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From: Kyle Liddell <kyle@...>
Subject: Re: xorg Dual-Head Layout with nv-Driver?
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:40:07 -0500
On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 08:40 +0200, Marcel Treis wrote:
> I do use the following Software:
> *media-video/nvidia-kernel-1.0.6629-r4	(i think i tried other versions too)
> *sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.11-r11
I'm using nvidia-kernel 1.0.7667, xorg 6.8.2-r2 and gentoo-sources
2.6.12-gentoo-r4 (~amd64 as you can see)  I've always run unstable on
here so I don't know if that is exactly the problem, but I would give
the latest drivers a try.

> Following my Hardware:
> *A64 2800
> *MSI K8N Neo (nForce 3 250Gb)
> *MSI FX5900-ZT
> *Zalman 400W PSU
> Both video card and CPU have a Zalman AlCu on Top.
Doesn't seem like your PSU is too weak then.

> I do have "Side Band Adressing" enabled, "Fast Writes" is disabled.
You might give things a try with SBA off too...however, if you ever do
get a working setup I would see if you can turn those back on.  If you
don't do much 3d stuff it won't matter, but in good old UT classic my
framerates doubled when I enabled Fast Writes.


> > The only time I have any problems is when I enable the "EXPERIMENTAL!
> > USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!" XRender hardware acceleration.
> 
> Where would that option be, just so i can check? (Though i do not think
> i would have activated some option like that *g*)

That's the RenderAccel option that you said you've disabled.  There's
also AllowGLXWithComposite that makes RenderAccel even more unstable,
but I didn't see that in your config file.

I would definitely give the latest drivers a try.  Oh also, you might
try the different AGPGART options (whether to use the kernel supplied
driver or the nvidia supplied driver).  Again, I've never had a problem
with the nvidia drivers unless I use the XComposite extensions.
(Actually I can enable RenderAccel and load the XComposite extension
with no problems, but as soon as I run "xcompmgr" it seems to start a
2-3 hour countdown timer until X goes to 100%cpu, xcompmgr eats all my
memory, and then X crashes).  

One thing: in your original mail you said that your "machine crashes".
What exactly do you mean?  X crashes and goes back to the console?  X
locks up, but can use machine remotely?  System locks
up/crashes/reboots?

If just X dies I'd say you just need to keep kicking around drivers and
options, but if your system locks up/crashes I'd still look into
something involving hardware...maybe run nvidia-settings while you try
to crash the system and see if the GPU temp gets too high, etc etc.
(What are your CPU/system/GPU temps during idle and compile anyway (if
disabling RenderAccel didn't fix the problem)).

Kyle


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