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SubjectRe: Problem with ata layer in 2.6.24
On Monday 28 January 2008, Zan Lynx wrote:
>On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 11:50 -0500, Calvin Walton wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 11:35 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > On Monday 28 January 2008, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
>> > >Unfortunately we also see:
>> > > > [ 48.285456] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
>> > > > [ 48.549725] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> Link [APC4] ->
>> > > > GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 20 [ 48.550149] NVRM: loading NVIDIA
>> > > > UNIX x86 Kernel Module 169.07 Thu Dec 13 18:42:56 PST 2007
>> > >
>> > >We have no way of debugging that module, so please try 2.6.24 without
>> > > it.
>> >
>> > Sorry, I can't do this and have a working machine. The nv driver has
>> > suffered bit rot or something since the FC2 days when it COULD run a 19"
>> > crt at 1600x1200, and will not drive this 20" wide screen lcd 1680x1050
>> > monitor at more than 800x600, which is absolutely butt ugly fuzzy,
>> > looking like a jpg compressed to 10%. The system is not usable on a day
>> > to basis without the nvidia driver.
>>
>> You should probably give the nouveau[1] driver a try, if only for
>> testing purposes; if you are running an NV4x (G6x or G7x) card in
>> particular, it works a lot better than the nv driver for 2d support.
>>
>> 1. http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/InstallNouveau
>
>But nouveau is much less stable than nv. For testing purposes, go with
>stable.
>
I believe at this point, its moot. I captured quite a few instances of that
error message while rebooting the last time, all of which occurred long
before I logged in and did a startx (I boot to runlevel 3 here), so the
kernel was NOT tainted at that point. That dmesg has been posted and some
questions asked.

As this has gone on for a while, it seems to me that with 14,800 google hits
on this problem, Linus should call a halt until this is found and fixed. But
I'm not Linus. I'm also locking up for 30 at a time, & probably ready for
reboot #7 today.

>I'm not sure why it won't run his screen though. I can use nv to run a
>1920x1200 laptop LCD. It *is* dog slow (although nouveau was not any
>better with a NV17 / 440-Go -- render support for AA fonts seems to be
>missing), but it does work.



--
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
-- Henry Kissinger


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