> I eventually determined that this was being caused by apic being
> enabled in the kernel. Suse had a message about this in their
> support DB, I just didn't find it originally. So I was able to
> fix the system hang/crash issue by simply modifying my lilo.conf
> file to append the "disableapic" to the boot command. The linux-safe
> boot kernel already turns off apic.
>> > I installed a Nvidia Gforce2 MX200 into my linux box running Suse 7.3.
>> > I downloaded the glx and NVdriver rpms for Suse, installed and
>> > configured
>> > them and the system boots cleanly, the kernel driver loads ok. GLX
>> > loads
>> > ok. I get good 3d peformance (simple test running ssystem). However,
>> > when
>> > I try and shutdown or reboot the system, the screen is scrambled and
>> > the
>> > system hangs requiring a hard reset.
>> > I can login and out of X (kde) many times. It's only when I shutdown
>> > or
>> > restart the X server that the machine hangs.
>> I've had similar problems with other video cards, but only with a
>> very few mainboards. Some mainboards have problems properly re-
>> setting AGP- and PCI-cards, in particular when under stress (as
>> with a shutdown).
>> On older boards there is usually a BIOS update, on the newer ones
>> you have to wait for one.
I have an Nvidia Geforce 2 Ti 200 and it seemed to work fine
after it was installed. Ubtil I tried to shut down X. Then it hung.
The solution for me was to disable Video caching in the BIOS.