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Date:      Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:12:26 -0500
From:      Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+
Message-ID:  <CAJ5UdcOnmo8HN3j1=5F9Pcj1X_VLFjwwD8Fc6N_kL4pwuB_omw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110814032206.49ad7062.freebsd@edvax.de>
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> It complains about xorg-server must be >= 1.8, but
> only 1.7.7 is in latest ports (right now). This is
> step 4 on the list. Note that it's "./autogen.sh",
> not "./autogen" as in the article.
>
> The steps explained are:
>
> 1. Uninstall any nvidia driver
> # pkg_delete nvidia-driver-\*
> # vi /boot/loader.conf # Remove the line 'nvidia_load="YES"'
>
> 2. Patch your kernel (Update your system if you are not running 8.0-CURRENT or a recent 7.1-STABLE / 7.2-PRERELEASE):
> # cd /usr/src/sys
> # fetch http://people.freebsd.org/~rnoland/drm-nouveau-032109.patch
> # mkdir modules/drm/nouveau
> # patch > drm-nouveau-032109.patch
> # cd /usr/src && make kernel
> # reboot
>
> 3. Install libdrm from git:
> % git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/drm
> % cd drm
> % ./autogen --enable-nouveau-experimental-api
> % gmake
> % sudo gmake install
>
> 4. Install xf86-video-nouveau from git:
> % git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/nouveau/xf86-video-nouveau
> % cd xf86-video-nouveau
> % ./autogen
> % gmake
> % sudo gmake install
>
> 5. Update /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.
>
> As I said, I have problems doing so because of
>
> nouveau_dri2.c:374: warning: implicit declaration of function 'DRI2BlockClient'
> nouveau_dri2.c: In function 'nouveau_dri2_init':
> nouveau_dri2.c:445: error: 'DRI2InfoRec' has no member named 'ScheduleSwap'
> nouveau_dri2.c:446: error: 'DRI2InfoRec' has no member named 'ScheduleWaitMSC'
> nouveau_dri2.c:447: error: 'DRI2InfoRec' has no member named 'GetMSC'
> gmake[2]: *** [nouveau_dri2.lo] Error 1
> gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/sys/drm/xf86-video-nouveau/src'
> gmake[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/sys/drm/xf86-video-nouveau'
> gmake: *** [all] Error 2
>
> and so on.
>
>
>
> So my questions are:
>
> Has anyone got the "nouveau" driver working, and if,
> how precisely has he done so?

I have nouveau working but for another card:

vgapci0@pci0:1:0:0:	class=0x030000 card=0x82781043 chip=0x06e410de
rev=0xa1 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    device     = 'NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (G98)'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA

[olivares@quadcore ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep 'nouveau'
(II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
(II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
(II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[drm] failed to load kernel module "nouveau"

In mplayer's mailing list, some folks recommended me to get the nvidia
driver directly, but I have run into trouble compiling the nvidia
driver from ports.  I need the source and I did not want to get into
trouble :(

>
> Is there an explaination of the lockups (always only
> in relation to Gtk+ triggering it)? Does it indicate
> a defective driver or a defective hardware? What do
> you think?
>
> I have _never_ encountered such kind of problems yet,
> so I'm almost out of ideas. Sadly I can't check with
> my (wonderfully working) ATI card because this one
> is AGP, but the mainboard only has PCIe.
>
> Any ideas and instructions, as well as diagnosis-guessing
> is very welcome. :-)

> It complains about xorg-server must be >= 1.8, but
> only 1.7.7 is in latest ports (right now). This is
> step 4 on the list. Note that it's "./autogen.sh",
> not "./autogen" as in the article.

This would explain it :(  The xorg-server is at 1.7.7, I questioned
myself why xf86-driver-nouveau is from 2009 :(, and in Fedora it is
just old and these guys keep churning and churning new & updated
drivers :(

The folks recommended me to get nvidia driver, but I get:

quadcore# pwd
/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver
quadcore# make install clean
===>  Building for nvidia-driver-270.41.19
===> src (all)
"/usr/share/mk/bsd.kmod.mk", line 12: "can't find kernel source tree"
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver/work/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-270.41.19.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver.

Maybe this would be the route to go in your case Polytropon?

The folks recommend it to me because of some additional things, lower
CPU usage, better 3D stuff & other good things

http://freebsd.1045724.n5.nabble.com/Nvidia-driver-td4078051.html

Some folks say that it is the recommended thing to do, is to install
nvidia drivers.

Regards,

Antonio



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