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Old 14th September 2004, 09:04 AM
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Exclamation lame workarround for nvidia hanging problem

I'm here running FC2 dual head setup with 2 nvidia's GeForce MX 440 cards - the PCI one has AGPx8.
I was getting all the time some unstability issues (leading to system hang, forcing to reboot about 2x a day), using 'nv' module, but the nvidia one stopped to work after second reboot or so (did several reinstalls, all time the same).

So, after yesterdays crash, after which i almost lost my precious files, i decided today to give it an end (hey - rebooting linux twice a day is so lame).

After searching in forums for some 2 hours and some (20) reboots, i thought about - hey - what about this reboot thingie.

So i tried this:

1. Commented startx from /etc/inittab (in FC2 it is last line)
2. Adjusted xorg.conf to run with 'nv' module
3. Started X
4. Killed X (logout should also work, but Ctrl+Alt+Backspace is faster in this case)
5. Adjusted xorg.conf to run with 'nvidia' module and started x

although it is lame, still it works.

any ideas how can I avoid this woodoo (although i hope to not get any reboots in next month or so, still, if i'll get one, i'll have to do the 5 steps again)?

forgot to mention:
Nvidia's driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run
Kernel: 2.6.8-1.521

Last edited by toms; 14th September 2004 at 09:08 AM.
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