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SubjectRe: [PATCH] O13int for interactivity
Ah.  I see you have framebuffer console on, whereas I have plain VGA 
console only. Try turning framebuffer off; two drivers for the same
hardware may well fight over it. My X isn't patched, it just has their
driver modules and the libraries installed.

Andrew

--On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 08:33:43 AM -0400 Gene Heskett
<gene.heskett@verizon.net> wrote:

> On Wednesday 13 August 2003 01:43, Andrew McGregor wrote:
>> --On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 01:24:31 AM -0400 Gene Heskett
>>
>> <gene.heskett@verizon.net> wrote:
>>> Unrelated question: I've applied the 2.6 patches someone pointed
>>> me at to the nvidia-linux-4496-pkg2 after figuring out how to get
>>> it to unpack and leave itself behind, so x can be run on 2.6 now.
>>> But its a 100% total crash to exit x by any method when using it
>>> that way.
>>>
>>> Has the patch been updated in the last couple of weeks to prevent
>>> that now? It takes nearly half an hour to e2fsck a hundred gigs
>>> worth of drives, and its going to bite me if I don't let the
>>> system settle before I crash it to reboot, finishing the reboot
>>> with the hardware reset button.
>>>
>>> Better yet, a fresh pointer to that site.
>>
>> http://www.minion.de/
>>
>> Works fine for me, as of 2.6.0-test1 (which is when I downloaded the
>> patch). I don't get the crash on either of my systems (GeForce2Go
>> P3 laptop and GeForce4 Athlon desktop).
>>
>> Andrew
>
> I see some notes about patching X, which I haven't done. That might
> be it. I also doublechecked that I'm running the correct makefile,
> and get this:
>
> [root@coyote NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2]# ls -lR * |grep Makefile
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3623 Jul 16 22:56 Makefile
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7629 Aug 5 22:24 Makefile
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7629 Aug 5 21:46 Makefile.kbuild
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4865 Aug 5 21:46 Makefile.nvidia
> [root@coyote NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2]# cd
> ../NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2-4-2.4/ [root@coyote
> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2-4-2.4]# ls -lR * |grep Makefile -rw-r--r--
> 1 root root 3623 Jul 16 22:56 Makefile
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5665 Jul 16 22:56 Makefile
> [root@coyote NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2-4-2.4]#
>
> My video card, from an lspci:
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX
> DDR] (rev b2)
>
> And the XFree86 version is:
> 3.2.1-21
>
> Interesting to note that the 'nv' driver that comes with X
> does not do this. But it also has no openGL and such.
> We are instructed to remove agp support from the kernel, and
> use that which is in the nvidia kit, and I just checked the
> .config, and its off, so thats theoreticly correct. A grep
> for FB stuff returns this:
>
> CONFIG_FB=y
># CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set
># CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set
># CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
># CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
># CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set
> CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
># CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set
> CONFIG_FB_RIVA=y
># CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set
># CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set
># CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set
># CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set
># CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set
># CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set
># CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set
># CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set
># CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set
># CONFIG_FB_PM3 is not set
># CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set
>
> I'd assume the 'RIVA' fb is the correct one, its working in
> 2.4, although I can induce a crash there by switching from X
> to a virtual console, and then attempting to switch back to X.
> That will generally bring the machine down. It is perfectly ok
> to do that, repeatedly, when running the nv driver from X.
>
> --
> Cheers, Gene
> AMD K6-III@500mhz 320M
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> by Gene Heskett are:
> Copyright 2003 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.
>
>



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