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Old 09-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Odd GLX error in x86_64 FC5 with nVidia

I've come across what seems to be an unusual error with GLX while trying to install the latest nVidia driver (1.0-8774) on my GeForce FX 5500 in Fedora Core 5. I'm using kernel 2.6.17-1.2187 and the nvidia driver seems to install and work perfectly, with both nVidia's tarball and livna's RPM. The module loads and X runs, splash screen and all.

The problem is when I try to run glxgears. It seems to work, producing FPS somewhere in the thousands. However, when I try to quit glxgears, the entire system freezes. I can't even switch to the console; I have to do a hard reboot. I've tried running glxinfo, but that just makes the computer freeze straight away.

I'm running one of the new Intel Pentium D dual-core processors, in case that has anything to do with the problem. Any help at all would be appreciated, as I've searched these forums and haven't found anything like this.

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Old 09-27-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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From here:

If you are seeing severe stability problems and you are using a Linux 2.6 SMP kernel on a system with multiple processors (or processor cores) in combination with more than one GPU, please search the output of `dmesg` for the presence of the message below after the system has just been started:


If this message is present, please boot the system with the pci=nommconf kernel parameter and check if the stability problems continue to reproduce.

Please note: if you have checked the above items and continue to experience stability problems, please submit a bug report (see this link for information on how to submit bug reports).
Old 09-27-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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$ dmesg | grep MMCONFIG
PCI: Not using MMCONFIG.
Hm. I think I should send a bug report.



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