Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2003, 05:49 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy nvidia agp problems

whilst trying to install and use the latest nvidia drivers i have hit quite a few problems, but however hard i search i can't find a response relevant to my problem.


mandrake 9.1 (2.4.21-0.13mdk)
nvidia geforce4 ti4200 64mb (not 8x agp)

with the new nvidia driver installed...

in my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file...
(using Driver “nvidia”)
(there are no references to dri or glcore)
(Load “glx” exists)

- using Option "NvAGP" "0"

the nvidia logo is displayed and the x server loads up without agp support as expected.

- using Option "NvAGP" "1" (without the agpgart module loaded)

the x server will not load and the system will hang on a black screen and require a reboot, leaving the following at the bottom of the XFree86.0.log...

(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 4X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"

- using Option "NvAGP" "1" (with 'insmod agpgart' done before 'startx')

the nvidia logo is displayed and the x server loads up.
but /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status contains just 'Status: Disabled'
and this is left in Xfree86.0.log...

(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failed to verify AGP usage
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture

- using Option "NvAGP" "2" (with OR without the agpgart module loaded)

x server will not load and the system hangs on a black screen.

in Xfree86.0.log

(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "2"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Use of AGPGART requested

and at the bottom

(II) NVIDIA(0): AGP 4X successfully initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"

to be honest i don't know where to go from here, obviously there's an agp problem and i would greatly appreciate any feedback/response. i've only been using linux a few days so assume i don't know much

thanks for your time
Old 07-22-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2003
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: 60
no you don't have an agp problem....just leave nvagp at 0, or don't even type it in your config if you don't want to and enjoy your 3d capabilities...thats it...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nvidia agp -vs- agpgart munkie_poo Slackware 5 09-23-2005 05:52 PM
Nvidia AGP PsypherPunk Linux - Hardware 1 09-21-2005 11:21 AM
nvidia agp is not enabled? greythorne SUSE / openSUSE 4 07-31-2005 06:38 AM
nvidia 6600 gt agp problems megalinuxnoob Linux - Hardware 5 04-25-2005 03:48 PM
I have an onboard AGP, but want to use my nVidia card in my AGP slot. xorg.conf help LordRaven Slackware 16 09-17-2004 05:36 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration