GeForce FX 5800 Ultra with Nvidia Drivers on 5.2

Josh Paetzel friar_josh at
Tue Apr 13 11:41:17 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 06:50:38PM +0100, Shaun Friedle wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 17:14, Doug Poland wrote:
> I built a custom kernel but can't tell you if that was required as I did that
> > before disabling ACPI.
> Well, if I disable SMP, I seem to be going in the right direction as
> the machine no longer locks up.

Ditto here.

> > Unfortunately, I cannot disable ACPI on this ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe board
> > as the kernel dumps on errors 9 every time.  

Haven't tried that yet.

> Well, I'm obviously very unlucky since I have an Asus P4C800 Deluxe and get the
> same thing! The message is:
> Fatal trap 9: general protection fault while in kernel mode
> instruction pointer	= 0x58: 0x2d5c
> stack pointer		= 0x10: 0xf80
> frame pointer		= 0x10: 0x0
> code segment		= base 0xc00f000, limit 0xffff, type 0x1b
> 			= DPL 0, pres 1, def32 0, gran 0
> processor eflags	= interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
> current process		= 0 (swapper)
> trap number		= 0
> panic: general protection fault
> > So for me, ACPI was the key.  If I could just get this bloody ASUS board
> > to boot without ACPI I think I'd be in business.
> I think you're right. After searching on Google for a while (as I am sure you have done)
> I have found no solution. 
> > Good luck to you and I'd appreciate any info you have if successful.
> I don't think I'm going to be able to solve this. Hopefully it will be fixed soon, apparently
> the problem is "5.x has grown a regression in its handling of BIOS32 calls somehow". I found
> that in this thread:
> > Shaun Friedle
> shaun at

My issue is that SMP + Nvidia Drivers + GF4 ti 4200 + 5.2.1-RELEASE, 
4.10-RELEASE or -STABLE or CURRENT hangs the system.  I've mailed the 
-questions mailing list once, and found someone with the exact same issue that 
I am having, but I suspect it's arcane enough that no one is going to try to 
fix it.  For now running the nv driver is acceptable.

Josh Paetzel

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