System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Sun Aug 14 04:15:53 UTC 2011

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:12:26 -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> I have nouveau working but for another card:
>> vgapci0 at pci0:1:0:0:   class=0x030000 card=0x82781043 chip=0x06e410de
>> rev=0xa1 hdr=0x00
>>     vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>>     device     = 'NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (G98)'
>>     class      = display
>>     subclass   = VGA
>> [olivares at quadcore ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep 'nouveau'
>> (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
>> (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
>> (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>> [drm] failed to load kernel module "nouveau"
> Do you still have the commands that successfully
> brought you there?

I just
# cd /ports/x11-drivers/xf86-drivers-nouveau/
# make install clean

# Xorg -configure
tested the screen, then ran
# cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# sed -i ""  's|nv|nouveau|g' /etc/X11/xorg.conf

restarted machine and I have nouveau working fine.
Sometimes screen flickers, but I consider that normal behavior, given
that Fedora 14 & Fedora 15, porteus 64 bit also flicker and they have
newer xorg packages and newer nouveau drivers too and it is no loss :(
 I can go back to nv, but nouveau is working fine :)

I had a problem when playing a movie with mplayer, the movie did not
fill the entire screen when I typed 'f' or used -fs options.  I
corrected this by adding to


and it worked :)  I was going to try and get the kernel sources to
successfully install nvidia, but why go through that hassle if it is
now working like I wanted it to work.



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