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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: NVidia Geforce go 7400 driver freezes X - [SOLVED] Reply with quote

The "nvidia" driver is causing some purple lines on the whole screen and then the system freezes after the screen becomes light gray...
I am using:
* gentoo-sources-2.6.16-r6
* media-video/nvidia-kernel: 1.0.8756

Relevant excerpt from xorg.conf:
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidia"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "UseEDID" "true" # => "false" => black screen
Option "renderAccel" "true"
Option "Nologo" "false"

#VideoRam 262144
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Usefull to mention that the "nv" driver works almost fine (there is a little refresh problem for the text caret).

The X.org.log does not register any complain or errors.

From what I've read on other posts and Ubuntu forms and the Nvidia forum itself many other people have the same problem.
Please advise. Over.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: solution Reply with quote

latest bios update solved the problem. nvidia driver works great now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I think to have the same problem...
I've posted a description about the problem here.. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-3447124.html.
Do u think that a bios upgrade will fix it? If yes, have u got something to read in order to upgrade bios? I never done it before :?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:55 pm    Post subject: bios update Reply with quote

the bios update will fix it.

you need to download WinFlash and bios update from the asus website, according to your pc model.
then you have to launch winflash, pick the bios file and make sure you don't switch off the pc while the update is in progress...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ehm I don't use windows on any pc in my home 8O
There's something I can run on linux? Or the "magic floppy" to use while booting? :D

However thanks for the reply!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: bios update Reply with quote

same here...
i had to install a windows xp on a usb drive just to make the update. i've even asked asus support for an alternative, they suggested freedos and a dos updater but i didn't want to take the risk and besides it less time consuming with windows...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asus boards have what they refer to as "EZ-Flash" You put the bios file on a floppy disk. Just the rom file. No need to make a dos bootable disk. During post hit alt-f2 and it will read your bios rom file on the floppy and flash it for you. Of course this means dusting off a floppy drive from your closet. Be glad when you can use this method with a pen drive. Have to rename the bios file as well. My motherboard model is P5LD2 so i would rename whatever the bios file name came as when i downloaded it to P5LD2.ROM and put that on the disc. Rename yours to the model of your motherboard. Hope this helps.

BTW Should be all in your manual.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: still Reply with quote

if only asus laptops would have a floppy disk these days ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you try to disable this option in xorg.conf :
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Option "renderAccel" "true"


It causes freeze and a lot of problem for me with my Geforce in my laptop
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: the driver works fine Reply with quote

the driver works fine with x.org upto 7.0.
the 7.1 has a different ABI protocol and this causes all sorts of problems. Nvidia said they will upgrade the driver soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
Option "renderAccel" "true"

Yeah, I've tried to disable this but without effects... freeze still continue...
I'll try to install X.org > 7.0 when I'll have free time, exams sucks :x
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