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From: Marco Matthies <marco-ml@×××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] xorg Dual-Head Layout with nv-Driver?
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 10:04:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] xorg Dual-Head Layout with nv-Driver? by Marcel Treis
Marcel Treis wrote:
> Kyle Liddell wrote: >> Do you have sideband >> addressing or fastwrites enabled? > Well, i'm a bit ashamed to say, but i dont know where to get that info :|
If you have the nvidia kernel module loaded, it should be available by cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status (not exactly sure, i have the opensource driver activated as well, and then this file is not there). cat /etc/modules.d/nvidia will show you the contents of the nvidia kernel module configuration file. note that any changes made here need to be written to the confiuration file really used (/etc/modules.conf) with modules-update. The modules.d directory is used to make this configuration a bit more modular (no pun intended ;) FYI, i had exactly the same problems as you (X11 would go to 100% CPU and thus lock up the machine when alt-tabbing in gnome no matter what the load, i could only kill it via ssh) and also had to solve this problem by switching to nv, thereby losing dual-head. So you're not alone :) I also think there is a long thread in the gentoo forums dedicated to this topic (titled "x11 crashes" or "x11 uses 100%CPU" or something), but as far as I remember, there weren't any good solutions. Hopefully newer combinations of kernel/nvidia-kernel will solve this problem... Marco -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] xorg Dual-Head Layout with nv-Driver? Marcel Treis <trei4702@×××××××××.de>