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14th July 2004, 09:12 AM
Hi All,

I have managed to build my system and got everything installed I need. However when installed the Nvidia driver (following the www.fedorafaq.org guide) my system now locks during shutdown.

Does anyone know why this might occur... I believe that it happens when the system reaches the 'Sending Term signal' stage.

Many Thanks,


14th July 2004, 09:26 AM
attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

14th July 2004, 10:20 AM
I will, once I've rebooted :) The wife is not a linux fan.


14th July 2004, 02:31 PM
Here you are...

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
# Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell D1626HT"
DisplaySize 380 290
HorizSync 30.0 - 107.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

14th July 2004, 03:02 PM
what version of the Nvidia drivers do you have installed?
try changing the 'DefaultDepth' to 16 and 'Depth' to 16 as well

14th July 2004, 07:49 PM
I'm running the lastest version 6106 I believe...


15th July 2004, 12:23 AM
Jester your going to want to remove the line under Module that says

Load "dri"

That causes a conflict with the nvidia drivers so once you get that out of there you should be all set (i hope)!

15th July 2004, 03:01 AM
By the looks of your configuration file above you are running Fedora Core 1 or less? My FC2 file displays XOrg at the top as opposed to XFree86.

Anyway the only freeze problems I encountered between nvidia and FC1 was when I booted the system with the new graphical boot screens. When I turned them off(in grub ) the system started ok.

15th July 2004, 03:35 AM
Nope, I'm running Fedora Core 2 and that is the xorg.conf file. I guess the message might have come from the installer. I've checked the two other machines in the office and they have the same header line in the xorg.conf file :(

The "load dri" line is hashed out and therefore will not read.

To summarise the problem again... When I shutdown the machine the system stops responding at the 'Sending Term Signal' line and then I have to power off without the disks correctly stopping. I'm going to review my log files when I get home for hardware confliction. It just seems stange that this has only occurred since installing the Nvidia driver.

15th July 2004, 03:49 AM
The only example I have is a FC1 setup here and I looked at the file and the only differences I can spot are:
* Within the section "Screen" then subsection "Display" I dont have a viewport entry.
* I added the option "NoLogo" "true" to the device section(as the driver I built off displayed the anoying nvidia screen and I wanted to get rid of it). Though this should not make a difference.

Other than that the file is the same. Home some of it helps.

19th July 2004, 08:40 AM
judging from the behavior you describe i believe that the Nvidia drivers must be causing a conflict with another program