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Re: [SLE] Re: FX5600 and 3d X
  • From: Bruce Barrera <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:36:08 -0200
  • Message-id: <3F956E88.60208@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Let me add that if your X hangs at startup after the installation of drivers and you see some garbage at bottom of the screen, and you can't do much more than pressing on/off you should add 'acpi=off' as your kernel parameters.

I had problem with my FX5600 and thats the only way I could get it running perfect on my SuSE 8.2 box. Hopes that in new kernel version, ACPI issues are all correct and fine.

Cheers,
Bruce "Sinner"


Rohit wrote:

I was so pleased to find your posting after I had gone through the same
horrors on SuSE 8.2 with MSI FX5600 and MS6585 mobo.


good quality butter :-)

If you have a VIA chipset and you are having problems then the following
you should do.

1. Installation.
Become root.
Switch to runlevel 3 [init 3]
Use the integrated installer of the last three versions [in the
reverse order and then use sax2 to enable 3D]. After that, startx
and use glxgears to measure FPS with all the three drivers.
Choose the fastest one.

2. Problems !
After doing this, you still have some problems, like your X
hanging up at startup where VGA freezes or locks up? Great!
Now you need to choose the value for

"Option" "NvAGP" "integer"

in /etc/X11/XF86Config
It can be 0,1,2, or 3. Experiment and see what you get.

Also run 3Ddiag and see output if there are any errors.

3. Still problems.
You shall need to tell your driver that you are going to use your
AGP card at 2X or even 1X [compared to default 4X which is the
most likely case].

You need to run
sh ./nvidia-installer-xxxx.run --extract-only

and see that a tree is created. Now locate file os-registry.c

You should be able to find EnableVia4X or something parameter. Set
it to No/0. Then do a "make install" in the highest directory of
this newly created tree to install the freshly compiled driver.

Start X again and see - it should stabilize now.

Regards,
Rohit

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