[SLE] Just another Problem with NVIDIA GeForce MX 4000

From: David Ongaro (david.ongaro_at_hamburg.de)
Date: 01/30/05

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    Hi!

    I've got a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 card because it's supposed to be
    "Linux compatible". I have SuSe 9.1 and as suggested I first installed
    the "Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver" patch with YOU and startet
    sax2. But sax2 only found a "vesa compatible" card:

    # sax2 -p
    Chip: 0 is -> VESA Framebuffer Graphics 01:00:0 0x10de 0x0185 AGP
    fbdev

    So I tried the 6629-Driver from from the nvidia-homepage, but to no
    avail. Then I replaced the 'Driver "vesa"' line in /etc/X11/XF86Config
    with 'Driver "nvidia"' but then kdm and even sax2 came up any more (the
    system hangs with a black screen, even Ctrl+Alt+Bksp don't work. But
    when I try Ctrl+Alt+Del a messed up NVIDIA splash screen appears after
    some time and then the system reboots). I needed to use 'sax2 -l' to be
    able to start sax2 again.

    I read the other posts in this list concerning the MX 4000 problems and
    tried the 6111-driver as Barrie Hill suggested. I even recompiled the
    Kernel without the RivaFB-module but to no avail. Now I'm running it as
    a "Vesa-compatible card", wich makes no sense.

    Maybe someone has still an idea? Help would be highly appreciated.

    Sincerely
    David

    Some datas:

    wu:~ # uname -a
    Linux wu 2.6.5-7.111.30-default #2 Thu Jan 27 01:25:26 CET 2005 i686
    athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    wu:~ # rpm -q XFree86
    XFree86-4.3.99.902-43.28
    wu:~ # rpm -q XFree86-server-glx
    XFree86-server-glx-4.3.99.902-40

    /var/log/messages when I try to start sax2 and then reboot with
    Ctrl+Alt+Del after I got a blank screen:

    Jan 30 21:41:20 wu kernel: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    Jan 30 21:41:20 wu kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel
    Module 1.0-6111 Tue Jul 27 07:55:38 PDT 2004
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at
    0000:00:00.0.
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at
    0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at
    0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at
    0000:00:00.0.
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at
    0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
    Jan 30 21:41:21 wu kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at
    0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode
    Jan 30 21:42:11 wu init: Switching to runlevel: 6
    Jan 30 21:42:18 wu kernel: nfsd: last server has exited
    Jan 30 21:42:18 wu kernel: nfsd: unexporting all filesystems
    Jan 30 21:42:18 wu rpc.mountd: Caught signal 15, un-registering and exiting.
    Jan 30 21:42:18 wu sshd[2775]: Received signal 15; terminating.
    Jan 30 21:42:23 wu kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped.
    Jan 30 21:42:23 wu kernel: Kernel log daemon terminating.
    Jan 30 21:42:24 wu exiting on signal 15

    Maybe relevant part of dmesg:

    Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
    agpgart: Detected SiS 741 chipset
    agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
    agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xd0000000

    wu:/var/log # tail nvidia-installer.log
       executing: '/sbin/depmod -aq'...
    -> done.
    -> Driver file installation is complete.
    -> Running post-install sanity check:
    -> done.
    -> Sanity check passed.
    -> Shared memory test passed.
    -> Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86
       (version: 1.0-6111) is now complete. On SuSE Linux/United Linux
    please use
       SaX2 now to enable the NVIDIA driver.

    If you need more information/log files I can post it or send to you
    directly.

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