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  1. #1

    Nvidia Freezes

    Hi I finnally figured out how to configure my nvidia card. I downloaded Wolfenstiend ET It starts and when I start a game my box freezes. I've heard of this happening somewhere but I am not sure what the problem can be.

  2. #2

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    what card do you have?

  3. #3

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    I have the Asus A7N266-VM mobo. But it comes with the on board nVIDIA 220D GeForce MX.

  4. #4

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    don't know about onboard, but my gf2-mx runs ok

    here's my x config:
    Code:
    # **********************************************************************
    # Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
        Load        "dbe"  # Double buffer extension
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
        SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
        Load        "type1"
        Load        "freetype"
    
    # This loads the GLX module
        Load       "glx"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    
        RgbPath"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    #
    # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
    # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
    # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
    #
    
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    
    # The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
    
    #    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Server flags section.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
    # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
    
    #    Option "NoTrapSignals"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.
    
    #    Option "DontZap"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
    
    #    Option "Dont Zoom"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
    # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
    # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
    # receive a protocol error.
    
    #    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
    # (mouse and keyboard) settings. 
    
    #    Option "DisableModInDev"
    
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
    # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).
    
    #    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Input devices
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        Identifier"Keyboard1"
        Driver"Keyboard"
    # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
    # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
    # uncomment the following line.
    
    #    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"
    
        Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    #    Option"Xleds"      "1 2 3"
    
    #    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
    #    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"
    
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
    # or:
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
    #    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    #    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"
    
    # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
    #    Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
    #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
    #    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
    #    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
    #    Option "XkbOptions"  ""
    
    #    Option "XkbDisable"
    
        Option "XkbRules""xfree86"
        Option "XkbModel""logicordless"
        Option "XkbLayout""us"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier"Mouse1"
        Driver"mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    
    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.
    
    #    Option "Protocol""Xqueue"
    
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    
    #    Option "BaudRate""9600"
    #    Option "SampleRate""150"
    
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    
    #    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    #    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
    
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    
    #    Option "ChordMiddle"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Other input device sections
    # this is optional and is required only if you
    # are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
    # to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    # Section "InputDevice" 
    #    Identifier  "Mouse2"
    #    Driver      "mouse"
    #    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
    #    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball"
    #    Driver     "magellan"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "spaceball2"
    #    Driver     "spaceorb"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen0"
    #    Driver     "microtouch"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
    #    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
    #    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
    #    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    #
    # Section "InputDevice"
    #    Identifier "touchscreen1"
    #    Driver     "elo2300"
    #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
    #    Option     "MinX"          "231"
    #    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
    #    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
    #    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
    #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
    #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
    #    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
    #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
    #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
    # EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Monitor section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
        Identifier  "sonycpd-l200"
    
    # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
    # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
    
        HorizSync   30-61
    
    #    HorizSync30-64         # multisync
    #    HorizSync31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
    #    HorizSync15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
    
    # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
    # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
    # comma separated list of ranges of values.
    # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
    # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
    
        VertRefresh 50-65
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    # Standard VGA Device:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier"Standard VGA"
        VendorName"Unknown"
        BoardName"Unknown"
    
    # The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
    # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.
    
    #    Chipset"generic"
    
    # The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
    # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
    # module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
    # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
    
        Driver     "vga"
    # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
    # this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
    # section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
    # devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
    # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
    # intalled.
    
    #    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"
    
    #    VideoRam256
    
    #    Clocks25.2 28.3
    
    Option "NvAGP" "3"
    Option "CursorShadow" "1"
    Option "DigitalVibrance" "2"
    EndSection
    
    # Device configured by xf86config:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "gf2"
        #Driver      "nv"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        #VideoRam    65336
        # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
        Option      "DPMS"
        Option      "CursorShadow" "1"
        Option      "CursorShadowAlpha" "60"
        Option      "CursorShadowXOffset" "2"
        Option      "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
        Option      "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"
    EndSection
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "gf2"
        Monitor     "sonycpd-l200"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    # The Identifier line must be present
        Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
    # right of screen 1.
    
        Screen "Screen 1"
    
    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".
    
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    
    EndSection

  5. #5

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    hello,
    try loading or unloading agp, if you have it running at 4x try backing it down to 2x. what version of nvidia's drivers are you using and are you using nvagp or agp?

  6. #6
    Guest

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    that sounds like the AMD bug - nVidia cards are REALLY good at uncovering that one

    try adding mem=nopentium to your bootloader (I did a PET on this)

  7. #7

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    Try turning fast-writes off in your BIOS.

    And make sure you have the latest BIOS installed.

  8. #8

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    Ok I am very new to this stuff but I looked through bios and there is nothing about "fast wires" or agp control. I know on my old mobo it had controls for agp but this one dosen't. I added append="mem=nopentium" and it still crashes when I try to play my wolfenstien game. It does work perfect but after a min or two it freezes. :'(

  9. #9

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    have you tried yanc?

  10. #10

    Re:Nvidia Freezes

    [quote author=gmoreno link=board=1;threadid=7179;start=0#66360 date=1055048825]
    Ok I am very new to this stuff but I looked through bios and there is nothing about "fast wires" or agp control. I know on my old mobo it had controls for agp but this one dosen't. I added append="mem=nopentium" and it still crashes when I try to play my wolfenstien game. It does work perfect but after a min or two it freezes. :'(
    [/quote]

    That's fast WRITE. Your mobo is similar to mine, I have an Asus A7V266-E. Look in the Chip Configuration section, should say AGP Fast Write.

    I had a problem similar to yours for awhile and turning that off fixed it. Then a new BIOS came out and I loaded that and I was able to turn fast write back on.

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