Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Spencer Ogden <spencer@××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Nvidia blank screen
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 15:32:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Nvidia blank screen by B Vance
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.



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/ 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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