NVidia GeForce 6600 problems

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Fri Feb 17 04:18:32 PST 2006

Alejandro Pulver wrote:

>>>On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:05:14 +0000
>>>Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>>>>I have a 6600 with FreeBSD 5.4 XOrg 6.8.2 but still 
>>>>nvidia-driver-1.0.7676_1.  I have an occasional problem where the
>>>>whole screen is shifted left on startup, but exiting and
>>>>restarting X fixes it.  You could try downgrading to an older
>>>>nvidia-driver and see if it helps.  Portdowngrade should do that,
>>>>but I've never used it myself.
>>>>You may have more luck if you try the nvidia support forum.
>>>>Definitely slower than this mailing list but someone from nvidia
>>>>was reading it, last time I used it.
>Well, that was part of the problem, but I still have errors with one
>OpenGL application (I have tested others like Doom III and Enemy
>Territory and didn't cause this): a Quake II engine called QuDos.
>Sometimes I get the following:
>Program output (QuDos):
>Received signal 11, exiting...
>X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range
>for operation) Major opcode of failed request:  135
>(XFree86-VidModeExtension) Minor opcode of failed request:  10
>(XF86VidModeSwitchToMode) Value in failed request:  0x1200002
>  Serial number of failed request:  35768
>  Current serial number in output stream:  35771
>NVidia kernel module output:
>NVRM: Xid: 8, Channel 00000002
>NVRM: Xid: 27,  L1 -> L0
I don't play OpenGL games under FreeBSD so I can't tell if I have the 
same problems with my card/driver/Xorg version, sorry.

But I think my original advice still holds.  Try searching the NVidia 
forum for your new error and if nothing found try posting a question 
there.  And you can *try* downgrading the driver, which may or may not 
help, but must be worth a shot.  You could always run WinXP for games 
<ducks for cover>


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