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  1. #1
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    Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    1. First my Nvidia card. I have a Geforce 4 Mx that I put into my old HP a810n machine (AMD64 3300+/ 1gb PC3200 / SIS(hit) motherboard with onboard graphics). The nvidia driver have never worked since Hoary and now I want to resolve this issue (it has never been a problem till now, I want to run 3d programs on this machine). On Windows the nvidia drivers work and I can play games and use 3d modelling programs. So it becomes a Linux problem. When I install nvidia-glx and activate it, I log out and cntrl-alt-backspace to a blank screen. Reverting to the nv driver fixes that but with no acceleration.

    I have not tried recompiling the kernel, or xorg optimizing. has anyone else had a problem like this?

    lspci
    Code:
    jason@3300:~$ lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 02)
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
    0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
    0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
    0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
    0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
    0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
    0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
    0000:00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA  [SiS] (rev 01)
    0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc.: Unknown device 001a (rev 01)
    0000:00:0a.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems V.92 56K WinModem (rev 03)
    0000:00:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev a3)
    jason@3300:~$
    xorg.conf
    Code:
    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Files"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        FontPath    "/home/jason/.fonts"
        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath    "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver        "kbd"
        Option        "CoreKeyboard"
        Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
        Option        "XkbModel"    "pc104"
        Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
        Driver        "mouse"
        Option        "CorePointer"
        Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "Protocol"        "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
        Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "stylus"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "stylus"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "eraser"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "eraser"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "cursor"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "cursor"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Generic Video Card"
        Driver        "nv"
        BusID        "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "COMPAQ 7550"
        Option        "DPMS"
        HorizSync    30-86
        VertRefresh    50-140
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Device        "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor        "COMPAQ 7550"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        1
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        4
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        8
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        15
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        16
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth        24
            Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier    "Default Layout"
        Screen        "Default Screen"
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
    EndSection
    lsmod - agpgart looks wierd but i don't understand it....
    Code:
    agpgart                37072  3 nvidia,amd64_agp,sis_agp
    2. Maybe a Dapper bug but.. My Wacom mouse scrolls the opposite way!! Anyone know how to fix that?!?!?!

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    You don't mention whether or not you installed nvidia-kernel, although I would imagine it would have pulled in as a dependency with nvidia-glx.

    So, if it hasn't been installed, you need to install it. If it has, you need to change the line in xorg.conf from:

    Driver "nv"

    to:

    Driver "nvidia"

    You might also want to post the relevant portions of Xorg.0.log.
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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    ok you want me to break it...

    give me a few minuetes

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Quote Originally Posted by centered effect
    ok you want me to break it...

    give me a few minuetes

    hahaha......that's the linux spirit....

    you may also try to comment out dri and glx in your xorg.conf, modules section. I think I remember that being an issue with nvidia for some.
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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Quote Originally Posted by culinist
    hahaha......that's the linux spirit....

    you may also try to comment out dri and glx in your xorg.conf, modules section. I think I remember that being an issue with nvidia for some.
    Close, glx needs to remain, dri needs to be commented out, have the docs in front of me.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal
    Close, glx needs to remain, dri needs to be commented out, have the docs in front of me.

    I stand corrected. Thanks Jackal.
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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Comment out dri huh? now you tell me
    Ok, let me give it a try

    dmesg
    http://ce-designs.net/dmesg

    xorg.conf
    http://ce-designs.net/xorg.conf

    xorg.0.log
    http://ce-designs.net/Xorg.0.log

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Typing from my notebook, commenting out dri did not work. I will post the logs soon.

    New logs:

    dmesg
    http://ce-designs.net/new-logs/dmesg

    xorg.conf
    http://ce-designs.net/new-logs/xorg.conf

    xorg.0.log
    http://ce-designs.net/new-logs/Xorg.0.log
    Last edited by centered effect; 05-26-2006 at 12:08 PM.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Well, at least we can see what the problem is. Look in Xorg.0.log for the line:
    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    But, geez, isn't that what nvidia-glx is? Even nvidia claims that your card is supported by their Linux drivers. And looking closer at your first post I can see that the nvidia kernel module is loaded. What's weird is that there is no mention of agp in the Xorg.0.log. It is an agp card isn't it? Nor is their any mention of drm being set up. You have the X module for drm being loaded, but you should get stuff like
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)
    drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:00.0
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 9
    drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:01:00.0
    I suspect an agp incompatibility.

