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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harv,

Exactly the same problem here.

I first thought it was the (second) pci card I had in the system, but reading your post, that is not the case...

Something else is amiss, dunno what....

You got any succes yet?

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VIA KT333
GeForce 4 4600 (as primary display device)
SiS 6something (secondery, pci)
1G RAM

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No luck yet.. but if you could send your kernel config to whale@linux.nu I could cross-ref it with mine and a friend of mine who got a working very similar setup, might show if we got something enabled or disabled that need to be changed..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

checked the difference between your, mine and my friend's kernel config and found some differences between our non working and my friends working config.

what my friend had:
apic=n
BLK_STAT (partition stats)=n
appletalk: bridge=y
RTC=n
IMON=m
EXECOUNT=y
USB_HID=m
USB_STORAGE=n

I tried lots of different configurations and all did result in the same DMA errors when trying to start X.

Any idea?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would almost think that the APIC is the culprit somewhere.
Since I have less than good experiences with it, I guess... (on via, 2.4.19 kernels will do all kinda freaky stuff with USB ect when NOAPIC isn't added as kernel bootline)

For the time I have switched to the NV drivers, but will try in a few hours some more things...
(first some real work needs to be done :))
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:54 pm    Post subject: same here ... Reply with quote

dual p3 800
1 gig ram

I actually had this all working fine ... but i just did a fresh install with 1.4 rc2 ... and now i am running into problems ...

a get an error about "setting dma context" when starting X. as others experienced nv works fine.

currently i am recompiling kernel ... to remove riva framebuffer support to see if this fixes it. but, i had this compiled in before (though i never got it to work), so i am not optomistic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problems with the dma-contents started here when I upgraded to gentoo-sources (2.4.20) Might be a helpful pointer?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend got it working with gentoo-sources 2.4.20-r1, but I've not tried to get it to work with any other kernel. maybe it's time to try some other kernels tomorrow after I've got some sleep..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've developed this problem too, and it defintely occurred after a kernel upgrade to 2.4.20.

Recompiled the kernel a few times flipping on/off most of the things mentioned in this thread. Also tried turning off that "High Mem IO" switch in General config, no luck.

Might try switching to the Nvidia AGPGART later.

Running a MSI Geforce Ti4600 rev 163 on a MSI KT3 Ultra (via KT333 chipset) , 1gig ram

Anyone tried downgrading the Nvidia kernel driver to the 3xxx series?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, we share our system specs Mike :) unfortunatly, also the troubles :(
BTW, the 'old' nvidia drivers have the same problems.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just disabled the High Memory Support from 4GB to off, and now stuff works (and that is the only thing I changed in the kernel).

I also disabled hotplug and lm_sensors (the init.d things, not the kernel stuff), will reenable them now to check if stuff breaks because of that (unlikely, but you never know)

[edit1]
OK, hotplug enabled (all kind of bttv stuff loaded) and still working. Sensors is next.

[edit2]
And also is no problem.

Was a far fetched idea anyway :)

[edit3]
Now for the tests to comple.. back to the old kernel, to check if it isn't some quirck that bugged me... And it is not working... cullprit seems to be the HighMem stuff.

[edit4]
Got it all working.

Here is the diff between the working and the not working .config:

Code:

big-iron root # diff /usr/src/linux/.config ~/config_not_working
69,70c69,70
< CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM=y
< # CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G is not set
---
> # CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM is not set
> CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y
72c72,73
< # CONFIG_HIGHMEM is not set
---
> CONFIG_HIGHMEM=y
> CONFIG_HIGHPTE=y
76a78
> # CONFIG_HIGHIO is not set
big-iron root #


here is my /etc/modules.d/nvidia:

Code:

big-iron root # cat /etc/modules.d/nvidia
# Nvidia drivers support
alias char-major-195 nvidia
alias /dev/nvidiactl char-major-195

# To tweak the driver the following options can be used, note that
# you should be careful, as it could cause instability!!
#
#   To enable Side Band Adressing:  NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1
#
#   To enable Fast Writes: NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1
#
# To enable both for instance, uncomment following line:
#
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 NVreg_EnableVIA4x=1 NVreg_UpdateKernelAGP=1

big-iron root #


and last but not least, my /etc/X11/XF86Config:

