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Old 09-06-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
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Nvidia Driver Problem and some questions..


Hi Guys,

I have some problem with my FC2. I have installed it. Everything just went well.. Actually i have installed FC2 six times. If you ask why? Here is my answer.

I was trying to install Nvidia display drivers. I know how it's done. i went into console with "init 3" command. I login as root.. eveything nice. I run the command sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run.. The installation was nice also.. Then I start X server. I went /etc/X11 directory. There was no X86config-4.conf file. So, i looked for a config file then I found xorg.conf I opened the file and change the line nv to nvidia. and also removed the line in module Load "dri" or something like that. Then I restart linux.. Here is trouble. My monitor looks like running but there was a black screen in front of me. I tried to CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill X server. Nothing happened. So, I reinstall FC2. I tried again, again, again. The result was same. Here are my questions..

1- How Can run linux without X server. Because it automatically goes to X server. I can't stop it.

2- What could be my problem. I have just downloaded new NVIDIA driver which is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run Should I install this driver to fix my problem.

3- I gave up using Mandrake. Because it hasnt NTFS write support. (Actually there are some guys from this web site. They really helped me. Thanks to them.) I saw that FC2 even doesnt have NTFS read support

Anyway, I want to give some information that may you need,
- My VGA card is MSI GeForce FX5200.. (I could use it in Mandrake)
- I use default Kernel 2.6 which comes with FC2 CD's..
- My Bootloader is grub

In conclucition,
* English is not primary language, if i have some mistake, sorry
* I will never give up Linux, but sometimes when i face with some confusing things like this problem. I am loosing my determination. You know, I am good guy.

Last edited by The_eXXe; 09-06-2004 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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1 You can start Linux without X by adding 3 (console-mode with network), 2 (console-mode without network or s (single-user only) on the kernel's command-line. You can then go into X using startx.

2 There should be no harm in installing 6111, though be warned it may not fix your problem.
Are you using rivafb? If so then you may be able to avoid the issue by not using rivafb (passing vga=ask to the boot-up kernel command-line)
There may also be a problem with the video mode you're using; try adjusting the horiz and vert refresh rates
Lots of debugging information gets logged into /var/log/Xorg.0.log (or similar); you can increase the verbosity by running
Code:
startx -- -logverbose 5
to see exactly what's going wrong.

3 You can always enable ntfs read support by rebuilding the kernel. You may also want to try
Code:
modprobe ntfs
in case it's shipped as a loadable kernel module.

Hope that helps,

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Old 09-06-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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rjlee;
Thanks for your reply..
1. I know init modes, but this is not what i want to get. I dont know how to add. Maybe you mean while in bootlader. there is an option to add a line.. and also i dont know which line should i add? Do you know the line exactly..

2. Thanks for youradvising. but i dont know about rivafb. What is it? I will try startx -- -logverbose 5 command.

3. NTFS is not so important for now. I just wanted to get idea. Thanks for this also..
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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This is my grub.conf file. I dont want to install Nvidia drivers Until I find a way to start linux in text mode. I mean init 3..

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,6)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda7
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,6)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core 2 Project Kernel (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Before Installing Nvidia Driver;
HERE IS MY Xorg.0.log FILE; Monitor Part

