kern/60094: NVIDIA drivers + SMP causes hard lock up
bacon at smithers.neuro.mcw.edu
Tue Dec 9 14:40:27 PST 2003
>Synopsis: NVIDIA drivers + SMP causes hard lock up
>Arrival-Date: Tue Dec 09 14:40:14 PST 2003
>Originator: Jason Bacon
>Release: FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE i386
Medical College of Wisconsin
System: FreeBSD smithers.neuro.mcw.edu 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jun 5 02:55:42 GMT 2003 root at wv1u.btc.adaptec.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
Latest 5.1-RELEASE, installed from ftp6.freebsd.org on 12-9-2003.
(ENV above is from a different machine with an older install)
Motherboard is ASUS P2B-D, BIOS 1013.
After installing latest NVIDIA drivers with SMP enabled, the
system locks up completely after starting XFree86. ( Fairly
late in the KDE loading process )
to the filesystem resulted in every one of five attempts.
Completely removing all X and KDE packages didn't restore
functionality, so to control variables, I reformatted and reinstalled
following each lockup.
Following NVIDIA README suggestions, I also tried using
the FreeBSD AGP-GART:
XF86Config: Option "NvAGP" "2"
nv-freebsd.h: #define USE_OS_AGP_GART
This time, the system locked during the NVIDIA splash screen.
Install SMP and NVIDIA GEFORCE drivers, in either order.
1. Don't enable SMP with NVIDIA GEFORCE drivers.
2. Disable AGP-GART: In XF86Config: Option "NvAGP" "0". This
must be done before starting X for the first time with SMP enabled
or the system may damaged beyond reasonable repair. ( This will
also presumably impair performance, although I don't know how much )
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