Re: nvidia driver + agpgart a8v
I am having some trouble enabling agpgart in debian unstable. I am
running the x86 version of debian, though I am posting to this group
because I am running an Asus AV8 Deluxe (chipset K8T800Pro) running
linux 2.6.10 (I compiled with Atholon64 on-CPU Gart as
modules, /dev/agpgart as module), on boot the modules seem to be
"agpgart: Detected AGP bridge 0
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xdc000000"
"nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-6629 Wed Nov
3 13:12:51 PST 2004
NVRM: not using NVAGP, AGPGART is loaded!!
NVRM: not using NVAGP, AGPGART is loaded!!"
Yet the status of my nvidia (using the latest driver version) module
in /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status is
AGP initialization failed, please check the ouput
of the 'dmesg' command and/or your system log file
for additional information on this problem.",
X (XFree86 4.3 as provided in sid) runs noticably slow especially in
gnome (2.8). I am currently running with NvAGP mode 1 the X
configuration (XF86Config-4), though I have tried 1-3 and none seem to
I too also have been trying for 3 days now to get this working; the
graphics performance under x86 is miserable. I'm getting just under
200fps from glxgears.
The frustrating bit is that it works absolutely fine using several of the
Debian amd64 kernels - about 2300fps on my old 5200FX card without any
tuning or overclocking (nvclock segfaults on amd64 anyway; I've got look
into that). I've even taken the exact same source tree and config file,
minus the 64-bit config settings, built them running in 32-bit mode, and
the performance drops back to nothing.
I wouldn't mind running 64-bit, but am still working through some
application issues. E.g. I need vlc, and would like to have et running,
but it seems to have all kinds of problems.