On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 03:04:03PM +0100, Shaun Friedle wrote: > Hi, > I am having trouble using my FX 5800 Ultra with the FreeBSD Nvidia > driver, which I installed from the ports collection. If I try to use the > Nvidia driver when I start X I get a garbled screen with a few letters > and symbols (like the smiley face) and some blocks of flashing colour, > but mostly just a grey pattern character. The machine does not respond > to input at this point, I have to hard restart the machine because > Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (or Delete) do nothing. > I found this site to be useful:
http://www.soulwax.net/nvidia/ Especially the "Do This First" section. I had the same problem until I disabled ACPI. For the record, I've got a GeForce4 Ti 4200 running dual-head under 5.2.1-RELEASE. I boot with ACPI disabled (Option #2) and load the driver via /boot/loader.conf (nvidia_load="YES"). I built a custom kernel but can't tell you if that was required as I did that before disabling ACPI. On another box, I've got an FX 5700 Ultra that does NOT work. On this machine I'm running XFree86-4-Server-snap cause I read somewhere that the nv driver for the 5700 will not work on XFree86-FontServer-4.3.0_3. This machine is running 5.2-CURRENT with a custom kernel. Unfortunately, I cannot disable ACPI on this ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe board as the kernel dumps on errors 9 every time. So for me, ACPI was the key. If I could just get this bloody ASUS board to boot without ACPI I think I'd be in business. Good luck to you and I'd appreciate any info you have if successful. -- Regards, Doug _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"