[PC-BSD Testing] Nvidia 210 issues (more results from failed boo, using closed driver)

Jacob Daniels jacob.dan1984 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 11:37:34 PDT 2013


Ok, I tried also with setting the xorg.conf file with the nvidia-xorg
config command.

It must be different because afterwards the nvidia driver is no longer
"pre-loaded" with ZFS.ko and the other pre-loaded stuff at the second stage
(after you press F1)
But since I have no idea of the where xorg files are located , I won't be
able to tell you if there is a significant difference in the way it's coded
or not, but the process does in fact seem   a bit different.

Like for instance with the display manager option from the pc-bsd control
panel , it tries to go directly to xorg after it notes that it
loaded/started GDM, this is not the case with the nvidia method , it gets
stuck at the prompt which allowed me to see this extra part in  there, but
it is not included in dmesg for some reason?

GDM Binary : 2700
**Warning** Failed to acquire org.gnome.display.manager, bailing out

Also there is the message  :

ppc0 : unable to reserve port range

As for the nvidia metapkg they give no nvidia specific error message unless
I use the beta drivers and I am not sure if they are relevant to what needs
to be fixed?


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> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:43:57 -0500
> From: "Jacob . D" <frag-artists at cox.net>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
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> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Nvidia GT 210 issue update
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> Hi, I found a way to re-install PC-BSD by toggling the "vesa" option after
> loader is finished, obviously that's the only way to enter the setup
> program.
>
> I looked in the  "customize" selection button in the setup menu, there are
> no "legacy"  drivers there (at least from what I could see) only saw the
> 304 driver with the 310 xconfig and and the 310 settings tools
>
> Problem is these  cause a boot-loop, and no  "legacy"  drivers are listed,
> also when booting the setup program from DVD, if you check the box for the
> nvidia drivers, it freezes and does not recover.
>
> I would find it strange that Nvidia lists my GPU as "covered" but yet, it
> does not work?
>
> I am going maybe safely assume that it is the Video BIOS\Firmware at fault
> or specialty\vendor specific  GPU tweaks Bio-star made to this GPU Board.
>
> Also after booting into the real installation, and setting up root \
> normal user names , ntp and whatever I choose not to accept the default
> settings for video configuration and selected the "nv" driver with 16bpp
> instead of 24, works well enough for "most" 3D games, except neverball lags
> quite a bit, even on minimal settings, which is what I have to do for most
> , if not all the games.
>
> Thanks for all the awesome and generous\copious amounts of patience  you
> guys have given out towards me!
>
> This is why I love the BSD community, everyone tries to help you out,
> instead of just saying something rude & critical like "google it" or RTFM!
>
> Again, Thanks!
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:00:35 -0500
> From: "Jacob . D" <frag-artists at cox.net>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Cc: testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] RR issues
> Message-ID: <20130628160035.LE2KO.10040.imail at eastrmwml207>
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>
> Tried the rolling release about an hour ago, to see if I would any more
> luck installing the closed blob nvidia drivers, but no dice.
>
> Here are the results:
>
> The task bar(lxpanel?) at the bottom was a constant flicker, CPU was
> always at 61% according to the task manager, yet it did not show what
> exactly was consuming it all.
>
> Something was awry with the network system implementation at boot the
> loader messages would say "cannot send msg to em0, access denied"
>
> And it would seem to do this no matter which card I used, both em0 and re0
> were tried among others, so I don't think it was completely a driver issue
> as it completely the DHCP process completely  , gets the ip address and DNS
> servers down, but still did was not able to connect to any thing , like web
> pages or anything of the sort. I would either get "connection reset" , "no
> address record" , "unable to look up hostname" or  "unable to resolve dns"
>  .
>
> Only difference I could see in regarding to this (no expert here) is that
> ipfw is enabled at boot and is loaded at the very beginning of the start
> process along with zfs and other things .
> no idea if that blocks any traffic, but it would seem something has the
> wrong settings or permissions some where in some file or group of files or
> something coded wrongly
>
> I am on the stable version right now 9.1 release, only problem with is the
> control panel crashes often with this error:
> QMetaobject::connect slots by name : no matching signal for on_item
> activated (Qlist widget item)
>
> This happens randomly.
> but can be triggered by leaving idle for too long or sometimes clicking on
> an icon in the window , and even saving settings !
>
> This will conclude my report.
>
> Thanks for all the hard work guys!
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:56:21 -0400
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Nvidia GT 210 issue update
> Message-ID: <51CDF875.6020006 at pcbsd.org>
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> On 06/28/2013 15:43, Jacob . D wrote:
> > Hi, I found a way to re-install PC-BSD by toggling the "vesa" option
> after loader is finished, obviously that's the only way to enter the setup
> program.
> >
> > I looked in the  "customize" selection button in the setup menu, there
> are no "legacy"  drivers there (at least from what I could see) only saw
> the 304 driver with the 310 xconfig and and the 310 settings tools
> >
> > Problem is these  cause a boot-loop, and no  "legacy"  drivers are
> listed, also when booting the setup program from DVD, if you check the box
> for the nvidia drivers, it freezes and does not recover.
> >
> > I would find it strange that Nvidia lists my GPU as "covered" but yet,
> it does not work?
> It only lists it as that if the nvidia driver is working for the
> installer, which sounds like it does. The installer one is the latest
> nvidia driver we use in the base system as well. Maybe after
> installation something else is conflicting with the driver, causing
> these issues? When you test the "real" driver, can run you "dmesg" and
> do you see any NVRM: messages near the bottom? Those would be coming
> from the driver and may help us determine the cause.
>
> > I am going maybe safely assume that it is the Video BIOS\Firmware at
> fault or specialty\vendor specific  GPU tweaks Bio-star made to this GPU
> Board.
> >
> > Also after booting into the real installation, and setting up root \
> normal user names , ntp and whatever I choose not to accept the default
> settings for video configuration and selected the "nv" driver with 16bpp
> instead of 24, works well enough for "most" 3D games, except neverball lags
> quite a bit, even on minimal settings, which is what I have to do for most
> , if not all the games.
> >
> > Thanks for all the awesome and generous\copious amounts of patience  you
> guys have given out towards me!
> >
> > This is why I love the BSD community, everyone tries to help you out,
> instead of just saying something rude & critical like "google it" or RTFM!
> >
> > Again, Thanks!
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> Kris Moore
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