    Does lsmod list the drm module as being loaded? Although usually it's built in so it doesn't show up.

    Run "ls -l /dev/dri"
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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Are the version of the nvidia module and nvidia glx equal? You can't mix and match those.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom



    Nothing for /dev/dri, but it is commented out right?

    Yes it is a AGP card.

    Provicemo, how can I check? Synaptic shot is in the pic

    I added the dmesg because it showed 2 things that struck me:

    1) The nvidia drivers were being loaded:
    [4294686.283000] NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module 1.0-8756 Wed Mar 29 14:26:26 PST 2006

    2) It seems the onboard chipset is being detected instead of card? Or am I not understanding what I am seeing:
    [4294685.054000] agpgart: Detected SiS 760 chipset
    [4294685.054000] agpgart: AGP aperture is 4M @ 0xe0000000

    This is the machine:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...reg_R1002_USEN

    lspci gives me this for the nvidia AGP card
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev a3)
    Last edited by centered effect; 05-27-2006 at 12:36 AM.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Have you disabled the onboard video? In BIOS?

    Also I believe, that just because the nVidia "kernel module" is being loaded, does not mean that the "driver " is also being loaded.

    What does "glxinfo" give?

    In my experience with Ubuntu if I couldn't get nVidia's direct rendering to work it is always something that I did. Exactly what procedure did you follow to install the drivers? Is this an upgrade from Beezy or a new installation of Dapper?.....
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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    On this prebuilt system, HP disabled certain things in the BIOS, so no I can't disable the onboard video. Something that I am thinking is the ultimate problem (with Linux, not Windows, since Windows ran the nvidia drivers perfectly).

    This is a new install of Dapper, but this has never worked since Hoary.

    Actually on other machines, I have never had a problem with Ubuntu and the nvidia-glx drivers, only this machine.

    glxinfo gives me this, be keep in mind, I am running the 'nv' driver:
    jason@3300:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

    visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
    id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
    jason@3300:~$

    The exact procedure I install the nvidia drivers? This is from a fresh install, usually the first thing I do (in Ubuntu):

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install linux-k7 linux-headers-k7
    reboot
    sudo apt-get nvidia-glx linux-restricted-modules-k7
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
    sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    reboot
    (When the driver doesn't work, I pop In my Mepis cd and reset the xorg.conf to nv and reboot)


    Part of me thinks the easy way to run Linux with 3D acceleration on this system, is to get a new motherboard, but that is kind of a copout, since Windows runs the acceleration fine.
    Last edited by centered effect; 05-27-2006 at 08:15 AM.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Quote Originally Posted by culinist
    Also I believe, that just because the nVidia "kernel module" is being loaded, does not mean that the "driver " is also being loaded.
    Hmm odd since dmesg shows the nvidia kernel module is being loaded, /etc/modules shows me the opposite:

    Code:
    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
    
    via82cxxx
    ide-cd
    ide-disk
    ide-generic
    Again odd, nvidia seems to be loaded? I assume, but the sis something is installed as well.
    Code:
    jason@3300:~$ lsmod | grep nv
    nvidia               4547380  0
    i2c_core               23168  2 i2c_acpi_ec,nvidia
    agpgart                37072  3 nvidia,amd64_agp,sis_agp
    EDIT _ Gentoo forums gives me this thread:
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ht-sis760.html
    But I dont have the file amd64_agp.c anywhere....

    This thread is sort of helpful...
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ht-sis760.html
    but the solution is not clear at all...

    seems I am not alone in this problem. newegg I may be coming to buy from you....
    Last edited by centered effect; 05-27-2006 at 11:07 AM.

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    Re: Two problems: Nvidia and Wacom

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybgood
    Well, at least we can see what the problem is. Look in Xorg.0.log for the line:
    Re-looking at the log file I see this:

    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8756
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension GLX

    later on this: (even when I changed xrg.conf to nvidia)
    (II) LoadModule: "nv"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nv_drv.so
    (II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.1
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8

    (do I need to copy something over? symlink something?)

    later on, the error you pointed out:
    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

    But it did load up as shown towards the beginning of the log.... odd

    odd system... odd i tell you!
    Last edited by centered effect; 05-27-2006 at 10:41 AM.

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