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ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 01:07 AM

GDM, WM's Don't work. Only KDE
 
this is a Mandrake 9.0 system.

I installed my nvidia drivers by rpm for a GEforce3 ti200

after that my kde takes about 5 minutes to load up....it stays black until the nvidia splash screen then it loads up decently quick.

When I reboot I cant get into the gdm it just keeps flashing black then every 3 minutes or so flashes the nvidia splash then starts over.

I dont know where to check for errors and what not but help is definitly appreciate any help.

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/show...&threadid=92170

that link may have some other needed info to help.... it was my problems getting the nvidia drivers to work. Plus a logged error message at the end.

Thanks
Greg

rch 03-05-2003 02:11 AM

Re: GDM, WM's Don't work. Only KDE
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ReasonPointZero
this is a Mandrake 9.0 system.

I installed my nvidia drivers by rpm for a GEforce3 ti200

after that my kde takes about 5 minutes to load up....it stays black until the nvidia splash screen then it loads up decently quick.

When I reboot I cant get into the gdm it just keeps flashing black then every 3 minutes or so flashes the nvidia splash then starts over.

I dont know where to check for errors and what not but help is definitly appreciate any help.

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/show...&threadid=92170

that link may have some other needed info to help.... it was my problems getting the nvidia drivers to work. Plus a logged error message at the end.

Thanks
Greg

make necessary changes in /etc/X11/XFree86-4 file
read the documenation (for howto)
you can also use Xconfigurator
to choose another driver

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 02:17 AM

I did make the necessary changes...

I did do the documentation....

My KDE starts up, I am in it now... so technically it is working.

Im probably wrong about this because im a Semi-Newb but I dont think Mandrake uses Xconfigurator, isnt that redhat?

And as for the last part, I dont think I want to use another driver... I thnk I want to stick with the nvidia driver on this.

thanks for the reply.
-g

rch 03-05-2003 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ReasonPointZero
I did make the necessary changes...

I did do the documentation....

My KDE starts up, I am in it now... so technically it is working.

Im probably wrong about this because im a Semi-Newb but I dont think Mandrake uses Xconfigurator, isnt that redhat?

And as for the last part, I dont think I want to use another driver... I thnk I want to stick with the nvidia driver on this.

thanks for the reply.
-g

sorry i should be kicked in the ass not looking at your distribution
instead of Xconfigurator
try mcc

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 02:33 AM

i dont think thats the problem tho....

Im in Mandrake, I can run the control center if need be.... but my driver is in fine.... 2d works well and games play opengl like a charm....

:shrug:

i think we must go deeper for this solution.

;)

rch 03-05-2003 02:38 AM

ok ! so what is the solution you were looking into
was it about the 5 minutes starting time!!!

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 02:48 AM

yea...

and since i use flux box and not kde i would like to be able to boot into it.... which now i cannot.

rch 03-05-2003 03:06 AM

well :boot into it:
are you using runlevel 5
and check your XFree log once
/var/log/XFree-....
and the link above did not worked

rch 03-05-2003 03:07 AM

are you using runlevel 5?
and check your XFree log once
/var/log/XFree-....
and the link above did not worked

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 03:19 AM

okiedoke
 
sorry bout the link



http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...threadid=92170

here are my two XFree86 logs

http://www.thefuse.net/XFlogs/XFree86.9.log
http://www.thefuse.net/XFlogs/XFree86.0.log

one is XFree86.0.log
two is XFree86.9.log

whats the difference....

could my timing out be all those resolution errors in the .9.log?

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 03:25 AM

/ok after some further testing, ,this is most definitly the problem....

when i did a simple resolution test in harddrake it took about 3 minutes to change resolutions and change back....

how can i remove these and could this explain my fluxbox problems?

-g

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 03:27 AM

and also... what in the world would cause these to change so slowly?!?!?!

rch 03-05-2003 03:37 AM

In XFree.n.log n specifies the display number of the X server
usually 0
you have used two config files "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
and "/etc/X11/XF86Config.test" so the two displays
i will check out your log file and will tell you what i think
wait a while

ReasonPointZero 03-05-2003 03:40 AM

standing by :)


i like this quick reply chit :)

rch 03-05-2003 04:14 AM

Well you got lucky today
I don't think you can get a quick reply everyday
1.First don't use runlevel 5
instead use runlevel 3
to do this
edit the /etc/inittab file
beside the id it should be 5 so change it to 3
id:3:initdefault:
2.also disable apm(if the first did not worked)
by appending boot parameter apm=no to your current config
3.if the above two also do not work
disable AGP(well you cannot have 3d)
the easy way to do this is through mcc
4.decrease the default resolution to about 800*600 and see if it works
Apparently there are lot of glitches using nvidia in linux
5.if you have the old driver (nv) try this too,maybe it will work
keep posted


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