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#1 2006-06-06 20:01:25

eNTi
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[SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

big_gie wrote:
stonecrest wrote:
mtrivs wrote:

I have the HP ZV6000 with the broadcom wireless card.  Does this change mean that now i will be able to just modprobe a module and then i will be able to use my wireless card?  If so what is the name of the module i should use.

Yes that's what it means, and I believe it is just bcm43xx (bcm43xx.ko).

No more ndiswrapper installation, no more windows driver downloads, extracting or all. This is great news. Combined with the new nvidia driver that (supposely) support suspend-to-disk, linux on laptop just got better.

i'd wish, but it got worse --> black screen of death for me.

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#2 2006-06-06 20:15:45

big_gie
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

eNTi wrote:
big_gie wrote:
stonecrest wrote:
mtrivs wrote:

I have the HP ZV6000 with the broadcom wireless card.  Does this change mean that now i will be able to just modprobe a module and then i will be able to use my wireless card?  If so what is the name of the module i should use.

Yes that's what it means, and I believe it is just bcm43xx (bcm43xx.ko).

No more ndiswrapper installation, no more windows driver downloads, extracting or all. This is great news. Combined with the new nvidia driver that (supposely) support suspend-to-disk, linux on laptop just got better.

i'd wish, but it got worse --> black screen of death for me.

You mean the bcm43xx or nvidia? I wasn't able to try bcm43xx as the module woudn't modprobe. As of nvidia, its a long time since I didn't check if it was suspending ok (using suspend2)...

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#3 2006-06-06 20:29:42

eNTi
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

the new nvidia driver (1.0.8762). is causing the problem on my notebook, where X worked fine just a few hours ago.

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#4 2006-06-06 20:35:10

big_gie
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

Its working fine here... Maybe something's wrong in xorg.conf?

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#5 2006-06-06 21:15:56

eNTi
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

big_gie wrote:

Its working fine here... Maybe something's wrong in xorg.conf?

root@defiler $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

    SubSection  "extmod"
#      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
    Load        "type1"
#    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load                "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"
#    Load               "evdev"

EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath     "/usr/share/X11/rgb"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/artwiz-fonts/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/lib/modules"

EndSection


Section "ServerFlags"
#       Option "blank time"             "10"
#       Option "standby time"   "20"
#       Option "suspend time"   "30"
#       Option "off time"               "60"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "de"
    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto" # Auto detect
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
        Option "CorePointer"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "AlwaysCore"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "LeftEdge"              "1700"
        Option          "RightEdge"             "5300"
        Option          "TopEdge"               "1700"
        Option          "BottomEdge"    "4200"
        Option          "FingerLow"             "25"
        Option          "FingerHigh"    "30"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"    "180"
        Option          "MaxTapMove"    "220"
        Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "100"
        Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.06"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"              "0.12"
        Option          "AccelFactor"   "0.0010"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"
    HorizSync   31.5-60
    VertRefresh 60-85
        Option "DPMS"
EndSection


Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA"
        Driver          "nvidia"
    VendorName  "nVIDIA Corporation"

        Option  "RenderAccel"                   "false"
        Option  "AllowGLXWithComposite" "false"
        Option  "NoDDC"                                 "false"
        Option  "NoLogo"                                "true"
        Option  "Coolbits"                              "1"
        Option  "UseEdidDPI"                    "true"
        Option  "UseEdidFreqs"                  "true"
        Option  "NvAgp"                                 "2"
        Option  "ModeValidation"                "NoMaxPClkCheck"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1"    "AlwaysCore"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice     "Touchpad"      "CorePointer"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection

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#6 2006-06-06 22:34:02

test1000
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

maybe you miss something under module? here's from my xorg.conf

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

and maybe you get an error in /var/log/xorg.0.log

i'm out.


KISS = "It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience." - Albert Einstein

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#7 2006-06-06 22:42:24

eNTi
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

no and no. don't you think i'd check Xorg.0.log first? there's no error. there's no crash. only the display freezes.

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#8 2006-06-06 22:57:00

big_gie
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA"
        Driver          "nvidia"
    VendorName  "nVIDIA Corporation"

        Option  "RenderAccel"                   "false"
        Option  "AllowGLXWithComposite" "false"
        Option  "NoDDC"                                 "false"
        Option  "NoLogo"                                "true"
        Option  "Coolbits"                              "1"
        Option  "UseEdidDPI"                    "true"
        Option  "UseEdidFreqs"                  "true"
        Option  "NvAgp"                                 "2"
        Option  "ModeValidation"                "NoMaxPClkCheck"
EndSection 

Youre nvidia settings is quite complicated. Do you know what each lines do?

Here is mine:

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "NVIDIA Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "RenderAccel"            "true"
    Option         "NvAGP"                  "1"
    Option         "NoLogo"                 "true"
EndSection

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#9 2006-06-07 01:37:10

stonecrest
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

What does this have to do with the broadcom driver?


I am a gated community.

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#10 2006-06-07 16:29:32

test1000
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Re: [SPLIT] Nvidia driver: black screen of death

no and no. don't you think i'd check Xorg.0.log first? there's no error. there's no crash. only the display freezes.

How am i supposed to know? i don't know you. Are you saying I shouldn't answer people with answers that "linux-pros" would know, in fear of hurting their feelings?

You might have been a "noob", and don't say that isn't possible because arch is a "pro-only" distro, because i've seen alot of noobs on this forum, and i just happened to be one half a year ago and still using archlinux...


KISS = "It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience." - Albert Einstein

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