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Linux video woes

2002-03-10 00:07:14+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Dang it! I've got my flakey BP6 motherboard working fairly reliably now under the Linux 2.4.17 kernel, except that occasionally when I'm doing graphic intensive stuff the X server will peg the CPU and stop responding. Killing the X server doesn't do anything. I'm suspecting interactions between the GeForce2 kernel drivers and the X server. Anyone got any experience with this? Sucks because I'm trying to build this big panoramic image, and as soon as I get two pasted side-by-side...

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#Comment made: 2002-03-10 04:37:30+00 by: meuon

If it were me, I'd bet the Video RAM X-Windows thinks you have does not match the video card. Next options that matter: AGP mode speed, Sideband and Fast Writes.. and then it gets weird.. 16 bit depth buffers?

I'm using the X-Inside http://www.xig.com server for my Matrox 2 head GL400, this made it incredibly fast and stable.. and I spent a day tweaking all of these (and more) options..

Quake III Arena ROCKS.. once I got it all right.