nvidia binary drivers no longer work
paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu
Mon Aug 2 10:13:27 PDT 2004
On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 23:07:59 +0200, Michal Varga <varga at stonehenge.sk> wrote:
> Same here, stopped working about three days ago. Athlon 2500+, GeForce 2
> MX400, xorg-server-6.7.0_5, freezes when initializing video card. Open
> source drive works fine as usually.
> The problem seems to be not kernel related, use of two week old kernel
> compiled on a different box didn't solve anything, so i suppose the new
> GCC has something to do with this. Rebuilt nvidia driver with no effect,
> xorg was not rebuilt yet, want to give it a try sometime. If someone
> tried that already, you can save me a lot of time by sending a notice..
> (the system is very unstable after all the latest changes in -current,
> so i suppose i will take 5-6 panics or lockups until i will be able to
> recompile xorg succesfully, if ever..)
I don't think the GCC 3.4.2 import broke it. I have a -CURRENT
kernel+world built post-import and the nVidia driver still works for
me. (I did have to rebuilt the nvidia-driver port via "portupgrade -fu"
though: the original installed version locked up my system when starting
X.) My kernel is dated "Sat Jul 31 23:08:22 EDT 2004," and I think
that's from sources cvsupped sometime late 30th July/early 31st July.
My card probes as follows:
nvidia0: <GeForce FX 5200> mem 0xe0000000-0xe7ffffff,0xec000000-0xecffffff irq 5 at device 0.0 on pci1
nvidia0 at pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x032210de rev=0xa1 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
device = 'GeForce FX 5200 [NV34.3]'
class = display
subclass = VGA
The graphics card is installed in a uniprocessor Pentium II-300 system.
e-mail: paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu
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