Code:

big-iron root # cat /etc/X11/XF86Config
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
#       Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "extmod"
#       Load  "dri"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "glx"
#       Load  "speedo"
#       Load  "type1"
#       Load  "ddc"
#       Load  "int10"
        Load  "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        #DisplaySize      270   200     # mm
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "API"
        ModelName    "4536"
        Option      "DPMS"
        HorizSync     31-54
        VertRefresh   50-110
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
#       DisplaySize  330   250     # mm
        HorizSync    30.0 - 68.0
        VertRefresh  47.0 - 120.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "TurboQueue"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "FastVram"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoHostBus"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceCRT2Type"             # [<str>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"                    # [<str>]
        #Option     "NoXvideo"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Vesa"                      # [<bool>]
        #Option     "MaxXFBMem"                 # <i>
        #Option     "ForceCRT1"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DSTN"                      # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvOnCRT2"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "PanelDelayCompensation"    # <i>
        #Option     "TVStandard"                # <str>
        #Option     "UseROMData"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoInternalModes"           # [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseOEMData"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "BIOSFile"                  # <str>
        #Option     "NoYV12"                    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CHTVOverscan"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CHTVSuperOverscan"         # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CHTVLumaBandwidthCVBS"     # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVLumaBandwidthSVIDEO"   # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVLumaFlickerFilter"     # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVChromaBandwidth"       # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVChromaFlickerFilter"   # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVCVBSColor"             # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CHTVTextEnhance"           # <i>
        #Option     "CHTVContrast"              # <i>
        #Option     "SISTVEdgeEnhance"          # <i>
        #Option     "SISTVAntiFlicker"          # <i>
        #Option     "SISTVSaturation"           # <i>
        #Option     "TVXPosOffset"              # <i>
        #Option     "TVYPosOffset"              # <i>
        #Option     "SIS6326TVAntiFlicker"      # <str>
        #Option     "SIS6326TVEnableYFilter"    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SIS6326TVYFilterStrong"    # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "sis"
        VendorName  "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]"
        BoardName   "86C326 5598/6326"
        BusID       "PCI:0:7:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"

        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "DigitalVibrance"           # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac8Bit"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoLogo"                    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Overlay"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "UBB"                       # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Stereo"                    # <i>
        #Option     "WindowFlip"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        Option     "HWcursor" "true"            # [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"                  # <i>
        #Option     "NvAGP"                     # <i>
        #Option     "IgnoreEDID"  "True"        # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                     # [<bool>]
        Option     "ConnectedMonitor" "crt,crt"         # <str>
        #Option     "ConnectedMonitors"         # <str>
        #Option     "TVStandard"                # <str>
        #Option     "TVOutFormat"               # <str>
        #Option     "RenderAccel"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CursorShadow"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CursorShadowAlpha"         # <i>
        #Option     "CursorShadowXOffset"       # <i>
        #Option     "CursorShadowYOffset"       # <i>
        #Option     "UseEdidFreqs"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "FlatPanelProperties"       # <str>
        Option     "TwinView" "True"            # [<bool>]
        Option     "TwinViewOrientation" "leftof"       # <str>
        Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-70"     # <str>
        #Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-160"         # <str>
        Option     "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768"      # <str>
        #Option     "UseInt10Module" "True"     # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SwapReady"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo"    # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoRenderExtension"         # [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseClipIDs"                # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CIOverlay"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "TransparentIndex"          # <i>
        #Option     "OverlayDefaultVisual"      # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NvEmulate"                 # <i>
        #Option     "NoBandWidthTest"           # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card1"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName   "NV25 [GeForce4 Ti4600]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        DefaultBPP   32
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Card1"
        Monitor    "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth 24
        DefaultBPP   32
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection


So... for now I gotsta work with a little less memory :( since the upper 150 (or so) MB are not used.

Gr.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, I just noticed my system also does not detect all my RAM.
it shows I have 902492 Kb installed instead of 1Gb.
Since I also use grsec and the nvidia module, I think I'd rather leave it like that then go recompile everything in the hope to fix, unless someone could come up with a better explanation of the problem.

news, anyone ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried your version.. but not having all ram didn't sound that tempting..

I did go back to my 2.5.47 (2.4.19 doesn't have support for my via ide chipset so its not very tempting option) kernel though and added highmem.

Everything worked very nicely so now I have nvidia drivers and 1GB ram working.. =)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lostlogix is using rmap 15b for gentoo-source 2.4.20-r1& lolo-sources...