(II) NV(0): Manufacturer: LCD Model: e561 Serial#: 10609
(II) NV(0): Year: 2003 Week: 37
(II) NV(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) NV(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) NV(0): Sync: Separate
(II) NV(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 30 vert.: 23
(II) NV(0): Gamma: 2.30
(II) NV(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) NV(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) NV(0): redX: 0.621 redY: 0.343 greenX: 0.298 greenY: 0.584
(II) NV(0): blueX: 0.146 blueY: 0.109 whiteX: 0.304 whiteY: 0.329
(II) NV(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) NV(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) NV(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) NV(0): 640x480@67Hz
(II) NV(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) NV(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) NV(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) NV(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) NV(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) NV(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) NV(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) NV(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) NV(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) NV(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) NV(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) NV(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) NV(0): #0: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 60 vid: 16481
(II) NV(0): #1: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 75 vid: 20321
(II) NV(0): #2: hsize: 800 vsize 600 refresh: 60 vid: 16453
(II) NV(0): #3: hsize: 800 vsize 600 refresh: 75 vid: 20293
(II) NV(0): #4: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 60 vid: 16433
(II) NV(0): #5: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 75 vid: 20273
(II) NV(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) NV(0): clock: 65.0 MHz Image Size: 304 x 228 mm
(II) NV(0): h_active: 1024 h_sync: 1048 h_sync_end 1184 h_blank_end 1344 h_border: 0
(II) NV(0): v_active: 768 v_sync: 771 v_sync_end 777 v_blanking: 806 v_border: 0
(II) NV(0): Serial No: 03539JA010609
(II) NV(0): Ranges: V min: 55 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 60 kHz, PixClock max 80 MHz
(II) NV(0): Monitor name: LCD-MONITOR
(II) NV(0): Probing for EDID on I2C bus B...
(II) NV(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(II) NV(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) NV(0): ... none found
(--) NV(0): CRTC 0 appears to have a CRT attached
(II) NV(0): Using CRT on CRTC 0
(--) NV(0): VideoRAM: 131072 kBytes
(==) NV(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) NV(0): Monitor0: Using hsync range of 30.00-60.00 kHz
(II) NV(0): Monitor0: Using vrefresh range of 55.00-75.00 Hz
(II) NV(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(WW) (1280x960,Monitor0) mode clock 108MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (width too large for virtual size)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "1152x768" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) NV(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) NV(0): *Default mode "1024x768": 78.8 MHz, 60.1 kHz, 75.1 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "1024x768" 78.80 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): *Default mode "800x600": 49.5 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "800x600" 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): *Default mode "640x480": 31.5 MHz, 37.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "640x480" 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "1024x768": 75.0 MHz, 56.5 kHz, 70.1 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "1024x768" 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "1024x768": 65.0 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "832x624": 57.3 MHz, 49.7 kHz, 74.6 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "832x624" 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "800x600": 50.0 MHz, 48.1 kHz, 72.2 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "800x600" 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "800x600": 40.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "800x600" 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "800x600": 36.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.2 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "800x600" 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "640x480": 31.5 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 72.8 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "640x480" 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "640x480" 25.20 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "640x480": 54.0 MHz, 60.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "640x480" 54.00 640 688 744 900 480 480 482 500 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "576x384": 32.5 MHz, 44.2 kHz, 54.8 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "576x384" 32.50 576 589 657 736 384 385 388 403 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "512x384": 39.4 MHz, 60.1 kHz, 75.1 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "512x384" 39.40 512 520 568 656 384 384 386 400 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "512x384": 37.5 MHz, 56.5 kHz, 70.1 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "512x384" 37.50 512 524 592 664 384 385 388 403 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "512x384": 32.5 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "512x384" 32.50 512 524 592 672 384 385 388 403 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "416x312": 28.6 MHz, 49.7 kHz, 74.7 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "416x312" 28.64 416 432 464 576 312 312 314 333 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "400x300": 24.8 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.1 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "400x300" 24.75 400 408 448 528 300 300 302 312 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "400x300": 25.0 MHz, 48.1 kHz, 72.2 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "400x300" 25.00 400 428 488 520 300 318 321 333 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "400x300" 20.00 400 420 484 528 300 300 302 314 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "400x300": 18.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.3 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "400x300" 18.00 400 412 448 512 300 300 301 312 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "320x240": 15.8 MHz, 37.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "320x240" 15.75 320 328 360 420 240 240 242 250 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "320x240": 15.8 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 72.8 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "320x240" 15.75 320 332 352 416 240 244 245 260 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "320x240" 12.60 320 328 376 400 240 245 246 262 doublescan -hsync -vsync
(**) NV(0): Display dimensions: (300, 230) mm
(**) NV(0): DPI set to (86, 84)
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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PART FROM Xorg.conf file..
Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
AND

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD-MONITOR"
DisplaySize 300 230
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 55.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
EndSection
 
Old 09-07-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by The_eXXe
This is my grub.conf file. I dont want to install Nvidia drivers Until I find a way to start linux in text mode. I mean init 3..
There are two ways to do this. Pass the parameter ‘3’ to the kernel's command-line at the boot prompt before Linux starts, or change the setting of “initdefault” in the /etc/inittab file.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 03:59 PM   #8
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Thanks, I could did it.. I update my kernel 2.6.8.something .. from red hat update service.. and installed 6111 it said you have rivafb module.. i add a line to my grub loader append="vga=rivafbff" then I fix it.. Now I am going to try recompile my kernel for NTFS read and write support..

THANKS FOR HELPING me..
 
  


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