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

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Aug 14 04:34:13 UTC 2011

On Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:15:52 -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> 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.

Nothing more? I mean kernel modules & stuff?

> 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
> ~/.mplayer/config
> zoom="YES"
> and it worked :) 

An important feature, thanks for the clue!

> 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.

Mayvbe you can check the 3D abilities with the commands I mentioned.

Meanwhile, I was a brave man and launched Firefox. Three
seconds later the system froze. Furthermore, I've lost my
~/.sylpheed/accountrc and folderlist.xml which I had to
restore manually. Lost: Indications which messages I already
had replied to.

So again, Gtk+ triggers the system freeze, independent of
the driver used. Now can I say that the GPU must be faulty?

And just in case I have to replace it (PCIe required), what
brand of GPU should I buy instead? Again nVidia, or better
ATI, or Intel? It's a hard decision because I don't want
to get from one trouble into the next one...

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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