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Old 11-20-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy nvidia driver 6629 freezes MDK10.1

Please can someone help sort this : I've looked into the X log file but cant see anything to explain whats happening. Where else can I look or are there some tests to check out the system. When the system freezes it all dies, I cant even ssh in from another computer.
I have downloaded the latest driver from NVidia and it installed OK.
X works fine with the "nv" driver.
The system works with MDK10.0 and an earlier nvidia driver version.
If the nvidia module is not loaded at startup , startx fails with a n error showing "failed to initialise the nvidia kernal module".
If the nvidia module is loaded via modules.preload then startx freezes the computer.
I've forced the installer to compile a kernal module on my system but that doesnt work either.

Any Ideas ?

Further info :

the graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated (generic) on the motherboard which is an ASUS A7N266-E

Output of cat /proc/version = Linux version ( (gcc version 3.4.1 (Mandrakelinux (Alpha 3.4.1-3mdk)) #1 Wed Sep 8 17:00:52 CEST 2004
Old 11-20-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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Usually these are agpgart issues.

Make sure that the agp module is being loaded.. then read the directions on modifying the AGP settings in the X configuration file for the nvidia drivers.

DIABLE write combining and step the AGP speed down to say 2x until you have things running smoothly, then step up until failure...


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