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Old 10-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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x.org doesn't work with nvidia driver


I installed the drivers the debian way:

update-pciids
apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare
m-a a-i nvidia
apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings
modprobe nvidia
echo nvidia >> /etc/modules
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #changed driver from nv to nvidia

When I run x.org my screen turns black and I can't do anything. I try to return to CLI with Ctl-Alt-F1, but that won't even work. I can use x by switching back to the nv driver, but I can't play bzflag with that.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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I had to just use the nvidia installer in etch as both the m-a method and the aptitude install method failed (both appeared to load, but xorg wouldn't start).

The nvidia installer seems to work, although I'm using Etch and there's no nvidia-glx package currently in the repos, so I can't run glxgears or the like to verify...
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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Well, I'll use the official installer if no one has a solution, but the debian developers seem to discourage this for some reason.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've seen they do, and I think it's related to where the nvidia installer puts stuff after installation. There's an argument you feed the installer to make it install modules in the normal debian place. I think it's something like sh NVIDIA-blah blah --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules/ or the like...
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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nvidia installer works just fine
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:45 PM   #6
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http://tuxedup.wordpress.com/2006/06...g-70-problems/
 
Old 10-04-2006, 02:43 PM   #7
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Another great reason why I love Kanotix. Installing Nvidia drivers is as simple as running install-nvidia-debian.sh

Host/Kernel/OS "KanotixBox" running Linux 2.6.18-slh-up-2 i686 [ Kanotix 2006 Easter ]
CPU Info AMD Duron 64 KB cache flags( - ) clocked at [ 1800.144 MHz ]
Videocard nVidia NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] X.Org 7.1.1 [ 1024x768 @75hz ]
Network cards Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet, at port: e400
GLX Renderer GeForce FX 5500/AGP/SSE/3DNOW! | GLX Version 2.0.2 NVIDIA 87.74 | Client Shell wrapper | Infobash v2.50rc21
 
Old 10-04-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
The nvidia installer seems to work, although I'm using Etch and there's no nvidia-glx package currently in the repos, so I can't run glxgears or the like to verify...
Just stumbled across that I need to install the mesa-utils package for glxgears...
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:30 PM   #9
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Well, I used the nvidia installer and it seems to have added to my problems. I have the same issues with the screen turning black and me losing the computer, but now I can't start X.org with the nv driver and I can't access the internet anymore. Any solutions?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:34 PM   #10
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After using the module assisant you need to install nvidia-glx

Then modprode it.

The module assisant just helps with the kernel stuff.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:45 PM   #11
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Then modprode it
I would do that from Single User mode, and while I'm in there use vim to make sure the xorg.conf file is set to nvidia, as opposed to nv

My experience is with ati, tho
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:49 PM   #12
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Yeah, except I am more of a nano user. I get lost in vim
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:50 PM   #13
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Waht commands do I use for module assistant?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:44 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nflenz
Waht commands do I use for module assistant?
You already used the proper commands for the module-assistant. Look at your xorg.cong in the modules section and make sure that your reconfigure of the xserver-xorg commented out the Load "dri" line like this and included the Load "glx".

Code:
Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
#       Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
        Load    "xtrap"
EndSection
If the GLCore is there make sure that is commented out as well. Now if these are then start with nvidia for the driver let it fail now when you reboot use the recovery option and copy the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to a backup then change back to the nv in the X file. Now once booted post the backed up copy of the file it is rather big so put it into two posts and while your posting include the xorg.conf that you are using. In addition the output of this command would be nice to see as well.

Code:
>$ COLUMNS=125 dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii  nvidia-glx                1.0.9625-1                NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver
ii  nvidia-glx-dev            1.0.9625-1                NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x / Xorg driver development files
ii  nvidia-kernel-2.6.18-ck1- 1.0.9625-1+2.6.18-ck1-smp NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.18-ck1-smp
ii  nvidia-kernel-common      20051028+1                NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
ii  nvidia-kernel-source      1.0.9625-1                NVIDIA binary kernel module source
ii  nvidia-settings           1.0+20060516-1            Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
You should see similar for your version of the driver installed and if using the 9625 then make sure that nothing is loading the eeprom module or it will not start.

Last edited by HappyTux; 10-05-2006 at 12:45 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:04 AM   #15
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Waht commands do I use for module assistant?
module-assistant
 
  


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