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