Re: X on laptop going nuts
I'm sorry but I missed the beginning of this thread,
so I'm not sure to say useful things.
It happened to me that, starting some months ago, the nvidia driver
my box: no useful messages, no remote connection, no soft reboot.
Quite deceived, I used the nv driver for months.
But then ... an enlightenment: I READ the documentation and I found that there
is a kernel parameter (NVreg_Mobile) to be set according to the following table:
0xFFFFFFFF : let the kernel module auto detect the correct value
1 : Dell laptops
2 : non-Compal Toshiba laptops
3 : all other laptops
4 : Compal Toshiba laptops
5 : Gateway laptops
I hope this helps.
On 4/29/05, sime <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> > When this happens, can you press Ctrl+Alt+F1/F2/etc and switch to
> > another terminal?
> > Can you press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace and restart X?
> The whole system is unresponsive, doesn't respond to any keyboard commands.
> > Have you checked /var/log/XFree86.log.0? (might be several)
> I will check it next time it happens.
> >>From where did you install the nVidia drivers?
> Got binaries from nvidia.com
> > When did the problem start happening?
> Honestly I don't know.
> > Have you tried backing up your X config and using either
> > dpkg-reconfigure or apt-get --reinstall on X?
> Trying it now without installing nvidia drivers. I cannot replicate this
> problem as it is intermittent.
> > Have you considered upgrading to a newer kernel?
> Hasn't crossed my mind.
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