After a while, my system locks up. Only with nv driver, vesa driver seems to
work. Observed under linux 2.4 and linux 2.6 (both with vesafb enabled). Xfree86
4.3 ran without any problems, except 'snow' in 24-bit mode (no better in xorg
6.7.0 or xfree 4.4). My video card is a TNT2 card integrated on the motherboard,
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5 [Riva TNT2] (rev 20)
(prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0754
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 64 (1250ns min, 250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at d2000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
Expansion ROM at dfef0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 1
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities:  AGP version 1.0
Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans-
64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>
The snow seems to be fixed by using a slower pixclock rate. I think this is
because the card uses a part of the system memory, and that is to slow to follow
the highest pixclock rates and 32 bits per pixel.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=120018 is probably a
related report and provides some more details.
Does this still happen with the latest Xorg?
(In reply to comment #3)
Yes, it still happens with the latest release (Xorg 6.8.2)
And with a current version of xorg (7.1RC1)?
(In reply to comment #6)
Yes, i'm here! I'm sorry, have to rebuild X, will take some time.
Any status update?
(In reply to comment #8)
> Any status update?
No, i'm sorry. Which packages do i have to build to test (which libs etc.)?
Making difficult the build on my system, is that, at least in the previous
release, installing with another prefix doesn't fully work right.
Marking broken (status null/blank) bugs in xorg with no activity in a long time as fixed. Please reopen if you think it's necessary, but first do a search if a similar bug report is already filed and in a NEW/ASSIGNED state. These bugs do not currently show in most search results as they do not have any status.
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