Re: Xorg crashes on Fedora 7
- From: "J.O. Aho" <user@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 18:59:37 +0100
"J.O. Aho" <user@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
i have fedora 7 with all the updates installed.There is many reasons that can cause this trouble, so it's not easy to
video card is nvidia geforce3 ti200
every once in a while display freezes except for the mouse
and I am unable to do the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill
the video server. The only way for me to get back the control
of the system is to connect with ssh, kill Xorg and then
do the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. This works and I am able to
use my linux box again.
My first thought was that it's a problem with firefox but the
same thing happened in other applications.
I've reset my AGP settings in BIOS to 2x and power management
settings as well but that didn't help.
Hopefully someone out there have encountered the same problem
and figured out a resolution to it. I would love to hear you responses.
what you need to do to fix this. The main problem is the nVidia driver (I
assume you use the one from www.nvidia.com).
The driver you are using, don't support GF3 anymore.
The driver you are using isn't fixed for Xorg 7.3 (not sure which version
are using, but if it's 7.3, then downgrade Xorg or use 71.86.01/96.43.01,
don't forget to check which one does support your card).
The AGP speed should always be 1x or 2x on VIA KT133A based motherboards,
there is a bug that can cause trouble if using higher speeds. Do also set
drivers AGP speed to 2x.
thank you for replying.
Some of this is a little beyond my linux understanding.
How do i either:
1. downgrade xorg or
Not sure how yum works, I left the RedHat family after I couldn't keep my
RedHat7.3 install up to date. In those days you used rpm command to
upgrade/downgrade. I do suggest you pick out your CDs/DVD and look for the
Xorg files there and then use
rpm -ivh --oldpackage Xorg*
2. get to that version of the driver you are suggesting.
Can i download it with yum. If so what is the exact name of the package I'm
if you have an unmodified yum, then no, you can't download the nvidia driver
with it. I suggest you google for repositories that supplies nvidia driver for
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