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Old 10-06-2004, 02:39 AM   #1
Sijaiko
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NVidia GeForce FX and vesafb does not restore from X11.


Hi gurus.

I recently recompiled my 2.4.26 distro kernel with the bootsplash patch.
I use a 1024x768 startup screen and it works OK. Even my consoles have a nice "dangerous chick" in the lower right corner.

I have however a couple of problems I hope someone can help:

1. VesaFB does not support setting the refresh rate, and my monitor "screams" at 60Hz (an awful sound ). How do I fix the refresh rate? I mean to set up the refresh rate from Lilo.

2. I looked at the forums, and found a reference, that if I want to handle refresh rates I have to build the kernel with the specific card fb device built in. However the NVidia drivers state, that the rivafb does not work with them. What to do?

3. After booting to X (with the nice NVidia logo visible) and logging off (trying to go back to console) my video does not restore. I see only a black screen. I tried to type startx on the keyboard, and not surprisingly I got back to X. Does this have to do anything with the fact, that my consoles are in 1024x768@60? How to fix that issue?

4. My Asus mb has two NICs bundled.
  • Marvell Gigabit eth (sk98lin): OK.
  • Another NVidia NForce NIC, that is detected as forcedeth.
I tried installing the NForce chipset drivers from the site, but the sound driver does not work (is it ALSA or OSS?), and the network driver refused to install... Any help here?

Please... I would take any pointers. I haven't set up my network at home yet, so it may take me some time to check anything, but please.... I will really take any pointers. I may have skipped something obvious, but what the heck, can't know everything right? I am considered a guru in my circles, and this is really a drawback on my linux career .

Lachezar Dobrev
 
Old 10-06-2004, 03:26 AM   #2
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I have a mobo with same spec (A7N8X-E), what I did (kernel 2.6.7) :

Download sound driver from :
ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/drive...1.0.6a.tar.bz2

then unpack and configure it with intel8x0 card :
./configure --prefix=/usr \
--sysconfdir=/etc --with-oss=yes \
--with-sequencer=yes --with-cards=intel8x0

make
removepkg alsa-driver
make install (or checkinstall, up to you)
alsaconf
alsamixer
alsactl store

For framebuffer I compiled the kernel with vesa module and NOT rivafb (which bugs with nvidia driver)

I suggest to install only nvnet driver from NForce driver install.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 05:06 AM   #3
Sijaiko
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Quote:
Download sound driver from :
ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/drive...1.0.6a.tar.bz2
Do I understand correctly, that you propose to use the intel8x0 alsa driver instead of the proprietary manufaturer driver?

Quote:
For framebuffer I compiled the kernel with vesa module and NOT rivafb (which bugs with nvidia driver)
So did I. I have rivafb as a module... Still that's a problem .

Quote:
I suggest to install only nvnet driver from NForce driver install.
Not the sound... OK. I suppose I'll try to run the installer with --help

Thanks for the Q reply.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 07:18 AM   #4
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Quote:
Do I understand correctly, that you propose to use the intel8x0 alsa driver instead of the proprietary manufaturer driver?
Exactly, so you will be able to control sound with standart ALSA interface (alsamixer) and it works well.
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So did I. I have rivafb as a module... Still that's a problem
Anyway, if you did install bootsplash, you did a kernel compile right ? So try another compile with vesa fb driver and disable riva fb
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I suppose I'll try to run the installer with --help
When you run the installer, just uncheck the sound driver
 
  


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