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RayBe

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Re: NVidia GT220, no AVWizard
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2010, 12:55:39 pm »
hi all, i wanna give u an update as to how far i came along:

first i tried to manually change the xorg.conf file, but without of luck, somehow it automaticly changed back to default (could be because i was trying to enter AVWizard).

then with the gt220 still in the system i tried to blacklist the onboard card, but wasn't shure wat to blacklist "ATI", "fglrx", "vesa" or something else; btw do u have to type with or without capital letter?;
still no luck.

yesterday i took out the gt220 and installed the 810 snaphot 23154;
and voila i got myself a working 810 core, no problem, with UI1;
so as MANDINGO suggested i put the gt220 back in but sadly that didn't work, i got the boot screen but the orbiter doesn't get displayed;
i get at tty1 the status updates: orbiter generation started etc....;
i can log in at tty1-tty4;
at ctrl+alt+7 i get a blank screen with cursor flashing;
at ctrl+alt+8 i get to see some data i think about the launch manager.

on the sunny side i got the new weborbiter 2.0 working and i am loving it, super work!
and i can log into the webadmin.

since i wanna connect through DVI,
it tried via the webadmin the following settings, without luck (i also get this resolution in the orbiter):
Connector = DVI
Audio Settings = S
Video Settings = 1280 1024/60
Architecture = i386
Extra Parameters = 0
TV Standard = 1280x1024
Release = 810
Video Card = Standard Video
Sound Card= Standard Sound Card
Hardware Acceleration = xv

but i noticed that the fields "IP" and "MAC" are empty, will this matter?
how to get "IP" and "MAC" of my core?

does anyone have any suggestions?

thanks alot,

br,
Raymond
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Re: NVidia GT220, no AVWizard
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2010, 10:48:54 pm »
New Update!

with lsmod i saw the modules ati_agp and agpgart loaded so blacklisted them;
after this i tried via the webadmin to configure the onscreen orbiter;
i tried DVI, HDMI, HDMI1,... no luck
also the AVWizard could not be used.

so i tried a new install;
after the kubuntu install, before i did anything, i blacklisted the above and yhen tried the 195 driver from nvidia,... still no luck
but strangly if i change driver back to "vesa" in the xorg.conf i get picture...

at the end of the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file there is this message:
"Saw signal 11.  Server aborting."

i have been seeking a solution for this for about 3 weeks.....
anybody any ideas?
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Re: NVidia GT220, no AVWizard
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010, 09:24:01 pm »
hey I am not an expert but I had similar issue with 8800 GT where I get to a point where no AV wizard. I can show you my trick, its not technical but it works.

1. you said, you had your system up and running with your 220 out. if so, get your system up running without 220, hope you will see your basic UI1 on the screen and everything else is fine.

2. from there you want to rerun AV wizard from advance. the system will try to restart. as soon as you see the bios screen turn it off. in other words do not let it completely restart. at this what you want to do is,, put your 220 back in and let it restart. it is the same way as pressing the "shift" key between two beeps unfortunately for some reason my system does not make that beeps so I follow this weird method.

3. now assuming you have 220 card in and your system is trying to restart and it should try to get AV wizard. the problem is the system will try to give the screen from basic connection. in my 8800 GT it was s-video connection. since I had two DVI and one S-video. try to connect all inputs VGA preferable, if not the svideo and it will give you the AV wizard screen.

if you dont see any thing... press 3 wait,,,,,, nothing then try press 4 ,,, wait... for DVIs there is a list for number but for latest it does not corelate and also varies from card to card. after all,, the system will try the basic input on your card first followed by DVI then hDMI... thats how it goes....

I hope my steps make sense to you. please dont give up. you are almost there. as you had it up running once. its just few steps and you will be happy.

let me know,  thanks.


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UPDATE: NVidia GT220, no AVWizard
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010, 10:27:24 am »
hi all,

just wanted to give a update,

sadly my core died, i wanted to swap the gt220 for a ati-card wich i had somewhere laying around,
the ati-card slipped through my fingers and landed on my mainboard and broke it.

the good news is, now i have to get another mainboard  ;)
i will get one without onboard graphics  ;D

i was going to get another mainboard anyway because after roughfly 6 weeks of trying,
dispite all the good suggestions and help from you all,
i wasn't able to get it working (wich was very frustrating),

a big thanks to everyone who posted their suggestions and helped me!
(i learned a lot from it)

i will post my new setup when i get it up and running
if someone has a suggestions for a good AM3 mainboard, please let me know.

br
Raymond
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