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Kernel 2.6, NVIDIA and 460GX


I'm running Sarge (updated daily) on a hp workstation i2000. It's equipped with
a nVIDIA Quadro2 Pro graphics adapter. I had no problem with nVIDIA drivers
1.0-5336 and 1.0-5347 with 2.4.x kernels. There's however something wrong with
current 2.6.x kernels. More precisely, something has changed between kernel
2.6.6 and 2.6.7. With kernel 2.6.6 (official+2.6.6 ia64 patch or
kernel-image-2.6.6-1-itanium-smp package), the nVIDIA drivers compile and work
flawlessly. With kernel 2.6.7 (official+2.6.7 ia64 patch or
kernel-image-2.6.7-1-itanium-smp package), the nVIDIA drivers compile
flawlessly, but as soon as 3D hardware is requested (i.e. even a simple
glxinfo), my system freezes and a reboot is necessary. It seems that this
problem only affects workstations based on the Intel 460GX chipset as I have
evidences of people using post-2.6.7 kernel without a problem on hp workstation
zx2000. Any idea what's wrong?

PS: Bjorn, the agp-mask-fix patch you kindly emailed me didn't corrected the
problem. Thank
you anyway.


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