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    nvidia drivers still causing system halts?

    Is anyone still expereincing this little annoyance? I've got the latest NVidia drivers, and XFree86 4.0 on a Slackware 7.0 system. System HW specs: AMD Athlon@700 MHz, AMD-751 Irongate AGP chipset and an Elsa Erazor X GeForce 256. It seems these lockups occur most often in my windowed glut applications, and not so frequent in "full screen" apps. Anyone have a clue as to why this happens or have experienced the same with a similar system? I know Irongate chipsets had their troubles in Windows as well, where lockups occured until you set the board to AGP 1x mode.

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    Re: nvidia drivers still causing system halts?

    Try to lower you AGP memory size. On my system (128Mo) when I set it to the size of physical RAM, I have regular swapping that cause glitches. When I set up to half size, all problems diseappears.

    I had no other lockups with the lastest driver (0.93).

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    Re: nvidia drivers still causing system halts?

    I had the same problem... But the solution is quite simple: turn off agp support.
    read the FAQ from nvidia to find out exactly how this is done, but i think it was something like appending
    Option "NvAgp" "0"
    to the screen section of your XF86Config

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    Re: nvidia drivers still causing system halts?

    Well..I switched back to the v0.9-2 where I was using v0.9-3. All lockups have since then, ceased. Hmmmmmm....

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