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From: Spencer Ogden <spencer@...>
Subject: Re: Nvidia blank screen
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 10:30:58 -0500
I will try the latest version when I next have a chance.

As an additional note, my xorg.cong works fine with the vesa driver, so 
the rest of the setup is fine.

Thanks,

Spencer

B Vance wrote:

>With Nvidia-drivers, the unstable are the best ones to use.  I'd try
>using the most recent release (1.0.8178-r3) and the same for
>nvidia-glx.  
>
>Just as a note.. Make sure that you haven't accidentally put your
>monitor resolution too high for it to show or at an incorrect Hz range.
>
>B. Vance
>On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 10:18 -0500, Spencer Ogden wrote:
>  
>
>>Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I wasn't able to find 
>>any resent postings about similar problems.
>>
>>I have a fresh install of 2006.0 amd64 on a Gigabyte , which includes 
>>onboard Nvidia video, calling itself a GeForce 6150. I am running 
>>stable, with the  2.6.15-gentoo-r5 kernel. The nvidia-kernel driver 
>>compiles and loads fine, version 1.0.6629-r5.
>>
>>This first problem was that loading the module does not create the 
>>/dev/nvidia* nodes. Running /sbin/NVmakedevices.sh fixed this. Are there 
>>missing udev rules? The load event shows up in udevmonitor.
>>
>>That at least allowed X to try and load. Only now I get a blank screen, 
>>which is totally unresponsive, even to Cntl-Alt-BS. Only a reset gets me 
>>out of it (Can't kill X remotely). There are no mentions of problems in 
>>the log.
>>
>>I have tried some of the random fixes mentioned on line including:
>>Option "NoRenderExtension"
>>Option "NvAGP" "1" or "0"
>>
>>But haven't made any progress. There have been many postings over the 
>>years about blank screen on amd64 platforms, but none with recent 
>>kernels and Nvidia driver versions.
>>
>>Are these known problems? Should I try the unstable versions?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>
>>Spencer
>>
>>    
>>
>
>  
>
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