ian.porter3 at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 14 20:54:36 BST 2003
On Sunday 13 April 2003 5:22 pm, larryt67 wrote:
> Be sure to read the NVIDA 'README' there are some notations
> concerning AMD.
> Here is a small snippet:
> The following AGP chipsets are supported by NVIDIA's AGP; for all other
> chipsets it's recommended that you use the AGPGART module.
Just wondering, I have used the command lspci for below, but would this
display the AGP chipset as well ?
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: NetVin NV5000SC
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus
Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio
Controller (rev 50)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200
AGP 8x] (rev a1)
After checking the chipsets I assume from above that the I do not have one
that is compatible nvidia agp (I assume ?). I shall have to try AGPGART.
Thanks very much, I shall also have a look at the bit below to see if that is
able to correct the problem :)
> o Intel 440LX
> o Intel 440BX
> o Intel 440GX
> o Intel 815 ("Solano")
> o Intel 820 ("Camino")
> o Intel 830
> o Intel 840 ("Carmel")
> o Intel 845 ("Brookdale")
> o Intel 845G
> o Intel 850 ("Tehama")
> o Intel 860 ("Colusa")
> o AMD 751 ("Irongate")
> o AMD 761 ("IGD4")
> o AMD 762 ("IGD4 MP")
> o VIA 8371
> o VIA 82C694X
> o VIA KT133
> o VIA KT266
> o RCC 6585HE
> o Micron SAMDDR ("Samurai")
> o Micron SCIDDR ("Scimitar")
> o nForce AGP
> o ALi 1621
> o ALi 1631
> o ALi 1647
> o ALi 1651
> o ALi 1671
> o SiS 630
> o SiS 633
> o SiS 635
> o SiS 645
> o SiS 730
> o SiS 733
> o SiS 735
> o SiS 745
> If you are experiencing AGP stability problems, you should be aware of
> the following:
> o Support for the processor's Page Size Extension on Athlon Processors
> Some linux kernels have a conflicting cache attribute bug that is
> exposed by advanced speculative caching in newer AMD Athlon family
> processors (AMD Athlon XP, AMD Athlong 4, AMD Athlon MP, and Models 6
> and above AMD Duron). This kernel bug usually shows up under heavy use
> of accelerated 3D graphics with an AGP graphics card.
> Linux distributions based on kernel 2.4.19 and later *should*
> incorporate the bug fix. But, older kernels require help from the user
> in ensuring that a small portion of advanced speculative caching is
> disabled (normally done through a kernel patch) and a boot option is
> specified in order to apply the whole fix.
> Nvidia's driver automatically disables the small portion of advanced
> speculative caching for the affected AMD processors without the need
> to patch the kernel; it can be used even on kernels which do already
> incorporate the kernel bug fix. Additionally, for older kernels the
> user performs the boot option portion of the fix by explicitly
> disabling 4MB pages. This can be done from the boot command line by
> Or by adding the following line to etc/lilo.conf:
> append = "mem=nopentium"
> If you are lucky the portion directly above may help you.
> Good luck :)
> On Sunday 13 April 2003 02:36 pm, Ian Porter wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I have just got myself a new computer with a nVidia TI 4200 graphics card
> > :), (running MD 9.1), but I have tried to install the drivers
> > (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run) for
> > it from the nvidia web site and once I have changed the line from "nv" to
> > "nvidia" in the XF86Config-4 file and restart X it always displays a
> > black screen and does nothing else :(.
> > I have included the XF86Config-4 file, of course with the "nv" selected
> > because other wish I would not be able to startx :).
> > Just wondering if there is any silly mistake that I have done ?
> > I have checked the lspci -n and there is a "10de"
> > (01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0281 (rev a1)
> > which means that I have a nvidia card :).
> > When I quit out of X I get the error of
> > (EE) [GLX] : Failed to add GLX Extension (NVIDIA) XFree86 driver not
> > found
> > Any advice will be greatfully recieved :)
> > Probably not the best place to email for this problem since it is nVidia
> > driver problem and not KDE but this means that I am unable to use my fav
> > GUI
> > :)
> > Cheers
> > Ian
> > Computer Spec
> > AMD XP 2200
> > gForce Ti 4200
> > DDR 512M
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