Gentoo and nVidia drivers

Steve Dibb steve at
Thu Nov 17 22:37:01 MST 2005

Mitch Anderson wrote:
> Over the last week, I've installed a Gentoo box on a slow Duron 800 with 
> an nVidia FX5200.  Everythings been going fine except now I'm trying to 
> get X up and running with the nVidia driver.  I've installed the 
> nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx, all goes fine.  I can get kdm to start up 
> just fine with the driver set to "nv" but when I change it to "nvidia" X 
> takes up 99% of the processor with no sign of ever giving it back.  Just 
> wondering if anyone has some pointers on what I've done wrong with the 
> kernel/nvidia configs?
> I've been following a couple how-to's (mostly the gentoo handbook) and 
> this:
> And some kernel options here:
> I've tried with the agpgart compiled as a module, in the kernel, and not 
> at all.  All have the same result... faik
> Ideas? other howtos?  I can post or make available my kernel config and 
> other use variables if needed.

Put your xorg.conf in a pastebin


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