[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 37, Issue 32

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Feb 19 11:15:51 PST 2010


Thanks! BTW, I think the nvidia port just got updated today to fix that compile error, you may want to run portsnap again shortly to try recompiling.  

Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com> wrote:

>>
>> Re:  Follow-up on screen corruption with PCBSD 8.0-RC2-x86 & Nvidia Legacy
>> Driver 96.43.13.
>>
>> Ian Robinson's original post said:
>>
>> >> -RC2 x64 with Nvidia 192.22 is behaving very nicely for me, but -RC2 and
>> >> legacy drivers caused grief when I did a fresh install of -RC2-x86 on an
>> >> older computer.  The older computer uses an Nvidia GeoForce 4 card (a Ti
>> >> 4200) and the legacy driver installed is 96.43.13 . . . .
>> >> The 96.43.xx driver worked well under PCBSD 7.1.1.  Under PCBSD
>> >>8.0-Alpha,
>> >> it worked but not without some screen corruption such as random
>
>>>speckled
>> >> dots across the display and an occasional but not major horizontal line
>> >>or
>> >> two distorting the text or graphic which would go away if you scrolled
>> >>the
>> >> item beneath them up or down off the screen and brought it back.  I have
>> >>not
>> >> tested this computer with 8.0-BETA or 8.0-RC.  The behavior in -RC2 is
>> >>worse
>> >> that the Alpha series. . . .
>> >> After the passage of some minutes, the screen corrupts badly with thick
>> >> black horizontal bands across the display.  Ultimately, the system will
>> >> freeze.
>> >>
>> >> I wonder if that is part of the problem?  We all know that FreeBSD is at
>> >> RELEASE stage.  Given that Nvidia 96.43.16 is newer than 96.43.13, are
>> >>they
>> >> both living in a FreeBSD 7.x world rather than FreeBSD 8.0?  That would
>> >> explain why the drivers worked great with FreeBSD 7.x and did not work
>> >>with
>> >> FreeBSD 8.0.  There could be other reasons, though.  Is PCBSD 8.0-RC2
>> >> breaking something because of its recent upgrade to xorg-server 1.6.1?
>>
>> Kris Moore said:
>>
>> >Ian,
>> >
>> >Since the driver actually installs and starts to work at first, I'm
>> >guessing its a compat issue with the FreeBSD 8.0 base, or the new
>> >xorg-server 1.6.5. If you want, you can grab a copy of 8.0-RC, which has
>> >the older Xorg-server, that way we can narrow it down to the system
>> itself.
>>
>> ================= Robinson Follow-up #1 =================
>>
>> I grabbed PCBSD 8.0-RC-x86, put the nVidia card back in and installed the
>> -RC with a fresh install using the nVidia 96.43.13.
>>
>> I have had no problems, so it may well be that the new xorg-server 1.6.5 is
>> involved to some degree in causing conflict with 96.43.13.
>>
>> Ian Robinson
>> Salem,  Ohio
>>
>> > ================= Moore Follow-up=================
>> >
>> >
>> Do you know how to update the freebsd driver? After you are installed,
>> do a "portsnap fetch extract update" to grab the latest ports tree,
>> download the freebsd 8.0-source then do this:
>>
>> # cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-96/
>> # make
>> # make deinstall
>> # make install
>>
>> Then reboot, does the 96.43.16 work better?
>>
>--
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
>> http://www.pcbsd.com
>>
>> =========== Robinson Update #2 ===============
>
>Kris --
>
>First, I followed your recommendation (update ports, update source, make the
>port) but the attempt to update to the 96.43.16 driver failed.  I will give
>you the specifics further below.
>
>Second, I also tried an install of -RC2 on another computer with a newer
>nVidia card (FX 5500) which takes the 173.14.xx driver.  The xorg
>installation failed with the 173.14.xx driver included in -RC2.  I have to
>use VESA.  Therefore, I followed the same instruction to update (update
>ports, update source, make the port).  It failed for the same reason.
>
>Third make command did not finish.  This is particular version is for the
>173.14.25 driver, but the exact same error message occurred with the
>96.43.16 driver on the other computer.  The error codes immediately before
>halting were:
>
>nvidia_dev.c:144: error: conflicting types for 'nvidia_dev_mmap'
>nvidia_dev.c:20: error: previous declaration of 'nvidia_dev_mmap' was here
>*** Error code 1
>
>Here is a transcript of the terminal session:
>
>root at pcbsd-7626# portsnap fetch update
>Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found.
>Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap1.FreeBSD.org... done.
>Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
>Updating from Fri Feb 19 07:47:21 EST 2010 to Fri Feb 19 09:20:22 EST 2010.
>Fetching 4 metadata patches... done.
>Applying metadata patches... done.
>Fetching 0 metadata files... done.
>Fetching 1 patches. done.
>
>
>< NOTE:  successful finish of portsnap fetch update and the cd to
>/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173 were covered up by the following Options
>window>
>
>
>
>┌──────────────────────────────────────
>│               Options for nvidia-driver 173.14.25
>│ ┌─────────────────────────────────────
>│  [ ] FREEBSD_AGP  Use FreeBSD AGP GART driver
>│  [ ] ACPI_PM      Enable support for ACPI Power Management
>│  [X] LINUX        Build with support for Linux compatibility
>│  ──────────────────────────────────────
>│                       [  OK  ]       Cancel
>└──────────────────────────────────────
>
>
