Re: X problem
On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 08:50:50PM +0100, Bytor the Destroyer wrote:
> I have been having trouble with running X. I am running kernel 2.6.0 and sarge. I have Nvidia GForce2 MX graphic card. When I type startx the screen flickers and then goes black. I used apt-get to install gnome and the X packages like xfree86 and the others that it recomended. Thanks for the help in advance,
I've been having similar problems. X runs fine most of the time, but 2-3
times a week, it locks hard. While XFree is running, normally with the
screen blanked, X will run away, using 98-99% of the CPU. I have to ssh in
and kill XFree86, so any X apps I have running are killed as well.
I have seen this on an MSI GeForce4 MX, which I then swapped with a
GeForce2 MX, and have seen the same behavior exhibited.
[storm@defiant storm]$ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-10 NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver
ii nvidia-glx-dev 1.0.4496-10 NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development
ii nvidia-kernel- 1.0.4496-10+10 NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.23
ii nvidia-kernel- 1.0.4496-7 NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
ii nvidia-kernel- 1.0.4496-10 NVIDIA binary kernel module source
[storm@defiant storm]$ dpkg -l | grep XFree
ii xfree86-common 4.3.0-0pre1v5 X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
ii xlibmesa-dev 4.2.1-15 XFree86 Mesa development libraries pseudopac
ii xlibmesa-dri 4.3.0-0pre1v5 Mesa 3D graphics library modules [XFree86]
ii xlibmesa-gl 4.3.0-0pre1v5 Mesa 3D graphics library [XFree86]
ii xlibmesa-glu 4.3.0-0pre1v5 Mesa OpenGL utility library [XFree86]
ii xprt 4.3.0-0pre1v5 X print server (XFree86 version)
ii xserver-xfree8 4.3.0-0pre1v5 the XFree86 X server
This has been going on for about 6 months, through XFree 4.2.1 and 4.3, and
through the last three or four sets of nvidia drivers. This box is a 1GHz
Athlon-C. I have a pair of Pentium III boxes at work (one dual 800 and a
single 850) that don't seem to have the same problems.
Has anyone got a fix for this? Could this be an Athlon-specific problem?
I opened a support request with nVidia, but based on their generic response
email, I don't expect a whole lot of help out of them.
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