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NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« on: December 18, 2007, 12:01:24 am »
I've just "upgraded" from an ATI card to a NVIDIA card in the hopes of running the UI with the full GL interface...

The card installs happily and I reinstalled LinuxMCE from the bottom, DVD install and the HD was totally reformatted...

Everything goes well up until the point where the AVWizard is supposed to start, I just get a blank screen and my monitor goes to sleep mode.

I figured it might be a video driver issue so I followed the video setup guid in the Wiki and downloaded the latest NVIDIA driver.

telinit 1, and then installed the video driver, and after that 'reboot'

Well, I still just get the result with having a monitor that goes to sleep.

It is a standard monitor that is capable of any resolution up to 1600x1200 so it shouldn't have any problem with displaying any type of output.

I tried pressing all combinations from 1-9 with the twittering sound in between. My monitor wakes up and shows text mode for a short while and then back to sleep. I guess this is when X restarts after changing video settings.

I thought using NVIDIA cards should be the smooth way to do this? I never had any such problems with my old ATI card (9800 series)... ;o)

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 01:43:22 am »
This works great for my nvidia 7050
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3368.0
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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 10:13:19 am »
Why changing from ATI? The newest drivers from ATI (7.11) have full AIGLX and Composite support... should run now in full UI2...?

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 11:18:59 am »
It's possible that another connector may be active..
Try pressing numbers 1 through 5 (I think) when your monitor goes to sleep.  That changes the output port.. HDMI/DVI/VGA/TV/etc..
Search for AVWizard just to be sure, it might be 6-0, can't remember off hand

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007, 11:21:52 am »
Why changing from ATI? The newest drivers from ATI (7.11) have full AIGLX and Composite support... should run now in full UI2...?

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 09:08:33 pm »
This works great for my nvidia 7050
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3368.0

Lots of smoke but no cigar...  ;) It actually got worse, the monitor goes completely to sleep now and won't even wake up, as described above, when pressing 1-9.

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 09:13:17 pm »
Why changing from ATI? The newest drivers from ATI (7.11) have full AIGLX and Composite support... should run now in full UI2...?

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The second reason for that was that I also move my 32" TV to my bedroom which I have a working VGA(RGB)->SCART setup on. I've read that VGA->SCART is impossible on the NVIDIA cards since they aren't supposed to be able to run the VGA connector in interlaced mode. I've however not got this to work with ATI's driver, just the opensource driver. I guess UI2 isn't supported with the open source driver. I am happy to have UI1 working... ;o)

The living room gets the projector and the NVIDIA card.

Anyways, I saw when the NVIDIA card arrived that NVIDIA actually has shipped a RGB TV-out cable with it so I might try that one and go back to using DVI on the ATI card for the projector.


To clearify, I am running with a normal CRT monitor now. I won't connect the projector until I've got the video driver issues sorted out. This is to narrow down the number of places where problems might occur... Stupid to troubleshoot more than one plausible problem at a time... ;-)
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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 09:14:45 pm »
Why changing from ATI? The newest drivers from ATI (7.11) have full AIGLX and Composite support... should run now in full UI2...?

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Hmmm... I think the word 'should' is the important issue!

Does this mean that UI2 won't work with the new ATI driver? I guess I'll go on with the current setup then, using the NVIDIA card on the projector...

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 09:21:39 pm »
It's possible that another connector may be active..
Try pressing numbers 1 through 5 (I think) when your monitor goes to sleep.  That changes the output port.. HDMI/DVI/VGA/TV/etc..
Search for AVWizard just to be sure, it might be 6-0, can't remember off hand

HTH

Dan


1-5 is the connector, 6-0 is the video mode... I did try pressing all those combinations, no luck though... 2 should be VGA out and 7 is 1024x768, that is the combination that I've pressed I don't know how many times =)

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 12:05:56 am »
If there is any on-board video  make sure it is disabled in the bios.
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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 12:22:49 am »
If there is any on-board video  make sure it is disabled in the bios.

Nope, only on-bard audio...

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 01:06:56 am »
I have the same problem, no onboard video here either, running an Nvidia Ti 4200. When i loaded LinuxMCE from the DVD ISO it got me stuck earlier w/ blank screen, so I did it one at a time: Kubuntu install then from there used CD ISO's of LinuxMCE, after it installed everything and rebooted, I get the exact same scenario :(

When I his 1-0 on the keyboard the monitor comes back on and I get funny noises from the PC, then see dcerouter login for what appears to be ubuntu, then it quickly flickers away again and the monitor goes off. No one knows whats going on here?

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 01:20:07 am »
This works great for my nvidia 7050
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3368.0
oh yea of course also followed this got NVIDIA driver installed after all steps, same problem :(

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007, 01:38:48 am »
okay so it seems the nvidia driver is either broken or not installing right (even after following the above steps from the other thread). here's what I did for a test:

CTRL+ALT tap F2
login
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
change the video driver from driver...."nvidia" to:
driver...."nv"

now reboot and you'll see the av wizard. however this still doesn't really solve the issue as it's obviously preferred to be using drivers from nvidia for video playback etc all the features of LinuxMCE...really need to get this going still.

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Re: NVIDIA 7600 Installation issues
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007, 03:12:19 am »
I can get X up and running with Nvidias driver, but I can't get X started if I let LMCE start it for me - doing  a normal boot.

X starts if I start the computer in recovery mode and issue the command startx. This makes KDE start up more or less as KDE would start on any non LMCE computer.
I can start MythTV Frontend from KDE and watch TV and so on, but I am not able to run LMCE this way...

I do, however, just get the black screen, monitor goes to sleep, if I let the computer boot up in normal mode.

It is somewhat annoying, I really hope this won't be a problem in 7.10...