On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 07:33:33AM +0000, Steve Webster wrote: > I compiled a new kernel, 2.4.18, for ACPI and nvidia drivers. All went > well, eventually. After updating my XF86Config-4 I tried re-starting > x-windows. All I got was a black screen, no flashes of color, nothing. I >couldn't see any consoles either and had to do a re-boot. > I had this problem a long time ago. It turns out, the nvidia drivers do not like to share IRQs with other cards. I had this without ACPI, and when I disabled my sound card(what was using same IRQ) in the BIOS, the problem was fixed. ACPI tends to bunch alot of things onto 1 irq. As nvidia doesn't wish to open the source to their drivers, there is nothing that can be done to fix this, other than trying "pci=noacpi" on the kernel boot line, or moving your PCI cards to different slots.
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