[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1.1 Final & Legacy NVidia (71.68.11) Problem

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jul 7 08:32:20 PDT 2009


If the driver isn't crashing anymore, but it still fails to bring up a display, then we can
probably make this work. Do this for me:

Reboot, and hit option 7, display setup wizard.

Select the older 71.68 driver, and what should be a valid resolution. let it fail,
and when it comes back to the attempt failed screen, run these commands:

Right-click on desktop, bring up xterm:
# cp /var/log/Xorg* /home/ian/
# cp /etc/X11/xorg* /home/ian/

(replace /home/ian with whatever your homedir is)

Then boot into the desktop, and send me the the log files that are in your homedir.
Maybe its some config issue with that old driver in particular, and if the logs indicate
that, I'll fix and issue an online update soon.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, Ian Robinson wrote:

> I've upgraded to PCBSD 7.1.1 final over top of 7.1.1-RC2.  I have had no success with the
> new Nvidia 71.68.11 driver -- except to say it did not cause a kernel panic and crash the
> system.
> This computer is an HP Vectra VL-420 with built-in "Vanta" chip.  Hence the legacy driver
> 71.68.11 is the appropriate driver.  I've attempted 1280x1024 and 1024x786.However, the
> video configuration attempt simply reports that the attempts "failed". 
> Next, I tried the "nv" driver.  It also failed.  I was very surprised by that as it has been
> the fallback whenever Nvidia's native drivers did not work.
> I've been forced to use the VESA driver with noticeable downgrade in system speed.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
> !DSPAM:1,4a53692f825699789290961!

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