Re: Xorg - nv - 8600GT blank screen problem.
Thanks. I am having this problem on my home network server/gateway. So,
I am trying to keep deviation from stable release to minimal.
Since I have 86xx, I cannot use nvidia-glx from stable distribution. I
will have to go to either lenny or get it from nvidia (latest/nonstandard)
Which is less risky or more stable in your opinion? Going nvidia way or
switching to lenny?
BTW, is this trouble known and am I raising it again? (I googled and
could not find anything correlated to my situation)
Mark Allums wrote:
Ramasubramanian Ramesh wrote:
I am having issues with my new video card MSI 8600GT. Xorg fires up
properly and everything is fine as long as I am within X. The moment
I try to switch one of the VCs (c-a-f1/2 etc) or exit X, all I get
is blank screen and no response from KB/mouse etc. Soon the monitor
goes into power save. The only way to fix is reboot. Occasionally, I
will see blank screen with X running having very similar syptoms.
I have noticed that Xorg runs with almost 100% cpu utilization
whenever blank screen event happens. Also, with my prior card I did
not have this problem (prior card was EVGA nvidia 7600GS)
I run stock etch kenel from amd64 distribution latest xorg with nv
driver. Here is exact info
uname -a: Linux lata 2.6.18-4-amd64 #1 SMP Fri May 4 00:37:33 UTC
2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Package: xserver-xorg-video-nv : Version: 1:2.0.3-1
Package: xorg: Version: 1:7.1.0-19
You probably need to think about a different driver. The nvidia-*
packages might be a place to start.
Or, if you want to be a bit risky, the nvidia driver from NVIDA's web
site works well. The risk is that it is not installed "The Debian
Way", and future Debian updates may break it, possibly causing a
problem, or causing you to need to reinstall it. Also, it is finicky
about which version of gcc used to compile the kernel interface
(NVIDIA's driver comes as a a binary blob, and it's non-free in the
Debian sense, because there is no source). You need to keep the
version of gcc used to compile your current running kernel, to use
it. It must be reinstalled with every kernel ABI change, as well.
But it works pretty well.