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Bug 71232 - nVidia drivers 6629 doesn't work on old cards
Summary: nVidia drivers 6629 doesn't work on old cards
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: X11 External Driver Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-14 19:21 UTC by Francisco González
Modified: 2005-11-20 15:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Francisco González 2004-11-14 19:21:02 UTC
nVidia drivers 6629 doesn't work on old cards like TNT2/Geforce4. When X starts, it shows a black screen, a 1-pixel-height line on the top, and the cursor. The widgets doesn't show. It's possible start the session but there is a lot of garbage.

No change in xorg.conf configs works. It's not an agpart/nvagp problem. It's seems to be a driver bug.

A lot of people that also have this problem:

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Portage 2.0.51-r3 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.4.3, 
glibc-, 2.6.9-nitro3 i686) 
System uname: 2.6.9-nitro3 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) XP1700+ 
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16 
distcc 2.16 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) 
ccache version 2.3 [enabled] 
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r5 
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1 
Binutils: sys-devel/binutils- 
Headers:  sys-kernel/linux26-headers- 
Libtools: sys-devel/libtool-1.5.2-r5 
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mmmx -msse -m3dnow" 
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control" 
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d" 
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mmmx -msse -m3dnow 
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache distlocks noinfo sandbox sfperms" 
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage /usr/local/trunk" 
USE="3dnow 3dnowex X aac aalib acl acpi acpi4linux alsa apache2 apm ared 
aredmem arts artswrappersuid audiofile avi bcmath bidi bindist bitmap-fonts 
blender-game bluetooth bonobo bzlib calendar caps cddb cdf cdinstall 
cdparanoia cdr cdrom chroot clanJavaScript clanVoice cpdflib crypt ctype cups 
dedicated devfs26 dga dio directfb divx4linux dnd dv dvd dvdr dvdread eep 
encode erandom escreen esd exif f77 faac faad fam fbcon fbdev ffmpeg fla flac 
foomaticdb freetype fs ftp fusion gd gdbm ggi gif gimp gimpprint glade glgd 
glut gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 image imagemagick imlib imlib2 jabber java 
javascript joystick jp2 jpeg jpeg2k junit kadu-modules kadu-voice kde lcd lcms 
lesstif lesstiff libcaca libdsk libedit libg++ libwww live lm_sensors lzo lzw 
lzw-tiff mad matroska mcal mikmod ming mldonkeypango mmx mmx2 mng monkey motif 
mozilla mpeg msn mysql nas ncurses network nls nocd nptl nvidia offensive 
oggvorbis oldworld ooo-kde openal opengl oss pam pdflib perl pic png pnp posix 
povray python qt quicktime readline remote rtc samba sasl scanner sdl silverxp 
slang slp speex spell sppex sse ssl stencil-buffer svg svga tcltk tcpd tga 
theora threads tiff truetype truetype-fonts unicode usb v4l v4l2 vhosts videos 
wmf wxwindows x86 xine xinerama xml xml2 xmms xosd xrandr xscreensaver xsl xv 
xvid xvmc yv12 zlib linguas_es"
Comment 1 Andrew Bevitt 2004-11-15 00:23:59 UTC
This doesn't appear to be a gentoo specific issue, that nvnews thread documents many different distros having the same problems...
Comment 2 Rouben Tchakhmakhtchian 2005-03-20 21:44:54 UTC
Given the fact that the latest drivers (7000 series) have the same problem (or worse), perhaps masking any release >1.0.6111 would be prudent?
Comment 3 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-20 12:34:23 UTC
Comment 4 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-20 12:34:36 UTC
Comment 5 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-20 12:34:52 UTC