>===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
>===>  Found saved configuration for nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>=> NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in
>/usr/port/distfiles/.
>
>=> Attempting to fetch from http://jp.download.nvidia.com/freebsd/173.14.25/.
>
>NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25.tar.gz           100% of   15 MB  584 kBps
>00m00s
>===>  Extracting for
>nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>=> MD5 Checksum OK for
>NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25.tar.gz.
>=> SHA256 Checksum OK for
>NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25.tar.gz.
>tar: Failed to set default
>locale
>===>  Patching for
>nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>===>  Applying FreeBSD patches for nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>===>   nvidia-driver-173.14.25 depends on shared library: m.3 - found
>===>   nvidia-driver-173.14.25 depends on shared library: GL.1 - found
>===>  Configuring for nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>===>  Building for nvidia-driver-173.14.25
>===> src (all)
>@ -> /usr/src/sys
>machine -> /usr/src/sys/i386/include
>awk -f @/tools/makeobjops.awk @/kern/device_if.m -h
>awk -f @/tools/makeobjops.awk @/kern/bus_if.m -h
>awk -f @/tools/makeobjops.awk @/dev/pci/pci_if.m -h
>awk -f @/tools/vnode_if.awk @/kern/vnode_if.src -p
>awk -f @/tools/vnode_if.awk @/kern/vnode_if.src -q
>awk -f @/tools/vnode_if.awk @/kern/vnode_if.src -h
>cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -DNV_VERSION_STRING=\"173.14.25\"
>-D__KERNEL__ -DNVRM -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -O -Werror -D_KERNEL
>-DKLD_MODULE -nostdinc  -I/src -I. -I@ -I@/contrib/altq -finline-limit=8000
>--param inline-unit-growth=100 --param large-function-growth=1000
>-fno-common  -mno-align-long-strings -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2  -mno-mmx
>-mno-3dnow -mno-sse -mno-sse2 -mno-sse3 -ffreestanding -fstack-protector
>-std=iso9899:1999 -fstack-protector -Wall -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs
>-Wstrict-prototypes  -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Winline
>-Wcast-qual  -Wundef -Wno-pointer-sign -fformat-extensions -c nvidia_ctl.c
>cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -DNV_VERSION_STRING=\"173.14.25\"
>-D__KERNEL__ -DNVRM -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -O -Werror -D_KERNEL
>-DKLD_MODULE -nostdinc  -I/src -I. -I@ -I@/contrib/altq -finline-limit=8000
>--param inline-unit-growth=100 --param large-function-growth=1000
>-fno-common  -mno-align-long-strings -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2  -mno-mmx
>-mno-3dnow -mno-sse -mno-sse2 -mno-sse3 -ffreestanding -fstack-protector
>-std=iso9899:1999 -fstack-protector -Wall -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs
>-Wstrict-prototypes  -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Winline
>-Wcast-qual  -Wundef -Wno-pointer-sign -fformat-extensions -c nvidia_dev.c
>nvidia_dev.c:144: error: conflicting types for 'nvidia_dev_mmap'
>nvidia_dev.c:20: error: previous declaration of 'nvidia_dev_mmap' was here
>*** Error code 1
>
>Stop in
>/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173/work/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25/src.
>*** Error code 1
>
>Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173/work/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.25.
>*** Error code 1
>
>Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173.
>*** Error code 1
>
>Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173.
>root at pcbsd-7626#
>
>Fourth, I was prematurely enthusiastic about the success of the nVidia
>legacy drivers under -BETA.  After further use, I find that after long
>periods of hibernation (such as 5 hours or overnight), the screen will
>corrupt to the point where nothing can be discerned.
>
>Current Conclusion -- Except for the nVidia 195.22 driver series (which in
>my experience work very well in the x64 versions), nVidia drivers for the
>older cards are not working with PCBSD-RC or -RC2.  And therefore, the
>breakage may have no connection to the change to Xorg Server to 1.6.5.
>Moreover, this is not a PCBSD problem, since PCBSD -RC2 works fine with
>older cards from other manufacturers that I have tried.
>
>I do not want to give up on the nVidia cards because I like them best and
>because nVidia regularly supports BSD.  I will review the nVidia forums to
>see if I can find any reporting on the older drivers not working under
>FreeBSD 8.0.  I am sure that others must be having this problem just as
>earlier reports on the x64 version of 192.22 populated the nVidia forum.
>
>Finally, I want to thank you Kris for your kindness and patience to
>everyone.   This is reflected in your replies to everyone, and you are
>generous to provide step by step instructions to everyone.  It is
>interesting and informative to see seasoned FreeBSD programmers like you
>(and Dru Lavigne in her books too) take it slow and use the 'make,' then
>'make deinstall' series to protect the existing driver from premature
>elimination until you are certain you have a good package to work with.
>
>PCBSD 8.0 will be a great release and should make a great mark in the
>desktop world.
>
>Ian Robinson
>Salem, Ohio
>
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