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Sat Sep 17 07:24:54 PDT 2005
Sean <rsh.lists at comcast.net> writes:
> I am using a test system and have been try to get the nvidia drivers
> I am running freebsd 5.3 release, nvidia ultra 6800 256mb, and tried
> installing the drivers using the port.
> Went through all the info I can find and tried various things and no luck.
> On a fresh install of 5.3, I installed te nvidia driver using the port
> and after startx, (with no .xinitrc), it started fine. When I exited
> this test there were two lines about this kernel (generic) and version
> of FreeBSD not being able to support agp.
> I cvs'd up and rebuilt all ports. Kernel still running generic install
> and now have the below error.
> dmesg does show the nvidia0: <geforce 6800 Ultra> with various info after.
> dmesg also show on the next line nvidia0: [giant-locked]
> The final line of dmesg shows 'interrupt storm detected on "irq16:
> nvidia0:; throttling interrupt source'
> Doing a startx, there is no .xinitrc in place, it fails.
> One line shows 'nvidia: could not open the device file /dev/nvidiactl
> (unknown error: 999).
> The some lines about failing to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module,
> and check to see if there is a supported GPU in the system.
> Also a line about Screen(s) found, but none have usable configuration.
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found.
> Checking the Xorg log it even states a NVIDIA GPU is found.
> The only thing that catches my attention is that it states (II)
> UnloadableModule "nvidia".
> Anyone have success getting the nidia driver to run?
Start from the beginning. You need to get the nvidia kernel module
loaded. That apparently means you need AGP in your kernel. It *was*
in the GENERIC kernel for 5.3, so you need to look more closely into
why it thinks that is a problem. Look at the error messages in detail.
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