On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 08:45:45PM +0300, Yuri Grebenkin wrote:On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 17:28:04 +0100, Marco Trentini <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >I don't see any attachments, anyway this could be a >SGRAM/SDRAM TNT cards problem. > >Try (before run X) > >sysctl hw.nvidia.registry.VideoMemoryTypeOverride=SDRAM or >SGRAM (according to your card memory type) >
I've attached again - configs_logs.tgz
And here I try sysctl:
Script started on Sun Feb 1 20:30:39 2004
# sysctl -a -o | grep nvidia
hw.nvidia.agp.card.rates: 4x 2x 1x hw.nvidia.agp.card.fw: not supported hw.nvidia.agp.card.sba: not supported hw.nvidia.agp.card.registers: 0x1f000007:0x00000000 hw.nvidia.agp.status.status: disabled hw.nvidia.agp.status.driver: n/a hw.nvidia.agp.status.rate: n/a hw.nvidia.agp.status.fw: n/a hw.nvidia.agp.status.sba: n/a hw.nvidia.version: NVIDIA FreeBSD x86 nvidia.ko Kernel Module 1.0-4365 Wed May 28 09:20:25 PDT 2003 hw.nvidia.registry.EnableVia4x: 0 hw.nvidia.registry.EnableALiAGP: 0 hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPSBA: 0 hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPFW: 0 hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs: 1 hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile: 4294967295 hw.nvidia.registry.ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295 hw.nvidia.registry.FlatPanelMode: 0 hw.nvidia.registry.UpdateKernelAGP: 1 hw.nvidia.cards.0.model: RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro hw.nvidia.cards.0.irq: 11 hw.nvidia.cards.0.vbios: ??.??.??.??.?? hw.nvidia.cards.0.type: AGP
# sysctl hw.nvidia.registry.VideoMemoryTypeOverride=SDRAM
sysctl: unknown oid 'hw.nvidia.registry.VideoMemoryTypeOverride'
It's stange ... I've noted that trick in the nvidia README (for freebsd). It has become probably obsolete.
Try to add a BusID entry in your XF86Config file (Device section ...see XF86Config(5) for more details).
See README.linux (/usr/X11R6/share/doc/) also (research tnt key).
I've already tryed BusID - the same as ever.
In README.Linux I found next interesting things:
(1) HARDWARE ISSUES This section describes problems that will not be fixed. Usually, the source of the problem is beyond the control of NVIDIA. Following is the list of problems: ....... o VIA KX133 and 694X Chip sets with AGP 2x On Athlon motherboards with the VIA KX133 or 694X chip set, such as the ASUS K7V motherboard, NVIDIA drivers default to AGP 2x mode to work around insufficient drive strength on one of the signals. ........
But I used my card (on motherboard Acorp 694XA with VIA chipset) on Windows with AGP 4x normally.
(2) APPENDIX H: TNT SPECIFIC ISSUES Most issues pertaining to SGRAM/SDRAM TNT cards should be resolved. There is the rare chance, however, that your video card has the wrong BIOS installed, and that this driver will continue to fail for you. If this driver fails for you, do the following: o watch your monitor as the system boots. The very first, brief screen will identify the type of video memory your card has. This will be either SGRAM or SDRAM. o edit the file "os-registry.c" from the kernel module sources. Look for the variable "NVreg_VideoMemoryTypeOverride". Set the value of the variable to the type of memory you have (numerically, see the line just above it). o since we don't normally use this variable, change the "#if 0" that is about 10 lines above the variable to "#if 1". o rebuild and reinstall the new driver ("make")
About rare chance - I used this card on RH Linux with this sort of drivers and it worked.
What they mean by this rare chance? Who that people that install the wrong BIOS? And who is responsible for it? It can be treated by me like a product malfunction...
At first when computer reboots I see only 16.0M RAM without any mention of SDRAM or SGRAM. At second I have no os-registry.c on my computer (probably it should be only in linux distro of drivers). I issued grep and found that variable is in nvidia_os_registry.c. I opened it and saw that there is no #if directive at all. After some time I guesed that activation of variables was in tail of the file and in a vary different way than described in docs (by setting '1' in structure). Strange... I compiled with SGRAM (value 2) and was trashed to hang up and reboot as ever. But when I restored my machine I noticed that now the key hw.nvidia.registry.VideoMemoryTypeOverride exist!!! I set it to SDRAM and was punished by rebooting. Maybe I go crazy?
And could anyone receive my attachments, is it possible or I'm in trouble? Hell... |:-)
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