problem with agp/nvidia gpu on samsung x10 notebook

problem with agp/nvidia gpu on samsung x10 notebook

Post by Florian March » Thu, 26 Jun 2003 02:55:33

i am new to this board/mailinglist. i hope you can help me with the
following concern:

i got a brand new Samsung X10 XTC1300 Centrino laptop. it has got an
nvidia gpu (geforce 4 420 go).

with all the needful hints at i nearly completed the
installation of my debian woody distribution.
soundcard, nic, ide and cdrom are working fine, acpi seems to be a
huge problem with centrino notebooks though.

i'm currently running an 4.1.0-16 xserver with the vesa-driver since
the nvidia driver doesn't work at all.
i really tried everything: compiling kernels over and over, but
nothing helps. even the kernel patches from alan cox
(with a new agpgart-module) didn't help, the nvidia driver produces
nothing but trash.

all i ask for is some useful information concerning graphics
acceleration on that samsung machine because
every time i want to play mpeg-videos (for instance), my xserver
chrashes. i suggest it's the vesa driver so i barely
need the nvidia-driver working.

thanks in advance

florian marchal, germany


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I have an MSI 8831 video card (geforce 2) and a FIC AD11 mom board (AMD
761). I'm running Slackware 8.0 (XFree86 4.1.0) with a 2.4.12 kernel
that I compiled (mtrr support is compiled in). I'm using the nvidia
1.0-1541 driver.

When agpgart isn't compiled in, after I startx "dmesg | grep NVRM" yields:
     NVRM: loading NVIDIA kernel module version 1.0-1541
     NVRM: *** Cannot WriteCombine the AGP Aperture

"cat /proc/nv/card0" yields:
     ----- Driver Info -----
     NVRM Version: 1.0-1541
     ------ Card Info ------
     Model:        GeForce2 GTS
     IRQ:          10
     Video BIOS:
     ------ AGP Info -------
     AGP status:   Disabled
     AGP Driver:
     Bridge:       Generic AMD
     SBA:          Supported [disabled]
     FW:           Supported [disabled]
     Rates:        4x 2x 1x  [-]
     Registers:    0x0f000217:0x00000000

When agpgart is compiled in, after I startx, "dmesg | grep agpgart" yields:
     Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
     agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
     agpgart: Detected AMD 761 chipset

and "dmesg | grep NVRM" yields:
     NVRM: loading NVIDIA kernel module version 1.0-1541
     NVRM: AGPGART: unknown chipset
     NVRM: AGPGART: unable to set MTRR write-combining

     NVRM: AGPGART: aperture mapped from 0xd0000000 to 0xd598f000
     NVRM: AGPGART: mode 4x
     NVRM: AGPGART: allocated 16 pages

and /proc/nv/card0 says:
     ------ AGP Info -------
     AGP status:   Enabled
     AGP Driver:   AGPGART
     Bridge:       Generic AMD
     SBA:          Supported [disabled]
     FW:           Supported [disabled]
     Rates:        4x 2x 1x  [4x]
     Registers:    0x0f000217:0x00000104

Does anyone have any ideas? Is this just a configuration problem? Am I
having a hardware problem?

Much thanks,

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