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Old 04-25-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Invalid memory allocation display corrupted

This has been an ongoing problem for me ever since I decided on FC3.

After running 'X -probeonly' the following errors are displayed...

(ww) * INVALID MEMORY ALLOCATION * b: 0xe4000004d0000000 e: 0xe4000004dfffffff
(ee) Sparse io range (base: 0x2a95c7d406 mask: 0xb1d790) doesnt satisfy(base+mask =mask)

I run 'X -probeonly' in rescue mode/command shell as I have not been able to use FC3 at all post-install (The display corrupts to a blue mess at the log-in screen) and displays blank screen if I run 'X' from command shell.

I have adjusted display values for monitor in xorg.conf, added "noaccel" to video device in xorg.conf, removed rhgb from vmlinuz boot-up (which allows me to get all the way through boot-up), but still the display corrupts. I am getting seriously cheesed off with this, so any help would be much appreciated...

ps - FC3 32bit distro works fine, 64ver is giving me the above problem.

AMD 64 3200
GeForce 6600 256MB PCIe
Samsung SP80GB SATA

Last edited by Andknig; 04-25-2005 at 02:40 PM.
Old 04-26-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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same thing has happened to me tonight - just put together my new 64 bit PC and FC3 corrupts just as you have said - was pondering a change anyway, will let you know how I get on with debian

I also have an geforce 6600, 128mb though, dfi lanparty sli-d mobo (running single gfx) and 3200+

Old 04-27-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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An information post.

Being a newb, I only found out today that the installation of Nvidia drivers requires that 'X' has to be disabled - which I was guessing was causing the problem. So, having run inittab as 3, I tried various Nvidia drivers (after having deleted 'rhgb' from the bootup) and I finally had success with ver.7167. So, for the first time FC3_64 is running!

I did have to modify the installation though, as the installation tutorial from this site didnt work for me:

Removed 'rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL' and inserted 'modprobe nvidia' into /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Like I say an information post for any newbs having similar problems.


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