktops with the wretched Geforce Fx5200 card that have this problem.

As one of these desktops is only a server I can live without X on it but It sort of annoys me that I can't get a good stable production release to work properly.

10.0 however gives a strange problem -- Starting X is no prob --but it fails to quit properly when you LEAVE X (I always start at run level 3).
CTRL-Z will give the console prompt back again -- no big deal problem but it sort of removes the 100% polished finish from the release --especially if I'm trying to convince people that switching from Windows is no big hassle.

Cheers

-K


DocRadium 10-19-2005 01:33 PM

possible fix
 
1) uninstall the nvidia drivers
2) reinstall the nvidia drivers
3) run SuSEconfig before you reboot
4) then reboot

We're finding this fixes this problem occuring at install time
(Nvidia driver works after installing but only until the system reboots,
unless SuSEconfig is run before the reboot).


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