[Solved] Random bootup crashes G31T-M E7200 9400GT
Hey there, I'm having some problems trying to hack0 one of my computers. It's a custom build with the following specs.
ECS Elitegroup G31T-M motherboard w/ E7200 C2D
4GB (2x2gb) Corsair XMS2 DDR2
PNY nVidia GeForce 9400 GT PCIe
Samsung OEM SATA DVD+/-RW
Western Digital 320gb 7200rpm SATA HDD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD
I've tried many distros with varying degrees of success, I'll focus on iATKOS 5i because I've had the most success with that one so far. I have flashed the BIOS and installed with the options provided on the 10.5.5 HCL under my mobo.
The only things that I select in addition to the above options are the nvidia natit and remove nvresman. By process of elimination, I've figured out that this is the only combination that will actually get me to the setup assistant after the install. Every other nvidia driver option hangs at the boot screen with rather odd behavior. The process will freeze randomly. If I go into verbose mode and try to isolate the last line before the freeze, it changes every time. Sometimes its after the ntfs driver, other times its an mdnsresponder issue, occasionally it doesn't even get to the loginwindow application starting. This is the same thing that happens with most other distros.
Works flawless with the following bios! RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
Installed with iATKOS v5 and selected only;
base, dsmos, PCEFI 9, SMBIOS- EFI, vanilla kernel (select none), removed thermal kexts and Disabler.Kext.
OK, so after i get a good install, I go to install the 9400 gt kexts (search google for 9400 gt leopard, one of the first results is the thread with a link to them), repair permissions, etc.. After a reboot, the graphics are in full resolution, but there is an extreme amount of lag in everything but the mouse pointer, and there are many artifacts in the menus.
Any help is appreciated.