I came across this thread on freebsd-questions after some searching on google. I have the exact same issue as others here- if xorg is started with 'nvidia' as the driver, instant reboot. However, my machine is a 100% fresh install with things compiled from source this weekend. However, I did have to install some binary vncserver packages, but they have since been removed.
I did the 'xorg' meta port which got me the current xorg-7.3_1. The machine I did the install on was running Debian Unstable for about a year without issue with the same hardware (two cards for 3 monitors): Sep 24 13:41:24 falz kernel: nvidia0: <GeForce 7100 GS> mem 0xdd000000-0xddffffff,0xb0000000-0xbfffffff,0xde000000-0xdeffffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci1 Sep 24 13:41:24 falz kernel: nvidia0: [GIANT-LOCKED] Sep 24 13:41:24 falz kernel: nvidia1: <GeForce FX 5200> mem 0xdb000000-0xdbffffff,0xc0000000-0xcfffffff irq 18 at device 2.0 on pci3 Sep 24 13:41:24 falz kernel: nvidia1: [GIANT-LOCKED] I went through many of the steps people spoke of earlier in this thread, which were some AGP workarounds that are mentioned in Chapter 9: /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver/work/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-100.14.11/doc/README No matter what is done, always an instant reboot if I use the "nvidia" driver in the xorg.conf. Out of curiosity, is anyone actively using xorg-7.3_1 with nvidia-driver-100.14.11 and having it work? I too am not quite sure what to look for in the output of 'ldconfig -r', but I can see that there is nothing linked against any pre-xorg 7.x stuff there: # ldconfig -R | grep X11 | wc -l 0 Also, the person who had things linked that were stale appears to have been having a different problem that does NOT cause a reboot: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94938 Thanks, falz _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"