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kuser:) 09-20-2005 12:44 PM

Hi again,
In BIOS I found only: Plug & Play OS option and switched it to NO - this didn't help.
I can't find the Assign IRQ to VGA option...
You can download my motherboard's manual from here (pdf 2,7 MBytes)

P.S. first I should check if PDR60's post will help me - I'll do it now :)
or not - server's down I guess

PTrenholme 09-20-2005 02:38 PM

Go to your "Chip Configuration" BIOS screen and verify that all the AGP settings are correct for your card. The defaults listed in the manual do not appear to be the ones you'd want.

Note: As before, I'm guessing. In fact, I don't even know what the "drive N" and "drive P" settings mean.

In the "PCI Configuration" BIOS screen, check that you have set the "Primary VGA BIOS" correctly. (It should, I guess, be AGP.)

I, too, don't see any IRQ to VGA setting, although there is an IRQ assignment screen.

courtrrb 09-20-2005 02:59 PM

I had this problem untill I ran
searched for nvidia in the software to remove
removed all reference to nvidia
and then did what you did in your first post.
for some reason this nvidia kernel won't let the latest drivers compile & load on some machines

PDR60 09-20-2005 04:20 PM

Try the How-to from the preivious post. It works. Most users follow a method just like the one in the How-to.


kuser:) 09-20-2005 04:26 PM


I don't even know what the "drive N" and "drive P" settings mean
I mailed ASUS for this, 'coz I can't find it too.

cortrrb - I have nothing in rpmdrake if I search for: nvidia

PDR60 09-20-2005 04:32 PM

I can only lead you there I can't force you to use this.

If you use it, it will work


PTrenholme 09-20-2005 05:03 PM

But, guys, from his nVidia install log, the driver compiled fine and built the .so module.

His only problem is that the driver can't find his G-Force card.

I don't think that that's an installation problem, it's more like a configuration problem.

kuser:) 09-21-2005 03:58 AM

I have problem with Software Media Manager described on
I run rpmdrake, in the serch field I type: kernel-source. The results of searching are:


so, I suppose I should install the kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk, but when i try to do it, I get this message:

The following packages have bad signatures:
kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk.i586.rpm: Missing signature (Unable to read rpm file)
Do you want to continue the installation? Yes/No

I chose NO, because I don't know if I should install it despite of this message...
On another forum they say to use:
#export CC=gcc-3.4 (I don't even know what it does :p)
Do You guys think it will work ?
oh and this thread seems to be common with mine (only is about 64-bit CPU and mine is 32-bit) - maybe You can tell what You think about it too.
Something tells me, the vesa driver I chose during Mandriva installation, spoils everything... but it's only a feeling...

PDR60 09-21-2005 07:26 AM

Go ahead and install it. That error is very common among the mirrors.

You could go to the console and update your sources then try it again. Like this.


urpmi.update -a
Let it run to up date the database and signatures the run


uname -r
Check the version of the kernel and then type in the correct kernel source with


urpmi kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk
That should get your kernel source code in to allow you to compile the driver.


kuser:) 09-21-2005 08:11 AM

I tried to insall but:

There was a problem during the installation: unable to install package /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk.i586.rpm
So, should I continue with:
urpmi.update -a
ah I ran it anyways - we'll se what happens :P
$uname -r

kuser:) 09-22-2005 05:16 PM

The older NVIDIA driver 7667 gives the same 'nvidia.ko' errors
Reply form ASUS:

AGP Drive Strength P or N Ctrl

Options : 0 to F (Hex number)

These options are slaved to the AGP 4X Drive Strength BIOS function. If you set the AGP 4X Drive Strength to Auto, then the values you set here won't have any effect. In order for these BIOS options to work, you need to set the AGP 4X Drive Strength to Manual.

The AGP Drive Strength P Ctrl and N Ctrl options work hand-in-hand to determine the signal strength of the AGP bus. The AGP Drive Strength is represented by Hex values from 00 to FF. The higher the value, the stronger the signal.

As you can see, P Ctrl only has values from 0 to F. Therefore, it can only set the first part of the actual AGP Drive Strength value. The N Ctrl function also has values from 0 to F and thus, provides the remaining part of the actual AGP Drive Strength value. Confused? Here's the gist :-

The AGP Drive Strength is controlled by two Hex values (xx) ranging from 00 to FF (0 to 255 in decimal values). P Ctrl controls the first Hex value (Xx) while N Ctrl controls the second Hex value (xX). Together, they set the AGP Drive Strength value. For example, if you want to set an AGP Drive Strength of D4 (212), you will have to set P Ctrl to D and N Ctrl to 4.

By default, the AGP Drive Strength is set to C5 (197) but if you are using an AGP card based on the NVIDIA GeForce2 line of GPUs, then it's recommended that you set the AGP Driving Value to the higher value of EA (234).

Due to the nature of this BIOS option, it's possible to use it as an aid in overclocking the AGP bus. The AGP bus is sensitive to overclocking, especially in AGP4X mode and with sidebanding enabled. As such, a higher AGP Driving Value may be just what you need to overclock the AGP higher than normally possible. By raising the signal strength of the AGP bus, you can improve its stability at overclocked speeds.

But be very, very circumspect when you increase the AGP Drive Strength on an overclocked AGP bus as your AGP card may be irreversibly damaged in the process!

BTW, contrary to some reports, increasing the AGP Driving Value won't improve the performance of the AGP bus. It is not a performance enhancing option so you shouldn't increase the value unless you need to.

reddazz 09-23-2005 03:35 AM

You should have just installed the kernel source, the error you got just means that urpmi did not have the gpg key of the developer who built the package.

kuser:) 09-23-2005 05:03 AM

What should I do ? (step-by-step commands please)

reddazz 09-23-2005 07:56 AM

Simply follow the instructions posted by PDR60.

kuser:) 09-23-2005 08:09 AM

belive me i did and after all this i am at the stating point, so thanks all for your help bye-bye

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