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Old 06-19-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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NVIDIA drivers crashing computer


I have an old RivaTNT2 card in this computer running debian.

I dl'd and installed the newest and second to newest (in case there was a problem with the newest) nvidia display drivers.

I did a modprobe and reconfigured xserver to use the nvidia display server. as x starts it crashes my computer. I can't even change consoles. The computer still runs so maybe crash isn't the right word.. it locks up all display ability. If anyone knows anything that might help I would appreciate it.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 01:43 AM   #2
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Are the drivers and the kernel compiled in different major versions of gcc?

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Old 06-20-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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I got this to work by booting off a suse 8.2 live cd and copying the working x config go figure huh
 
Old 06-20-2003, 12:13 PM   #4
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The nvidia documentation mentions that the Riva driver conflicts with that framebuffer driver. Maybe that's what happened?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 11:38 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Are the drivers and the kernel compiled in different major versions of gcc?
I had the same problem with the same video card. I had to download the kernel headers and recompile.
It's covered in this thread over on the nvidia bb:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...t=CC%3Dgcc2.95

FYI, the latest Nvidida drivers are a major improvement. They actually got rid of that annoying cycling bug that would occur as X started up.

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Old 06-26-2003, 12:25 PM   #6
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been there done that

First thing I do after a debian install is download the new kernel sources (which include the headers) and compile a new kernel. so yeah it was all doen with the same librarys.. thanks for trying though.. I got the nv drivers to work.
 
  


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