[PlanetCCRMA] nForce / NVIDIA with planet kernel

Luc Tanguay lucus@sympatico.ca
Fri Aug 29 22:44:02 2003

Maybe this would help.

I've just changed my XF86Config to use the AGP support from the NVIDIA 
driver.  (I added 512M of RAM [total is 768M]  and my Duron-based system 
was now unstable.   Reading the NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver Set  
Release 40 Notes, I saw "Your stability problems may be AGP-related.")

Here's the (new) Device section from my config.

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
    VideoRam    32768
    Option      "NoLogo"
    Option "NvAgp" "1"

I've tried to make the system unstable (running enough apps to use all 
physical memory) and I did not have any problem (yet).

BTW I have version  1.0-4363 of the NVIDIA driver.


jfm3 a écrit:

>As I noted before on this list, I've made a kernel that compiles support
>for the nForce agp device. Basically, I nabbed the patch from
>http://nvidia.com and put it into the spec file as patch 30000. This
>seems to work. When X starts up, it claims to use dri. Latency is
>acceptable, around 3ms. There are some spikes in the latencytest output,
>but I think I can get rid of them if I give some attention to the PCI
>bus settings.
>Now I would like to use my NVIDIA graphics card with this kernel. I put
>up drivers using NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run from nvidia's web
>site, and changed the driver in Xfree86 from "nv" to "nvidia". I make
>sure agpgart and nvidia kernel modules are loaded. When X starts it
>seems to make the screen all black, and then hangs.
>Thanks much.