I have found that you can keep highmem if you use lolo-sources 2.4.20 r1_rc2 and earlier. am working on how to fix in release.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok. here is the fix for highmem, rmap & nividia:

http://www.minion.de/files/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191-2.5-tl.diff

that file is already in /usr/portage/media-video/nvidia-kernel/files/

just alter the ebuild to apply it (it only does it for 2.5 kernels right now)...

i've logged the bug and the fix on bugs... hopefully we'll find it in the portage tree soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:02 am    Post subject: Nvidia Geforce 2 Mx/400 Pci 64mb Xfree86 4.2 Gentoo Live 1.4 Reply with quote

I was wondering... does the xfree build in gentoo live 1.4rc2 support a geforce 2 mx/400 out of the box? I don't know how to install Nvidia's modules, thats why I ask. Oh yeah... will the new Gentoo work with vmware workstation 3.2?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cigaraficionado wrote:


just alter the ebuild to apply it (it only does it for 2.5 kernels right now)...


That's a bit of a problem :) I can't do 2.5 here (Promise RAID)... :( So I'll just work with a little bit less of my memory until something new comes out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i guess i wasn't clear. when i said it only does it for the 2.5 kernels, i meant the latest ebuild (nvidia-kernel-1.0.4191-r1) only applies this patch to 2.5 kernel based systems. it does not try to apply it to 2.4 (or earlier).

the patch works fine w/ gentoo-sources-2.4.20-r1 & lolo-sources-2.4.20-r1. you just need to modify the nvidia-kernel-1.0.4191-r1.ebuild to apply the patch (ie. remove/modify the if statements in the patch). or get the sample ebuild from https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15722

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing to do with the nv modules, but I had a problem with a realtek 8139 onboard lan in the pentium 3 livecd 2-4 build... it couldnt load the modules for it and I couldnt get it to work... i need to get my pci lan adapter to work or im doomed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxknight wrote:
nothing to do with the nv modules, but I had a problem with a realtek 8139 onboard lan in the pentium 3 livecd 2-4 build... it couldnt load the modules for it and I couldnt get it to work... i need to get my pci lan adapter to work or im doomed.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to apply the patch as suggested by cigaraficionado, (note that I had to disable the 'minor patch to enable rmap kernels' as both patches would not work together) and the module builds fine but I cannot load it on my 2.4.20-gentoo kernel :

Code:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol highmem_start_page
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol kmap_prot
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol kmap_pte
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o:
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
      and it has unresolved symbols.  Contact the module supplier for
      assistance, only they can help you.

/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video/nvidia.o: insmod nvidia failed


any idea ?

thanks !
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nemo_ : can you try this please...

get the sample ebuild from bug 15722
name it nvidia-kernel-1.0.4191-r1.ebuild
put it in /usr/portage/media-video/nvidia-kernel/
emerge -C nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel
emerge nvidia-glx

see if that helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it fixed my problems !

I had to make a -r2, seems there is already a r1.

Well, at least, I learned how the nvidia works with agp, dma, glx and such ...

Cheers Jay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worked for me too

thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi cigaraficionado,

thanks for the support, but I'm getting the same problem with the ebuild from bugzilla (apparently this is the same as my modified ebuild).

I'm seeing these during compilation :

Code:
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
nv.c:1249:47: warning: pasting "(" and "vma" does not give a valid preprocessing token
nv.c:1269:47: warning: pasting "(" and "vma" does not give a valid preprocessing token
nv.c:1353:69: warning: pasting "(" and "start" does not give a valid preprocessing token


and I'm getting the same errors as posted above when I try to load the module. I must still have an option compiled into my kernel that the module does not like ? grsec possibly ?

[edit: I disabled grsec and got the same results, so that's not the problem]

I guess I will have to go back to the 'no high mem' kernel and loose 100mb ram for now, if anyone can come up with an explanation please let me know :)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:05 am    Post subject: Boomerang action Reply with quote

Hi! I'm the guy who started this thread. I finally managed to fix things by turning off Grsecurity in my kernel. However, a very similar (but different) problem emerged a few months later. It occurred around the time I upgraded glibc to 2.3.1, so I initially thought glibc was to blame. After lots of experimenting with kernel configs, I discovered that I could have a stable system using Nvidia drivers if I turned highmem off, sacrificing just over 100MB of RAM (I have 1GB total).

I then came across cigaraficionado's bug report and updated nvidia-kernel ebuild. I compiled a new kernel, this time turning highmem back on, and installed the new ebuild. The updated ebuild had no effect -- using the Nvidia driver made my system unstable like before.

My hardware seems fine. Memtest86 detects no errors in my RAM (2x Corsair XMS 512MB DDR333 SDRAM). My GeForce 3 Ti200 card works perfectly in Windows and it worked perfectly in Gentoo until December, around the time I upgraded to glibc 2.3.1. I can't figure out where the true problem is, but I strongly suspect it lies with nvidia-kernel.
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