NVIDIA 6600GT Freeze

Josh Paetzel josh at tcbug.org
Thu Jul 20 21:05:29 UTC 2006

On Thursday 20 July 2006 06:51, Nealie wrote:
> I have a problem with my system freezing when using an NVIDIA video
> card using the nvidia-driver port. All seems to work fine for a
> while but then the system freezes and won't even reply to a ping.
> This can happen regardless of whether I use openGL or not.
> Everything works fine using the "nv" driver, so it doesn't seem to
> be a hardware problem.
> My setup is as follows:
> uname: FreeBSD server.home 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #0: Wed
> Jul 19 11:19:16 CEST 2006    
> root at server.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SERVER i386
> AGP NVIDIA 6600GT installed on an MSI K8T Neo-F V2.09 motherboard
> (VIA K8T800 Pro chipset) with an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ CPU.
> The NVIDIA driver is installed as per the instructions, with agp
> and dri removed from the kernel in order to use the NVIDIA agp
> interface, even though the sysctl settings suggest otherwise.
> If anyone has any ideas about this problem I'd be very grateful.

This probably isn't very helpful but I have nearly the exact same 
setup and it works fine.  

The only differences I see is that I'm running 6.1-RELEASE and my 
motherboard is an asus based on the K8T800 chipset.  


Josh Paetzel

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