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Old 10-13-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
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Matrix G200 fails on startup


I have a PCI and a AGP graphics card in my computer.
WhenI in my BIOS choose to boot on the PCI card, it does so nicely:
1. LILO boots up, and I choose to boot linux
2. I then see about 20 lines of initial startup code
3. The screen then goes weird with red/green dots here and there

I use console login, so I don't see why it should be changing any drivers at that point.
I have tried both with, and without the vesa module in my kernel, same thing happening.

Any Ideas ?

When I boot on my AGP card, everything is fine. I boot X, and I see my second screen "initializing" but nothing is painted on it. The last two lines in my log tells me that the card are using the same "memory space ???"

Thanks for you help !

When booting on my AGP card, my XFree86.0.log looks like this:

(EE) MGA: Failed to load module "mga_hal" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX
(EE) MGA(1): [drm] Direct rendering only supported with G200/G400/G550 AGP

(WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID" does not exist.
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): The user specified HorizSync "30.000-107.000" has been
(WW) NVIDIA(0): adjusted to "30.000-85.000" (the intersection with
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified HorizSync "30.000-85.000")
(WW) (1792x1344,Philips 101b) mode clock 204.8MHz exceeds DDC maximum 200MHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "896x672" (height 1344 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "576x384":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): horizontal sync start (589) not a multiple of 8
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "360x200":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): horizontal sync start (378) not a multiple of 8
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module mga_hal
(WW) MGA(1): Video BIOS info block not detected!
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseFBDev" is not used


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